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The Bellefonte Food Celebration

07.29.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

The Bellefonte Art Museum and the Bellefonte Keystone Community will present The Bellefonte Food Celebration on August 3, 2014, from 1-4 pm, in downtown Bellefonte. For more details, please go to https://www.facebook.com/BellefonteKeystoneCommunity.

Borough’s Street Trees

07.23.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

The PA Governor’s School for Agriculture Science at Penn State will be walking the streets of Bellefonte Borough performing an examination of trees on Friday, August 1 and Friday, August 8.

Their purpose will be to collect as much data as possible on the Borough’s street trees.

Civil Service Commission Vacancies

07.18.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

There are three vacancies on the Civil Service Commission for the Borough of Bellefonte. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for overseeing the entry level and promotional exam process for police officers. The Civil Service Commission carries out the policies approved by Borough Council. Letters of Interest/resumes are due at the Borough office, 236 West Lamb St, Bellefonte, PA 16823 by noon on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Borough Council Vacancy

07.09.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

There is a vacancy on the Bellefonte Borough Council for someone from the North Ward. The North Ward is from High Street north and from N Ridge Street east to the Borough line. Letters of Interest/resumes are due at the Borough office, 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 by noon on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Welcome Centre Region Code

07.02.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

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.

Bellefonte Area Industrial Development Authority (BAIDA) Meeting

06.06.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

The Bellefonte Area Industrial Development Authority (BAIDA) met Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the 3rd floor conference room of the Courthouse Annex building located at 108 S Allegheny St, Bellefonte, at 6:00 p.m. Representatives from Buchart-Horn Engineering were there to speak to the public regarding the Waterfront Improvement Project; specifically, the walkway and wall portion of the project. The public was invited to attend this informal session to speak to the engineers and BAIDA members.

Brush and Grass Containers

06.06.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

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.

“Do Not Disturb” List

06.05.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

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.

 

West Nile Virus Alert

06.04.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

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

Union Cemetery

05.21.2014  |  Email This Post   |  Print This Post

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.