September Newsletter

Crime Watch: Report what you see!

Vandalism…Stolen Items…Curfew…Loitering…Disorderly Conduct…

If you see any suspicious behavior, contact the State Police (814-332-6911), and let the Borough Office know.

Kids under 18 years old are not permitted to wander the streets from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am, and they cannot                wander streets while regular school is in session. Report violations to the Borough Office.

The State Police have done a great job in catching and arresting several juveniles, but we still need your help!

Borough Website: Updates and Alerts!

The Borough website is: We post alerts, and notices such as when we are shutting water service off for repairs. Please check the site regularly to stay informed. Newsletters are posted each month.

Landlords, please let your tenants know that the newsletters are posted.

Water Repairs in North Street Area:

We are tentatively scheduled to have a water repair on Monday September 19th. Any customers on the north end of the Borough could lose water temporarily, or experience low water pressure. If water is dirty just flush until it is clean.

New Mailboxes: NO PO Box? Make Notifications:

If you close your Post Office Box, and switch to a mailbox, make sure you notify all your utilities,

including the Borough. If not, you may not get your bills on time, and will be subject to late fees.

Mailbox Locations:

●The diagram on left explains where mailboxes may be placed on Borough Streets. ●Everyone on Saeger-Heights has received this information in a letter. ●Fines will be assessed prior to this winter if they are not correctly placed. ($50) ●Make sure ALL PARTS are at LEAST 12 inches from the edge of the Blacktop. ●Copies of the diagram are available at the Boro.  

 Leaves…Getting Close to that Time of Year!

Starting October 17th, the Borough will begin picking up leaves.

They must be raked to the curb or placed in CLEAR bags. Watch next newsletter for details.

Turn the Tide on Trash: September 17th

Trash travels. The ocean is always downstream. The ocean provides food, water and air.

Check out the following websites to see how you can help with ocean pollution!

“International Coastal Cleanup” and “Ocean conservancy”, or

French Creek Clean-Up:

The French Creek Conservancy has scheduled the annul watershed clean-up for Saturday September 10, 2022.

Information and registration: HELP clean-up the “Penna. River of the Year.”

Blocking Driveways or Fire Hydrants:

It is illegal to park within 10 feet of a driveway.

It is illegal to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

Population by Census:

Saegertown’s population in the 2020 census is 871. That is down from the 2010 population of 991.

Water Testing:

Chlorine in our water system is checked every day, 365 days a year, as required by Penna. DEP.

We also must check for VOC, IOC, SOC, Lead and other chemicals. We also check for PFOS/PFOA quarterly.

Why local laws?

Local laws protect the investment you have in your property, and allow you to peacefully enjoy it.

The object of local ordinances is to protect ALL of the people in town and their properties.

Remember: You have the right to live where you want, but you must obey the local laws.

Saegertown Library:

A heartfelt thanks to all those who supported the library during the recent “Crawford Gives” campaign.

 September is “Library Card Sign Up Month”.  The card supplies many digital resources on your phone or computer.

You can borrow books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks and movies on your digital device. And it is always FREE.

Heritage Society:

The Saegertown Heritage Society will be hosting a membership drive, on Saturday September 24th from 1:00 to 3:00. Local history buffs are encouraged to attend. The Society will be conducting tours of the museum and discussing events they hold through the year.  New members are eligible for a gift basket and there will be refreshments. Mark your calendar and stop!

Dirt Bikes & ATV’s:

The recently passed State law allows for dirt bikes and ATV’s to be CONFISCATED

if operators are in violation. Owners can also be fined under Borough Ordinance.

ATVs are NOT permitted on Borough Streets without permission.

Found Bicycles:

The Borough has recently found several bikes that may have been stolen. They are chained to a pole at the library.

If one of them is yours, you can retrieve it by coming to the Borough Office on Erie Street.

Outdoor Burning: No Leaves:

Even if you have a Burn Permit, Leaves (or pine needles) of any type are not permitted to be burned at any time.

Violators can have their burn permits revoked and be fined under the ordinance.


The Borough only takes care of trees that were planted by the Borough, most of them some time ago.

No trees were planted along alleys and none were planted on the east side of the railroad tracks.

We do NOT take care of Privately planted trees, such as along a section of Water Street.

Any tree or shrub planted along the street, in the right-of-way MUST have Borough permission.

Looking Back…from the “History of Saegertown” by Fortuna and Jordan:

1880 (population 678): In 1880 Saegertown had:

(4) blacksmith shops, (1) gun smith, (2) Hotels, (1) barber shop, (2) hat shops, (1) Taylor, (2) dressmaking shops, (1) tin shop, (1) marble shop, (2) copper shops, (2) butchers, (1) undertaking establishment, (1) furniture store, (1) wagon shop,

(1) planing mill, (1) handle factory (sucker rods), (1) stave mill, (1) cheese factory, and (1) saw and grist mill.

Safety Tip:

School is back in session. Please watch for kids walking to school bus stops.

Tax Collector Information:

Amanda Burlingame is the Tax Collector for Saegertown Borough.

Her phone number: 814-398-3988 and Her e-mail address is:

◊Payments can be made by mail to: Saegertown Tax Collector, PO Box 348, Saegertown, Pa. 16433

Tax Office hours will be at the Borough Building on the following dates and times:

            September:  Wed. 14th Tues. 20th – Wed. 21st – Tues. 27th – Wed. 28th – from 6-7:30 pm

                September: Saturday 17th from 10-11:00 am

                October: Wed. 12th from 6-7:30 pm

                November: Wed. 16th – Wed. 30th from 6-7:30 pm

                December: 14th – Wed. 28th from 6-7:30 pm.

Remember the Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.                         

Regular Community Meetings:

Borough Council: meetings second Mon. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

Sewer Authority: meetings second Wed. of month, 6:00 pm at Saegertown Borough Building on Erie St.

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