Information and News from the Borough October 2021 (Vol. 12 No.10)
Web Site: www.saegertownpa.com
Borough Office Open:
Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions, using COVID precautions.
Reminder: Office is usually closed on Friday afternoon, and occasionally for vacations.
Leaves: What You Need to Do!
We try and improve on leaf pick-up and disposal every year.
☻ The main thing to remember is that we cannot pick up wet leaves.
☻ Do NOT rake leaves out to the street before it rains…let them dry in your yard before raking them.
☻ Do NOT rake the leaves on to streets or berms or in ditches…keep them on grass.
☻ If you have leaves in ditches, rake them out and let them dry.
☻ If leaves get wet, you must turn them and rake them out again until they dry.
☻ A limited number of leaf bags will be available.
☻ Leaf bags must be clear bags and contain no sticks or rocks.
☻ Leaf bags must not be too heavy for one man to pick up.
☻ If a bag rips you will need to bag them again.
☻ After October 1st, we will pick up leaves as time and weather permits.
☻ Help us make this easy and efficient.
No Brush or Sticks after Nov. 1:
We will not pick up brush from November 1st until April 15th. Store them away from the street until spring.
Trick-or-Treat will be on Thursday October 28th from 6-7:30. The back streets will be closed to traffic once again this year for the safety of the youngsters. Please turn on your porch lights if you have treats to distribute.
SNOW Parking: November 1st until April 1st
It’s that time when snow parking regulations will be in effect. Here are the guidelines:
–No parking: all streets on Saegertown Heights anytime.
-No parking Midnight to 7am along Main St. and Erie St.
-All other Borough streets – no parking from 9am to 4pm as follows:
-On the North and West sides of streets on even days (2nd – 4th – 6th etc.)
-On the South and East sides of streets on odd days (1st – 3rd – 5th etc.)
-A good way to remember the odd/even rule is to remember if your house number is odd or even.
-example: 342 Mill Street – no parking even days of the week. (2-4-6-8- etc.)
-example: 557 Euclid Ave. – no parking odd days of the week (1-3-5-7- etc.)
Curfew…Time for parents and guardians to be responsible!
The last few years we have had several problems with juveniles:
We have had: -excessive litter -stolen items -damaged flowers -knocking on doors in the night -arsons,
-damage at Jordan Park including broken lights, the eagle ride permanently broken, one of the slides broken, and damage to the lawns and the parking lots.
It is time for parents or guardians to stand-up and be responsible. We have issued warnings and fined several guardians and will continue to be aggressive in enforcing the ordinances until the problems stop. It is amazing that some parents and guardians come to complain about the rules rather than getting their juveniles under control. Please keep the Borough Office advised of any future problems. If you see damage occurring, please call the State Police as soon as it happens. 814-332-6911 or 9-1-1.
Library: Returning to Winter Hours.
Library hours are as follows:
Monday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.: noon to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 1 pm
Sat: 9 am to 4 pm Sunday: Closed
◄The Saegertown Heritage Society will be hosting two more speakers this fall. On October 16th Judy Acker will present a program on the French Creek Conservancy and on November 20th Joe Arnett will discuss the history of the Woodcock Dam. Both are open to the public for free, with refreshments following.
◄Reminder – October 20th is the Friends and Family event for non-profits in our area. Buy a $5 coupon and get a 25% discount on everything at Boscov’s on that date. The $5 donation goes directly to benefit the Heritage Society. You may purchase the coupon from any member, call 814-763-4101 and leave a message, or buy a coupon at Boscov’s at the door indicating that you wish to support the Saegertown Heritage Society.
◄If you wish to join the Society, meetings are the first Monday of the month at 6:30 at the museum on Broad St.
◄The Museum is open from 10:00 to 2:00 on the third Saturday of the month at this time.
Saegertown Fire Department…Fund Drive in Progress:
It is time to make your annual donation to the Department. Make sure help keeps coming when you need it!
Those temporary signs that are approximately 18” by 24” are permitted with permission of the property owner.
(Example: signs such as “Watch for Motorcycles” or “Relay for Life”) These signs can NOT be advertising a
product or be for a business outside the Borough. They can be placed for a maximum of 60 days.
Roundabouts – Signs Prohibited:
No sign shall be placed in or around any roundabout in the Borough,
including the entrances to them, without permission from the Borough.
This includes the Rights-of-Way to roundabouts and the entrances to them.
The only exceptions are those signs placed by the Borough, Penn Dot, or the Railroad.
Campers: pull-behind – truck mounted – motorized
-Campers cannot be stored in the flood zone at any time.
-Campers cannot be inhabited, slept in, or used for cooking anywhere in the Borough without permission.
-Campers being stored must meet the zoning set-backs
-Water, electric and sewer cannot be attached to a camper.
-Property maintenance regulations for campers are the same as for buildings.
-Campers must be removed from the property at least once a year, and at least 2 weeks per year.
Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:
–REAL ID – extended until May 3, 2023
Clocks Turned Back: Nov. 7th: and change Batteries in Smoke Detectors!
Don’t forget to turn you clocks back at 2:00 am on November 7th. (“Fall Back”)
AND make sure to change the batteries in ALL your smoke detectors!!!
Safety Tips of the Month:
Hunting in the Borough:
- Hunting is permitted on the east side of the railroad tracks under the following conditions:
- You must not be within 150 yards of a residence or building,
- You must have the landowner’s permission;
- You must be shooting in a safe direction;
- And you must obey all Penna. Game Commission rules.
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
-Wed. Oct. 13 Wed. Oct. 27 Mon. Nov. 15 Mon. Nov. 29
-Wed. Dec. 15 Wed. Dec. 29
◊Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday from 10 am until 11 am
-None this month
◊ 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.
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