Latest News from the Borough
In recent weeks, Bellefonte Borough emergency services have experienced difficulty locating street addresses due to no or improperly positioned house numbers.
A Borough ordinance requires all buildings to have address numbers placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. It is best to have the numbers positioned near the front door. Numbers should contrast with the background for easy visibility day and night. They should be Arabic numerals, a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch.
If you have any questions call Harry Brooks @ 814-355-1501, ext 225.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BELLEFONTE BOROUGH DIAMOND AREA SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PUBLIC COMMENT MEETINGS
Bellefonte Borough Council has set meeting dates/times to take public comments on safety improvements to the Diamond area at the intersection of High and Allegheny Streets, downtown Bellefonte. The public comment meetings will be held in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Bellefonte Borough building, 236 West Lamb Street, in Bellefonte, at 6:30PM on Thursday, November 4th and 10:30AM on Saturday, November 6th. At this time, masks are required. A short presentation will be given at the beginning of each meeting.
Council will be accepting public comments on safety improvement options including the installation of a round-about and the elimination of parking spaces. Comments/suggestions for any safety improvements will be accepted. All comments will be reviewed by council and will be considered prior to any formal decisions being made.
If you can not attend these meetings, comments can be made by sending a letter to the Borough’s address above or by sending an email to [email protected] Two design options will be available for viewing on the borough’s website at Bellefonte.net or in Council Chambers (address above) during normal business hours.
Contact: Ralph Stewart, Borough Manager
Email: [email protected]
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 included funding for states to establish emergency rental assistance programs. Pennsylvania received approximately $569 million to administer assistance to renters, landlords, and utility providers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic insecurity.
On February 5, 2021, Governor Wolf signed S.B. 109 into law, which officially designated the Department of Human Services (DHS) as the agency overseeing administration of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for the 49 counties that did not receive direct allocations.
ERAP is now taking applications. Pennsylvanians can apply online through COMPASS. Some counties are not using the COMPASS application. If your county is not using COMPASS, you will be automatically directed to your local ERAP agency contact.
Bellefonte Borough Diamond Re-Design Concepts to be reviewed at Borough Council Work Session, 6:30-7:00PM, Monday, August 2nd in Council Chambers. Two concepts are attached. The presentation can be viewed live at Council Chambers, 236 West Lamb Street, via YouTube or by recording on CNET Channel 7, www.cnetl.org
No approval or vote on the design concepts is scheduled for Monday night. Council will consider the next steps including the approval of scheduling a formal public hearing to gather public input.
Temporary work, including the installation of plastic curbing and delineators in the Diamond area, is planned to take place in August.
Contact: Ralph Stewart, Borough Manager, email: [email protected], phone: 814- 355-1501