February 2020 Newsletter
Checks and Balances:
Many local municipalities, school districts and private companies have had money stolen in the last few years. The Borough’s finances have a very secure check and balance system. The secretary prepares a list of bills to pay, and the manager approves the checks to be printed. Then the checks must be signed by 2 of the Borough Council Members. There are NO pre-signatures on any checks. We are also audited by a CPA firm annually, and the results are published in the Tribune and the report is available for review.
Beginning October 1st, 2020, you will need a REAL-ID to board a commercial flight, enter a Federal Building or a military installation. To get the ID you must present the following at a driver’s License center:
Proof of Identity: original or certified copy of Birth certificate, or a valid U.S. Passport
Proof of Social Security: Original non-laminated social security card
Two proofs of Penna. Residence: current driver’s license, photo id, vehicle registration, current pay stub, current utility bill with name and address, or current auto insurance card.
Proof of legal name change: marriage certificates, divorce decrees, legal name changes etc.
Roundabouts – accident reports:
Penna. recently completed a report on roundabouts. Here are some findings:
Minor injuries were reduced by 79%
Severe injuries were reduced by 81%
The Number of crashes decreased by 34%
They Increased traffic flow by 30% at peak conditions, and almost no delays during off-peak hours!
A Video on navigating roundabouts is available on the web at www.penndot.gov
Picking Litter…Great Example – Get Involved:
You may have read a great article in the Tribune about borough residents picking litter while they walk. Alice Dalmaso, Lea Marshall and Rita Getchell are setting a great example. Dave Watson has also done a great job picking litter for years. If you see litter… help – please pick it up!
Looking Back in History…Borough Buildings:
On Dec. 31, 1977 the current Borough Building on Erie Street was dedicated.
Carl Maurana was Mayor and Bob Mercier was President of Council.
The old Borough Building (now Heritage) was rented to a radio station – WEOZ.
(When the fire siren blew you could hear it blowing in the background!)
When the radio station moved, the Library then started in that building.
The current fire station was built in 1997.
That paved the way for the library to move into the old fire hall, and the
Heritage Society to move into the old Borough Building.
The current Borough Building was expanded and enhanced in 2013.
The new salt building was constructed in 2019 (last year).
Medical waste can NOT be placed in the garbage unless it is properly packaged.
Check with your supplier for proper disposal instructions. Loose items such as
syringes will not be taken or picked up if spilled.
We have received complaints about 4-wheelers driving around town. There are exceptions…such as snow plowing…but it must be approved by the Borough. Any vehicle that is not” street-legal” according to Penna. State law is not legal on Borough Streets. Violators will be fined or prosecuted.
Animals Making a Mess:
Recently a horse was ridden down the Main Street Sidewalk and messed in several spots.
If you know who did this, please contact the Borough Office. If it happens again, please take a picture and get it to the Office. This will not be tolerated.
-It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to allow or permit any dog, cat or other animal to be upon any public or private property, including sidewalks and streets, within the Borough of Saegertown unless said dog, cat or other animal is on a leash or upon property owned by the owner of said dog, cat or other animal.
-Any person or persons who keeps or maintains a dog, cat or other animal shall be responsible for the immediate removal of droppings when said dog, cat or other animal is upon property other than that of the owner, or on streets or sidewalks in the Borough.
-Said owner is required to carry and use a plastic bag and scoop or other suitable equipment for this removal.
-This ordinance shall include horses with buggies, whether parked or traveling through the Borough.
Library – Free mobile Wi-Fi:
Want to take FREE mobile Wi-Fi with you anywhere you travel in the U.S.? Check-out a Wi-Fi Hotspot from the Saegertown Area Library. The wallet-sized device can be used with phones, laptops, and with any other device that connects to the Internet.
Extra Day…It’s Leap Year:
2020 is a leap year. There is an extra day this month…February 29th. Time Flies – enjoy it!
Happy Valentine’s Day:
The bridge will be red on February 14 and the following weekend as a reminder to get that special someone something for Valentine’s Day! Candy – Flowers – Jewelry are always nice.
Safety Tip of the Month-Vehicle Fires:
If your vehicle catches on fire:
- Pull over as quickly as you can when it is safe to do so.
- Once you are stopped turn off the engine.
- Get everyone out of the car.
- Never return to a burning car.
- Do not try to fight the fire yourself.
- Move everyone at least 100 feet from the burning car.
- Call 911 (let the Fire Dept. take care of the fire)
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
March: Wednesday 11th, and 25th
April: Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th
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 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.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you actually stood up for something in your life.”
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PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
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