October Newsletter 2020
Borough Office Open:
The lobby at the Borough Office is open to one person at a time. Please bring the proper Cash
if you are using that for a payment. We cannot make change for more than $5.00.
Thanks to those fixing up properties and following regulations:
We would like to thank all the people that fixed up their properties and are keeping them looking good.
Town is looking great, and this helps to keep property values up! Thank You!
Trick-or-Treat night will be Thursday October 29th from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm this year.
Once again, this year the back streets will be closed to all but local traffic.
There will be no following children in vehicles. No other vehicles are permitted. (including ATV’s)
Adults should accompany small children. Saegertown Firemen will be policing intersections.
Please obey their requests, and ask them for help if you need it.
If you are “in the spirit” and distributing candy, please leave your porch lights on.
Leaves…………………That time of year
Here are some notes on leaf pick-up this year:
-Leaves can be raked to the edge of the street beginning the first of October.
-We will also pick-up leaves on Saeger-Heights this year (do not rake them into the ditch)
-Do NOT rake leaves onto the street or the berm.
-You must Rake leaves out of ditches
-Remember that wet leaves need to be turned over and dried.
-We will only provide leaf bags for properties that are too large to rake to street (Saeger-Heights!)
-We prefer piles wherever possible.
-We are limiting the number of leaf bags for each property this year.
-Main Street residents must rake to the alley NOT onto Main Street, if possible.
-If you rake piles next to an alley, call the office so we don’t miss them.
-Be patient – We will pick them up as time permits.
Snow Parking starting November 1st:
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.
Bell Drive, Parkview Drive, Lynnhaven Drive, Ross Drive, Valleyview Drive, Windvale Drive.
Rental Units – Limited to Zones:
Please remember that NO new rental units are permitted on the East side of the railroad tracks.
If you are selling a house, please advise any potential purchaser.
Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:
-REAL ID – extended until October 2021
Fire Dept. News:
Please support the Fire Department Fund Drive that is currently underway. The firemen will once again be directing traffic and securing intersections for Trick-or-Treat again this year. Check out the FD Facebook page or the website for more details. www.saegertownvfd.com
The Saegertown Area Library is OPEN for appointments for browsing, computer use, and copy services. If you’d prefer, use the library’s Lobby Pick-up service. Please call 814-763-5203 or go to the website:
Clocks Turned Back and Smoke Detectors – Nov. 1st:
It is time to turn the clocks BACK one hour on Sunday November 1st at 2:00 am.
Also – change the batteries in your Smoke Detectors!
Bill of Rights:
The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution Guarantees certain liberties:
Article I: Guarantees the right to: Free religion
– Free speech (not just politically correct speech)
– Free press (even if it is an opinion or not true)
– and to PEACEFUL assembly (Not violence or arson or anarchy)
Article II: Guarantees the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
-We have the right to keep our guns!
It is important that we keep these and the remaining rights we have been blessed with, but NOT abuse them.
Make sure you exercise your most important right…your right to vote on November 3rd.
Safety Tip of the Month: Trick-or-Treat:
(Recommendations from “todaysparent” website)
Pick the Right Size:
-Make sure costumes fit so kids do not trip.
Keep it Bright:
-Dark costumes are hard to see – keep them bright
Break Out the Makeup:
-Masks obstruct vision – use make-up if possible
Test it Out:
-Test to make sure makeup does not cause an allergy before hand
-make sure to completely wash off makeup
Choose Non-flammable Fabrics:
–Make sure all costumes are made from a non-flammable material
Get the Glow On:
-Use glow sticks, reflectors or lights to make costumes more visible
Accompany Tiny Trick-or-Treaters:
-Young children must be accompanied by an adult
-Advise children to NEVER go into a house if invited
Check Out the Candy:
-Parents should check out all candy before letting children eat it
Follow the Rules of the Road:
-Stay in designated areas and follow commands of the fireman on the corners
Ask for Help:
-If someone is lost…or
-If you have a problem immediately notify a fireman on one of the corners or call 911
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 October 14th -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.
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” -William Cullen Bryant
603 Erie Street
PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
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