March Newsletter

French Creek – River of the Year!

Congratulations French Creek for being voted “Penna. River of the Year”. Thanks to everyone who voted. The French Creek Conservancy is now eligible for grants to keep improving the Creek.

Sidewalks in Winter:

Please remember that sidewalks on Main Street must be kept clear of snow and ice. Snow of more than 2 inches must be removed at least once every calendar day. The Borough is currently undertaking a plan to help residents with this mandate. Watch our website or future newsletters for details.

Borough and State Snow Plowing:

During a recent snow storm, someone tried to pass a Borough Snow Plow on the right side, causing an accident. The Plow trucks are extremely well lighted with emergency lights and are very easy to see. Please remember that plowing the streets and alleys is difficult.

Please use caution and yield to the snow plows!

Door-to-Door Salesmen: Electricity:

Make sure Door-to-Door salesmen have a permit from the Borough Office (Not the County!) You do not have to show them your electric or gas bill, and the salesmen are not from Penelec. You do not have to listen to a high-pressure sales pitch. You can just ask them to leave. The Borough only documents all their information, and they must pay for the permit. We are NOT recommending them! Some vendors are legitimate. But, be careful not to fall into a scam.

Make sure you get your water bill:

The Post Office is not always delivering water bills in a timely manner. If you don’t have your water bill by the 10th of each month, you can call the office to find out the balance. We are not responsible for any delayed Post Office deliveries.

Saegertown Area Library:

On March 5th from 3-4 pm, the library will have a “Hot Chocolate & History” event.

Linda Fink from the Heritage Society will discuss the “Different Names for Saegertown”.

Space is limited, so please call 814-763-5203 to reserve a spot.

The Library’s Saturday Book Club Meeting will discuss Patricia Engel’s novel, “Infinite Country “on Saturday March 12 at 2 pm.

Dirty Water:

We had multiple complaints about dirty water recently. We are working on one of the Borough wells, and it stirred up some silt, similar to when we flush hydrants. We were not aware that this was happening and apologize. We have taken new steps to minimize this problem in the future.

Flushing Hydrants Early this Year:

In March when the weather is nice, we are going to flush the fire hydrants. We want to flush out any dirt in the system from the well projects. If your water is dirty just run it until it clears up.

Watch our website ( and the Meadville Tribune for exact dates.

Street Weight Limits:

Saeger-Heights Streets; All streets on Saeger-Heights are posted for a weight limit of 10 tons. Vehicles over 10 tons must be bonded, and an insurance certificate, and the bond must be on file at the Borough Office. Home owners are responsible to notify any contractor they hire, of this law.

Container Sizes of Merchandise … watch out

Inflation is affecting all of us. Product prices on most everything is going out of sight. One trick that manufacturers and convenience stores are using is to keep the price the same, but reduce the size of the product. Pay attention to this, as sometimes it is wise to pay a little more for the full size, as you are getting more for your money. This process is very popular with things like: toilet paper, dish soap, processed foods, candy and snacks etc. Boxes that used to have 4 items in it, now may only have 3 in it. Pay attention to details and you will be better off in the long run. It is one way to help with inflation.

Boys’ Basketball:

Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for winning the Outright Region Championship.

Good Luck in the Playoffs.

Saegertown Fire Department:

In the United States, thirteen firemen were killed in the line of duty in January.

Please be extra fire safe during these cold winter months, and the remainder of the year!

White:   Proposed excavation Pink:      Temporary survey Red:       Electric Power lines Yellow:  Gas and oil Orange: Communication Blue:      Potable Water Purple:  Irrigation Green:   Sewers  

Underground Utility Marking System: What the little flags in your yard mean:

Looking Back: Woodcock Dam

Construction of Woodcock Dam was started in 1968 and was completed in 1973. The dam has the capacity to hold 8 ½ inches of rainfall. They estimate that the dam has saved over 33 million dollars in flood damage over the years. The dam itself is approximately one-mile across the top. There is also a 9-hole disc golf course at the base of the dam, and there is State Game Land 435 on the east end of the lake that provides hunting opportunities. Boating and fishing are popular, but the lake has a 10 hp motor limit for boats. Go and enjoy this local asset.

Safety Tip of the Month:

3 one-minute-long blasts of the fire siren signifies a potential disaster emergency.

It is used for tornados, floods, Haz-mat spills or any other disaster type emergency.

Go indoors and check on local news media or listen to a fire monitor for updates and instructions.

Tax Collector Information and Hours:

Tax collector hours will be held at the Borough Office on the following dates and times:

-March: Wednesday 16th and Wednesday 30th from 6-7:30 pm.

-April: Wed. 13th – Tuesday 19th -Wed. 20th – Tues. 26th – Wed. 27th from 6-7:30 pm.

-April: Saturday April 30th from 10-11:00 am.

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

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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