November 2015

Thanksgiving Shut-down

The Borough Offices will be closed from Thursday November 26th until Tuesday December 1st.

We will be off for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Pennsylvania Buck Season.

Mail in water payments or use the drop box. Water Emergencies ONLY: 720-1802.



Snow Parking

The snow parking ordinance is in effect from November 1st until April 1st.

                -No Parking on any street on Saeger-heights during this period, at any time.

                                (Bell Drive-Lynnhaven Drive-Parkview Drive- Ross Drive-Valleyview Drive-Windvale Drive)

                -No Parking on Main Street or Erie Street from midnight until 7:00 am.

                -All Other Streets:

                -No Parking EVEN days on the North or West sides of the streets from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

                                (Even days are the 2nd – 4th – 6th etc.)

                -No Parking ODD days on the South or East sides of the streets from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

                                (Odd days are the 1st – 3rd – 5th etc.)

                -Tip:         (If your house is an even number such as: 342 Broad St. – no parking even days)

                                (If your house is an odd number such as: 345 Broad St. – no parking odd days)

Plowing (or Blowing) Snow onto Streets

                It is illegal to plow snow (or blow snow) onto someone else’s property or across a Borough Street or State Road.


                -Sections on property lines:

                                If you are removing your sidewalks and a section is on or across the line with your neighbor, if both parties                                  do not want it removed, leave the section alone, and contact the Borough Office.

                -Main Street – Erie Street:

                                Property owners on Main Street and Erie Street should not do anything with sidewalks until next spring.

                                Some funding may be available to assist in these areas. More information as it comes available.

American Red Cross – Home Fire Campaign:

                On Nov. 7th, from 9:00 am until 3 pm, teams of Red Cross staff and volunteers will go door to door in Saegertown to offer free home safety checks, and install up to 3 free smoke detectors. If you would like to volunteer to help the Red Cross with this project, call the American Red Cross of Northwestern Penna. at (814) 240-7598.             

Santa at the Gazebo

Santa and his elves will arrive by fire truck to Saegertown Gazebo Square on Sunday evening

November 29th at 6:00 pm. The public is invited by the Women’s Improvement Club to the

Saegertown United Methodist Church afterwards, for a Community Christmas Party.                                                                                             

There will be hot chocolate with cookies, crafts and fun. There is no fee, and everyone is welcome!

Dumping Things in French Creek

                No one is permitted to dump anything into French Creek or along the bank. This law is part of the Flood Plain Ordinance, but has also been an ordinance in effect in Saegertown since 1895!

Main Street Project

Lots of things are happening on Main Street in the next two years:

                -There will be a new roundabout installed on each end of town

                -The north bridge crossing French creek will be replaced.

                -There will be a new traffic light installed at the intersection of Main and Erie (replacing the existing one)

                -The storm drains on Main Street will be replaced where needed.

                -New ADA corners will be installed on Main Street.

                -Many of the sidewalks will be replaced, and new ones installed in several areas.

While the construction will cause some temporary inconvenience, the completed project will be a major improvement for Saegertown for many years in the future!!


Have a Safe Hunting Season…Obey Safety Zones:

Make sure you have permission to hunt on private property, and respect the safety zones.

                -You must be 150 yards from a structure.

                -Make sure of your target.

                -Wear the required blaze orange, and BE SAFE!

                -If you see illegal hunting activity - contact the Penna. Game Commission at:


Driving in Bad Weather

The first few snowfalls usually bring a variety of fender-benders with it.

Use caution with snow and ice, drive extra carefully. Make sure new drivers

are familiar with how to drive on bad roads.



Symptoms of CO Poisoning


SAFETY Tip of the Month:



Carbon Monoxide:

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas.

CO poisoning can occur when a fuel burning appliance, like a furnace,

                generator or heater is not working properly or vented properly.

Breathing in CO at high levels can be fatal!!

-Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home.

-Use portable generators outside and away from doors, windows or vents.

-Make sure vents for the clothes dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace

                are clear from snow or debris.

-Remove vehicles from garages immediately after starting them


Contact the Gas Company or 911 if you suspect you have a CO problem!


A CO alarm is Great holiday gift for someone you love if they do not have one!


Borough Council and Staff wishes you and your family a

Safe and Enjoyable Thanksgiving