February 2022 Newsletter

Check Website for Alerts:

We place any alerts on the home page of the Borough website as it becomes available. An example was garbage being delayed a day due to the snow storm. We suggest checking the site daily.


Newsletters and Agendas:

Monthly newsletters and Borough Council meeting agendas are also posted on the website. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting.

Trash Tips:

Make sure your trash does not get covered in snow. Use dark bags in snowy weather. Remember that trash containers must be removed from the street within 24 hours after pick-up. And do not put trash out more than 24 hours before scheduled pick-up.

Borough Council Officers for 2022-23:

Marc Kirchner is Mayor:                          Lenny Stites is Council President:

Bob Gilbert is Council Vice President:      Tammy Bidwell is Secretary/Treasurer.

Happy Valentine’s Day:

Don’t forget your special someone on February 14th!

Financial Audits:

The Borough’s finances are audited yearly by Maloney, Reed & Scarpitti, a CPA firm from Edinboro.

We are currently undergoing that review right now.

Sidewalks in Winter:

Please remember that sidewalks on Main Street must be kept clear of snow and ice. When it snows more than 2 inches the snow must be removed at least once every calendar day.

The sidewalks must be cleaned the full width to comply with ADA requirements. Also make sure the transitions from property to property are clear and passable.

Plowing snow on private property:

You cannot plow, blow or shovel snow onto someone else’s property without permission,

or ACROSS streets. Please be respectful of others.

Borough Plowing Streets:

The Borough plows snow off streets – generally each side of the street gets ½ the snow if possible. We also push the snow back on all corners. It is up to residents to store that snow on their own property. Remember: it is not the Borough against property owners…we are all in this together!

Adopt a Hydrant:

We would like to thank those who clean the snow away from fire hydrants. Consider adopting a hydrant if you have one near your residence and keep it cleared from snow. It makes a big difference if there is a fire – it might be your house! If you see a hydrant that is snowed in, let the Borough Office know.

Chlorine Levels in Water:

Occasionally we get a complaint that the chlorine level in our water is too high. We agree!!! However, we are mandated to keep specific minimum levels of chlorine by DEP.

Over 18 Years old – register at Borough

If someone is living in the Borough and they are 18 years old or older they must register at the Borough Office.

All residents over 18 are responsible for the per capita tax.

Burn Permits:

Remember that there is no outside burning without a permit. Permits are good until the property

changes ownership, or renters move out. Violations of the ordinance will result in the permits being

revoked, and fines being assessed. All outdoor burning is limited in the spring when everything is too dry.

Re-Cycling – monthly fee:

The Borough does not provide recycling service. (Other than the electronics recycling once a year) Individuals can contract with the waste hauler for the service. The recent increase in the fee for recycling had NOTHING to do with the Borough. Contact the waste contractor for any questions.

Water Billing – Watch for your Monthly Bill:

                The Borough mails all water bills by the 5th of each month.

                -If you do NOT receive one by the 10th of the month, check with the Post Office or call the Borough Office.

                -Payments are due by the 20th of each month.

                -When a customer is issued a Shut-off noticethe bill must be paid in full – no partial payments are accepted.

New Tax Collector:

     Jill (Niebauer) Allen was appointed Tax Collector. The schedule of office hours will be posted next month.

Reminder…Sewer Authority – Changes for 2022:

New for 2022 – the Sewer Authority will meet on the first Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 at the Borough Building on Erie St.

Drop Box for Payments: There will be a drop box for sewer payments on the West side of the Borough Building starting in January 2022. Make sure to use the proper drop box…there will be separate boxes for water and sewer payments.

Saegertown Area Library:

The library is sponsoring a “Winter Reading Challenge” from January 15 to March 15.

There are 3 categories for prizes: Children, Teens and Adults.

Stop at the library to register and maybe win a prize!

Heritage Society:

The Saegertown Heritage Society is sponsoring a Cherry Pie Hike to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. 

It will be held Monday, February 21st. Participants are to meet at the museum on 320 Broad Street at 1:30.  The hike will be approximately a half-hour walk around town, stopping to discuss George Washington connections to the Saegertown Area.  At about 2:15 there will be a presentation on George Washington coming through the area on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf in 1753.  Refreshments and cherry pie will follow the presentation. You may attend the program without going on the hike.  The public is invited to attend free of charge

    The Heritage Society also will reveal plans to commemorate his trip with a new historical sign.

We need information on…

“The Old Saegertown Elm” or “The George Washington Elm”

The Heritage Society is looking for any information you might have on the

Location of these two trees. If anyone has information or pictures of them,

 please contact the Heritage Society or the Borough Office.

Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:

REAL ID – extended until May 3, 2023

Safety Tip of the Month: Winter Driving

PENNDOT recommends the following:           

Listen to weather advisories – don’t travel if you don’t have to. Keep your gas tank at least half full                 

Slow down and increase following distances                            Do not use cruise control when snow or ice

Turn on headlights driving in snow                                          Use low beams in blowing snow

Beware of roads that look wet…they may be frozen into black ice

Use extra caution on bridges and ramps for ice                                               

Tax Collector Information:

◊New information on the next Newsletter.

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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