Latest News from the Borough
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
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
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers the following service:
The Customer Care Center (CCC) is a portal for the residents of Pennsylvania to submit their concerns.
A Concern is something that requires PennDOT attention for resolution such as potholes, drainage issues, or deer carcass removal.A concern should not be submitted for immediate needs or issues that could create safety concerns, like missing signs or roadway hazards. If the concern requires immediate attention, please call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to be connected directly to the county maintenance office in your area.
We wanted to remind Borough residents that some of the main roads through the Borough are state roads. They include Allegheny, Howard, and Bishop streets. If you have a pothole concern, please contact PennDOT through their website or call 1-800-FIX-ROAD.