March Newsletter 2021
Borough Office Open:
Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions,
using COVID precautions.
Time to Lose an Hour Sleep!
Remember that on Sun. March 14th at 2:00 am it is time to set your clocks one hour ahead.
It is time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Make sure to change them all.
Please pick-up litter if you see it. Properly dispose of disposable gloves, facemasks and any personal protective items you have due to COVID.
It has been a pretty mild winter. If we get one of those spring blasts of snow, please,
shovel out any Fire Hydrant. It will benefit you and your neighbors if there is a fire.
Remember that there is a large amount of information on our website, including permit applications, and copies of all ordinances. This should help answer any questions that you may have.
The mild winter has played havoc on the water system. We have several leaks to repair. If you notice a leak please call the Borough Office. Any leak from the Main to the curb box is the Borough’s responsibility. Leaks from the curb box to the house is the responsibility of the customer. If the Borough repairs it, you will be billed for actual cost of the repair.
Water Meters Freezing:
Be careful not to let your water meter freeze. If it does, you are responsible for the cost of a new one. If a meter wears out or quits working the Borough will provide you with a new one. You can keep heat in the area where the meter is, or insulate it to prevent freezing.
Paving or Concrete Driveways:
Reminder…any new driveway with paving or concrete,
a stormwater application must be filled out at the Borough Office.
The State has regulated stormwater. You cannot direct water on to a neighbor’s property. Any new construction or changes where water flows requires a permit. Check at the office and we can walk you through the process.
Any vehicle (including lawnmowers, tractors, boats, and ATV’s etc.) stored outdoors, must be in running condition. Cars, trucks and any vehicle that the law requires to have a State registration must have the current registration and must be inspected. Any vehicle that does not meet these criteria must be stored indoors or is subject to fines.
We have had some recent unlawful issues with juveniles. The State Police have done a very good job of solving the problems and making arrests. There is a curfew ordinance. It is in effect from 11:00 pm until 6 am every day for anyone under 18 years old. When school is in session there is also a curfew for anyone under 18 that is not in school, they are home schooled or they are in cyber school, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 18 years old. Being accompanied by another 18 year old or a person that is not a parent or legal guardian does not count! Notify the Borough Office if you see a violator! We need to get these juveniles under control.
Snow parking regulations are in effect from November 1st to April 1st. This ordinance is in effect Snow or Not. You can review the ordinance on our website. While we are lenient when there is not snow, we will enforce when there is ANY snow on the ground, or snow or ice is forecasted. Remember, we have to push snow back before it freezes, and we pre-salt streets when ice storms are coming. Please just follow the ordinance, and you will NOT be ticketed.
Snow on Sidewalks: Main Street: Reminder
If there is more than 2 inches of snow on the ground –
All sidewalks along Main St. must be kept clear of snow and ice.
This must be done at LEAST once every calendar day.
This is required by the State and we are obligated to enforce this.
Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor electronics recycling program this year. This will take place during the month of August. Watch future newsletters for times and a list of acceptable items.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to the Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
LIBRARY SURVEY COMING SOON – ALONG WITH A PRIZE FOR OUR LUCKY WINNER!
Please help us serve you better…and earn a chance to win a beautiful piece of Campbell’s pottery!
Just fill out a short library survey. The link will be on the library website March 1: saegertown.ccfls.org.
Three other ways to access the survey:
- on Instagram – Saegertown library 2. on Facebook – Saegertown Public Library
- or look for a paper copy in our lobby and in select Saegertown stores.
Winner will be announced on our social media by April 10th. (It could be you!)
Fire Dept. News -Virtual Fund Raiser:
Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept. is having a virtual “spring raffle” this year instead of the annual CASH BASH due to COVID restrictions. The drawing will be live on Facebook on June 5th at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $10 each. Check out Facebook: @SaegVFD or the website: www.saegertownvfd.com for a list of prizes and more information.
Firemen and area merchants will be selling tickets.
Update on PFOS / PFOA:
While we were not required to shut the wells down, we voluntarily did so. We bring the wells back on line as needed. We are working with and are waiting for further direction from the PA DEP. If you are uncomfortable drinking the water, you can use bottled water. We feel the water is safe, and will continuously monitor the situation. We will continue to keep you updated as it progresses.
Spring is approaching and the trend has been for severe storms to start earlier in the season.
The fire siren is used to alert residents of an impending problem. If the siren blows 3 steady one-minute blasts, with a minute pause in between blasts, take cover. Listen to a radio, TV or fire monitor for instructions. This system is used for tornadoes, floods, chemical spills or any other potential emergency.
Tax Collector Information:
◊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
-Wednesday March 10th -Wednesday March 24th
-Wednesday April 21st -Thursday April 22nd
-Tuesday April 27th -Wednesday April 28th
-Thursday April 29th -Wednesday June 29th
◊Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday from 10 am until 11 am
-Saturday April 24th
◊ The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.
◊ If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or email@example.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
“Never use two words when one will do best.” – Harry S. Truman
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PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
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