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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

September - 2020 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

PLEASE CHECK EMAIL BLAST, WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGES FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.  STAY SAFE PEN ARGYL!

 

SEPTEMBER 2020 COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Building checks.

·       Replaced relay & filters in Community Center air conditioner. 

·       Pressure washed large pavilion and tables.

·       Equipment maintenance.

·       Weekly lawn maintenance on Borough properties.

·       Catch basin cleanings.

·       Storm wash out clean up.

·       PA One Call (3).

·       Litter patrol.

·       Pothole patrol.

·       Utility cut inspections.

·       Curb cleaning and cut back vegetation on various roadways.

·       Dog park fence posts painted.

·       New park sign installed, cap stone repair.

 

ZONING OFFICE

In the past month the following permits were issued:  2 building, 5 zoning, 2 electrical and 1 plumbing.  Also processed: 2 rental property licensing registrations, 11 residential rental inspections, 6 residential re-sale property inspections and 1 commercial re-sale inspection. The Zoning Officer can be reached at 610-863-1821 or at zoning@penargylborough.com

 

LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY

            Lookout Fire Company informed Council they will not be hosting the Labor Day Parade this year.  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 25 PA One Calls. 4 UV bulbs replaced.  Annual generator service completed.  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. Bathrooms will not be open.  The Carousel, Miniature Golf and Community Center will remain closed to the public.  No pavilion rentals will be accepted for the rest of the season and refunds will be issued for those who sent payments.  Fields, basketball and skate park usage is 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.  Due to Labor Day Holiday, garbage and recycling will occur on Saturday, September 12th.  Recycling will also be on Friday, September 25th. 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.

Free no permit needed Yard Sales- September 18th -September 20th.

2020 Trick or Treat Night- Saturday, October 31st. 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. (Rain or Shine)

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 pm. Preschool story time & crafts on Facebook every Thurs. beginning 9/10 for themed stories and crafts! Library will provide the supplies. Call for your craft packet, 610-863-3029. Book discussions:  9/15 outside at 6:15 P.M., The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis; 10/20 at 6:30 on Zoom for Cold Woods by Karen Katchur and 11/17 at 6:30 on Zoom for The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.   Knitting group is meeting on Fridays at 10:00 A.M. in the picnic grove at St.  Peter’s Church in Plainfield.  Call library for more details or check their website:   https://www.bmcl.org 

 

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., Sept. 15th – Park Board– 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Mon., Sept. 21st – Municipal Authority, 5 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Tues., Sept. 29th – Borough Workshop, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center

Tues., Oct. 6th – Borough Council Meeting, 7 P.M., Weona Park Community Center