February 2018

Do Not Stop in a Roundabout

Use your Turn Signals

Yield to Driver’s IN the Roundabout

Roundabout Refresher: (info from the Pa. Drivers Training Manual)

Approaching and Entering: 1. When approaching a roundabout SLOW DOWN and be prepared to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. (Pedestrian MUST use crosswalks and splitter islands) 2. Pull up to the yield line, look to the left for circulating traffic in the roundabout: Circulating Traffic has the Right-of-Way. 3. Enter the roundabout when there is an adequate gap in traffic.

Exiting the Roundabout: 1. Once you have entered proceed COUNTERCLOCKWISE to your exit point. YOU now have the Right-of-Way. 2. As you approach your exit use your right turn signal. 3. Watch for pedestrians and be prepared to yield. 4. Exit the roundabout.

Be Prepared for Emergency Vehicles: Do NOT enter the roundabout when emergency vehicles are approaching, pull to the side. Do NOT block the entrance to the roundabout. If you are in the roundabout, immediately exit the roundabout and pull to the side. NEVER STOP IN THE ROUNDABOUT.

Bicyclists: Bicyclists have the OPTION to function as a vehicle or a pedestrian. When acting as a vehicle, they must follow the same rules. NEVER OVERTAKE A BICYCLIST ACTING AS A VEHICLE IN A ROUNDABOUT.

Signs- Follow Regulations:

The Borough Zoning Ordinance regulates signs. Please check with the office if you are putting up a sign – ANY SIGN. All the regulations are on the Borough website: saegertownpa.com

Re-Cycle Refuse:

Crawford County is no longer offering a recycling program. If you would like to recycle material you can do so by contacting Braun’s Refuse (the Borough’s garbage contractor) and they can provide you with the service for a monthly fee. The charge is $18 per quarter billed directly to you from the contractor. They will provide you with a container to place the material in. Braun’s contact number is: 814-677-4658.

Other refuse companies may provide the service if you contact them.

Electronic Re-Cycling:

Thanks to the Jordan Family Foundation we will once again be providing electronic re-cycling this summer.      Watch future news letters for more information.

Snow Parking – Where can you Park?

The odd/even parking basic rule of thumb for winter parking was to not park between the sidewalk and the street during regulated parking hours. Now that many sidewalks have been removed, there have been questions on where can people park beside the street. Legally you must park beyond the Right-of-Way of the street. While all streets are different, if you stay more than 30 feet from the center of the street you are okay. The good rule of thumb is to park completely beyond the existing line of trees, signs and utility poles.            

Sidewalks - Clear from Snow:

Sidewalks must be kept clear from snow at least once every 36 hours (a day and ½). If there is more than 2 inches of snow on the sidewalk, it MUST be cleared. We have given a grace period for property owners to adjust to the new rules; however we are now starting to enforce the ordinance.

Piles of Snow on Streets:

Due to the heavy snowfall so far this year, many property owners are having snow plowed that is piling up out onto streets, and blocking sidewalk access to neighboring property. This is not permissible. Make sure piles of snow do NOT infringe on the streets or alleys. Once a pile freezes we cannot move it, and we have damaged our equipment trying to do so. If we have to remove snow with the backhoe, we will be billing violators.

Water Payments:

Water payments can be made at the Borough Office, or can be mailed to PO Box 558, Saegertown. Payments may also be dropped in the payment box on the west side of the Borough garage (across from the Fire Station)

Please remember that no cash may be deposited in the drop box. Payments are due by the 20th of each month.

Account number on payments (How to find it):

If you do not send your coupon with your water payment, include your water account number on any mailed or deposited payments. Your account number is the first four (4) numbers before your name on the address line. Please do not use the invoice number. This assures you get proper credit for your payment!

Sewer Payments:

The Borough will NOT take sewer payments. Please mail your SEWER payments to:

Saegertown Sewer Authority, PO Box 334, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Burning – Garbage, Plastic, Chemicals or Oil:

Someone has been burning something with a very noxious odor every couple weeks. We have not been able to determine the source, so please help us...if you know who is doing the burning please give us an anonymous tip. They will be fined and reported to DEP (even if it is not in the Borough).

Reminder: All outdoor burning in the Borough requires a FREE permit.

New Tax Collector Information:

Amanda Pipper is the new tax collector. Her office hours will be at the Borough Building on Erie Street.

   -Scheduled office hours are: March 15 & 22, April 18, 19, 25 & 26, June 28: from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

   -April 21 & 28: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Or by appointment: Phone 814-763-5401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Safety Tips:

                9-1-1 for Emergencies: use this number for all Fire, Emergency Medical and Police Emergencies.

                Disaster Siren:

                The warning siren will be activated when any of the following emergencies take place:

                                -Tornado warning

                                -Hazardous Material spill or leak

                                -Flooding

                                -Other serious emergencies affecting residents of the Borough

                What is the warning?

                                - (3) one minute steady blasts of the fire siren with a one minute pause between blasts

                What should you do?

                                -Go indoors, close doors and windows, and listen to TV – Radio – Fire Monitor

                                                Follow instructions from Emergency Officials

Quote of the Month:

                If you don’t know where you’re going...you may end up somewhere else.

                                                                                                                                -Yogi Berra

Regular Community Meetings:

Borough Council: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

Sewer Authority: meetings second Tues. of month, 7:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

Saegertown Fire Dept.: meetings first and third Wed. of month, 7:30 pm at the Fire Station on Erie St.

Women’s Improvement Club: meetings second Mon. of month, 7:00 at the United Methodist Church on Euclid Ave.

Library:Board Meetings third Thurs. of month, 7:00 pm at the Library on Broad St.

                Library Hours:        Mon. to Thurs. 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm

                                                Fri. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sat. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Heritage Society: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:30 pm at the Heritage Museum on Broad St.

                Museum hours: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm from March to December.

                McGill House Tours: 1st Saturday of each month 11:00 am (June to October) or by appointment.