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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

March - 2021 - Newsletter

 

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

MARCH 2021

 

MARCH 2nd COUNCIL MEETING

·       Approved a quote from M & S Service Co., Inc. for a pump soft start and installation at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

·       Adopted Ordinance #713 banning roosters over 4 months of age in the Borough.

·       Agreed to move forward with Hometown Press to create newsletter.

·       Agreed to hear an appeal for a Disruptive Conduct Violation.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

            During the month of February, the Public Works Department performed scheduled maintenance tasks and completed all requested tasks.   

 

ZONING/CODE DEPARTMENT

Please note rental registration invoices were due March 1, 2021. If you do not register your rental you will be cited and fined. If you have any outstanding bills to the Borough your rental license may be revoked. In February, the following permits were issued:  1 electrical and 1 inground pool.  Also completed; 14 re-sale property inspections, 10 rental inspections and processed 296 rental registrations. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to schedule inspection of rental properties to comply with the Licensing of Rental Properties Ordinance. Violators can be fined.  The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            In February, the Lookout Fire Company responded to 10 calls.  They spent 143 hours on calls and logged an additional 186 hours on drills.  The Borough thanks our dedicated Fire Police volunteers for their assistance during our recent large winter storms.  Lookout Fire Company’s website: www.lookoutfireco.com or check out their Facebook page.

 

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Monitoring reports and lab results are compiled and submitted as required.  Equipment, plant, and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 8 PA One Calls.  Screenings and grit dumpsters emptied.  Repaired lateral at 622 N Westbrook Avenue.  Electrical contact issues at West End Pumping Station, will need soft start replacement.

 

TAX COLLECTOR

            Real Estate and Per Capita payments will no longer be received in person at 501 George Street,

Pen Argyl, PA, please utilize black drop off box located at same location. If receipts are needed, please have both parts of bill enclosed in the drop off box. You can also mail your payments to: Pen Argyl Tax Collector, 501 George Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Please call 610-863-9487 if you have any questions. 


 BUILDING PERMITS

            The Borough of Pen Argyl requires building permits to construct or alter a structure, construct an addition to an existing structure (this includes decks), demolish or move a structure and install or alter any equipment which is regulated by the building code (i.e.: heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical service).  Ordinary repairs do not require a permit (new gutters, painting, replacement of windows if not altering original opening.) Ordinary repairs DO NOT INCLUDE: cutting away of any walls, removal, replacement, re-enforcement of any structural beam or loadbearing support, the removal or change of required means of egress, addition to, alteration of or replacement or relocation of any water supply, sewer, drainage, gas, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring and mechanical equipment. The permit process is designed to ensure that the erection, repair, removal, demolition, or change of occupancy of a building be accomplished in compliance with the building code.

 

BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting.  It can be found on our website at www.penargylborough.com .   You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: manager@penargylborough.com and requesting it.  You will need to provide your name, address, and email contact.  You can also find us on Facebook.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!     ITEMS OF INTEREST!

 

Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on March 12th and 26th, as well as April 9th and 23rd.  Garbage/recycling containers are to be placed on the resident’s property at the curb line and are not to be placed before 2 P.M. on the day before pickup.

Pen Argyl Spring Market- 50+ vendors, including your favorite local shopping, food, and wine!  Sat. 4/24, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. South Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl.  Rain Date 4/25.  CDC guidelines will be followed.

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses. Licenses can be purchased at http://www.padoglicense.com or by contacting Northampton County at 610-829-6186, option 6.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Book Nook Sale-Wed., 3/24 10 A.M.-12 P.M. & 6 P.M-7:30 P.M.  Mr. Pastie Fundraiser. Call library to order your tickets.  Call for appointment.  CDC guidelines followed. Book Group will resume in the spring.  Virtual preschool storytime and craft, posted on library Facebook page, call for your craft packet! (610) 863-3029    www.facebook.com/bmclpenargyl

 

CALENDAR

As guidelines change due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, please continue to check with the Borough office, website, newsletter email and facebook as to the status of Borough meetings.  Some meetings will be held via video and audio advanced communication using the ZOOM internet application technology and telephone option, some meetings may be held in person.  If by Zoom, the meeting link and password or call-in information for the meetings can be obtained by emailing the Borough Manager at manager@penargylborough.com no later than 4:00 P.M. on a day of a meeting.   If held in person the location and time of the meeting will be on all Borough media outlets.

 

Tues., Mar. 9th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M. 

Thurs., Mar. 18th – Planning Commission, 7 P.M.

Tues., Mar. 30th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M. (ZOOM)

Mon., Apr. 5thSewer Committee, 4:30 P.M. (if needed)

Mon., Apr. 5th – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M (if needed)

Tues., Apr. 6th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M. (ZOOM)