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Borough Office Will Be Closed

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Bellefonte Borough offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, to observe Fourth of July. If your refuse is regularly scheduled to be picked up on Tuesdays, it will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5.

Because the refuse crew begins at 5:00 A.M., be sure your refuse container is out after 6:00 P.M. the night before to avoid being missed. Because of their tight schedule on Wednesday, the refuse crew will not be able to go back and pick up any refuse that is not out when they go by.

Also, there will be no grass or brush pickup on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. It will resume on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

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:

RFP for Purchase of Insurance Coverage Services

Friday, June 9th, 2017

The Borough of Bellefonte is requesting proposals for the purchase of insurance coverage services for August 2017 through July 2018 with a renewal option for 2018-2019.  These services include Property Liability Package property; Automobile; Law Enforcement; Umbrella Liability; Workers Compensation; Public Officials Liability.  Complete proposal details can be obtained by contacting Kathy Stanton, Bellefonte Borough, 236 W. Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA, 16823 or 814-355-1501 extension 217 or [email protected].

Proposals will be accepted until Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 4:00 PM prevailing time, and will be publicly opened at 4:05 PM that same day in the Bellefonte Borough Council Chambers.  Proposals shall be on the attached form (Addendum A), sealed and clearly marked on the outside, “Insurance Coverage Services Proposal,” and submitted to:  Borough of Bellefonte, Attention: Kathy Stanton, 236 W. Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA  16823.

Proposals that are faxed or e-mailed to Bellefonte Borough cannot be accepted.

Vacancy Department–Refuse Dept.

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Borough of Bellefonte is interested in hiring a full-time Loader-Operator Specialist for the Public Works/Refuse Department.

The position requires the employee to perform various tasks related to the collection of refuse and in the maintenance of the Borough’s refuse vehicles and equipment.  The objective is to perform the Borough’s refuse collection in an efficient and timely manner and ensuring safe work practices are at the forefront of the employees daily activities.

Minimum qualifications include High school diploma or the equivalent; Class A or B Commercial Drivers License (or obtain the CDL w/in six (6) months of being hired)

Interested candidates are required to complete and submit the Borough’s standard Employment Application by 4:30 PM, Monday, June 19, 2017.  Employment Applications are available and may be picked up at the borough office, 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte during regular business hours (8:00 – 4:30) or can be accessed here.

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.

Milesburg Bridge Project

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

PennDOT is continuing replacement work on the Route 144 bridge in Milesburg that spans the Jersey Shore Railroad tracks. Area drivers are being alerted to travel delays next week, as beam setting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 31. The week of May 29 will feature the following:

  • The contractor will be working on the project’s Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall
  • Beam setting on May 31 will bring travel delays as flaggers enforce an alternating traffic pattern so that off-loading and setting of the beams can take place. Once beams are set, two-way traffic will resume.

All work will take place during daylight hours and all work is weather and schedule dependent. The new bridge is expected to be complete in late October. Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.

Adoption of Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Bellefonte Borough Council will hold a public hearing regarding the repeal of the Borough of Bellefonte Safety and Property Maintenance Code, 2011 Edition and amendments, at their regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 236 W Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. They will also consider approval and adoption of the Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code, 2017 Edition, effective July 1, 2017, to be known as Chapter 425—Property Maintenance and Safety. A complete copy of the proposed change can be viewed in the Borough office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or click here.

Riff Raff Week

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The week of May 22, 2017, through May 26, 2017, has been designated as Riff Raff Week for Bellefonte Borough refuse customers. During this week, Borough customers are permitted to place “riff raff” at the CURB only for pickup by Borough staff. There will be no charge for this extra pickup service. The riff-raff pickup will follow the same routes and schedules as the regular refuse collection service, with one pickup truck-size load limit per customer. The refuse crew will not make extra trips to an address. Tires, batteries, items too heavy for two men to handle, construction material, paint cans and hazardous waste cannot be picked up during riff-raff. Residents are not to use cardboard boxes for items if it is raining or it is calling for rain as it makes it difficult for the refuse crew to pick up the boxes without them falling apart. The Borough reserves the right to not collect if there is too much or it is too heavy.


Grass/Brush Container Services

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Borough will begin collecting the grass/brush containers on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. They will collect the grass/brush every Wednesday until the end of October, unless it is during a week with a holiday. There will be no grass/brush pickup on the following Wednesdays due to holidays: April 12, May 31, July 5, and September 6. Please be sure to have your container out at the curb the night before after 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the Borough office at 355-1501.

2019 Twelve-year Program Update

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Tell Them What You Think!

Every two years, the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC) and PennDOT update the current Twelve Year Transportation Program which outlines Pennsylvania’s next 12 years of transportation projects. An important step in this process is to hear from you. What are your priorities? The program update begins in March 2017 with an open public comment period through April 19, 2017. During this period, the public is invited to share feedback by taking their online survey. The public can also “Tell Us What You Think” at their Online Public Meeting on March 21, 2017. For more information visit,