April 2020 Newsletter


Primary Election:

If you would like a mail in ballot for the primary please contact the County Voters Office or apply on the State website at: VotesPA.com/Apply Mail Ballot

Corona Virus (COVID-19):

Here are some things you need to know about this new virus spreading around the world: While it can affect anyone, it is more dangerous to the sick and elderly.

  • Cover your sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t touch your nose or mouth after being in public before you wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you have been in public.
  • You do not need a mask unless you are a health care provider.
  • Respect and obey any quarantine, isolation or travel advisory.
  • Watch the news for regular updates.

Closures due to the Virus:

Please watch our website for possible closures in the future. We are complying with Federal and State recommendations. We have plans for specific shut-downs or limited programs if necessary. Water, Sewer and Vital Services will remain open and operating.

Recycle Electronics – Postponed until May:

Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronic recycling program this year. During the months of MAY and August, Borough residents can bring old Tv’s, radios, computers, fax machines, copiers, and stereos (no speakers) to the Borough Building. You must be able to unload the items yourself or call ahead. Window air-conditioners and dehumidifiers will be taken for $5 each, and broken TV or computer screens will cost $10.00 each. There is no charge if the screens are not broken.

Anonymous complaints:

Every year we get anonymous complaints that are difficult to answer. While we do check them out, we need to talk to anyone complaining to make sure it is legitimate. Just because someone complains does not mean they are right. We try to address complaints as confidential if possible, but usually need to ask more questions from the complainer.

Census…2020 is the Year!

  • There is a census taken every ten (10) years that is mandated by the Federal Constitution.
  • It is important, and determines how many representatives we have in congress, and is a determining factor when applying for Federal and State grants.
  • Make sure to answer the questions when you are asked. Failure to do so can result in fines from $100 to $500. They will not ask you for your social security number or a credit card number.

Fire Dept. News:

The 21st Annual CASH BASH will be held on Saturday, June 6th. Tickets are available at the Borough Office, from area merchants and at the Fire Station. Check out the new Facebook page or the website for more details.      www.saegertownvfd.com

Library News:

  • The annual WALK-A-THON is rescheduled from May until September…more news later.
  • When the Library is mandated to be shut down the following is in effect:
  • The office will be open for questions on M-W-TH (12:00-5:00) T (2:00-7:00) F (9:00-1:00)
  • Use the resources on the website: Saegertown.ccfls.org and click the “online resources” tab
  • Keep checked out items until the Library re-opens (no fines will accrue during a shut-down)

Dogs and Cats:

Spring is coming so it is that time of year for the annual reminder about dogs, cats and other animals.

-Animals particularly dogs are not permitted to run free and should be on a leash.

-You are responsible for cleaning up any mess your pet makes on other people’s property or on public property. (This includes on streets or alleys)

-Odor from pets must not affect neighboring property.

-You must control all barking or animal noises, so as not to disrupt the neighborhood.

Brush:

Brush pick-up will resume around April 13th if the weather cooperates. More next month.

Penelec – Exterior Electrical System Information:

You have received MULTIPLE notices from Penelec requesting you sign up for special coverage at a monthly fee. This is not mandatory. The service they are talking about is from the pole to your house

(that is all!) The monthly fee will automatically increase annually. This is your choice, but think about it carefully. You can always hire a private electrician to do the work if you have a problem.

Tax Rebate:

Homeowners that make less than $35,000 a year may qualify for rebates up to $975.

Renters that make less than $15,000 a year may qualify for rebates up to $650.

Visit Rep. Roae’s Office or go to www.Rep.Roae.com for info. Deadline to apply is June 30th.

Annoying Phone Calls:

You can register your phone number with federal and state do-not-call lists to help protect yourself form those annoying telemarketing calls. Register for the Penna. do-not-call-list at:

                www.Attorney General.Gov/Protect-Yourself/Do-Not-Call-List.

And register for the national do-not-call-list at:

                www.DoNotCall.gov

Safety Tip of the Month – Tornados

Tornados: Even during this coronavirus crisis there are still tornados!!

Although tornados are not frequent, we live in an area that is very susceptible to them. Last year a serious one hit a nursing home near Conneautville. Be vigilant and heed any watches or warnings!

Here are some reminders and tips:

                Tornado Watch:

                                A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado.

                                A tornado may or may not hit our area.

                                Observe weather reports and be vigilant.

                Tornado Warning:

                                A warning means a tornado is in the area, or is indicated by radar in the vicinity.

                                Take cover and watch or listen to weather reports.

                Warning Siren:

                                –If there is a warning issued for our area, the fire siren will blow a steady blast for one minute

                                                3 times with a one-minute pause between the blasts. Take cover, and be prepared.

                                – (This alert system is also used for other emergencies such as a flood or chemical leak.)

                What do you do?

                        -Go to your basement, or:

                                                Go to a small room or hallway in the middle of your house or the building you are in.

                                -Stay away from windows and doors. (You do NOT have to open windows)

                                -If in a vehicle, find a safe building to go into, or get out of the vehicle and get in a ditch.

                                -Never get under an overpass to avoid the storm. (They funnel wind!)

                                -Listen to radio, TV or Fire Monitor for instructions and updates.

Tax Collector Information: Spring schedule:

Payments may be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433

The Tax Collector will have office hours at the Borough Building on the following evenings from 6:30 until 8:00

                April:   Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th

                           Thursday 23rd

                                   Monday 27th

                June:   Wednesday 24th

And…      April:   Saturday 25th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or sborotc@outlook.com

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.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Saegertown Borough


603 Erie Street
PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-4600

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