There will be no HARB meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
There are currently vacancies on the Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB), the Housing Board of Appeals, and the Zoning Hearing Board. For more information, please click here or contact the Borough office at 355-1501.
Bellefonte Borough has begun to pick up Christmas trees. Please place your tree at the curb where you would normally set out your trash.
The January 26, 2016, HARB meeting will be a work session only. There will be no items reviewed. If you have any questions, please call the Borough office at 355-1501, Ext. 16.
The Bellefonte Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) has a vacancy and is seeking someone who has a strong interest in historic preservation (preference would be someone who lives in the Bellefonte Historic District). If you would like more information, contact Vana Dainty at 355-1501, Ext. 16.
Please click here to read the public notice regarding Centre County and Bellefonte Borough intended use of FFY 2015 CDBG Funds.
Below is a copy of the letter from PA Department of Environmental Protection regarding the discontinuance of fluoride in Bellefonte Borough water.
Due to construction work on the Cadillac Building at the corner of Bishop and South Allegheny Street, South Allegheny Street, between Logan and Bishop, will be temporarily changed to one way travel northbound. Parking will be available on the east side of the block. This change will be in effect through early 2016.
BELLEFONTE BOROUGH AUTHORITY IS PLANNING TO DISCONTINUE THE ADDITION OF FLUORIDE INTO TREATED DRINKING WATER07.28.2015 | |
This Notice is for the Bellefonte Borough Authority Water customers, excluding those customers on the Corning distribution system (this distribution system was not previously fluoridated). Bellefonte Borough Authority is planning to discontinue the addition of fluoride into treated drinking water. This is NOT a notice that there has been any type of situation that would adversely affect your health. The approximate date for fluoride discontinuance is Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Please send comments in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Bellefonte Borough Authority, 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
PWS ID# 4140075
The Bellefonte Borough Authority is discontinuing fluoridation of the water for the following reasons. PA DEP recently did a thorough inspection of our water system. They said we were not putting in the minimum amount of fluoride which I believe is 2 ppm. In order for us to put in the minimum amount of fluoride, our costs would go up $20 to $30,000 annually. On top of that, they said we had to renovate the room/building where the fluoride is injected to install a shower in case some of the fluoride acid spilled on skin or splashed in eyes. Because it is an acid, it has to be washed off immediately. Even though fluoridation is controversial, we, the Bellefonte Borough Authority looked at the annual cost issues, the regulatory issues, and the safety issues related to handling it. This does not include renovating the building to meet DEP requirements. These factors are why the Authority has decided to discontinue adding fluoride to our water.