The HARB meeting which was to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, has been cancelled. The next HARB meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte.
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Bellefonte Borough is looking for a holiday tree to be placed in the Diamond this year. If you have a tree you think we could use, please contact Matt Auman at 814-355-1501, Ext. 221.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2019
Contact: Centre County Commissioners Office 814-355-6700
On September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the Centre County Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Initiative will hold a Remembrance Ceremony to honor loved ones lost to an overdose. The event will take place on the steps of the Centre County Courthouse, located at 102 South Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 16823. In case of rain, the Remembrance Ceremony will be held on the same date and time, but in the Centre County Courthouse Annex on the 3rd Floor at 106 East High Street, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 16823.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Purple Ribbon Project which is also being sponsored by the Centre County HOPE Initiative. In observation of International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st, and September’s National Recovery Month, purple ribbons will be hung throughout Centre County to bring awareness to the important issue of substance use disorders, recovery and to remember the community members lost to an overdose. As well during the month of September, the Centre County Courthouse will be lit purple as well as the bridge at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte.
From 2014 to June 2018, there have been 80 drug related overdose deaths in Centre County. In 2016 alone, Pennsylvania saw 4,642 drug-related overdoses, a 37% increase from 2015.
If anyone is struggling with or has a family member struggling with substance use, we encourage them to reach out to the Centre County Drug and Alcohol Office at 814-355-6786.
For questions about the Remembrance Ceremony, please contact the Centre County HOPE Initiative at [email protected].
For press only: due to the nature of this event, if you attend, please do not take any photographs without prior approval. Thank you!
Construction similar to that of Lot A (behind the YMCA) will begin on Lot H on September 10 and should be completed by October 26, weather permitting. Those who have purchased monthly permits for Lot H are allowed to park in either Lot A or Lot D (behind the Waffle Shop) during this time. Be sure to place your permit on the passenger side of the dashboard.
The public hearing scheduled for Monday, August 20, regarding the following:
Re-zone R-4 High Density Residential District covering Centre Crest and adjacent properties to R-2 Town Residential (Infill). Parcels to be re-zoned are: 32-103-,023-,0000-; 32-103-,200-,0000-; 32-103-,103-,0000-; 32-103-,102-,0000-; 32-103-,060A,0000-; 32-103-,061-,0000-; 32-103-,060-,0000-; 32-103-,084-,0000-; 32-103-,085-,0000-.
is being continued until a date to be determined.
For more information regarding the upcoming public hearing regarding re-zoning, click here.
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COMBINED PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2018 CDBG FUNDS
Centre County CDBG Program – Bellefonte Borough CDBG Program
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – Willowbank Building, Bellefonte
Notice is hereby given by Centre County Government and Bellefonte Borough that they will hold a Combined Public Hearing on June 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 146 of the Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte PA. This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the Centre County Planning & Community Development Office, 72 hours in advance at 355-6791 or email – [email protected].
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to discuss, in general, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs of both Centre County and Bellefonte Borough, the current and future needs of both the County and the Borough’s Low/Moderate Income Residents, performance under the previously funded CDBG Program years, and to discuss the required Three – Year Community Development Plans of both organizations.
Centre County is expected to receive an allocation of $310,000, of Ffy 2018 CDBG funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bellefonte Borough anticipates the receipt of $120,000. At least 70% of the available funding must be used for activities which benefit low and moderate income persons both throughout Centre County and in the Borough. It is anticipated that the combined application submission deadline will be in September of this year.
The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program: water and sewer line replacement and improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction of affordable housing; construction/reconstruction of public/community facilities; recreational facilities; public services that are new or provide quantifiable increases in the delivery of services; street improvements; historic preservation; removal of architectural barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition and relocation; clearance and demolition; and general administration, planning, audit if required, and preparation of the CDBG application.
If Centre County or Bellefonte Borough would undertake activities that result in the displacement of families or individuals, then Centre County’s policy for minimizing such displacement would be in effect. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the Public Hearing and/or to present written comments concerning the needs of the Community, proposed CDBG Program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG Program in general. Written proposals and comments may be submitted to the Centre County Planning and Community Development Office, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte PA, or email: [email protected] by August 1st, 2018.
Robert Jacobs, Director
Centre County Planning & Community Development Office
Because the leaves were so late to fall from the trees last year, the Borough will be doing a spring leaf collection. The leaf collection truck will go around for one week, beginning April 9. They will follow the normal refuse pickup schedule.