January 2018

Councilman Marc Kirchner – Thanks:

Marc served on Borough Council for the last seven years. He also served on the Safety Committee and will be missed on council. If you see him, Thank him!


New Borough Officials

New Councilman:

Kevin Byers has been elected to a 4 year term on Borough Council. We welcome him aboard.

Bob Gilbert, Dr. Doug Smith and Rich Wunderley have all been re-elected and will serve another 4 year term.

New Tax Collector:

Amanda Pipper has been elected Tax Collector for the Borough. Watch future newsletters for her office hours.


New Council Meeting Time

Borough Council Meetings – New Time:

Beginning in February Borough Council Meetings will begin at 6:00 pm.

Meetings are the second Monday of each month. Call ahead to get on the agenda to speak.


Winter Weather Announcements

Snow Parking:

Thanks for doing a Great Job moving cars so Far this Winter!

Remember: Snow Parking rules are in effect from November until April. We strictly enforce the ordinance if there is snow on the ground or snow is anticipated. Call the office if you are unsure of the restrictions.

First Offense

Written warning on vehicle

Second Offense

$50 fine

Each Additional Offense

$250 fine

Please advise any visitors that you have of this ordinance – NO one is exempt!!!

Snow on Sidewalks:

The sidewalk ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared of snow at least once every 36 hours. The ordinance will be enforced when there is more than 2 inches of snow. Residents that elected to keep sidewalks or were required to do so are regulated under the ordinance. Please keep in mind that property owners are responsible for sidewalks. Warnings will be issued for non-compliance, and fines may be assessed to those who are negligent.

If you are leaving town, make arrangements to have your sidewalks shoveled!

Safety Tip: Winter Storms

Saegertown lies in a zone that averages the most snow in the United States each winter. We average more than 72 inches of snow yearly. Severe snow storms may last several days and many times they are associated with power outages. If you need help during a storm, contact the Borough Office (or 911) for instructions or to find a shelter.

Avoid Overexertion, such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car or walking in deep snow.The strain may cause a heart attack. Sweating may also cause a chill and hypothermia.

If you are caught outside in a snow storm:Stay dry – keep body parts covered – Find a shelter or build one.

If you are stranded in a vehicle: Stay in the vehicle – Only run the motor for 10 minutes each hour – Open window a little to prevent CO poisoning – Make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked- exercise, particularly the hands, feet, fingers and toes – Place a colored cloth on your antennae to alert rescuers.

If you are inside with loss of power:use extreme caution with alternate heat sources and make sure they are properly ventilated – close off any unneeded rooms to conserve heat – Cover windows at night – Eat and drink to keep the body producing heat – stay hydrated – wear loose fitting cloths in layers.

Fire Hydrants

Once again we are asking residents to shovel snow from the fire hydrants in your neighborhood. It is helpful if there is a fire in the area!

Christmas Announcements

Picking up “Real” Christmas Trees:

The Borough will pick-up “real” Christmas trees for the next week or two provided that all decorating materials have been removed.

Christmas Decorations – more Donations:

We continue to receive donations toward the new Christmas Decorations. Thank you Pizza Villa for the donation.

Trash & Recycling Announcements

Garbage Bags: White bags get lost in the snow

We recommend that you use black garbage bags instead of white ones in the winter.

The white ones may be missed for pick-up when covered in snow.

Recycling: County Program Ending

Due to prohibited cost the County recycling program is ending at the end of the year.

Unfortunately there is not a viable market for the recyclable material at this time.

From the Water Department

Cash Water Payments: Cash water payments must not be placed in the drop off box. Make your cash payments during normal office hours.

The Borough will not be responsible for any cash payments that are placed in the drop off box.

From the Tax Office

Residents turning 80 exempt from Per Capita Tax:

If you are 80 years old or will be turning 80 in 2018 please notify the Borough Office or the Tax Collector, so you can be placed on the Per Capita exempt list.

Compare Property Taxes:

Meadville…21.92 mil

Crawford County…19.1 mil

Cambridge…15.5 mil

Linesville…15.2 mil

Conneaut Lake……15 mil

Cochranton…………………….14.25 mil

Conneautville………………….10 mil

Saegertown…………………….4 mil

Save on Your Electric Bill

(source Northwestern REC)

-Reduce water temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees (save $2 per month or $24 per year)

-Use cold water for laundry (save $11 per month or $132 per year)

-Turn off ceiling fans when not in the room (save $7 per month or $84 per year)

-Use lower wattage light bulbs (save up to $4 per month or $48 per year)

-Switch to LED bulbs (Saves $3.60 per day or $43.20 per year each – even leaving the bulb on all day!)

-Use the “auto off” feature on your Keurig coffer maker (save almost $8 per month or $96 per year)

-Turn off lights and appliances when not in use

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.

Saegertown Fire Dept.: meetings first and third Wed. of month, 7:30 pm at the Fire Station on Erie St.

Women’s Improvement Club: meetings second Mon. of month, 7:00 at the United Methodist Church on Euclid Ave.

Library:Board Meetings third Thurs. of month, 7:00 pm at the Library on Broad St.

Library Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm

Fri. from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sat. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Heritage Society: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:30 pm at the Heritage Museum on Broad St.

Museum hours: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm from March to December.

McGill House Tours: 1st Saturday of each month 11:00 am (June to October) or by appointment.

Saegertown Borough

603 Erie Street
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-4600

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