September 2020 Newsletter


Borough Office Open:

-The Borough Office is OPEN once again. The Drop-Box will remain open for water payments.

-Also- NO ONE is permitted anywhere but in the Lobby at the Borough Building. Please do not ask to come in!

Census – Still Time to Respond:

  • The census is taken every ten (10) years and is mandated by the Federal Constitution.
  • It is important, and determines how many representatives we have in Congress, and is a determining factor when applying for Federal and State Grants. If you don’t respond, a census worker will come to your residence.
  • Make sure to answer the questions when you are asked. Failure to do so can result in fines from $100 to $500. They will not ask you for your social security number or a credit card number.
  • If you have not already done so…Please go to: my2020census.gov or call 1(844)330-2020

Celebrate Saegertown – Buy Local:

It has been a rough year for everyone, but particularly difficult for local businesses. Saegertown businesses have almost anything you need, so please buy local and support those businesses.

No Excuse for not knowing the Law…Check out ordinances:

All local ordinances are posted online at: www.saegertownpa.com.  Go to “Borough Government” then “Ordinances.

Leaves…………It’s Almost 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 October 19th

-We will also pick-up leaves on Saeger-Heights this year (do not rake them into the ditch)

-Rake leaves OUT of ditches on Saeger-Heights (They plug the pipes down-stream)

-Do NOT rake leaves onto the street or the berm.

-Be patient – We will pick them up as time permits.

-Remember that wet leaves need to be turned over and dried or bagged.

-Only a limited number of leaf bags will be available, but we prefer piles.

-If you rake piles next to an alley, call the office so we don’t miss picking them up.

Non-flushable items in sewer system:

Do NOT dispose of any of the following into the sewer system:

Diapers – feminine hygiene products – disposable toilet brushes – disinfecting wipes – disposable gloves- cotton swabs – dental floss – kitty litter

They all can clog filters and equipment at the Sewer Plant – and can damage or plug your own sewer pipes.

Animal Traps – Can holders and Yogurt cups:

                -Make sure you properly dispose of any items that can trap an animal:

                -Cut up plastic drink holders that hold soda cans

                -Reverse angle Yogurt cups (such as Yoplait) can easily trap the head of a small animal such as skunks and cats.

                                (Borough employees have had to “release” a skunk from one of them!)

                -Please rinse yogurt containers and cut the sides with scissors. 

Speaking of Skunks – watch your garbage:

-Make sure your garbage is secure in a can with a lid, or do not put it out until Monday morning. It’s that time of year -when skunks (and other critters like raccoons) are rummaging around town looking for a free meal.

Recycling DONE for the Year:

We completed our annual recycling project in August. Hopefully we can continue this again next year. Thanks to the Jordan Family Foundation for sponsoring the project again this year.

Cats:

Reminder that cats are regulated the same as dogs. They are NOT permitted to run free or make unwanted noises that disrupt the neighborhood.

Swimming Pools – Plan ahead:

Swimming Pools are regulated by both the State Building Code and by Borough Ordinance. Please check ahead, before you install any swimming Pool.

Library:

Here’s the library’s latest. Thank you! THANK YOU to our community for the amazing outpouring of generous support during Crawford Gives 2020! We are now OPEN by appointment for browsing the shelves, computer use, and printing/copy services. Please call the library at 814-763-5203 to make an appointment or to ask questions. Hope to see you soon! https://saegertown.ccfls.org 

Fire Dept. News:

-The Annual Fund Drive for Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept. is currently underway. You can mail a donation to               Saegertown VFD. PO Box 164, Saegertown, Pa. 16433, or use the envelope provided in your fund drive letter.

-The Department would like to thank all those who supported our “Drive Through Dinner Project” and Thank all those who donated to us through the “Crawford Gives Campaign”.

Check us out at www.Saegertownvfd.com

Information on Campers:

                -A camper may not be stored in the AE Flood Zone.

            -Campers may not be inhabited, slept in or used for cooking without temporary permission

            -Campers may be stored in the Borough under the following condition:

                        -No water, electric or sewer attached

                        -The are within setbacks for the zoning district

                        -If required, they must be registered, inspected and in working condition

                        -They must meet property maintenance codes

            -All campers must be removed from the Borough for a period of at least two weeks every year.

Deadlines Extended or Dates Changed due to Virus:

-REAL ID – extended until October 2021

Safety Tip of the Month:

Pets during Disasters:

Saegertown is susceptible to many potential disasters:

Tornados, Floods, Hazardous Materials, Power outages, etc.

Be prepared if you need to evacuate. Here are some guidelines for evacuating your pets;

            – Have a collar with contact information, and pack a leash

– Pack copies of veterinary records and shots etc.

            – Have pets microchipped or have a picture of you with the pet

            – 2-week supply of food and water for each pet

            – Non-spill food and water dishes

            – 2-week supply of medication

            – One-month supply of flea, tick or heartworm medicine

            – Litterbox and litter for cats

            – Plastic bags and paper towels to clean up with

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

            -Tuesday        September 15th                -Wednesday   October 14th

            -Wednesday September 23rd                 -Wednesday   November 11th

            -Thursday      September 24th                 -Monday        November 23rd

            -Monday       September 28th                 -Wednesday December 16th and 30th

Tax Office hours at the Borough Building will be on the following Saturday’s from 10 am to 11 am

            -Saturday September 19th                      -Saturday September 26th            

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or sborotc@outlook.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.

 

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

Saegertown Borough


603 Erie Street
PO Box 558
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-4600

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