March 2020

Annual Severe Weather Exercise:

Disaster (Tornado) Siren to be Activated:

On Thursday March 26th at 9:00 am there will be a test of the Disaster Siren.

The siren will blow for one minute solid, three times with a one-minute pause

between blasts. This alert is used for tornados, Chemical Leaks, Floods or any other

potential disaster. If the disaster siren is activated, go indoors, close windows

and doors, and listen for instructions on the radio or television or listen to a fire monitor.


Recycle Electronics:

Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronic recycling program this year. During the months of April and August, 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.

Weekly Recycle on Trash Day:

Weekly recycling is not included with your regular trash bill. If you want to recycle normal household items you need to contact Advanced Disposal (at 814-297-6114) and make arrangements with them.

Purchasing a recycle bin from a chain store or another carrier will not get the items recycled.

You need to use the container provided by Advanced and pay them directly for the service.

What is Litter?

Think about this…In addition to the obvious: (drink cans, bottles and Styrofoam containers etc.)

Cigarette butts – food such as banana peels or apple cores – chewing gum – and Chewing tobacco are all LITTER! Please dispose of them properly. Help keep town looking nice.


Census…2020 is the Year!

  • There is a census taken every ten (10) years that is mandated by the Federal Constitution.
  • It is important, and determines how many representatives we have in congress, and is a determining factor when applying for Federal and State Grants.
  • Make sure to answer the questions when you are asked. Failure to do so can result in fines from $100 to $500. They will not ask you for your social security number or a credit card number.
  • The following are questions you will be asked:

            The number of people living or staying in a home on April 1, 2020.

            Whether the home is owned with or without a mortgage, rented or occupied without rent.

            A phone number for a person in the home.

            The name, sex, age, dates of birth and race of each person in the home.

            Whether each person is of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.

            The relationship of each person to a central person in the home.

Time Change – Spring Ahead!

It’s the time of year that we lose an hour! On Sunday March 8th at 2:00 am move your

clocks ahead one hour. We will make it back up in the fall.

Smoke Detector Batteries:

It’s time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. You should do it twice a year…each time the clocks are moved back or ahead. And Test your smoke detectors.

St. Patrick Day:

The South Street Bridge will be green this month recognizing the popular Holiday.


Bridge Colors:

There are many combinations of colors and displays we use for the South Street Bridge. Several colors recognize events or awareness such as: Red for Valentines, Purple for “Relay for Life”, Blue and Gold for homecoming, Red, White and Blue for the 4th and several other color versions. Enjoy the changes.

Library Board Meetings:

The Saegertown Library board has changed the monthly meetings from the second Monday to the third Monday of each month at 7:00, at the Library on Broad St.

Library News:

Story Times: Preschool Story time still meets every Wednesday at 10:30.

There is now a new story time for ages 5-7 on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Other news:

  • There is a “Can’t Wait for Spring” used book sale through the end of March.
  • Help the Library meet their March circulation goal of 1,500 items. They want to plaster the Library wall with names. For every 2 books checked-out in March write your name on a shamrock to hang on the wall. And add a thought about why you feel lucky to Have Your Library.
  • Wi-Fi Hot Spots are available for 2 week-check-outs.
  • Mark your calendar for the annual WALK-A-THON on May 9th. Get details at the Library.

DEP Water System Inspection:

The Borough Water System passed a full DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection) inspection in February. We had a couple minor deficiencies that we are correcting, (such as no fire extinguisher in some well houses and a broken conduit at a well head) and we were advised that we have a “very clean system”.

Back-Up Generators:

The Borough has several automatic back-up generators in place.

-One is on a main water well so we can continue to supply water during power outages.

-One is on the pressure system for Saeger-Heights.

-One is at the Fire Station to keep it operational during emergencies.

-One is at the Borough Building to use as an evacuation center or command post.

The Borough can stay up and running for about 2 weeks during a major emergency or a disaster.

Holiday Decorations:

While we gave a shout out to the new Christmas Trees that are lighted for that holiday, one residence decorates for Every Holiday. Sharane, Joe and Mike decorate a variety of different scenes and displays, and each one is certainly interesting. You can’t miss them…Enjoy!

Safety Tip of the Month -Smokers – Fire Safety:

If you smoke in your home, you’re at higher risk to have a fire.

You can prevent a fire by asking all smokers to:

  • Always smoke outside
  • Use deep, sturdy ashtrays
  • Put cigarettes ALL the way out. Every time!
  • Put water on cigarette butts before throwing them in the trash.
  • Never smoke around medical oxygen.
  • Smoke only when alert. NEVER smoke in bed.
  • Make sure your smoke detector has batteries and works.


Tax Collector Information: Spring schedule:

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 evenings from 6:30 until 8:00

                March: Wednesday 11th, and 25th

                April:   Wednesday 15th, 22nd, and 29th

                           Thursday 23rd

                                   Monday 27th

                June:   Wednesday 24th

And…      April:   Saturday 25th from 10:00 am until 11:00 am


The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or

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.

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank

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