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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

March - 2020 - Newsletter


MARCH 2020





            In the past month, the PWD did maintenance on equipment, Borough property and streets.

·       Maintenance and cleaning of Community Center.

·       Stripped restroom floors in community center and applied wax.

·       Building checks.

·       Equipment maintenance on vehicles.

·       Trash and organic debris clean-up at park.

·       Litter patrol S. Main St. and Delabole Junction Rd.

·       Report streetlight outage (1).

·       Truck washes.

·       Catch basin cleanings.

·       PA One Call (4).

·       Pothole patrol.

·       Weekly meter checks.

·       Dog Park construction.

·       Winter Maintenance 1/6, 1/8 & 1/18.

·       Met with contractor and utilities regarding Lobb Avenue Project.



            FINAL NOTICE---If you have not registered 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 building and 1 sign.  Also completed; 222 rental property licensing registrations, 9 rental inspections and 5 re-sale property inspections. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at  



            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.



            The Borough of Pen Argyl is undertaking an ambitious program to make the Borough a safer, cleaner and more comfortable place to live.  The Code Enforcement staff will be out and about leaving door hangers or issuing Quality of Life tickets reminding property owners to clean up after their animals, remove inoperative or unlicensed vehicles, do not block or obstruct sidewalks or right of ways, remove graffiti, trash and debris that could attract vermin and vectors.



            In February the Lookout Fire Company responded to 6 calls.  They spent 128 hours on calls and logged an additional 239 hours on drills.  4/18/2020 Sportsman Drawing and Meat Raffle, purchase your tickets through any member of Lookout Fire Co. No. 1.  or check out their Facebook page.



            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed. 



            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  2020 office hours will be Thursdays and Fridays, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. and Saturdays 9 A.M.-Noon through May 31st, after that by appointment only.   Any person with disabilities, please call ahead for special arrangements.



Pen Argyl Borough has renewed our contract with No Nonsense Neutering.  What this means to residents is if there is a colony of cats living near your home (and their left ear is NOT tipped), contact the Borough office (610-863-4119) for information about the trap neuter return program exclusively for feral cats (free vouchers provided with proof of I.D.).


            Borough Newsletter- The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting. It can be found on our website at and you can receive the newsletter online by going to our website and requesting it. While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook!

Garbage/Recycling – Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on Mar. 13th & 27th and April 10th & 24th.   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.

Dog Licenses– Residents are reminded to renew their dog licenses.  ANNUAL LICENSES ARE VALID FROM JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31.  State Law requires all dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed, owners of unlicensed dogs are subject to fines up to $300.00. Licenses are valid for the county in which the owner resides. For additional dog license information, please contact the County Revenue Office at
610-829-6186, option 6.  Or to apply online go to:

Blue Mountain Community Library- Adult volunteers needed.  The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 3/18 at 6:30 P.M. Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.: 3/17- Cold Woods by Karen Katchur.  Preschool story time Wed. mornings @ 10:30 A.M. Author luncheon featuring Karen Katchur, 4/30/2020, tickets are $12 and go on sale, 3/16.



CALENDAR (All meetings are at Borough Hall unless noted.)

Tues., Mar. 10th – Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Thurs., Mar. 19th – SB Regional Police Commission, Plainfield Township Municipal Building, 5 P.M.

Tues., Mar. 31st – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Apr. 6th – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M. (if needed)

Mon., Apr. 6th – Municipal Authority Meeting, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Thurs., Apr. 7th – SB Regional Police Commission, Plainfield Township Municipal Building, 5 P.M.

Tues., Apr. 7th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.