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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

March - 2019 - Newsletter



MARCH 2019



§  Approved handicap parking space request for 102 E. Pennsylvania Ave. to be located on S. Schanck Ave.

§  Approved proposal from Barry Isett & Associates for the Weona Park band shell improvements.

§  Approved proposal from Barry Isett & Associates for the North & South Lobb Street reconstruction project.

§  Gave presentation on MS4 information for residents, groundwater facts for National Groundwater Week and gave copies of a maze for children to complete about storm drains.  All will be available at Borough office for residents. 

§  Approved turnback proposal from PennDOT for S. Robinson Avenue.

§  Approved quote from Alfa Laval to replace the centrifuge conveyor at no cost. Borough will be responsible for freight, ball bearings, installation and installation assistance.

§  Approved extension of sludge contract with Waste Management.

§  Appointed Planning Commissioner Stephen Marhevka, Councilwoman Janell Connolly and Borough Manager Robin Zmoda to Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.



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



Please note rental registration invoices were due March 1st.  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 building, 3 electrical permits and 1 zoning permit.  Also completed; 307 rental property licensing registrations and 10 re-sale property inspections. Landlords are reminded to contact the Zoning Officer to register rental properties and 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  



            Reminder SBRPD has a prescription medicine drop box at headquarters. Jr. Police Academy will be held from 6/24-6/28, applications will be available in early April.



            In January the Lookout Fire Company responded to 16 calls.  They spent 486 hours on calls and logged an additional 232 hours on drills.  Sportsman Drawing and Meat Raffle will be held on 4/13 at Weona Park Community Center.  Tickets available from any firefighter! Lookout Fire Company has a website: .  



            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 8 PA One Calls.  UV system hoses replaced. Heat pump failed and repaired.    



            Michael T. Zavacky, the office is located at 501 George Street, phone number 610-863-9487.  2019 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.



If you are moving into, within or out of the Borough it is essential for you to come to the Borough Office and obtain a moving permit. The cost for the permit is $1.  This includes any individual moving in with a roommate or with a family member.  This permit is necessary for school enrollment and per capita taxes.  Upon obtaining a permit you will receive a welcome packet with important Borough information.  If you are moving out of the Borough, you must obtain a moving permit, or you will continue to be billed for the per capita tax.



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Garbage/Recycling –Garbage collection is every Friday.  Recycling will be on March 15th & 29th, as well as April 12th & 26th.  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. WM’s community line is 1-888-373-2917 for any hauling or odor issues and concerns.

Families First The Underground Experience—5/31/2019—Blue Ridge Estate & Winery—more information @ 610-863-9093 Ext 1387 or 

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses. Licenses can be purchased at or by going to the County Courthouse in Easton, PA.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Enter trivia contest! Pick up and return contest entry at the library.  All entries are due 3/23.  Patron with the most correct answers wins a $20 Book Nook gift certificate, and his/her name will be announced in the April issue. Luncheon and talk with author Maryann McFadden, 4/25 at GUMC, 404 E. Mountain Avenue. Tickets $10 go on sale 3/18.  The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 3/20 at 6:30 P.M. Adult book discussion group selections: 3/19Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; 4/16 – The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis; 5/21 – The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.  Book group meetings begin at 6:30 P.M.


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


Tues., Mar. 19th –Park Board Meeting, Community Center, 7 P.M.

Thurs., Mar. 21st –Planning Commission, 7 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Mar. 26th – Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Mon., Apr. 1st    – Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M. (if needed)

Mon., Apr. 1st – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M (if needed)

Tues., Apr. 2nd – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.