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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

October - 2017 - Newsletter


  Agreed to consider a proposed zoning map amendment reclassifying property along the east side of Railroad Avenue from (IE) Extractive Manufacturing to (R-7.8) Medium-Density Residential.

  Agreed to get three (3) estimates for paving Myrtle Street from B Street to private alley.

  Agreed to research timeline for putting Fire Station specifications out to bid.

  Appointed T & M Associates as the Borough's Wastewater Engineers.

  Agreed to renew sewer fund CD.

  Agreed to set Trick or Treat for Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

  Approved Pen Argyl High School's request for use of Weona Park for Pep Rally and Bonfire.

  Budget Meetings will be: Workshop, 11/14/17; tentative adoption, 11/28/17; final adoption 12/12/17. All at 7 P.M. at Borough Hall.



Leaf collection will begin 10/23/17-11/17/17, there will be no collection the week of 11/20, collection resumes on 11/27 and will end 12/08. Please note leaves will not be picked up if they have sticks, acorns or animal feces in the piles. These materials can cause malfunctions with the machinery and become dangerous to our employees. Avoid putting leaves out 2 days before rain or foul weather, especially in the hilly areas of the Borough. During storms leaf piles can clog storm basins and cause water damage to streets and private property. Whenever possible, park away from leaf piles so the workers can maneuver the equipment and clean up more thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the scheduling of the leaf pick-up, please call the Public Works Office at 610-863-9249, leave your name, address and brief message, your call will be return at the earliest possible convenience.


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

  Maintained and repaired vehicles and equipment

  Grounds maintenance of Park, Borough Hall and rain garden

  Building maintenance, steam cleaning hamburger stand and pavilions.

  Removed and replaced roof of shelter structure of electrical panels

  Repointed blocks and painted gable on hamburger stand.

  Daily clean up of Labor Day Celebration

  Completed water line in ball field

  Completed signage on B Street

  Catch basin cleaning and storm washouts

  Pot hole patrol

  Spray patching

  Litter patrol

  Weekly meter checks and repairs



If you have a complaint about a property in the Borough you can now go to or come to the Borough office and fill it out and return to the Borough Office. All complaints are handled with discretion. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. In September, the following permits were issued: 3 building, 2 yard sale, 1 sidewalk, 2 fence, 1 mechanical and 2 electrical. Also completed; 1 rental property licensing registration, 10 residential rental inspections and 4 re-sale property inspections. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at



In the month of September the fire company responded to 7 alarms, spent 186 hours on calls, 287 hours on drills. Lookout Fire Company has a website: and facebook page.


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Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all are in compliance. Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed. Reviewed C Street locking lid concerns. Removed and replaced various pumps. Yearly calibration of influent flow meter completed. Answered and marked 8 PA One Calls.


Pen Argyl Borough is looking for volunteers to assist in the planning of an event to be held at Weona Park on June 9, 2018 in conjunction with the Slate Belt Rising Mini Marathon Event. Please contact Robin Zmoda at 610-863-1822 if you would like to a part of an amazing event.


The Borough has been receiving complaints regarding the manner in which the Express Times Marketplace advertisement circulars are being distributed in the Borough. If you have any complaints or want to be removed from the delivery please call 1-732-243-2750.


The Borough Newsletter is published each month following the Borough Council Meeting. It can be found at the Borough Hall or on our website at . You can receive the newsletter by email by contacting: and requesting it. You will need to provide your name, address and email contact. While on the web site make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!!!!!




Trick or Treat- October 29, 2017 from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Have fun, be safe!

Garbage/Recycling -Garbage collection is every Friday. Recycling will be on October 13th & 27th as well as November 10th. Garbage and recycling will be collected on November 25th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. 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.


Animal Control Officer- Christine Mammi can be reached at 610-217-7025

Blue Mountain Community Library- Fund raisers: Silent auction at the library 10/16-11/18.

Adult book discussion group selections: 10/17 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance; 11/21 - The Night Bird by Brian Freeman; no meeting in December; 1/16 - Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner; 2/20- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Book group meetings begin at 6:30 P.M. Books are available for checkout. Storytime starts the first Thursday in October. The library is in search of a storytime reader/leader for Wednesdays. The public is invited to the next board meeting, scheduled for 10/18 at 6:30 P.M.


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

Tues., Oct. 24th - Borough Council Workshop, 7 P.M.

Wed., Nov. 1st - Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M.

Mon., Nov. 6th - Sewer Committee, 4:30 P.M.

Mon., Nov. 6th − Municipal Authority, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Tues., Nov. 14th - Budget Workshop, 7 P.M.

Tues., Nov. 28th - Tentative Budget Adoption, 7 P.M.

Tues. Dec. 12th - Final Budget Adoption & Council Meeting, 7 P.M.