February 2021 Newsletter
mRNA Vaccines: COVID 19 – information from the CDC simplified
-These vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19
-They do not use a live virus like other vaccines.
-They do NOT affect your DNA
-How do they work?
-A “Spike Protein” is injected into your body
-This protein causes the body to make antibodies against natural infections.
-This builds up your immune system, including against COVID-19
-They are hoping this new technology may allow for one vaccine to protect against multiple viruses.
-mRNA is also being used to trigger the immune system to target specific cancer cells.
After you get the vaccine, it takes a couple weeks to be fully in effect. Continue practicing social precautions until your doctor advises otherwise.
Borough Office Open:
Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions, using COVID precautions.
Coming to a Meeting? Let us Know
Due to COVID restrictions please let us know if you plan to attend a meeting. We can make seating arrangements.
We would like to thank and congratulate Swith’N Go for moving to Saegertown and completing a large plant upgrade. They also gave the Borough a great deal on the interchangeable beds for the new dump truck.
Welcome to Saegertown!
Fines & Warnings:
The Borough issues warnings for many violations such as “Snow Parking”. These warnings are a courtesy to serve as a reminder and to get vehicles moved so we can plow and push back snow or to salt the roads. After a warning we will issue fines to violators.
Plowing on Holidays: Christmas
A shout out to our guys for doing a great job during the Christmas snow storm. They had to leave their families and plow snow at 4:00 in the morning, and return again in the afternoon. Thanks.
Garbage Cans & Snow:
Please keep garbage cans back from the area we need to snow plow. Remember that we need to get the snow pushed back before it freezes solid into ice!
Snow parking regulations are in effect from November 1st to April 1st. Remember NO PARKING any time, snow or not on Saeger-Heights. And NO Parking on Main Street from midnight to 7:00 am. Snow or NOT.
Snow on Sidewalks: Main Street: Reminder
If there is more than 2 inches of snow –
All sidewalks along Main St. must be kept clear of snow and ice.
This must be done at LEAST once every calendar day.
State Maintained Roads: Main, Erie and South Streets
-PENNDOT is responsible for maintaining roads and ditches on those streets.
-Please refer any complaints on these streets to the local PENNDOT office.
-Snow plowing, potholes, storm drains etc. are their responsibility.
Jordan Family Foundation:
The Jordan Family Foundation continues to provide grants for projects by area non-profits. Applications are available on the Borough’s Website, or can be picked up at the Office. Applications are due in March and Sept. The Foundation has provided thousands of dollars in grants for worthwhile Borough projects. We owe a world of appreciation to the Foundation that Chal and Evelyn Jordan founded and is continued by their daughters.
What Constitutes a Rental Unit?
-If someone other than an immediate family member lives there.
-The acceptable list of Immediate family members is specifically listed on our website.
-Even if the person does NOT pay rent or exchange services to live there, it is a rental.
-If a Person lives there more than 3 days per week, more than 2 weeks per month,
more than 2 months per year.
-Rent-to-own must retain at least 51% ownership or it is considered a rental unit.
–No new rental units are permitted on the East side of the railroad tracks.
Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor electronics recycling program this year.
Watch future newsletters for dates, times and acceptable items.
How do You Dispose of Other Things?
This list provided by Crawford County Solid Waste Authority.
Most of the following will charge you a fee for their service.
- Construction & Demolition Material: Kebert Construction – 814-724-1600
- Scrap Metal. Aluminum, Steel: Lincoln Recycling – 814-724-2241
- Prescription Drug take back: Penna. State Police – 814-332-6911
- Household Chemicals / Electronics: ECS&R – 814-425-7773
- Tires: Cambridge Tire – 814-398-4671
- Glass Recycling: Bayfront Glass in Erie – 814-464-5880
- Junk Removal: Junk station – 814-374-2124
Do You Have Money Coming?
You may have money coming from the Pa. State Treasurer. Check the following website or call.
www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property Toll free: 800-222-2046
Road Trip? Check the Roads:
If you are planning a winter road trip, check road conditions at: 511PA.com
Or you can use your I-phones and androids: call 5-1-1
Update on PFOS / PFOA:
While we were not required to shut the wells down, we voluntarily did so. We are going to bring the wells back on line as needed. We are waiting for further direction from the PA DEP. If you are uncomfortable, you can use bottled water. We feel the water is safe, and will continuously monitor the situation. Remember, the contaminant they found was in parts per TRILLION! To put this in perspective: we are required to keep at least 40 parts per million of chlorine in our water system! Watch for future reports.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
WINTER READING PROGRAM, for Crawford County residents, 13 and older Jan. 10 – March 7
Participants will be entered in a drawing for a $35 H & H Marketplace gift card.
Details in the Library Lobby or at https://saegertown.ccfls.org/ (Click on “programs” and
then on “Winter Reading Program”)
Hooray for hoopla! It’s a FREE online library where you can borrow audiobooks,
comics, e-books, movies, music, and tv programs. Stream or download to
get more information. Go to “About us”, “FAQ” on the library’s website (given above).
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
-Wednesday March 10th -Wednesday March 24th
-Wednesday April 21st -Thursday April 22nd
-Tuesday April 27th -Wednesday April 28th
-Thursday April 29th -Wednesday June 29th
◊Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday from 10 am until 11 am
-Saturday April 24th
◊ 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.
“Sure, I wave the American flag. Do you know a better one to wave?” – John Wayne
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Saegertown, PA 16433
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