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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

March - 2022 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

MARCH 2022

 

MARCH 14th COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Building checks.

·       Equipment maintenance.

·       Playground equipment and fence maintenance.

·       Overhead door spring replaced & tracking repair at street garage.

·       Installed new air compressor and regulator at PWD garage.

·       Replaced motor on compressor in sprinkler room.

·       Removed salt from old bins.

·       PA One Call (3).

·       Dead trees removed along southern border of Park.

·       Replace ballast in 2 Borough owned streetlights.

·       Installed Handicap parking signage.

·       Rain garden maintenance.

·       Clear tree debris along Delabole Junction Rd.

·       Pothole patrol

·       Catch basin cleaning & storm washouts.

·       Weekly Meter checks.

·       Set up for meetings

·       Winter Maintenance 1/28, 1/29, 2/4, 2/13, 2/14, 2/24 & 3/9.

 

ZONING OFFICE

            Rental licenses were due March 1, 2022, if you haven’t registered your rental you will be cited and fined. If you have any outstanding bills to the Borough your rental license will not be issued or may be revoked.  Please note as of 1/1/2022 rental and resale fees cover only initial and follow up inspections.  If you require more you will have additional fees. Also, the Borough has revised their fee schedule for all planning, building, and zoning permits for 2022.

In February the following permits were issued:  1 electrical and 2 dumpster. Processed 2 zoning and 1 stormwater permits.  Also completed; 2 residential rental property inspections, 5 re-sale property inspections and processed 274 rental registrations. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com  

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Contact information for the SBRPD is:  911 (Emergency), 610-759-8517 (Non-Emergency) and 610-759-8523 (Fax). 

 

NIXLE NOTIFICATIONS

            Sign up for Nixle alerts for up-to-date relevant information from the Borough, public safety departments.   https://local.nixle.com/zipcode/18072/  

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            Follow them on Facebook to participate in great raffles and support a great organization. In February, the Lookout Fire Company responded to 5 calls.  They spent 207 hours on calls and logged an additional 196 hours on drills.  You can join and be a part of their team just go to  http://lookoutfireco.com/downloads/  to apply.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 16 PA One Calls.  New shut off valves installed at mechanical and operation buildings.  Root intrusion causing blocked lateral, line excavated and replaced. 

 

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. 

 

FERAL CAT PROGRAM

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 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 www.penargylborough.com 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, March 25th, as well as

April 8th and 22nd. 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.

Snow removal – Residents are reminded that they are not to shovel or blow snow into the street.  Also, residents are asked to shovel snow or ice away from any fire hydrant.  Sidewalks should be cleared of snow and /or ice within 24 hours of the snow or ice ceasing to fall.

Dog LicensesResidents are reminded to renew their dog licenses.  State Law requires all dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed annually. For additional dog license information, please contact the County Revenue Office at 610-829-6186, option 6.  Or to apply online go to:   http://www.padoglicense.com/

Blue Mountain Community Library- Book Donations accepted, call Library for more information.  3/24- The Café on Broadway fundraiser, a portion of bill donated to library.    The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 4/19 at 6:30 P.M. Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.:  4/12 Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman; 5/10 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Preschool story hour 3/30 at 10:30 A.M. Registration required for both programs. 

 

 

CALENDAR (PLEASE CHECK LOCATION OF MEETINGS)

Thurs., Mar. 24th – Zoning Hearing Board, Lookout Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Tues., Mar. 29th – Borough Council Workshop, Lookout Fire Station, 7 P.M.

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

Mon., Apr. 4th – Municipal Authority Meeting, Borough Hall, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Mon, Apr. 11th – Borough Council Meeting, Lookout Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Wed., Apr. 13th – Park Board Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.