December 2022 Newsletter

Good News and Bad News:

The Good News: Property tax rates and Water rates will remain the same in 2023!

 The Bad News: The garbage rates for the next 3 years will be $36.00 per month.

The Borough bid out the contract and received only 2 bids. The other was $41.00 per month.

Refuse rules and the pick-up date and times will remain the same. (Monday pick-up)

Ambulance Service: The Borough now has to pay to have an ambulance service available for emergencies. Ambulance and rescue services are having a difficult time, due to the excess of unnecessary calls, such as lift assists, or trees and wires down. Please only call 9-1-1 for an emergency if it is a TRUE Emergency!

Sewer Rates:

The Borough has nothing to do with setting the Sewer Rates. Those rates are set by the “Sewer Authority”.

The Joint Authority is raising rates for 2023. Please direct questions to the Authority, NOT the Borough.

Leaves: Done for the Year.

Brush – Done for the Year.

The Borough will not pick-up leaves or brush again until April 2023. Do NOT store them next to the street.

Snow Parking:

Snow parking regulations start on November 1st, and continue until April 1st.

                -NO Parking on ANY street on Saeger-Heights

                -NO Parking from Midnight to 7 am on the following streets:

                                -Erie Street          -Main Street

                -NO Parking on the West and North side of all other streets on Even days of the week (9 am to 4 pm)

                -NO Parking one the East and South side of all other streets on Odd days of the week (9 am to 4 pm)

                -NO Parking along all Alleys, or must be at least 10 feet from the center of the alley.

Sidewalks on Main Street: Snow

The Borough will be blowing snow off the Main Street sidewalks this year, once a day as needed. Property owners are required to clean-up any excess and keep ice off them. We prefer others do not plow snow on the walks…we want to blow it off or have you shovel it by hand. If someone plows a parking lot or driveway, and the excess piles on sidewalks, owners must clean that up.

Christmas Holiday:

Borough Office Closed:

The Borough office will be closed, Monday December 26th.

Regular Refuse collection will be on Monday December 26th as scheduled.

New Year’s Holiday:

The Borough Office will be closed Monday January 2, 2023.

Regular refuse collection will also be on Monday January 2nd as scheduled.

New Recycling Opportunity: www.cnhrecycling.com

C-N-H Recycling of Titusville is offering recycling in Saegertown. This would be up to each private resident, and you would be responsible to pay for the service. You can call (814-564-0940 or 814-673-2033) for information.  

Fire Dept.

 Saegertown Vol. fire Dept. wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Please take extra care to be “FIRE SAFE” over the Holidays!

 Saegertown Area Library

 The Saegertown Area Library will be having its basket raffle again, starting in mid-November

until just before Christmas. Check out the BEAUTIFUL BASKETS to be raffled at the Saegertown Area Library!!

Everything from LEGOS to LOTTERY TICKETS! (And… golf package, hunting package, gift card package, gas card…and more!) Don’t miss your chance to own one of these baskets for one dollar. Winning tickets to be pulled on Dec. 19th. View the baskets and ticket prices: https://saegertown.ccfls.org/.

Congratulations: Sam Hetrick

Borough resident Sam Hetrick recently won the District Cross Country Championship for Saegertown High School.       Congratulations and Great Job!

North Roundabout:

All 48 of the pine trees at the North roundabout will be lighted this year over the Holidays, thanks to the Jordan Family Foundation and the Saegertown Women’s Improvement Club. Borough Council and staff did the decorating. It promises to be quite a sight this holiday season!

Safety Tip: Be Safe for Christmas and the Holidays

                -Be careful with holiday decorations. Make sure they are flame resistant or flame retardant.

                -Keep lit candles away from decorations or things that can burn.

                -Consider using battery operated candles instead of real candles.

                -Make sure strings of lights are not worn or frayed.

                -Make sure you have batteries in your smoke detector!

Tax Collector Information:

Amanda Burlingame is the Tax Collector for Saegertown Borough.

Her phone number: 814-398-3988

Her e-mail address is: saegertownboroughtax@hotmail.com

◊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:

            December: Wed. 14th and Wed. 28th from 6-7:00 pm.       

Remember the Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.                         

Regular Community Meetings:

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

Sewer Authority: meetings second Wed. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

Borough Council and Staff would like to wish everyone a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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