June 2020 Newsletter

Borough Office remains CLOSED to visitors and the public:

The Borough Office will remain closed to visitors until at least June 8th. Please use the drop box or mail in payments. Remember NO CASH in the drop box. Watch the Borough’s website or Facebook page for any updates.

Other Programs on hold until Governor orders Green:

  • No yard sale permits will be issued
  • Jordan Park will remain Closed
  • No reservations for picnic shelters at the park
  • Borough Council will make a decision on the Community Yard Sales Day in June.
  • Corona Virus (COVID-19):

Here are the things you need to continue to do:

  • Cover your sneeze or cough
  • Don’t touch your nose or mouth after being in public before you wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you have been in public.
  • Respect and obey any quarantine, isolation or travel advisory.
  • Watch the news for regular updates.

Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:

-Federal and State Taxes – extended until July 15, 2020

-REAL ID – extended until October 2021

-Primary Election – rescheduled for June 2, 2020. (Borough building will be open)

-Property Tax – Face Value – extended until August 31, 2020

Looking for Census Workers:

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up for the 2020 Census and is recruiting for temporary jobs. By visiting https://2020census.gov/jobs, applicants can apply for a range of positions, including office operations supervisors, census field supervisors, clerks, and Enumerator/Lister. The positions will be located in and around your local area, and have flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends. Pay ranges from $16 to $20 hourly plus mileage for field positions. Apply now at https://2020census.gov/jobs!

Recycle Electronics – Scheduled for August with Exceptions:

Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronic recycling program this year. During the month of August, (If the Governor goes Green) Borough residents can bring old Tv’s, radios, computers, fax machines, copiers, and stereos (no speakers) to the Borough Building. You must be able to unload the items yourself or call ahead. Window air-conditioners and dehumidifiers will be taken for $5 each, and broken TV or computer screens will cost $10.00 each. There is no charge if the screens are not broken. Please Note that anyone who brings items to recycle must be able to unload it themselves.

4th of July Holiday:

The Borough will be closed on Monday July 6th for the 4th of July Holiday.

Regular garbage pick-up will take place that day.

Oliver Smith: Qualified for All-State:

The Borough resident recently qualified for All-State chorus as a bass. Congratulations!

Fire Dept. News:

CASH BASH is cancelled for this year. Watch for a fund raiser in the fall.

Check out the FD Facebook page or the website for more details.      www.saegertownvfd.com

Trees and Shrubs:

Planting trees on Borough Rights of Way is not permitted without permission. This is the area generally between the street and the sidewalk, or the ROW area that differs with each street. Check before you plant any trees or shrubs along streets. Small plants like flowers are permissible. There is a list of acceptable trees that may be Planted, please check with the Borough Office.

Street Rights of Way:

The rights of way of all streets varies. This is the area that requires permits or permission to put anything on.

Adjacent property owners are responsible for mowing and maintaining these areas.

            ∆ All Alleys              20 feet wide

                ∆ Saeger-Heights   60 feet wide            (Bell, Parkview, Lynnhaven, Ross, Valleyview. Windvale, Carlyn)

                ∆ Broad t.                70 feet wide

                ∆ Euclid Ave.           70 feet wide

                ∆ Mill St.                  70 feet wide

                ∆ Main St.                70 feet wide            (South St. to McGill)

                ∆ Main St.                50 feet wide            (All other  areas except as noted above)

                ∆ Crawford              60 feet wide

                ∆ Grant St.               60 feet wide

                ∆ Erie St.                  53 feet wide

                ∆ South St.               50 feet wide

                ∆ Washington St.    50 feet wide

                ∆ Water St.              50 feet wide

                ∆ McGill                  40 feet wide            (From Main to Euclid)

                ∆ McGill                  45 feet wide            (From Euclid to Grant)

                ∆ North Street         16 feet wide            (Street is split with Woodcock Twp.)

Library News:

  • Annual Walk-a-Thon is postponed until September. More information in a future newsletter.
  • Watch for an announcement about curbside service at the Library coming soon.
  • Get details on the Library website or Facebook page. http://saegertown.ccfls.org

Safety Tip of the Month:

Ticks – ‘tis the Season:

Be careful when you are working outdoors or walking in wooded or brushy areas with high grass:

Ticks carry may diseases, including Lyme Disease:

  • Use insect repellant with DEET
  • Spray your clothes with permethrin and let it dry (last about 2 weeks) (available at Sporting goods Stores)
  • Wear long pants and socks and tuck pants into socks
  • Wear long sleeve shirts.
  • The CDC recommends Showering within 2 hours to help reduce risk of Lyme disease.
  • Check your (and your children’s) under arms, ears, belly button, back of knees, hair, between legs, around waist.

If you find a tick:

  • remove it as soon as possible with fine tweezers as close to skin as possible
  • pull steady outward and upward, slowly – don’t jerk or lift the head off
  • Put it in a bag and seal it.
  • Have tick checked for lime disease by logging on to: https://www.ticklab.org/test-my-tick

                                And follow instructions. This is free to Penna. residents – no pets.

  • If the ticks test positive, contact your doctor, as antibiotics will prevent the disease if taken in a timely manner.
  • Clean bite areas with alcohol or soap and water.
  • Check pets carefully after outdoor walks. Remove the tick, same as above and treat bite area the same.
  • Contact your Vet for further instructions

Once again thanks to our “Litter Ladies” (Alice, Lea, Rita) for keeping town clean.

Tax Collector Information: Corona Virus changes

No penalty on Borough or County Property Taxes until after August 31st.

Tax Collectors must limit in-person payments until further notice.

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

The Tax Collector will have office hours at the Borough Building on the following evening from 6:30 until 8:00

                Wednesday June 24th

                Only one person will be permitted in the Lobby at a time.

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.

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle

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