Notice is hereby given that the 2014 proposed budget will be available for public inspection December 4, 2013 through December 16, 2013, between the weekday hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at the Bellefonte Borough office located at 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
A budget hearing will be held December 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers to allow the public to present oral or written comments on the entire budget. It is anticipated that the budget will be approved for adoption at that meeting. Bellefonte Borough Council will also consider adoption of a Tax Levy Ordinance and a Budget Ordinance for the year 2014 at their December 16, 2013 meeting.
Ralph W. Stewart
There is a vacancy on the Bellefonte Borough Council for someone from the South Ward. The South Ward is from High Street south and from Spring Street east to the Borough line. Letters of Interest/resumes are due at the Borough office, 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 by
December 11, 2013.
At the Bellefonte Borough Council meeting held on November 4, 2013, Council approved courtesy parking for this Holiday Season.
The first time the parking enforcement officer observes your car with no time on the meter, he will give you a complimentary pass of two hours. On his second pass through on that same day, and with no time on the meter and the two hours have passed, a ticket will be issued.
Courtesy parking began on November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day) and lasts through January 1, 2014 (New Year’s Day). We encourage you to use this opportunity to do some holiday shopping in beautiful downtown Bellefonte…and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, was the last day that brush or grass clippings in the containers were picked up by the Borough.
You may, however, continue to contact the Borough offices if you have bundled brush to be picked up. Be sure to do so by Tuesday morning.
A key to the landfill can be obtained at the Borough offices Monday through Friday, year round, for a $10 deposit. The key must be returned by 4:30 p.m. the same day it is borrowed.
The Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority will now accept post consumer vinyl siding at the Dale Summit Transfer Station at a discounted rate of $20 per ton.
To qualify for this reduced rate, the acceptable load should include only the following: vinyl siding, corner posts, J-channel.
Unacceptable load items include the following: no vinyl shutters; no vinyl with insulation attached, no organics to include paper, wood, plastic, metal or glass. Loads containing these items will be charged the normal MSW tipping fee of $67 per ton.
Please let the Scale Operator know if you have an acceptable load of vinyl that would qualify for the reduced rate.
For more information on this and other Centre County recycling and refuse questions, please visit the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority website at www.centrecountyrecycles.com
Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority has placed a container by Burger King for recycling specialty plastics such as plastic butter tubs, cups, yogurt containers, and fruit containers.
Bellefonte Borough Council has agreed to extend the skunk removal program into 2013. If you are experiencing a problem with a skunk after April 1, please contact the Borough Office at 355-1501, Ext. 10. Arrangements will be made for a trap to be set up at your location. This year there will be no cost to the resident; however, next year there will be a shared fee arrangement between the Borough and the homeowner. Reasonable efforts will be made to capture the skunk in a timely manner.
In speaking with the Game Commission, here are some things you can do to keep skunks from becoming frequent visitors at your home:
1. Remove bird seed (this is also good advice to keep the black bear away)
2. Do not leave cat/dog food outside
3. Purchase Spectracide for your yard, which will kill the grubs that the skunks dig for
Due to DEP Regulations, we are no longer able to collect electronics with your regular trash. Electronics must be recycled. Electronics need to be taken directly to the Centre County Refuse and Recycling Center on Transfer Road. There is no fee.
The Borough now has a Facebook page. Please ‘like’ us at Borough of Bellefonte.
Robert Hilton, an Accounting Major at Shippensburg University, for an assignment in his Government Accounting class, used information he gathered regarding the Borough of Bellefonte to create a Citizen Centric Report (CCR). Below is his final copy of the CCR.
Citizen Centric Report