May Newsletter 2021
Borough Office Open:
Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions, using COVID precautions.
“Virtual Spring Raffle” at Saegertown Fire Department:
The fire department is having a “virtual spring raffle on Saturday June 5th. Prizes will be drawn live on Facebook starting at 12:00 noon. Tickets are only $10.00 each. They are available at local businesses, from any fireman, at the Borough Office, and at the Fire Station any Wed. evening or Sunday morning. www.saegertownvfd.com
- Yeti (28 can) Cooler ●Apple I-pad 32GB ●Sunoco Gas Card ●Blackstone Grill
- Echo CS-400 chain saw ●Vizio 50” TV ●2-man tree stand ●Memory Lane Gift Card
- Men’s Golf Club set ●Davy Crockett pellet grill ●Millcreek Mall gift card ●Parady’s car clinic gift card
- Pelican Kayak & Paddle ●Apple watch SE 44mm ●Fame RV gift card ●Echo backpack leaf blower
- H&H Marketplace gift card ●Dewalt 20v Drill/impact ●Wine refrig. and state store gift card
- Inspire Salon & Spa gift card ●Assorted Lottery Tickets ●(2) $300 Cash Prizes
- (1) $1,000 Cash Prize ●(14) Assorted Guns
Property Maintenance checklist:
- No chipped or peeling paint on any structure. (including trim, windows and doors)
- Bare surfaces must be covered or painted.
- No junk laying around or accumulating – like tires.
- No broken windows or doors (including in garages or shed)
- Roofs and siding must be weather tight.
- Steps must be in good repair.
- ATV’s lawnmowers, boats, tractors etc. must be in running condition.
- All vehicles must be registered, inspected and in running condition.
- Grass and weeds must be mowed and trimmed to at least 6 inches in height.
- Grass cannot be mowed or blown onto streets.
- Sidewalks must be free from grass in cracks, and must be maintained to code.
- Power-wash and remove mold and dirt from siding
Reminder…Blowing Grass onto Streets:
There is a new rule designed to prevent grass clippings from clogging storm drains. If you blow (or mow) grass clippings onto a street or road in the Borough, you must remove it from the street within one hour. You are not permitted to blow the clippings into storm drains. Fines are $100.00 to $250.00.
“Steer Clear Law”
In Pennsylvania, 151 emergency responders have been struck and killed while assisting others on roadways.
At an Emergency Scene, (Fire, Police or Medical) vehicles must move over and use an adjacent lane to pass unless directed by emergency personnel. Or they must travel no more than 20 miles per hour under the speed limit when passing through the emergency scene. Fines are from $250 to $2,000.
Survey Markers and Lot Lines:
It is Illegal to remove survey markers that have been placed on property lines.
The Borough uses the Crawford County GIS for permits, and expect all property owners to abide by the ruling. Every property owner has the right to appeal property lines; however, it is a civil matter and you have the right to have your property surveyed at your own expense.
Federal and State Income Tax Date Extended: May 15th
Don’t forget to file your Federal, State and Local income taxes on time!
Landlords – recent fire in a rental unit:
The recent fire in a rental unit in the Borough proved the value of updated landlord and tenant lists. Proper notifications were made quickly to all involved. The Fire Dept. did a quick job putting the fire out, residents were identified, and no one was injured.
Dogs and Cats:
-Pet owners must make sure pets do NOT disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by barking, crying, whining, or howling.
-Owners must clean up messes from all pets immediately.
-Pets are not permitted to run freely in the Borough. They must be on a leash.
-It is unlawful to keep an apiary or any live swine or pig, live chicken, turkey, pigeon, horse, cow, goat, sheep, duck, rabbit or other domestic or wild fowl or animal within the Borough of Saegertown.
No person shall keep or maintain within the Borough of Saegertown any reptile with an overall length in excess of three (3) feet nor any poisonous reptile regardless of length, nor any arachnid.
Paving Project 2021:
The following streets will be paved sometime between April 19th and July 1st. Be prepared to move vehicles.
–Broad Street from Grant St. to the railroad tracks.
–McGill Street from Euclid Ave. to Grant Street.
–Kern Alley from McGill Street to Sackett Alley.
Once again, the Jordan Family Foundation will sponsor an electronics recycling program this year,
during the month of August. Watch future newsletters for times and a list of acceptable items.
This project is for Borough Residents ONLY. Anyone bringing in items from outside the Borough will
not be permitted to participate in the program in the future, and could be subject to theft charges.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
The annual walk-a-thon has been cancelled until 2022. For questions call 763-5203
Community Yard Sales
We will be having community yard sales again this year on the third Saturday in July. (July 17th)
This could change if new COVID guide lines are released. More information will follow in future newsletters.
Update on PFOS / PFOA:
While we were not required to shut the wells down, we voluntarily did so. We are going to bring the wells back on line as needed. We are waiting for further direction from the PA DEP. If you are uncomfortable, you can use bottled water. We feel the water is safe, and will continuously monitor the situation.
Spring Safety Tips:
Clean the dust covers on your carbon monoxide detectors.
Replace or clean your furnace filter.
Clean grease from the hood over your cooking stove.
Check your ABC fire extinguisher to make sure it is properly charged.
Clean lint from your dryer and dryer vent.
Store gasoline properly in an open space, in a proper container.
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 June 29th
◊Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday from 10 am until 11 am
-None until fall.
◊ The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.
◊ If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Dr. Maya Angelou
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Saegertown, PA 16433
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