Borough Office Open:
Until further notice – the Borough Office will be open with same conditions, using COVID precautions.
If the Office is closed, our employees are usually using vacation days off, or at a meeting.
Please use the Drop Box on the west side of the building for any payments.
The Borough will continue picking up until Snow Flies or until November 16th.
Borough Office will be closed on Thanksgiving November 26th and Friday November 27th.
We will be open on Monday 30th. Have a great Holiday and enjoy the Turkey dinner!
The refuse contractor will pick up garbage at the usual times on Monday November 30th.
The refuse Collector will NOT pick up any Yard Waste
All yard waste must be in CLEAR bags for the Borough to pick it up.
No grass clippings will be picked up.
We will not pick up any yard waste after November 1st until spring.
Snow Parking: (review as posted in last month’s newsletter)
Snow parking regulations are in effect from November 1st to April 1st.
–NO Parking along Erie or Main Street from Midnight to 7:00 am
–NO Parking on any street on Saeger-Heights AT ANY TIME.
–No Parking on All other streets from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm as noted below:
–No Parking on even days on the North and West sides of any other street.
–No Parking on odd days on the South and East sides of any other streets
-To be considered off-the-street it must be off the Right-of-Way:
-Use the following as a guide:
–Completely Behind the existing Sign or Tree line
–Completely Behind the Sidewalk (or former sidewalk line)
(remember – no driving or parking on or over sidewalks)
–All rental units must have an off-street parking space for all vehicles at the unit.
Did You Know? Yield to Municipal Snow plows:
Municipal (local and state) snow plows have the right-of-way on roads and streets.
Please extend them the courtesy of yielding when they are plowing this winter.
Individuals Plowing Snow:
Individuals plowing snow cannot plow onto Borough Streets or property.
Individuals plowing snow cannot plow onto another person’s property.
Plowing with ATV’s and using Borough streets for access requires Borough permission. Call the Office.
Snow on Sidewalks: Main Street:
If there is more than 2 inches of snow –
All sidewalks along Main St. must be kept clear of snow and ice.
This must be done at LEAST once every calendar day.
Burn Permits – now a One-time fee:
Due to abuses in burning – The Borough now has a one-time fee of $15.00 for NEW permits.
If property changes ownership – a new permit is required.
If a tenant changes a new permit is required. The Landlord must sign all rental property burning requests.
Hunting Season Open:
-Obey game laws and respect private property. You need permission to hunt on private property.
-Be sure of your target – and use caution with the direction you shoot.
-You must be at least 150 yards from a residence to shoot a rifle or shotgun.
No Trespassing – Penna.’s new “Purple Law”:
If you see Purple Stripes on a tree – it means “No trespassing.” The following are the requirements.
-It must be marked with a purple vertical stripe on posts, trees etc.,
-The stripe must be at least 3 feet from ground
-The stripe can be no more than 5 feet from ground
-The stripe must be at least 1 inch wide
-The stripe must be at least 8 inches long
-The stripes can be placed No more than 100 feet apart
Enforced by the Penna. Game Commission – the fine for a violation is $2,500.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
Fire Dept. News:
Watch for a fund raiser in the fall. Check out the FD Facebook page or the website for more details. www.saegertownvfd.com
Library News: They are open for business. Call them for details 763-5203.
Safety: Gas Leaks and Carbon Monoxide:
-Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas.
-CO can occur from a furnace or heater if it is not working properly.
-Breathing in high levels of CO can be fatal.
–Protect Yourself and your Family:
–Install and maintain CO alarms
-Install them in a central location and near ALL sleeping quarters
-Do not use portable generators or gas engines indoors
-Keep generators that are outdoors away from doors and windows.
-Make sure vents for furnaces, dryers, stoves and fireplaces are clear from snow and debris.
–Symptoms of CO poisoning:
-Shortness of Breath -Nausea
-Vomiting -Loss of muscle coordination
–If you suspect CO poisoning:
-immediately go outdoors to fresh air
-Get everyone out of the building
Tax Collector Information: Corona Virus Changes and Update:
□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 November 11th -Monday November 23rd
-Wednesday December 16th and 30th
□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.
As hard as it has been this year…be Thankful…we are still very Lucky!