May 2017

Sidewalks – This is the Year!

All sidewalks must be fixed to specifications or removed by September 1, 2017.

If you are keeping sidewalks, Please contact the Borough office and we will look at your sidewalks to determine if they meet the specifications. Remember: if you are on a corner the corners must meet ADA regulations.

The fine for NOT complying with the ordinance is $50.00 per month, beginning September 1st.

 

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Fire Dept. CASH BASH

The annual Fire Dept. Cash Bash is Saturday June 3rd. Tickets are available at area merchants,

at the Borough Building, or at the Fire Station on Wednesday nights.

Library Walk-a Thon:

The annual walk-a-thon sponsored by the Saegertown Area Library will be Saturday May 13th.

Contact the Library for more information. 814-763-5203

Quality Living Center – Spaghetti Dinner

The personal care facility (the Old County Home) will be holding their 17th annual Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday May 11th from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Spaghetti, homemade sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, desert and refreshments are included. Take outs are available. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a silent auction.

Cost is $8.00 and children under 5 are free. Tickets available in advance or at the door. For info: 814-763-2402.

Yard Sales:

Any yard sale requires a free permit. Sales are limited to two per year, and are restricted to three days maximum. The Borough Office can answer any questions when you apply for the permit.

Street Lights Out:

If a Street light is out or blinking please notify the Borough office. We need to know the exact pole, and the number on the pole. It is difficult to determine which pole, during the day when the lights are off.               

Panther Press:

Congratulations to Advisor Stacy Hetrick and several members of the high school’s “Panther Press” for winning several “Keystone Press” awards. These are statewide awards for journalism. Great Job!

Ordinances on the Web Page:

All Borough Ordinances are now available on the Borough web page: saegertownpa.com.

Look under “Borough Government”, then “ordinances”.

Re-cycle Project: Electronics

Once again this year, the Jordan Family Foundation is sponsoring an electronics re-cycling project. Borough Residents and Businesses can bring old electronics to the borough building to be re-cycled. There is no cost to residents but the items must be from the Borough. Bring the items on Wednesday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or call the Borough office first. Please make sure you can carry the items into the Borough Building.

Arrows on Traffic Lights – new: flashing yellow arrows:

A Steady red arrow still means to STOP, and a Steady green arrow still means you have the right of way, and may proceed. These are being used in many of the areas in the state, and will start showing up in our area.

Codification:

                We will continue to provide brief summaries of the sections of the new codified ordinances each month           until we have covered them all.

Chapter 9: Property Maintenance:

                Authorizes use of the “International Property Maintenance Code” - Regulates Grass and Weeds to no               longer than 6 inches high - Addresses Blight - and regulates “leaves”- how to dispose of them.

Chapter 10: Licenses and Permits:

                Outlaws soliciting in the Borough without a permit – residents should make sure anyone that is selling door-to-door has a permit – Also regulates “Yard Sales” to no more than 2 per year, each three days maximum – yard sales requires a free permit. No sales on Borough Property (Town Square – Jordan Park) without permission.

High School Wrestlers: A Great Season – and another State Champion!

Congratulations to coaches Jim Mulligan, Pat Bradshaw and the Saegertown High School Wrestling Team. The team placed at the state team championship, and 4 individual wrestlers competed at the individual tournament.

Kenny Kiser, Tyler Brooks and borough resident Jude Mattocks all competed at the tournament.

Cody Mulligan brought home a State Championship. Congratulations on a great season!

Food Drive at the Post Office:

On Saturday May 13th, the Saegertown Post Office will be holding a food drive to help the local food bank.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the post office on that day!

Juveniles and disorderly Conduct:

We have received several complaints concerning some juveniles in the Borough.

They are using vulgar language, laying in the street and blocking vehicles, hitting road signs with sticks and rocks, urinating in public and littering. Please call the office to register a complaint and identify the individuals.            Take pictures if you can. The Borough is preparing to issue violations under our ordinances and the Penna. State Police are aware of the issue and are addressing it. We need to get this stopped and we need your help! Please provide a Name or description of the individuals, the date and time, and what the complaint is.

Wise old Ben Franklin:

Ben Franklin once said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”

This reminds us of the people who are criticizing the roundabouts before they are complete, without seeing how well they will work! And to those complaining about detours…would it have been better to just let the bridge fall in? We are so lucky in Saegertown to have this $11 million plus project almost completely funded by Federal and State funds! It is great getting some our tax money back for a change!!!

 

Safety Tip of the Month:   Heroin

Heroin is extremely addictive because of its effects on the brain!

There have been several heroin overdoses recently in the Borough!!!
If you have a problem: Contact the Penna. Drug and Alcohol Program: Get Help Now: 1-800-662-4357 (662-HELP)

Or look at the DrugAbuse.com website. (or call their phone number: 1-888-744-0069)

Physical signs of Heroin addiction:                                   Behaviorally signs of addiction:

-Small, pinpoint pupils                                                        -Mood swings

-Slurred speech                                                                     -Spending money they can’t afford

-Slower reflexes                                                                     -Taking risks to obtain the drug

-Sweating                                                                              -Neglecting appearance

-Drowsiness

-Needle marks (arms, legs, ankles or under the tongue)

If you know someone who needs help, call the numbers listed above.

                                     Help Save them before it is too late!

Quote of the Month:

Nothing is more annoying than a know-it-all that knows nothing.

                                                                                                            -author unknown