The Centre Region Code Administration will hold a series of public meetings on Thursday, September 18, 2014 , to discuss the upcoming Rental Housing and Fire Inspections that will be conducted in the Borough of Bellefonte. The purpose of these meetings is to better explain the process of code administration, permitting requirements, inspections and compliance guidelines.
There are two meeting times for the Residential Rental Properties (rental inspections) and one relating to Commercial Buildings (fire inspections) and all new construction projects.
It is encouraged that the building owner, property manager, Person-in-Charge or business owner attend the session(s) that pertains to your building(s). Registration is not necessary and each session will last approximately 90 minutes. Please note that room capacity is limited to 50 persons.
Bellefonte Borough Municipal Building
236 W Lamb St, 2nd Floor
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Thursday, September 18, 2014
1:30 PM for Rental Housing Inspections
3:00 PM for Fire Inspection of Commercial Buildings/New Construction Inspections (Residential and Commercial)
6:30 PM for Rental Housing Inspections (same as the 1:30 session)
For more information, please contact:
Tim Knisely, Senior Fire Inspector
Centre Region Code Administration
(814) 231-3058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Bellefonte Borough is now accepting credit card payments for water, sewer and refuse bills. Please click here to make your payments on the secure website. Please note the first time on the website you will be asked to register.
We received notification that the new Yellowbooks will be delivered soon. They are 100% recyclable.
The publisher has also indicated that Borough residents have the choice about future phone book directories. Residents can opt-out by visiting www.yellowpagesoptout.com and can learn more about recycling options at www.recycleyellowbook.com.
Bellefonte’s Big Spring water was named “Pennsylvania’s Best Tasting Water” at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association Conference.