June Newsletter

Electronic Recycling:

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

Televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, VCR’s, radios, copiers,

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

“Cans for Wishes”:

The local “Make-a-Wish” affiliate will take the following items if you schedule a pick-up at (814) 439-0076.

Air conditioners – Dehumidifiers – Washers – Dryers – Stoves – Vehicles – Scrap Metal – Hot Water Tanks – Aluminum Cans Lawnmowers – Refrigerators – Bicycles. And it goes for a good cause!

Father’s Day:

Father’s Day is Sunday June 19th. Make his day special.

Baseball Tournament: June 10-12

The annual “Little League” Tournament will be held at Jordan Park. Please use caution when driving in that area.

Look for your water bill: 10th of the month: Post office

Many water customers have not received their water bills in a prompt manner. The Borough always has the bills

mailed NO LATER THAN the 5th of the month. If you haven’t received your bill by the 10th of the month, call the Borough office, to get the amount you have due. We are not responsible for any Post Office mistakes or delays.

4th of July and Fireworks:

Fireworks of any kind are not permitted in the Borough. Violators can be fined. (Fire Code: 5601.2.1)

Property Maintenance: a partial list of the items to be addressed.

Notices will be sent, and fines issued, to anyone that does not comply with the Property Maintenance Ordinance.

Here are some of the Highlights:

●Grass & weeds can be no longer than 6 inches high.                

●premises must be graded…to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water.

●Sidewalks and driveways shall be kept in proper repair.

●Garages, shed, fences and walls must be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.

●All vehicles must be inspected, properly registered, and be in running condition. 

●Swimming Pools shall be clean and sanitary, and in good repair.

●Swimming pools must be secure. They must be fenced, or have access ladder removed when not in use.

●Exterior of every structure shall be maintained in good repair and structurally sound.

●Every window, skylight, door and frame shall be kept in good repair and weather tight.

●Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted or repaired.

●Exterior property shall be free from rubbish or garbage.


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

Building Permits:

Building Permits are required for the following:

New construction – altering existing structures – garages, sheds, porches, swimming pools, fences, signs,

Contact the Borough Office for details or with any questions.


When constructing new driveways or converting old driveways to concrete or blacktop all require a free permit.

Make sure no water or gas shut-off valves are under it. The permit is free, and the Borough will check

to make sure storm water drainage meets standards.

Yard Sales:

Reminder: yard sales need a free permit. You are limited to two (2) yard sales per year.

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

Real I.D:

If you want to enter Federal buildings or get on a plane, you must have the Real ID card by May 3rd 2023.

You can get it when you get your driver’s license renewed, or go to the Drivers Center to get more information.


Join the Saegertown Area Library Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities”. Registration for

 ages Pre-K through 12th grade on Wednesday, June 15th from 1 – 5 pm and on Saturday, June 18th

from 10 am – 1 pm at the library. Each participant receives a free book!  Tree Planting:

We would like to thank Brian at the Soil Conservation District, teacher Mr. Greco, and students

from Saegertown High School and Allegheny College for planting 75 new trees at Jordan Park.

Heritage Society:

       The Saegertown Heritage Society will be opening for the season on May 14th from 10:00 to 2:00.  The museum, located at 320 Broad Street will be open every 2nd and 4th Saturdays during those hours.  We will be highlighting a new exhibit on the Borough of Blooming Valley.  The McGill House, will have its first public tour June 4th at 11:00, followed by tours every 1st Saturday of the month at 11:00.  To schedule group tours or a visit outside those hours call 814-763-4101 to leave a message or 814-763-2997.

Looking Back:

Saegertown Ginger Ale Company:

In 1919 a spring was drilled at the present site of Saegertown Bottling on Grant St. In 1920 a plant was erected at that site. Saegertown Ginger Ale received two distinguished awards; it received an excellent rating during the Industrial Exhibition in New York City in 1889. And in 1900, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France it took the grand prize for the best soft drink of the day. The story has it that only one person had the formula for the Saegertown Ginger Ale, and when he died, the formula died with him. It has never been duplicated.

PFOS / PFOA: New Website launched by Penna. DEP

Check out the following website that DEP has launched concerning the Saegertown well contamination. It answers many questions and has lots of information:     Saegertown PFAS Site (pa.gov)

Interesting note on PFOS / PFOA:

The EPA and DEP limit the amount of PFOS/PFOA in drinking water to 70 parts per Trillion. PFOS/PFOA are chemicals used in products such as non-stick pans, Gortex water resistant items, stain free seats in vehicles and carpeting. It is also used in food wrappers. “CR.org” tested many fast-food wrappers and here are some of the test results:

                         (Remember that drinking water can be no more than 70 (ppt) parts per trillion.)

Single use paper plates: 149,000,000 ppt                              Fast Food Wrapper: 13,000,000 ppt

A trillion is a million, million.

Safety Tip of the Month:

Lightning:        “When Thunder Roars… Go Indoors”

These are guidelines from the National Weather Service”

                -As soon as you hear thunder go indoors

                -Run to a substantial building or a hard-topped vehicle.

                -Avoid open areas. Don’t be the tallest object in the area.

                -Stay away from tall isolated trees, power lines or towers.

                -If you are in a group, spread out.

                -Remember: Lightning can strike before or after the rain comes.

                -If you can hear thunder, lightning can strike!

If someone is struck by Lightning:

                -Call 9-1-1

                -Begin CPR

                -Use an AED if available

                -Move victim to safe place…lightning CAN strike twice!

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 May.

June: Wed. 29th 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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