August 2020 Newsletter
Borough Office Open:
-The Borough Office is OPEN once again. The Drop-Box will remain open for water payments.
-CASH Payments: The Borough will not make change for more than $5.00 on any payment. Please bring exact change.
More than $5.00 in change will also NOT be accepted. Please do your own banking.
-Also- NO ONE is permitted anywhere but in the Lobby. Please do not ask to come in!
Shout-Out to Borough Staff:
We would like to thank and compliment our Borough Employees for keeping everything working smoothly,
and the Town really beautiful during these tough times due to Covid-19.
Jordan Family Foundation:
Saegertown is so lucky to have the Foundation supporting our various projects. Their financial support for mulch, and flowers, along with special projects keep Evelyn and Chal’s dreams of a beautiful Saegertown alive!
Census: Come on Saegertown!!!!! Respond
Only 57% of our residents have responded to the Census so far. This information is critical to potential grants and funding from the Federal and State Government. Please go to: my2020census.gov or call 1(844)330-2020 and answer the questions if you have not already done so. We need your help. Please respond. They will NOT ask for any of the following:
-social security number -bank or credit card numbers -Political party -money or donations
If School starts…watch for Children and Teenagers:
Hopefully school will start on time this fall. Watch for kids waiting for school busses or walking to class.
All Landlords need to be reminded that they are responsible for seeing that their tenants are aware of all Borough Ordinances, and that they can be held responsible for some of the tenant’s actions.
Animals that are NOT permitted:
–Any live swine or pig, live chicken, turkey, pigeon, horse, cow, goat, sheep, duck, rabbit or other domestic or wild fowl or animal is not permitted within the Borough of Saegertown unless those domesticated fowl or animals can be maintained in a cage within the living confines of the owner’s residence.
–No person shall keep or maintain within the Borough of Saegertown any reptile with an overall length in excess of three (3) feet nor any poisonous reptile regardless of length, nor any arachnid.
-No person shall maintain, keep, harbor or transport any dangerous or vicious animal of any kind, or any animal that constitutes a physical threat to human beings or other animals, or permit them to run at large within the Borough.
Sports on Streets – Basketball Hoops:
Sport items such as basketball hoops or hockey nets are not permitted on or along streets without Borough permission.
No markings are permitted on the streets, and players must yield to any traffic.
Any item that is permitted (hoop) must be removed from the Borough Right-of-Way between Nov. 1st until April 1st.
Animals in Trash:
If you put your trash out in the evening and animals get into it…YOU are responsible for picking up the trash…even if it blows into the neighbor’s yard. Littering fines maybe assessed to violators.
Labor Day Refuse pick-up:
Weekly refuse pick-up will take place as usual on Labor Day, September 7th.
Tough Year for our Non-Profits: Please Support Them:
Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept., the Saegertown Library and the Saegertown Heritage Society have all had fund raising events cancelled due to the virus. Please support them any way you can. They are all very important to our community. All three are also accepting donations through the: “Crawford Gives” Event on August. 10th and 11th.
Fire Dept. News:
The Annual Fund Drive starts the first of September. Please be generous during this difficult year. Watch for other fund raisers this fall. Check out the FD Facebook page or the website for more details. www.saegertownvfd.com
-Walk-a-Thon Cancelled! Due to the virus this annual event is postponed until next year.
–Big News! Beginning Monday August 17th, the Library will be offering computer use, browsing, and copy service by appointment. Call for appointment and details (814) 763-5203. Lobby pick-up service will continue.
□ Public tours of museum and McGill House are closed due to COVID-19.
□ Tours can be scheduled by calling: (814) 763-2997
□ If you have an item to donate, please call the number above.
□ Hopefully the Heritage Society will re-open to the public in the near future.
□ They encourage anyone interested to please join.
Recycle Electronics – Scheduled for August with Exceptions:
Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronic recycling program this year. During the month of August, (If the Governor stays Green) 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.
Please Note that anyone who brings items to recycle must be able to unload it themselves.
Outdoor Burning: What can you burn?
Any outdoor burning must have a permit. You must abide by the set-backs that are required with various fires.
The following shall never be burned in the Borough:
–Leaves (including pine needles, dried grass, hay or straw) –Rubbish or Garbage
–Hazardous materials (Chemicals, oil, paint or similar items) –Plastic of any kind
-Anything causing an unpleasant odor or excessive smoke –Tires or rubber products
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
-Property Tax – Face Value – extended until August 31, 2020
Safety Tip of the Month:
Walking (and jogging) is great for your health – but do it SAFELY – Please:
- Whenever possible walk on a sidewalk
- If no sidewalk is available – walk on left, facing traffic
- Follow rules of the road, including traffic signals
- Look left, right and left again before crossing a street
- Wear bright or reflective clothing
- Use a flashlight or flashing light if walking at night
- Watch for cars exiting or entering driveways or parking lots
- Children under 10 years old should only cross the street with an adult.
- Stay alert – avoid listening to music or wearing earbuds
- Heads up – Phone down, when walking!!!
Tax Collector Information: Corona Virus Changes and Update:
□No penalty on Borough or County Property Taxes until after August 31.
□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
-Wednesday August 12th and 26th. -Wednesday October 14th
-Tuesday September 15th -Wednesday November 11th
-Wednesday September 23rd -Monday November 23rd
-Thursday September 24th -Wednesday December 16th
-Monday September 28th -Wednesday December 30th
□Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday’s from 10 am to 11 am
-Saturday September 19th
-Saturday September 26th
□The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.
□If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
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PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
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