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.
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Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority (CCRRA), 253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte will be hosting its annual household hazardous waste collection event on April 28 and 29. It is a free event for the community to rid their homes of unwanted or expired hazardous wastes. For more information, click here to read CCRRA’s flyer about the event.
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, www.TalkPATransportation.com.
Click here to learn more about the Bellefonte wall and roadway project to start on Monday, March 20.
Bellefonte Borough is seeking proposals to perform Uniform Construction Code inspections; rental housing inspections; and commercial building fire inspections. Interested parties may pick up a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Bellefonte Borough at 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 anytime between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM M-F. The RFP can also be downloaded here. Questions relating to accessing the RFP via email may be addressed to Ms. Kathy Stanton at 814.355.1501 extension 217 or at [email protected] An information meeting will be held in Bellefonte Borough’s Council Chambers, 236 W. Lamb Street, Bellefonte on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 3:00 PM. Proposals are due by no later than 4:00 PM Monday, April 3, 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.
There is currently a vacancy on the Bellefonte Borough Council for the South Ward. If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit a letter of interest/resume to the Bellefonte Borough office, 236 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte, by 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you have any questions, please call the Borough office at 355-1501.
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.
Click here to view a copy of Bellefonte Borough’s 2017 budget.