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Closure and Detour of State Route 0144 (Linn St)

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Brayman Construction Corporation has been awarded the Linn St Wall project through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation (PennDOT). This project consists of a complete closure and detour of State Route 0144 otherwise named Linn Street. As required by contract specifications, Brayman Construction Corporation notified us that State Route 0144 will be closed on June 5, 2017 and will open to traffic on August 28, 2017. We appreciate your patience while they work to improve the infrastructure for future generations.

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.

Borough Office Will Be Closed

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Bellefonte Borough offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, to observe Memorial Day. If your refuse is regularly scheduled to be picked up on Mondays, it will be picked up on Wednesday, May 31.

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 an refuse that is not out when they go by.

Also, there will be no grass or brush pickup on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. It will resume on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

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,

PennDOT Retaining Wall Project

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Click here to learn more about the Bellefonte wall and roadway project to start on Monday, March 20.

Volunteer Opportunities Overview and Application

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Consider Becoming More Involved
Many different Authorities, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) have been formed to support Bellefonte Borough’s elected officials and staff. This overview covers the various ABCs and their functions and includes an application form for anyone interested in serving on one of these bodies. Your completed application (please attach a resume to the application) will aid Borough officials in filling vacancies on the ABCs. Those individuals who devote their time, energy, and know-how to the ABCs are a vital part of Bellefonte Borough. We could not function without their expertise and dedication. Please read this overview. Some appoints require borough residency while others do not. Think about how you can help your local officials make your community even better. For more information, call the Bellefonte Borough Administrative Office at (814) 355-1501, or e-mail at [email protected]

Click here to view Bellefonte Borough’s volunteer opportunities overview and application.

2017 Point-in-Time Homeless Survey

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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.

This year, teams will be out in the community on Thursday, January 26, looking to connect with the unsheltered population to ask where they slept the night before, provide care packages, and offer assistance from a variety of community services and programs. Additionally, teams are also interested in speaking with individuals and families who are homeless, but “doubled-up” (i.e., staying with family and/or friends), and not considered unsheltered for this count. This would give teams the opportunity to provide information about our county’s emergency, temporary, and permanent housing options.

In an effort to most effectively connect with these individuals and families, Centre County Office of Adult Services is asking for your assistance. If you know the whereabouts of someone who is unsheltered or “doubling-up,” please contact Faith R. Ryan, Director, via email ([email protected]) or phone (814-355-6768) no later than Monday, January 23.

2017 Budget

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Click here to view a copy of Bellefonte Borough’s 2017 budget.