Don’t trash that campaign sign! Bring it to the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA) and have it recycled. Just bring your campaign yard sign(s) to the CCRRA between November 5 and November 28. Please note the Authority is closed on November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Bring your sign(s) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to Building A, at CCRRA. Come through the main doors and look for the drop-off box.
For additional information on this recycling program, please call their office at 814-238-7005, or contact them by email at email@example.com.
At a time when Ebola is all over the news, we want to make sure you have the clear-cut facts about Ebola. Please get informed by visiting http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USHHS/bulletins/d6634f and share this information with your friends and family to make sure they know the facts about Ebola.
The Borough will continue to collect grass and brush containers until November 19, 2014.
Applications are being taken for fire police. Anyone interested can contact Tim Schreffler at 574-6800.
The PA Governor’s School for Agriculture Science at Penn State walked the streets of Bellefonte Borough performing an examination of trees on Friday, August 1 and Friday, August 8.
Their purpose was to collect as much data as possible on the Borough’s street trees.
Bellefonte Borough would like to welcome Centre Region Code. Effective July 1, they will be performing inspection and building services to Bellefonte Borough. For more information on Centre Region Code, please go to www.centreregioncode.org.
Reminder: If you have a brush and/or grass container, please remember to keep the items separate. Due to DEP regulations the grass needs to be separate from any other kind of yard waste at our landfill facility. Due to the volume of residents utilizing this service we are now picking up earlier on Wednesdays. You may put your containers out on Tuesday evenings after 6PM.
There was a mass mailing done to all who have gotten a container as a reminder of the proper procedures.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Recently the Borough revised its door-to-door sales ordinance. One change is § 410-22. List of homes not wishing to be solicited. There is now a “Do Not Disturb” opt-out form for Borough residents that can be completed and submitted by those residents who do not want door-to-door sales people. This form can be found on our website either under “Borough Forms” or on the right-hand side of the home page. Simply complete all the required fields and submit. Your address only will be placed on a “Do Not Disturb” list that will be provided to anyone who obtains a solicitor’s permit.
On June 3rd the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that a mosquito sample collected on May 23rd in Spring Township adjacent to Bellefonte Borough has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus is a disease that resides in bird populations and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of a mosquito that has first bitten an infected bird. In most cases symptoms are mild and resemble the flu, but in people with weakened immune systems, serious neurological problems can result.
Residents are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites, such as wearing long pants and long sleeved clothing and using insect repellants. Homeowners should eliminate standing water, such as stagnant bird baths, swimming pool covers collecting water, and clogged rain gutters. Backyard ponds should be aerated or circulated. These steps should be observed until a hard frost occurs in the autumn.
For more information, contact the Centre County Planning & Community Development Office at (814) 355-6791, or visit the Pennsylvania West Nile Virus web site at www.westnile.state.pa.us
The Union Cemetery Association is looking for volunteers to assist with the care and upkeep of the cemetery; specifically, they need help with mowing the 20± acres. If you are interested in helping maintain the cemetery, please contact Assistant Borough Manager Donald L. Holderman at 814-355-1501.