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Archive for June, 2017

Public Notice

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Proposed Modification to the FFY 2015 Centre County CDBG Contract

Bellefonte Borough intended use of FFY 2015 CDBG Funds 

Centre County and Bellefonte Borough will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:00 am prevailing time in Room 116 of the Willowbank Bldg., 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte, PA to receive public comment on the Borough’s intention to have the County modify the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract with the PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development (PA DCED).

Bellefonte Borough is proposing to delete the following project from the FFY 2015 contract:

Fire Sprinkler Installation in Downtown Historic Buildings in the Amount of $81,172

Bellefonte Borough proposes to reallocate these same funds to the following project:

Safety Improvements to Talleyrand Park. Multi-year Funded with FFY 2014 Funds

The Talleyrand Park Safety Improvement Project is also funded with CDBG monies the Borough received in their FFY 2014 CDBG contract. The improvements include fencing between the R.R. tracks and the park playground and the construction of a pedestrian walkway onto the existing R.R. bridge structure in the park.

The proposed Centre County FFY 2015 CDBG Budget would be modified:

Project Action — Increase or (decrease) Current Approved Budget Proposed Budget
Huston Twp Sewer Plant Rehab $0 $130,200 $130,200
Unionville Master Water Meter $0 $81,000 $81,000
Moshannon Water Meters $0 $28,000 $28,000
Bellefonte Fire Sprinklers ($81,172) $81,172 $0
Talleyrand Park Safety Improvements $81,172 $0 $81,172
Grant Administration $0 $70,305 $70,305
Total $0 $390,677.00 $390,677.00

Those requiring special accommodations should call 814-355-6791; seventy two (72) hours in advance. It is expected that the Bellefonte Borough Council will take final action on this proposed modification at their meeting at 7:00 p.m. on August 7. The County Commissioners will then take action to submit the necessary paperwork at their meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8.

Robert Jacobs, Director
Centre County Planning & Community Development Office

Water Quality Report for 2016 Calendar Year

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The water quality report for the 2016 Calendar Year is now available for review at

Joint Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The June 8th Centre County Government and Bellefonte Borough Joint Town Hall Meeting, with bookmarked agenda items, is now available to view online at  The direct link to the online program is below:

Closure and Detour of State Route 0144 (Linn St)

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

With the school year ending, a detour around the PennDOT retaining wall project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 5.

Since late March, crews have been working near the intersection of Route 144 (Linn Street) and Route 150 (North Allegheny Street) at the northwest end of Bellefonte Borough. Project work includes construction of a retaining wall along Route 144 to alleviate slide issues in this area.

The detour will direct drivers to use Allegheny Street/Route 144, West High Street/Route 150, North Thomas Street, West Lamb Street/Route 550, and North Water Street/Route 150. PennDOT expects the detour to be lifted no later than August 28, the first day of the new school year. PennDOT will lift the detour before late August if work progress allows.

Other work includes roadway re-construction, piping and inlet repair/replacement, concrete curbing, sidewalk and hand-rail repairs, and miscellaneous items.

All work is weather and schedule dependent. Brayman Construction Corporation of Saxonburg, PA is the contractor on this $1.8 million project. PennDOT expects the project to be complete by early December.

Drivers are reminded to follow official detour signs, move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.