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Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning “head” and from the Anglo-Saxon word “argylite” meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of “pasties”, a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.

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  • Calendar Notice

    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

  • Tuesday 5th of August at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Meeting

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    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Weona Carousel & Miniature Golf
    Hey Pen Argyl- Did you know the Carousel and Miniature Golf is open Wed.-Fri 3:00 P.M. to 9 P.M. Sat. & Sun Noon to 9 P.M.!!!!! Come join the fun!

    SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERTS On five (5) Sunday evenings, free concerts will be held at the Park’s Band Shell. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Concerts begin at 6:00 P.M. • July 13th Allen Carrescia and The Romantics • July 27th Inch and the Echoes • August 10th Desire • August 24th Nazareth Municipal Band Thank you to our generous sponsors for this year’s concerts: Slate Belt Printers, Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Cuono’s Barbershop, Reto’s Barbershop, Slate Belt Flooring & Wall Covering, Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. , MC2, The Slate Pub, Precision Marketing Inc., Sabatino's insurance and Cascario’s

    Weona Park Pool Update
    Weona Park Pool Update On November 5, 2013 Borough Council made the difficult decision to close the pool for the 2014 summer season. The following factors led to this decision: • The loss of over 900,000 gallons of water in 2013 • The age and condition of circulation system and filter tanks • The risk and dangers associated with the use of gas chlorination • The cost of compliance with new pool regulations • Operating loss of over $140,000 since 2008 • Declining pool attendance Prior to making this decision, corrective measures were taken in an attempt to address the issues facing the pool: • Continuous patching and repairs, both in-house and by subcontracted professionals, at the cost of nearly $10,000/year • Concrete overlay in wading pool • Replaced slate storm sewer with HDPE pipe • Installed 280-foot sanitary sewer line from backwash tank and pool drain to sanitary sewer • Installed chemical controller • Produced 2006 pool feasibility study, submitted by Wallover Architects, outlining the need to reconstruct the pool. • In 2010, replaced 1966 pumps • Replaced three skimmer baskets and line • Drew from ground water to make up water in pool • Air tested pool lines and viewed with camera • At the June 3, 2014 Council meeting the Council voted to have testing preformed to assess the integrity of the ground underneath and around the pool The many problems facing the pool are serious, as the 2006 feasibility study indicates the pool needs a total reconstruction. This is extremely costly, with 2006 estimates ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 million dollars. For more information please take the time to review the information available regarding the pool. All of the studies and a presentation of facts can be found on the Borough’s website at under the documents link.

    Slate Belt Regional Police Force
    THE SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE FORCE For a little over two years the Boroughs of Pen Argyl and Wind Gap along with Plainfield Township have been working together to form a Slate Belt Regional Police Department. Following much fact finding and data collecting, a study conducted by the DECD laid the foundation for a regional police department. The communities of Pen Argyl, Wind Gap and Plainfield took all the necessary steps to investigate, explore and begin the legal and administrative framework for the formation of a Slate Belt Regional Police Commission. One year later, the Commission, comprised of two members from each community was formed and it began the search for a Chief to lead the regional force. With the assistance of David Woglom of the Meyner Center from Lafayette College, David Mettin of the Pennridge Regional Department was initially hired as a consultant and will start as the Slate Belt Chief on Sept. 10, 2014. The new department will have 24/7 coverage and as Chief Mettin has said, "This is your police department. You need to tell me, you need to tell the commission what you want your police department to look like." Today, the Commission is actively working to put into place all necessary agreements, ordinances and policies to officially establish the department. Feel free to check out the Articles of Agreement on Pen Argyl Borough’s web page. It is expected the department will be fully functional and operating by early 2015.