September Newsletter

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.

Back to School:

By the time you read this, school will be back in session.

Watch out for children walking to and from bus stops.

Daytime Curfew:

Students who are cyber-schooled, home-schooled or have dropped out of school are subject to the Borough’s “Daytime Curfew” ordinance. Anyone under the age of 18 may not be wondering around town when school is in session, unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian – NOT just a person over 18 years of age. The only exception, is going to or returning from work, provided they go directly to and from home, with no stops in between, including stopping at stores or a friend’s house. We will enforce this ordinance, and fine if needed.

This is intended to stop the loitering around town and help eliminate the excessive litter in certain areas.


Thank goodness for Lea, Alice and the Borough employees for keeping the litter cleaned up. Help pick it up!

If you see someone littering, please let the Borough Office know. Violators will be fined.

Putting Out Brush:

When the Borough employees pick up brush, please do not put any more out for a week. They will not make a second pass around town after picking it up. This is a service that we provide, but we cannot do it every day. We try to do it about once a week depending on our work schedule and the weather. We will NOT take entire trees, or items such as shrubs that are too large for one man to pick up. Brush must be neatly piled in bundles no more than 5 feet long. And… we do not take any brush from October first through April 15th.

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.

New Wells in Progress:

If you read our newsletters, you are well aware of the contaminated well problems we have. We are working through it, and as you read this, we are drilling 2 new water wells. We have done preliminary work, including testing for any contaminants. Everything has come up clean so far, including NO PFAS/PFOS at the site. We are hoping to have these wells on line by the end of 2022. Hopefully we will get some high volume, very clean wells!

We will have updates as they are available in future newsletters.

 Library News: For questions call 763-5203

The Library is having a HUGE DVD Sale!

From Saturday Sept. 25th until Monday October 4th in the Library.

Hundreds of DVDs on sale, 2 for $1.00.

Get some great MOVIE deals, while supporting the Library.

 Dead Animals:

If there is a dead animal on the street, please let us know ASAP. We will remove and discard it,

if it is not yet at the stinking stage. Do not call when it starts to stink…we will not remove it then.

Heritage Society:

The Saegertown Heritage Society is announcing their fall speaker series

Programs are held at 11:00 on the third Saturday on the month at the museum.  This year includes:

       ◄ September 18th, Ken and Phyllis Carr describe their remembrances on attending all 75 years of the Crawford County Fair.  Both were involved in showing horses and leadership in the 4-H program.

       ◄ October 16th Judy Acker will discuss the French Creek Conservancy and its role in protecting this community treasure for future generations.

       ◄ November 20th Joe Arnett will present a program on the history of Woodcock Dam from its first idea to the actual construction and its progression since then.

       ◄ The public is invited and all of the presentations are free, with refreshments following.

Lutheran Church…God’s Work. Our Hands Project.

On Saturday, September 18, you will once again notice members of Twelve Apostles Lutheran Church (dressed in their bright orange logo shirts!) working in the homes and yards of your neighbors in need.  This is the 9th year that church-family members of T.A.L.C. are celebrating this day-of-service called God’s Work. Our Hands.  They are joining members of other congregations within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to embrace this initiative in their community. Please call the church office (814-763-5384) if you care to join a team!

Saegertown Fire Department…Fund Drive in September:

The annual fund drive letters will be mailed out soon.

Please generously donate to this all-volunteer organization.

When you need HELP they are there! Now is the time to help them.

 Deadline Extended Again due to Virus:

REAL ID – extended until May 3, 2023

 Safety Tip of the Month:

Lightning:     “When Thunder Roars… Go Indoors”

These are guidelines from the National Weather Service”

            -As soon as you hear thunder go indoors

            -Run to a substantial building or a hard-topped vehicle.

            -Avoid open areas. Don’t be the tallest object in the area.

            -Stay away from tall isolated trees, power lines or towers.

            -If you are in a group, spread out.

            -Remember: Lightning can strike before or after the rain comes.

            -If you can hear thunder, lightning can strike!

If someone is struck by Lightning:

            -Call 9-1-1

            -Begin CPR

            -Use an AED if available

            -Move victim to safe place…lightning CAN strike twice!

 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. Sept. 15                      Wed. Sept. 22                       Tues. Sept. 28                       Wed. Sept. 29

                -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

            -Sat. Sept. 25

The Borough Secretary cannot accept tax payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Pipper at: 814-763-5401 or                         

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.

 “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”

                                                                                      -Ben Franklin

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