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The 2016 Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control season began on March 28.
Bellefonte Borough residents can assist the 2016 County program by eliminating sources of standing water such as unused swimming pools, stagnant ornamental ponds, poorly functioning roof gutters, and especially used tires. If it is feasible, poorly functioning storm water systems should be cleaned out to eliminate standing water. If you are aware of wet areas that are breeding large amounts of mosquitoes, you are asked to contact the County Planning & Community Development Office so samples can be trapped for identification and testing.
Additionally, the County Planning & Community Development Office is responsible for collecting and submitting dead birds for WNV testing. If you have questions concerning dead birds and West Nile Virus, please contact them at 814-355-6791. PADEP this year is limiting testing to crows, blue jays, hawks, and owls. PADEP will begin accepting dead birds for testing on May 1, 2016.
For more information on West Nile Virus, please go to http://www.centrecountypa.gov/index.aspx?NID=766
The last day for ash collection on Wednesdays will be March 30, 2016. Thereafter, place your cooled ashes out with your regular trash for pickup.
Due to the overwhelming response to the brush and grass collection service, for the 2016 season Bellefonte Borough will begin picking up both the brush and grass containers at the same time. Collection will start April 6, 2016. This will allow for more efficiency while also allowing us to continue recycling the material and meet an ever increasing demand. We will continue to strive to further the recycling program.
Please be sure to put the brush and grass container(s) out Tuesday evening after 6:00 p.m. to avoid being missed on Wednesday. If the containers are not out when the crew arrives, they will pick them up the following Wednesday.
The first Saturday the landfill is open for the season is April 2, 2016. The hours are 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Notices are being sent to the Bellefonte Borough Authority water customers/Bellefonte Water Distribution System, excluding those customers on the Corning distribution system (this distribution system was not previously fluoridated). The PA Department of Environmental Protection has granted permission to cease feeding fluoride through the issuance of a permit. Bellefonte Borough Authority will be discontinuing the addition of fluoride into the drinking water on Thursday, March 31, 2016. PWS ID 4140075
The Bellefonte Borough Authority is initiating a fluoride supplement program and a task force to consider alternatives to water system fluoridation.
For more details, please click here.
For a copy of the fluoride supplement program application, click here