July Newsletter


CCR – Annual Water Quality Report:

We are required by the Penna. DEP to provide water quality reports to customers. It is included with this newsletter. Landlords must provide copies to tenants, or notify them one can be picked up at the office.

Community Yard Sales:

Community yard sales are always on the 3rd Saturday in July. This year it is July 20th.

No permit is needed. Commercial sales are not permitted at a residence.

Set up is permitted on Friday, and all items must be removed by Monday morning.

Saegertown Library:

Support the Library during this year’s Community Yard Sales Day from 8 am until 3 pm. In addition to a yard and book sales they will be having hot dogs for sale. New this year will be a dunking booth!

They are also sponsoring a “Love your Library” photo contest. There are several categories and prizes will be awarded. Deadline is July 15th. Contact the Library with any questions: 763-5203.

Yard Sale Tables Available:

You can rent tables on yard sales day at St. Bernadette’s. Out of Borough residents can get involved this way. Call 763-6026 for prices and more information.

Community Pig Out:

On Saturday July 13th there will be a free Community Pig Roast at the United Methodist Church on Euclid Ave. It will take place from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. There will be games and activities for adults and kids. There is No Cost to attend. Bring a lawn chair and your appetite. Come and enjoy!

Real ID:

Do not forget that if you travel by plane you are required to get a “Real ID” by next year. These are available at the Driver’s license center.

Reserve Picnic Shelters at Jordan Park:

Contact the Borough Office if you want to reserve the picnic shelters at Jordan Park. There is no cost to Borough residents, and a $50 charge to non-residents. A $50 deposit is required and is returned if there is no damage and the area is cleaned up. Check with the office for availability, it is first come first serve.

Paving:

We recently paved several streets in town. In the last several years we have paved nearly every street and alley, and all of town is in really good shape!

Sealing Streets on Saeger-Heights:

All streets on Saeger-Heights (Bell, Parkview, Lynnhaven, Ross, Valleyview and Windvale) will be tar and chipped this summer. The project is scheduled for august 12th with a rain date of August 19th. Notification signs will be put up at the end of each street. There will be no parking along these streets for 2 weeks after the construction. Please drive slowly on these streets so the tar may set up.

Don’t Leave Kid’s in Cars:

Never leave children alone in a vehicle, particularly when it is hot. Even for a few minutes!

Minor distractions, accidents or delays in finishing your task can result in serious injuries or death to children. And it is Illegal!

Brush – be Reasonable:

The Borough makes a practical effort to pick up brush whenever possible. Please be reasonable in the amount you put out, make sure it is no longer than 5 feet long, and place it near, not on, the street.

Pet’s in Summer:

Don’t forget to take care of pets in summer particularly on “Hot days”

-Make sure they have water, and plenty of shade.

-Never leave pets in a hot car

-Watch the paws! Hot metal, pavement or sand can burn a pet’s feet.

-Keep hair trimmed to one inch or less

-Keep pets away from fireworks

Swimming Pools – Need a building Permit

Any pool larger than a “Kidde pool” requires a building permit. This includes above ground pools 4 feet deep. This is to make sure the pools are safely installed.

Swimming Pool Safety: Keep fences closed and locked:

In-Ground Pools must have a lockable fence and above ground pools must have the ladder removed so children cannot get into the pool unsupervised. Pools are “attractive nuisances” and must be carefully controlled. Never let kids swim alone, or dive head first into a shallow pool.

What is an ABC Fire Extinguisher?

Everyone should have a fire extinguisher in their kitchen. Make sure it is an ABC extinguisher.

A – means it is capable of putting out fires like trash, paper or wood.

B – means it will put out an electrical fire (toaster, microwave etc.)

C – means it will put out a flammable liquid fire (grease, oil etc.)

Only try to put out a small fire, and always call 911 before you try and use one.

Never risk your life to put out a fire, just quickly call the fire dept. and let them do it.

Grass and Weeds:

Grass and weeds must be cut and trimmed to no loner than 6 inches high. Most residents have been able to work around the rain and keep properties looking good. Those that have not need to work around the rain. If your neighbors can do it…so can you. Keep town looking good.

 Tax Collector Information:

Office Hours at the Borough building are as follows:

Evening Hours are from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm, and Saturday Hours are from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.

August:

Wednesday – 8/14/19 – 8/28/19

September:

Wednesday – 9/11/19 – 9/18/19 – 9/25/19

Thursday – 9/19/19 – 9/26/19

Saturday – 9/21/19 – 9/28/19

October:

Thursday – 10/10/19

November:

Wednesday: 11/13/19

Monday: 11/25/19

December:

Wednesday – 12/11/19

Saturday – 12/28/19

Payments may be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax Collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at:

814-763-5401 or sborotc@outlook.com

 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.

 Safety Tip of the Month:

Home Cooking Fires:

-65 deaths per year are caused by residential cooking fires.

-1,300 injuries per year are caused by residential cooking fires.

-Over $160 million dollars in property loss per year, is caused by residential cooking fires.

-40% of the fires are caused by unattended cooking.

►Keep your oven, stove and cooking devices clean and greaseless.

►Never leave a fire unattended on the stove particularly when cooking with grease or oil.

►Have an ABC fire extinguisher mounted in your kitchen, and in working order.

►Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you have a small kitchen fire.

-Source: U.S. Fire Administration

Whenever you can’t find sunshine…be the sunshine.

 

Saegertown Borough


603 Erie Street
PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-4600

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