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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

October - 2020 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

OCTOBER 2020 

OCTOBER 2020 COUNCIL MEETING

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Replaced water heater in PWD garage. 

·       PWD garage painting completed.

·       Winterized restrooms at park.

·       Installed additional pedestrian crossing signs at Weona Park.

·       Replaced various signs around town.

·       Delivered Carousel Chariots to Syracuse, NY for restoration project.

·       Catch basin and outfall cleanings.

·       PA One Call (4).

·       Litter patrol.

·       Pothole patrol.

·       Utility cut inspections.

·       Curb cleaning and cut back vegetation on various roadways. 

ZONING OFFICE

In the past month the following permits were issued:  4 building, 7 zoning, and 1 planning.  Also processed: 1 rental property licensing registration, 4 residential rental inspections, 8 residential re-sale property inspections and 1 commercial rental inspection. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            The Sportsman Drawing and Meat Raffle will be held on October 10, 2020, purchase your tickets through any member of Lookout Fire Co. No. 1. www.lookoutfireco.com  or check out their Facebook page.

 FERAL CAT PROGRAM

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 residency).

 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Completed 21 PA One Calls.  Motive pump failed, replaced.  Flow meter annual calibration complete.  Sewer bills are still being accepted at Fidelity (formally Merchants).  You can also pay your bill online with a credit card with a convenience fee applied through this link: https://www.diversifiedbillpay.com/v1/penargyl     

 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.

 WEONA PARK

All areas of Weona Park are USE AT OWN RISK. Visitors in the park must wear masks, social distance and continue to follow the guidelines of the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention.  

            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 Oct. 9th & 23rd and Nov. 6th & 20th. Garbage collection will be delayed a day the week of Thanksgiving.  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.

Blue Mountain Community Library- The library is open for curbside service only. Hours are Mon., Thurs. and Sat. from 10:00 A.M.– 12:00 noon, plus Mon. and Thurs. from 6:00 P.M.  – 8:00 P.M. Virtual Preschool story time & crafts on Facebook every Thurs., themed stories and crafts! Library will provide the supplies. Call for your craft packet, 610-863-3029. Book ZOOM discussions (call Library for links):

 10/20 at 6:30 - Cold Woods by Karen Katchur and 11/17 at 6:30 - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.   Call library for more details or check their website: 

 https://www.bmcl.org or Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/bmclpenargyl 

CALENDAR

Please contact the Borough Office or web site www.penargylborough.com to sign up for newsletter and/or check Borough’s Facebook page for updates on meeting location and/or  links to attend.

 

Tues., Oct. 13th – Park Board– 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Tues., Oct. 27th – Borough Workshop, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Thurs., Nov. 5th – Municipal Authority, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Thurs., Nov. 5th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Tues., Nov. 10th – Budget Workshop Meeting, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Tues., Nov. 24th – Tentative Budget Adoption/Regular Workshop, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Thurs., Dec. 10th – Final Budget Adoption/Council Meeting, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center