August Newsletter

Borough Office Open:

Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions, using COVID precautions.

Electronics Recycling:

Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronics recycling program this year,

during the month of August. This project is for Borough Residents ONLY. We will accept the following list of items at the Borough Building during any weekday. Please call first to make sure the office is open.

-TV’s, computers, copiers, fax machines, printers, radios, stereos, old phones, portable AC, humidifiers,

Re-chargeable batteries

-You must be able to unload the items you bring to the Borough Building.

We will NOT take:

            -Speakers, cords, microwaves, vacuum cleaners. Put them out with your trash.

-Broken TV screens are subject to a $10 fee.

-Anyone bringing in items from outside the Borough will not be permitted to participate in the program in the future, and could be subject to theft charges.

Labor Day Garbage:

Garbage will be picked up on Monday Sept. 6 at the regular time.

“Free” Signs on Garbage:

            If you place a “free” sign on an object the refuse collectors will not pick up.

Putting Out Brush:

            When the Borough employees pick up brush, please do not put out any more for a week. They will not make a second pass after picking it up. This is a service that we provide, but we cannot do it every day. We try to do it about once a week depending on our work schedule or the weather. We will NOT take entire trees, or items such as shrubs that are too large for one man to pick up. Brush must be neatly piled in bundles no more than 5 feet long.


            The Borough is only responsible for the trees we have planted over the years. We did not plant any trees along any alley or anywhere east of the railroad tracks. Trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner. Remember: if you have a tree removed, make arrangements to have the brush and wood hauled away.

Driving on Fresh Pavement-

Don’t turn your wheels until moving. It will damage the pavement and eventually cause a pothole.

-Use care until it rains and the pavement is fully set up.


The SHS Class of ’66 will revisit sports memories at their Sports Reunion (as part of their 55-year Class Reunion) on August 21st, from 2-4 pm at the Giles Farm on Brookhouser Hill. Those with memories or photos to share, especially from the Saegertown classes of ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67 & ’68, are invited to attend.

Reservations to 814-763-5257 would be appreciated.

Make-A-Wish “Kids Helping Kids”:

On Sunday August 8th several organizations will be going around town picking up donated empty aluminum cans to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation- kids helping kids “Cans for Wishes” campaign. Please leave your cans by the road from 1-5 pm.

Crawford Gives:

The “Crawford Gives Campaign” is August 30 and 31 this year.

You can donate at their website:

You can make donations to: Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept.; Saegertown Area Library; and the Saegertown Heritage Society on this site. Donations keep these 3 organizations operating. Please donate generously.

 Library News: For questions call 763-5203

Children who participated in the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program will receive a free book! Participants must turn in all reading logs and activity sheets by end of day Saturday, July 31 to get credit and chances to win prizes.

Please remember to” Love Your Library” during Crawford Gives, August 30 & 31.

Heritage Society:

                     In addition to the Crawford Gives Campaign, the Society is sponsoring another fund-raising event. The Boscov’s Friends Helping Friend’s event benefits non-profit organizations.  To participate, donate $5 to the Society to get a 25% shopping discount (in-store only) for one-day on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 8 am to 11 pm.  This is in addition to their sale prices.  The pass can be deposited at the store that day to also be eligible to win a $100 gift card. For more details call 814-763-4101 and leave a message for them to make arrangements to get you a card.

                     The Saegertown Heritage Museum is open this season on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment.  Please come and visit them.

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing:

 On Thursday August 5th we will be flow testing certain hydrants. You may have temporary dirty water.

Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:

REAL ID – extended until May 3, 2023

Safety Tip of the Month:

            More Summer Tips:

            -Never swim alone

            -Adults need to supervise kids around water

            -Keep obstructions off pool decks

            -Pools must have entrances latched and ladders removed when not in use.

 Tax Collector Information:

◊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  

            -Wed. Aug. 18                      Mon. Aug. 30

                -Wed. Sept. 15                      Wed. Sept. 22                       Tues. Sept. 28                       Wed. Sept. 29

                -Wed. Oct. 13                       Wed. Oct. 27                         Mon. Nov. 15                        Mon. Nov. 29

                -Wed. Dec. 15                       Wed. Dec. 29        

◊Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday from 10 am until 11 am

            -Sat. Sept. 25

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or                         

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.

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