The Borough is picking up Christmas trees until January 31, 2019. Please place your tree at the curb, and the Borough will come by and pick up the tree as they are able.
Archives for January 2019
Every year Centre County takes part in a statewide initiative called Point-in-Time (PIT) to provide outreach and collect valuable data on our unsheltered homeless population. Often times, this population may be found living in a tent, a car, a hallway, a campground site, abandoned building, or even under a bridge. They may also be finding respite at various retailers, restaurants, libraries, and other community buildings during the day.
This year, teams will be out in the community on Thursday, January 24th, looking to connect with the unsheltered homeless population to ask where they slept the night before (Wednesday, January 23rd), provide care packages, and offer assistance. Additionally, teams want to connect with individuals/families who are homeless, but “doubled-up” (i.e., staying with family and/or friends), and not considered unsheltered for the PIT count. This would give teams the opportunity to provide information about our county’s emergency, temporary, and permanent housing options.
In an effort to connect with these individuals/families, the County is asking for your assistance. If you know the whereabouts of someone who is unsheltered or “doubling-up,” please contact the Office of Adult Services no later than Tuesday, January 22nd, at 814-355-6768 ([email protected]).
Thank you for your help during our effort to assist those in need!
Faith R. Ryan, Director
Office of Adult Services
Centre County Government
“Happy New Year from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the ReadyPA Team. As we enter January, we would like to stress the importance of safe driving over the winter months. The January 2019 ReadyPA Monthly provides some winter driving tips and safe driving practices to help you navigate Pennsylvania roadways.
Did you know that although your pets are covered in fur, many just aren’t equipped to be out in frigid temperatures for prolonged periods? This issue of the ReadyPA Monthly provides suggestions to help your animals stay healthy throughout the winter.
Finally, the State Meteorologist has provided information on the “chilling dangers of cold weather.”
The January Action Sheet contains information provided by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Be sure to practice these “10 musts for winter driving.”
We encourage you to share this newsletter and action sheet. Both the ReadyPA Monthly and the Action Sheet are available at www.Ready.PA.gov or you can view it by clicking on ReadyPA Monthly January 2019.”
Below is a listing of Bellefonte Borough “ABC” vacancies. If interested in any of these vacancies, click here to obtain a volunteer application.
Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB):
The purpose of the HARB is to offer advice and counsel to Bellefonte Borough Council concerning the erection, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or razing of all or any part of a building or structure located within the boundaries of the Historical and Architectural Review Board District and visible from a public right-of-way. For this purpose, the Historical and Architectural Review Board may make and alter rules and regulations for its own organization and procedure.
The HARB shall be composed of seven members and at least one alternate member, recommended by the HARB, and approved by Council. Of the seven members, one shall be a registered architect, one a licensed real estate broker, one the Borough building official, one a business person whose principal place of business is located within the HARB-regulated historic district, and three additional persons with a knowledge of and interest in historic preservation.
The HARB’s regularly scheduled meetings shall be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month unless circumstances warrant a postponement.
For more information, a copy of the HARB’s By-Laws can be found here
There is currently one vacancy on this Board (preferably someone with architectural or historical preservation experience), with the term expiring on 12/31/2023.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is a three member Commission with each member serving a six-year term. The Commission is designed to oversee the hiring and promotional process related to full-time police officers. Residency is required. Candidates for these positions must go through a civil service process where written and oral exams are given and scored. The Commission presents a list of eligible candidates to Council for their consideration. The Commission must meet the first Monday of the even-numbered new year to re-organize. Other meeting times are on an as-needed basis.
There is currently one alternate vacancy on this Commission.