December 2014

Holiday Greetings:

Mayor Dave Myers, Council President Lenny Stites, Vice President Bob Gilbert, and councilmen Jerry Hunter, Marc Kirchner,    Dr. Doug Smith, Ted Szalewicz and Rich Wunderley, and the Borough Staff wish you a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Holiday Office Hours

                The Borough office will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday Dec. 24th thru Monday Dec. 29th.

                The Borough office will be closed on New Year’s Day.

                Use the Drop-off Box for Payments or mail them in.

 

Great News from Borough Council Again this Year:

            -No Borough Property Tax Increase for 2015

            -Water Rates remain the same for 2015

            -Garbage Rates remain the same for 2015

 

30 Years of Property Taxes:

                In 1985 Saegertown’s Property Tax rate was 3.25 mil

                The rate increased gradually until 1994 when it was 7 mil

                In 2007 the rate was lowered to the current 4 mil

                Council has held the line on property taxes for over 30 years!

 

Garbage Pick-Up Dates for Holidays

                Garbage will be picked up as usual on the following Mondays.

                Dec. 1 (Deer Season)

                Dec. 22-29 (Before & After Christmas)

 

Sewer Rates:

The Saegertown Area Sewer Authority (Saegertown Borough, Hayfield Twp. and Woodcock Twp.) has announced a rate increase for 2015. Due to a system process change and an aging facility, sewer rates will increase 20% effective January 1, 2015. This will be only the second increase in sewer rates since the plant opened in 1982. For questions call 763-2789.

Please do NOT call the Saegertown Borough Office.

 

Black Trash Bags in Winter:

                -Try not to use white trash bags when it snows. They are difficult to find in the snow.

 

Christmas Decorations:

We would like to thank the Women’s Improvement Club for decorating the Town Square and Main Street for the Holidays. Saegertown always looks very festive due to their efforts!

 

Tires:

                Tires can NOT be stored outside. They must be stored Indoors, or removed from the Borough.

 

Pennsylvania’s All-Terrain Vehicle Law:

                -Must be Licensed and Registered (Unless strictly used for Farming or Business)         

            -Must have liability insurance, and proof of this must be carried.

            -Must NOT be driven on Streets or Roads (unless designated as such)

                -Must have permission to drive on private property

                -Must obey all other State and Local Ordinances

                -This Law includes 4-wheelers – 3-wheelers - snowmobiles

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Pets in Winter:

                -If you keep pets outdoors…make sure they have a warm place for refuge and to sleep.

                -Make sure food and water do NOT freeze

                -Check on your Pets every day

 

                                                                                               

Stay Safe for the Holidays!

 Do wear your seat belts

                -Do NOT Drink and Drive

 

-Do use caution when using candles

                -Do NOT use candles on Christmas trees

-Do keep Christmas trees away from fireplaces and heaters

                -Do NOT leave holiday lights on when you go to bed or leave the house

-Do keep “real” Christmas trees watered so they do not dry out

                -Do NOT use indoor lights outside

-Do check all Christmas lights for frayed or bare wires

                -Do NOT run extention cords under rugs or carpeting

-Do make sure your furnace is working properly

                -Do NOT use propane or Kerosene heaters indoor

-Do use a Carbon Monoxide Alarm

                -Do NOT forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors