March 2023 Newsletter

Saegertown is Very Lucky:

We are luckier than most small towns and Boroughs. We still have gas stations, a grocery store, several restaurants, and many other small businesses. Please support our local businesses and services!

Time to Spring Ahead – change your clocks:

Set your clocks ahead at 2:00 am on Sunday morning March 12th.

That is also the time to change batteries in your smoke detectors!

Why Ordinances?

Someone once called an ordinance a “Stupid People Law”. If everyone respected their neighbor and others in the community, and had a little self-pride we would not need any ordinances. However, they are designed to protect property owners and the citizens of Saegertown. They are intended to keep order, and protect property values.

The most puzzling complainers are those who complain about ordinances … that is, until they have a reason to complain about something or someone else, and then they want the ordinance enforced or a new one in place!

Ordinances are for the good of everyone in town…not just for a select few residents!

Electronics Recycling: A Change this year.

 -Once again, this year, we will have electronics recycling during the month of August.

-Residents are limited to (2) two electronic items for recycling this year. Each additional item will cost $5.00.

 -No items from OUTSIDE the Borough will be accepted.

Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept: CASH BASH is Back this Summer!!!!

After the pandemic cancellations, the Annual CASH BASH will once again be held this summer.

It will be held on Saturday June 3rd at the Crawford County Fair Grounds. Gates will open at 2:00 pm.

$25,000 in cash will be given away with multiple winners possible! There will be 107 winners drawn.

The $20.00 tickets include a meal, and are available from many local businesses, at the Fire Station

and at the Borough Building on Erie Street. Come support the Fire Department and win some money!

Bridges Update:

The let date for replacing the “Abex Bridge” on Rt. 19 South is now in the spring of 2024.

The let date for replacing the “Fish Access” Bridge just South of town is now the summer of 2025.

Door-to-Door Salesmen:

Make sure any door-to-door salesmen that comes to your house has a soliciting permit from the BOROUGH.

There are many shaky deals being offered for electricity, natural gas and internet. Be Careful what you sign up for. You DO NOT have to show anyone a previous bill from your current supplier. Be Careful!!

Snow Parking

The snow parking rules do not end until April 1st. Please watch where you park if it snows!

Weather Exercise:

See next month’s newsletter for the date of the annual test of the Tornado (disaster) siren.

New DEP Service Line Mandate

The newest DEP MANDATE is that the Borough has to inventory the pipe material of all service lines from the water main to your meter. Please help us out by returning the questionnaire when you receive it.

If you do not return it, we will have to inspect your house.

Payment Drop Box:

There is a drop box for water payments on the west side of the Borough building. Property and per capita taxes can be dropped in the same box. There is also a separate box for sewer payments. The boxes are marked.


Reminder that the Borough has a curfew for anyone under 18 years old. They can NOT be wondering in the Borough or on Borough streets unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am

ALSO: juveniles cannot be wondering in the Borough or on Borough streets during regularly scheduled school hours unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardian will be fined for violations!

Garbage Cans:

Garbage cans may only be placed along the curb for 24 hours before pick-up is scheduled. That means NO CANS out until at least 8:00 on Sunday morning. And the empty cans must be removed from the curb no later than Tues. morning at 8:00 am.

Brush and Trees:

After April 15th the Borough will once again pick up brush and leaves, as the weather and time permits.

Be patient, we will get it when we can. Remember: sticks must be neatly piled and no longer than 5 feet long.

We can NOT take entire trees. If you have a tree removed, also have the wood and brush removed.

Craft Fair: Sat. March 8th …Easter Egg Hunt: Sat. April 1st

There will be two community events coming up at the Saegertown United Methodist Church (620 Euclid Ave.)

There will be a Craft Fair on Sat. Mar, 18th from 9 am to 3 pm – Admission is FREE

Featuring: local craft artisans and vendors – handmade items – Baked Goods –

Personal caricature Drawings – Child face painting – Concession stands……


Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am & 11:00 am (please choose one hunt to attend.) 

Ages 2 yrs. – 6th grade – INDOOR EVENT with Crafts – Prizes – Easter Bunny

For more information contact: (814) 763-6685 or

News from your Saegertown Area Library:

March 10:  Star Wars Reading Challenge logs are due for young readers who wish to be entered into the drawing

March 25:  Hot Chocolate & History, 1:00 pm.  Linda Fink of the Saegertown Heritage Society will bring to life “Tales of Transportation.”

March 31:  Last day for adults’ Bookopoly Reading Challenge

Safety Tip: Fire Extinguishers

                Fire Extinguishers are rated for specific fires:

                                Class A: for general combustible such as: wood, paper or cloth

                                Class B: for flammable or combustible fires such as grease, gasoline or oil

                                Class C: for electrical fires such as appliances, or items that are plugged in

                PASS – how to use a fire extinguisher

                                P – Pull – the pin and point toward the fire

                                A – Aim – low at the base of the fire

                                S – Squeeze – the handle slowly

                                S – Sweep – side to side

                What is the Recommended Fire Extinguisher?

For home: use a 2 ¾ or 5-pound ABC extinguisher

Tax Collector Information:

Drop Box: Per Capita & Property Tax payments may be dropped in the Borough drop box (NOT the sewer box)

Payments must be a check or money order. No cash!

Amanda Burlingame is the Tax Collector for Saegertown Borough.

Her phone number: 814-398-3988

Her e-mail address is:

◊Payments can be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax Collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433

Tax Office hours will be at the Borough Building on the following dates and times:

            Weekday Evening Hours: 6-7 pm             Saturday Hours: 10-11 am

March: Wednesday: 3/15 – 3/29 

April: Wednesday: 4/5 – 4/19 – 4/26 and Saturday 4/29

Regular Community Meetings:

Borough Council: 2nd Monday 6:00 at the Borough Building on Erie St.

Sewer Authority: 2nd Wednesday 6:00 at the Borough Building on Erie St.


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