The Borough Council has decided to change the date of Trick or Treat to Thursday October 29th, 2020 from 6pm-8pm. There has been an approved Rain Date for Trick or Treat, Sunday November 1st, 2020 from 6pm-8pm to align with other area Municipalities. As a reminder Trick or Treat is an optional event for the community where participation is not required. If you wish to not participate in Trick or Treat please have all exterior lights turned off between 6pm and 8pm. If participating in Trick or Treat please maintain proper Social Distancing from others and follow safety protocols in compliance with the CDC Guidelines.
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Borough customers are permitted to place bulk waste at the CURB only for pickup by Borough staff. There will be no charge for this extra pickup service. The bulk waste 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 people to handle, construction material, paint cans, ammunition and hazardous waste cannot be picked up during bulk waste collection. 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.
Please separate all Electronics when placing items at the curb. Most electronics need to be recycled and will not be accepted as bulk waste. Electronics that need to be recycled are:
- Desktop, Laptop & Server Computers
- Cell Phones/PDAs
- TVs & Monitors (CRT/LCD/LED/Plasma/Flat Screen)
- Desktop Printers
- Desktop Copiers
- UPS Systems/Battery Backups
- Computer Peripherals (Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, etc.)
- PC Peripherals & Components (External/Internal Drivers/PC Cards/Hubs)
If your electronic item is not on the list above, it cannot be accepted for recycling and should be placed with bulk waste.
As the result of low ridership during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CATA will temporarily
discontinue its CATABUS commuter routes – the A (Park Forest), B (Boalsburg), C (Houserville), F
(Pine Grove), G (Grays Woods), S (Science Park), XB (Bellefonte), and XG (Pleasant Gap) Routes
effective Monday, October 5, 2020. Those riders dependent on these routes are encouraged to contact
CATA at (814) 238-CATA(2282) ext. 7500 to discuss their transportation needs, if they have not already.
Also effective Monday, October 5, CATAGO! microtransit service, which currently operates in
Bellefonte, Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and in Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap
Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., will be extended to also provide service to Pleasant Gap
Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. This service will assist with access to county services,
the courthouse and services offered at the PennDOT photo and exam service center where no other public
transportation services would exist. Information on CATAGO! service, including how to schedule
trips, pay your fare, and more can be found on the CATA website at catabus.com/GO!.
CATARIDE service for older adults and people with disabilities will continue to operate with no
changes to its service area or hours.
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.