February 2023 Newsletter

Think Spring: Several sections of ordinances address property maintenance:

                -Power Wash the mold and dirt on your buildings (section 304.2)

                -There are some great sprays available that clean the scum and mold off siding.

                -Pick up and dispose of any Litter you see (section 308)

                -Paint areas that have chipped, peeling or no paint. (section 304.2)

                -Standing water on parking lots and driveways must be eliminated (section 302.2)

                -Outdoor storage – you can NOT just cover piles of junk. It must be properly stored indoors.

                -Repair: roofs, windows, doors, siding etc. (section 304)

Jordan Family Foundation:

This Foundation, in honor and memory of Chalmer and Evelyn Jordan continues to fund and support numerous projects in the Borough. The Jordan’s daughters currently run the Foundation. This past year alone they funded the bark chips at the playground, mulch for all the gardens around town, purchased flowers, including those on the roundabouts, purchased the lights for the trees at the North Roundabout, and supported projects at the Fire Dept., Library and the Heritage Society. This organization has been a true blessing for Saegertown.

Thank those who Decorated:

Christmas decorations in town looked great this past holiday. We want to thank everyone who got in the spirit of the season. There were some really neat decorations this year!

“Shout-Out” to Businesses that are Upgrading:

We would like to thank the businesses that have spruced up this past year, such as: Gingerich properties at the south end of town and all the businesses there, Pat & Sue Butler (Adv.-Peterson’s) and the Dairy Isle. Thanks.

Junk Car Ordinance:

                -All vehicles must be registered and inspected, and in running condition.

                -Boats, lawnmowers, ATV’s, must also be in running condition and properly stored.

                -Any vehicle licensed in another states: Must be licensed in Penna. within 20 days.

What is a Residential Rental Unit?

            -When any Resident is NOT an immediate family member of the owner, it’s considered a rental unit.

                -Any person using a Borough mailing address is considered a resident.

                -Anyone staying at a residence for at least 3 days a week, or more than 2 weeks a year, or more than

2 months a year, the unit is considered a rental unit.

Rentals East of Railroad Tracks: are Not Permitted

                -Only one rental was grandfathered in when the ordinance was adopted – no new ones are permitted.     

Garbage Service:

Garbage will be picked up every Monday (Holidays included) after 8:00 in the morning

-Once the refuse truck has passed a location, they will NOT return to pick-up more trash

-All garbage must be out at the curb by 8 am

-“Unlimited pick-up” with following exceptions: They will NOT pick up the following:

                -Yard waste (grass, sticks, flowers, limbs, shrubs etc.)

                -Construction Material

                -Hazardous Materials (gasoline, paint, oil etc.)

                -Auto Parts including tires

                -Items too large to crush (weight benches, steel outdoor furniture)

                -Electronics (TV’s, computers, printers etc.)

-Only Garbage generated at the premises (no refuse from outside Borough)

Water in Garbage Cans:

-Rain Water in garbage cans will freeze! The trash haulers are not permitted to pick up heavy cans caused by ice.

-Make sure garbage cans are water tight! And are not too heavy for one man to pick-up.

Electronics Recycling: A Change this year.

-Once again, this year, we will have electronics recycling during the month of August.

-Residents are limited to (2) two electronic items for recycling this year. Each additional item will cost $5.00.

-No items from OUTSIDE the Borough will be accepted.

Heritage Society:

The Saegertown Heritage Society is holding their 2nd Cherry Pie Hike on February 20th to celebrate Presidents’ Day. The event will begin at 1:30 at the Saegertown Heritage Museum, 320 Broad Street, Saegertown.  The hike will center around George Washington, since he passed through our area in 1753 on his trip to Fort LeBoeuf.  There will be a short lecture about him at the museum, followed by a walking tour around the Borough to point out and discuss connections to the first President. Finally, the tour will culminate at the museum for cherry pie and hatchet-shaped sugar cookies.  The event is open to the public free of charge and you may participate in the lecture and refreshments without going on the walk.  Last year’s initial event was well attended and we encourage you to experience a way to commemorate our first President and the holiday.

News from your Saegertown Area Library:

●It’s “Bookopoly!” – a Winter Reading program for ages 14 & up. Roll the dice, move around the board, read, and earn prizes: gift cards from our generous local businesses! January 16 – March 31.

Take Your Child to the Library – February 4-11. Kick off on Sat., February 4.

           Special bags and prizes for all children

●The Hot Chocolate & History program welcomes Pam Schultz from the Crawford County Care Center to share the center’s interesting history – Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 P.M.

●Thanks for supporting your Hometown Library!

Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept: CASH BASH is Back this Summer!!!!

After the pandemic cancellations, the Annual CASH BASH will once again be held this summer

 The event will be at the Crawford County Fair Grounds on June 3rd.

Watch future newsletters for more details.

Safety Tip: Disaster Siren

If the fire Siren blows for one minute straight, three (3) times with a one-minute pause in between blasts, it indicated a disaster or potential disaster. It is used to warn of an impending tornado or flood. It can also indicate a Hazardous Materials leak or spill. If you hear the disaster siren:

                -Go indoors and turn on local news media or listen to a fire monitor

                -If tornado warning, go to the basement in a safe spot

                -If flood, be prepared to evacuate

                -If a Haz Mat leak, close doors and windows and listen for instructions.

Do NOT call 9-1-1 to find out what is going on. LISTEN to local news media (radios or TV’s)

Tax Collector Information:

Drop Box: Property Tax payments may be dropped in the Borough drop box (NOT the sewer box)

It must be a check or money order. No cash!

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:

            These will be published when they are available

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.

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