January 2022 Newsletter

It’s a New Year … Let’s make it a Great one!

Thanks – Decorations for the Holidays:

We would like to thank Mark Johnson Electric, Kevin Byers and his crew, and the Borough Employees for installing the Holiday decorations again this year. Town looked awesome!

We have had great feedback from other communities!

Sidewalks in Winter:

Please remember that sidewalks on Main Street must be kept clear of snow and ice.

Snow of more than 2 inches must be removed at least once every calendar day.

Plowing snow on private property:

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

or ACROSS streets. Please be respectful of others.

Landlords – Reminder:

Remember that self-inspections and any fee due in 2022 must be received by the Borough no later than January 30, 2022. Failure to do so will result in a failed inspection, fees and fines.

Members Re-elected:

Mayor Marc Kirchner, and Councilmen Bob Gilbert, Dr. Doug Smith and Kevin Byers were re-elected to new 4-year terms on Borough Council.

New Council Member:

Amanda Pipper has been appointed as the newest Borough Council member.

She will fill the unexpired term of Rich Wunderley.

French Creek – River of the Year Nominee – Please Vote!

French Creek was one of 4 rivers nominated for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year.

Programs and grants may be available if it is selected. Please vote for it on-line as follows:

https://pawatersheds.org/2022-river-of-the-year-nominees/ . Scroll to vote where it says” vote here”.

Demolition on Main Street:

There has been much misinformation floating around on social media concerning the building recently demolished on Main Street. The building was unsafe, and was being held together by cables inside. No one has lived in the building since August of 2019, and even then, there was only one apartment that was habitable. It had also become an attractive nuisance, as young adults broke in and were using it as a party spot. The owners had it demolished, not the Borough. The owners had a choice of repairing to code or demolishing. They determined it was not feasible to repair.

New Tax Collector:

If you are a Borough resident and interested in becoming tax collector, please send a resume to the Borough Office at PO Box 558, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Sewer Authority – Changes Coming in 2022:

New Meeting Day and Time – the Sewer Authority will meet on the second Wednesday

    of the Month at 6:00 pm at the Borough Building on Erie St.

-No Longer Pay at Credit Union:

    Beginning January 1, 2022 sewer payments can no longer be paid at the Credit Union.

Drop Box for Payments: There will be a drop box for sewer payments on the West side of

    the Borough Building starting January 2022. Make sure to use the proper drop box…

    there will be separate boxes for water (garbage) and sewer payments.

How to Make Sewer Payments:

    Sewer payments can be made by mail at PO Box 334, Saegertown, or in the drop box.

Leaves: Done for the Year!

The Borough is done picking up leaves until next spring.

We suggest bagging any you have left and store them up by your residence.

Vandalism – Littering – Curfew

We had several incidents of vandalism, way too much litter, and too many curfew violations in 2021.

Please report any violations that you may see to either the Borough Office or to the Penna. State Police. (814-332-6911) We have been issuing warnings and fines, and will continue to do so until it has stopped. Last year alone we had several thousand dollars of damage at Jordan Park.

Thank you to Lea and Alice; they pick up the litter almost daily, and there is way too much of it.

Thank them when you see them!

Saegertown Area Library

Thanks to all who supported the recent fund raiser,

and congratulations to the prize winners.

Saegertown Fire Department.

The firemen want to thank those who supported the recent Christmas raffle.

Be fire-safe over the Winter, and please, do not drink and drive.     

Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:

REAL ID – extended until May 3, 2023

Safety Tip of the Month:

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission                                   

Tax Collector Information:

◊ More information coming in the February 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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