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Bellefonte Borough offices will be closed on September 7, 2020, in observance of Labor Day. If your refuse is normally picked up on Monday, it will be picked up on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Please be sure to have your refuse out Tuesday, September 8, after 6:00 p.m. to avoid being missed, as the crew will be out earlier than usual.
There will be no brush/grass pickup on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The next brush/grass pickup will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day!
Click here to view the Borough’s mask-wearing/social-distancing ordinance that is to be considered at the September 8, 2020, Council meeting.
Bellefonte Borough officials and staff will conduct Council meetings telephonically or otherwise electronically. The Borough will not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment. Below you will find information on how to offer public comment on agenda items and how to watch the meeting.
The Council Meeting Agenda will be posted on the Borough’s website at www.bellefonte.net no later than 4:30PM EST Friday prior to this Tuesday’s evening meeting.
E-MAIL PUBLIC COMMENT–You may submit your public comments via email to [email protected] with the subject “Public Comment”. You must include your name, address and the agenda item. Emails received by 3:30PM EST will be compiled and entered into the public record during the public comment period.
LETTER FORM PUBLIC COMMENT–You may also drop off, in letter form, public comments by putting the letter in our mail slot in our entrance door at 236 West Lamb Street by 3:30PM EST the day of the meeting. You must include your name, address and the agenda item.
REQUEST TO SPEAK-PUBLIC COMMENT–To make a comment during a public hearing, a request to speak must be emailed or put in letter form to the above addresses also by 3:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. Include name, address, phone number and the agenda item. At the time for public comment, the speaker will be called by the Borough and placed on a speaker.
Bellefonte Borough Residents:
Please note beginning Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17th, refuse will begin at 5:00 AM due to the high temperatures. Please make sure your refuse is set out the night before your scheduled pickup no earlier than 6:00 PM.
In addition, Borough Council established new dates for Riff-Raff and the Borough-wide Yard Sale. The Borough-wide yard sale is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, October 2 & 3. Riff Raff will be held October 5th thru the 9th on your refuse day. Again, Riff-Raff for this year will be held October 5th thru the 9th.
Finally, we are still encouraging all Borough residents who have not yet completed the Census 2020 to do so. Currently, 70% of all Borough residents have completed the census. If you have not done so, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. You should have received an envelope in the mail from the United States Census Bureau. Completing the Census helps future funding efforts for our community. The process takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
At the July 6, 2020, Council meeting, a resolution was approved regarding mask-wearing.
To view the entire resolution, click here.
The Borough offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of the July 4 holiday. If your refuse is scheduled to be picked up on Friday, it will be picked up on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Please have your refuse container at the curb the night before after 6:00 p.m. The refuse crew may be around earlier than usual due to this change in schedule. REMINDER: The brush and/or grass containers will not be collected on Wednesday, July 1, due to this change in schedule. The next Wednesday it will be collected is July 8, 2020.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!