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Pen Argyl Borough Newsletter | Archive

April - 2022 - Newsletter

PEN ARGYL BOROUGH NEWS

APRIL 2022

 

APRIL 11th COUNCIL MEETING

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

·       Building checks.

·       Equipment maintenance.

·       Repaired downspout on salt shed.

·       Demo of old salt shed.

·       Replace windowpane on bathhouse.

·       PA One Call (3).

·       Clear trees along Delabole Junction Rd. and S. Main Street.

·       Pothole patrols: 3/15, 3/16, 3/18, & 3/31.

·       Catch basin cleaning & storm washouts.

·       Weekly Meter checks.

·       Set up for meetings.

·       Winter Maintenance: 3/12.

·       Reported Streetlight outages (2).

 

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 March the following permits were issued: 3 building, 3 electrical, 1 plumbing and 1 electrical. Processed 3 zoning permits.  Also completed; 11 residential rental property inspections, 1 commercial, 11 residential re-sale property inspections and processed 128 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).  SBRPD responded to 186 calls for service in February.

 

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 March, the Lookout Fire Company responded to 7 calls.  They spent 158 hours on calls and logged an additional 204 hours on drills.  You can join and be a part of their team just go to  http://lookoutfireco.com/downloads/  to apply. Easter Egg Hunt,  4/16 at Weona Park, starting at 11 A.M.

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

            Monthly, weekly and quarterly sampling was done, all comply.  Equipment, plant and pumping station maintenance was completed.  Answered and marked 10 PA One Calls.  Equalization tanks, UV system and utility water wet well all cleaned. 

 

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 April 22nd, as well as

May 6th & 20th. 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.

Stormwater Reminder - Washing vehicles on your property can easily send detergents and other contaminants into a storm drain. Make sure to wash your vehicle near a lawn or grassy area so the water infiltrates into the ground, rather than running down the pavement into a storm drain. If there is no grassy area nearby, consider using a commercial car wash that treats or recycles its wastewater. Use mild detergents and never clean or pressure wash the undercarriage of a car at home.  The oil, grease and other pollutants from this activity can contaminate shallow groundwater. Always use a hose nozzle with a trigger and shut it off when you’re not using it to conserve water.

Blue Mountain Community Library- Book Donations accepted, call Library for more information.  4/4-4/30- Silent Auction, items displayed at library. 4/18-5/19- Mr. Pastie fund raiser, purchase tickets at 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.:  The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman and 5/10 - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Preschool story hour 4/27, 5/11 & 5/25, at 10:30 A.M. Registration required. 

 

 

CALENDAR (PLEASE CHECK LOCATION OF MEETINGS)

Tues., Apr. 26th – Borough Council Workshop, Lookout Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Mon., May 2nd – Sewer Committee, Borough Hall, 4:30 P.M.  (if needed)

Mon., May 2nd – Municipal Authority Meeting, Borough Hall, 5 P.M. (if needed)

Mon, May 9th – Borough Council Meeting, Lookout Fire Station, 7 P.M.

Wed., May 11th – Park Board Meeting, Borough Hall, 7 P.M.