May 2016

Water Testing Violation (Lab Mistake):

We are required to test for the Synthetic Organic Compound Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in one of our water wells, each quarter. We properly tested our water in the 4th quarter of last year; however the testing laboratory did not properly complete the test. We tested again in January and the results were normal. There was NO Problem with the water. Due to the failed test by our lab, DEP requires us to send you the enclosed notification. Remember, there was not a problem with your water, and we continue to properly treat and test your water to the highest standards required by law.



Round-a-Bout Update:

South roundabout construction should start in June or July!

Clarification- putting garbage out:

Last month the newsletter stated (under “Bears”) not to put garbage out until the morning of pick-up.

This is just a suggestion, particularly if you have trouble with bears or raccoons getting into garbage.

The garbage collectors will not pick up garbage that has been spread around by animals or the weather.

Officially: you cannot place garbage out more than 24 hours before collection (NOT before 8:00 am on Sunday).

Memorial Day Service:

The Saegertown American Legion will sponsor a Community Memorial Day Service on Monday

May 30th at the Town Square on Main Street. The Memorial Service will begin at 9:00 am.

Come out and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom.

Holiday changes in garbage pick-up:

Memorial Day:

                NO garbage pick-up on Memorial Day (May 30th) Pick-up will be Tuesday May 31st.

Independence Day:

                NO garbage pick-up on the 4th of July. Pick-up will be Tuesday July 5th.

Labor Day:

                NO garbage pick-up on Labor Day (September 5th) Pick-up will be Tuesday September 6th.              

Fire Department Cash Bash:

                Saegertown Vol. Fire Dept. will once again sponsor its annual Cash Bash on Saturday June 4th at the Fire Dept. grounds               on Erie Street. Gates open at 11:00 am, with first prize drawn at noon. $25,000 in prizes are being given away. 89 cash      prizes totaling over $20,000 in addition to 13 guns being given away this year. Grand Prize is $5,000!!! Tickets are $20          and include a free meal and drinks. ALL tickets remain in the drawings for ALL prizes, so multiple winners are possible!       Only 3000 tickets will be sold.

Tickets can be purchased at most local merchants, or at the Borough Building.

                               Ball Games at Jordan Park- Drive Slow – Use Caution:

                                      Jordan Park is once again bustling with spring and summer games and activities.

                                                     Please use caution when driving in that area on Erie Street.

Re-Cycle – Electronics:

Borough residents may take old electronics (TV’s, computers, copiers etc.) to the Borough building

on any Wednesday from 9:00 am. until 3:00 pm. You may also call to make an appointment for drop-off.

Once again we would like to thank the Jordan Family Foundation for funding this project!!

Library Walk-a-Thon:

The walk-a-thon is May 7th this year and starts at 8:00 a.m.

Walk-ins are welcome! Stop by the Library for more information.

Support this great community fund raiser!           


The FAA issued the following rules in 2015:

                Owners of drones weighing between ½ pound and 55 pounds must:

               If you owned it before Dec. 21, 2015, register it by Feb. 19, 2016

                If owned after Dec. 21, 2015 you must register it before your first flight.

                                -Do not fly near a stadium

                                -Do not fly near manned aircrafts

                                -Do not fly close to an airport

                                -Do not fly a drone that weighs more than 55 pounds.

                                -Keep the drone in site and use caution               

Hunting Safety Zones:

It is unlawful to hunt for, shoot at, trap, take, chase or disturb wildlife within 150 yards of a residence or structure without        permission of the occupants. (150 yards is the length of one and one-half football fields.)

NO shooting is permitted on the West side of the railroad tracks in Saegertown, or anywhere within a safety zone on the East side of the railroad tracks.

The safety zone for Archery hunting is 50 yards (One-half the length of a football field)

                                If you plan on hunting in the Borough:

                                                -Obey the safety zone distances.

                                                -Have permission to hunt on the property

                                                -Shoot only into a safe background.

                                                -Be sure of your target

                                BE SAFE and respect the residents in the area!

Mowing Grass:

                Remember…Grass and weeds must be cut and trimmed to no longer than 6 inches high.

Proper Disposal of Medicine:

                -Take outdated or unused medicine to a DEA authorized collector

                -Or watch for an area collection date and location.

                -Or follow the FDA Guidelines for disposal:

                                -Mix medicines (do NOT crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as, dirt,                                                                     kitty litter or used coffee grounds

                                -Place in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.

                               -Throw container in household trash

                                -Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label making it unreadable.

Sidewalk Inspections:

            Date to comply with the sidewalk ordinance has been extended to September 1, 2017.

                -When sidewalks are inspected a small colored dot will be placed on the corner of sections needing attention.

                -Red dot: section needs removed or replaced.

                -Yellow dot: section needs repaired (or removed or replaced)

                -Green mark: This area requires an ADA corner, unless sidewalks are removed.

                -Blue dot: Good sidewalk that does not meet regulations, you may apply for an exemption.

                -No marking by Borough: Presently meets requirements.

SAFETY Tip of the Month: Choking

                Here are the signs someone is choking:                                 What to do for a choking Victim:                                                                    

                        -Hand clutched to throat                                                               1.   Call 911

                        -Can’t talk              (Ask them, “Can you talk?”)                          2.   Stand behind the person – wrap your arms around their waist

                        -Can’t breathe (Ask them, “Can you breathe?)                          3.   Make a fist with one hand – Position slightly above the navel

                        -Can’t cough                                                                                  4.   Grasp fist with your other hand



  -skin, lips and nails turn blue                                                       5.   Press hard into abdomen with a hard upward thrust

                                                                                                         6.   Perform 5 of these thrusts – repeat if the object is not dislodged

                                                                                                         7. If victim becomes unconscious perform CPR

Quote of the Month:

            “Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.”

                                                                                    -President Teddy Roosevelt