The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
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It looks like we will have warm weather for the Victorian Christmas opening ceremony; no snow, but lots of rain!!! Due to the long-range forecast, the opening ceremony has been moved indoors to the Bellefonte Elementary School Auditorium. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the BVC Community Choir Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Due to the Arts & Crafts show moving in, all parking will be on the street. The playground parking lot in the back of the school is reserved for the vendors only.
HomeSnacks recently published its 6th Annual Study on the safest places to live in Pennsylvania, and Bellefonte is #4.
To crunch the numbers, we looked at the JUST released FBI crime data on violent and property crime:
To see some insightful graphics to go along with the report: Infographic Breakdown
At the Bellefonte Borough Council meeting held on January 21, 2019, Council approved courtesy parking for the 2019 Holiday Season. The first time the parking enforcement officer observes your car with no time on the meter, he will give you a complimentary pass of two hours. On his second pass through on that same day, and with no time on the meter and the two hours have passed, a ticket will be issued. Courtesy parking begins on November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day) and lasts through January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day). We encourage you to use this opportunity to do some holiday shopping in beautiful downtown Bellefonte…and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
Leaf collection will cease on Friday, December 13, 2019, weather permitting. If you need to dispose of leaves after that date, you can come into the Borough office and obtain a key to the compost facility.
Click here to review the proposed zoning amendment. The public hearing will be held tonight at the Borough Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m.
Harrisburg, June 18, 2019 − State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) is warning residents of a scam targeting Property Tax or Rent Rebate recipients.
Schwank’s office was notified of a scam that consists of unsolicited calls from a person claiming to work for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The caller says an application for Property Tax or Rent Rebate has been approved and then asks if the recipient would like the rebate directly deposited into a bank account – and asks for his or her bank information.
This is a scam. The Department of Revenue does not make live calls regarding Property Tax or Rent Rebate applications and does not collect applicant banking deposit information over the phone.
The Department of Revenue does contact applicants via automated calls to confirm their information has been received and approved. If the department needs more information about an individual’s Property Tax or Rent Rebate application, it sends a letter through the U.S. Postal Service.
Individuals can request that their rebate be directly deposited; those requests, however, must be made when the signed application is submitted to the Department of Revenue.
If you receive a phone call from an individual claiming to represent the Department of Revenue and is requesting personal bank account information, DO NOT give out any banking information or any personal information (including Social Security numbers) to these callers.
If you received one of these calls and provided your banking information or other personal information, immediately call your bank to make them aware of this potential fraud. Additionally, you can file a scam complaint with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-441-2555 or by visiting www.attorneygeneral.gov.
Please be aware that the brush and grass can collection season is coming to an end. Due to the Veterans’ Day holiday next week on November 11, there will be no brush and grass can collection. The last Wednesday this season for brush and grass can collection is November 20.
Also, the last Saturday this season that the compost facility on Musser Lane will be open in the morning is November 23. You can still, however, obtain a key from the Borough office Monday through Friday for a $10 deposit. This is available year-round.
If you have any questions, please contact the Borough office at 355-1501.
No person owning or having possession, care, custody or control of any dog within the Borough shall knowingly or unknowingly allow or permit any such dog to commit any nuisance and, more particularly and without limiting the generality thereof, allow any dog to excrete any feces upon any public property, including any sidewalk, street, road, lane or other public thoroughfare of the Borough, any public building or any public park or playground, or in or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Negligence of the owner or possessor of any such dog excreting feces upon any public property of the Borough or upon any private property within the Borough shall not constitute a defense to a violation of this section.
Any person owning, possessing or having the care, custody or control of a dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog and dispose of the same by any sanitary method. Disposal shall not be made on any public property of the Borough nor on any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Disposal of any such feces in any public receptacle for trash or refuse upon the public property of the Borough is hereby expressly prohibited, unless such feces is enclosed in a sealed plastic bag. Further, any person owning, possessing or having the care, custody or control of any dog shall have a positive duty to take any reasonable and proper action to prevent any such dog from committing a nuisance in, on or upon any public property of the Borough or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Failure to do so shall constitute a violation of this section.
If the owner, possessor or person having the care, custody or control of any dog, which dog excretes feces on public property of the Borough or on any private property without permission of the owner, immediately removes and disposes of all feces so deposited by such dog in accordance with the above paragraph, such owner, possessor or person shall have an absolute defense to any violation charged under this paragraph.