July 2022 Newsletter

Mail Boxes:

Any mailbox that is placed on the Right-of-Way of any Borough Street is subject to the following regulations:

  1. All parts of the mailbox must be at least 12 inches from the street.
  2. All mailboxes must be kept in good repair.
  3. The posts of the mailbox must be kept vertical and not lean towards the street.
  4. Post can NOT be concreted into the ground.
  5. No post may be placed over a water or service line.
  6. There must be a reflector on each side of the post.
  7. The Borough will NOT be responsible for any damage incurred by snow plowing or construction, and the Borough will NOT repair or replace any mail box that is damaged.
  8. Failure to comply will result in Class E fines.

This Tick is DANGEROUS…Pay attention if you are spending time Outdoors

Ticks carry many dangerous diseases such as Powassan Virus, Lime Disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Powassan virus can cause encephalitis (infection of the brain, and can be fatal.)

Before You Go Outdoors

  • Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Spending time outside walking your dog, camping, gardening, or hunting could bring you in close contact with ticks. Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood.
  • Treat clothing and gear with products containing 0.5% permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remain protective through several washings. Alternatively, you can buy permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
  • Do not use the following products on children under 3 years old.
  •                 Containing OLE (oil of lemon eucalyptus) or PMD (para-methane-diol.)
  • Avoid Contact with Ticks
    • Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
    • Walk in the center of trails.
    • Check yourself after being outdoors, particularly hair, neck, groin area, underarms

Products:             –Permethrin: This spray is readily available at sporting goods and hardware stores.

Spray it on cloths and let it dry. It repels ticks for 3 to 6 weeks.

It is listed as safe for children.

                                –Picaridin Insect repellent: This spray contains 20% picaridin

and is safe to put on skin and children

                                –Repel with the red can and lid: contains 15% picaridin and is safe for children.

Effective for 10 hours.

Electronic Recycling:

The Borough will take the following electronics during the month of AUGUST only:

Televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, VCR’s, radios, cell phones, shredders, and copiers,

All items must be from residents and businesses in Saegertown Borough ONLY…

Garbage Pick-up on Holidays!!!

Residents continue to ask about garbage pick-up on Holidays.

The pick-up day does not change. It is ALWAYS on Monday!


Trees are regulated in the Borough. Check with the office before you: trim, plant, repair, or remove any tree.

Community Yard-Sales-Day: Will be on the 3rd Saturday in July. (July 16th this year.) No permit needed.

Street Paving and Tar & Chip Alleys…No parking

In the near future Crawford Street will be paved. The following Alleys and Streets will be coated with tar & Chip:

Alden Alley, David Alley, Dixon Alley, Edwards Alley, Floyd Alley, Kern Alley, Mook Alley, Renner Alley, Sackett Alley, Water St. and part of Washington Street. Tentative date for Tar & Chip is the week of July 18th. Watch for signs.

Standing Water and Mosquitos:

It is illegal to have standing or pooling water on your property. They are breeding pools for Mosquitos.

Also remove or dry out any other source that mosquitos could lay eggs in, such as old tarps, old tires, etc.


Come to the Saegertown Area Library’s Book & Puzzle Sale! Saturday, July 16, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Great books & puzzles at bargain prices! Thank you for supporting your hometown library.

Saegertown Fire Dept.

Thanks to everyone who supported the recent virtual raffle. Congratulations to the winners!

North Roundabout:

The three trees at the North roundabout that were destroyed by vehicles this past winter and spring have been replaced.

Creek Bank Trimming:

Once again, this year, the banks along French Creek will be trimmed and cleared of brush so EVERYONE can enjoy the view of the “State River of the Year.” We are the only town along the Creek where you can drive along it, not just cross over it!

Iron Bridge Park:

Thanks to the Jordan Family Foundation we have removed the dirt path at the park,

 and added some new sidewalks, and concrete pads under the picnic tables.

Stop by and have your lunch at one of the tables, and enjoy the creek.

Congratulations High School Sports Teams!!!

We would like to give a thumbs up to the Softball Team for winning the district title and

placing in the top 4 in the State!! Also, congrats to the Baseball Team for winning the District Championship!!

Heritage Society:

The Saegertown Heritage Society is open for the season from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The museum, located at 320 Broad Street will be open every 2nd and 4th Saturdays during those hours. The McGill House, will have tours every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00.  To schedule group tours or a visit outside those hours call 814-763-4101 or 814-763-2997.

Looking Back: (from the “History of Saegertown by Fortuna and Jordan”):


In 1861 the first railroad tracks were laid through town. They were laid on the site where a canal was supposed to be put in years before, to run from Erie to Pittsburgh. The canal was built a few miles from town instead. A street was laid out where the canal was to have been built, and it was named “Canal Street.”  This was later changed to the present “Grant St.”

Safety Tip of the Month:

Make sure you read the section above on TICKS.

Tax Collector Information:

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:

There are NO tax hours in July.

August: Wed. 10th – Wed. 24th – from 6-7:30 pm         

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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