ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTICE

The West Easton Borough Council will consider for adoption Ordinance #2018-001 at its regularly scheduled re-organization meeting on January 2nd, 2018, at 6:30pm, at Borough Hall, 237 7th Street, West Easton, PA. The purpose of this Ordinance is to fix the tax rate for calendar year 2018 at the current rate of 11.7 mills. A full copy of this Ordinance may be examined at Borough Hall during normal business hours.

Tax Rate Ordinance

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Great Western, for UGI, will be finishing up the roadwork that was done earlier this year on Spring Street. They plan on starting this Friday, December 1st, and expect the roadwork to last 10-12 days. Please follow any directions they may hang on your doors.

 

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NOTICE WEST EASTON BOROUGH COUNCIL, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

NOTICE West Easton Borough Council, Northampton County, will hold its reorganization meeting Tuesday, January 2nd 6:30pm. The rest of the year Council will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month for 2018, with the following exceptions: May 28th meeting is rescheduled for May 21st and December 24th meeting is rescheduled for December 17th due to holidays. All Meetings will be held at 6:30pm, prevailing time, in Council Chambers, Borough Hall located at 237 7th Street, West Easton, PA, 18042. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend any scheduled meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in proceedings, please contact the Borough Manager at 610-252-6651, during regular business hours to discuss how the Borough of West Easton may best accommodate your needs. Joan Heebner, Borough Manager

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NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the year 2018 Proposed Budget for West Easton Borough, Northampton County, is available for inspection at the Municipal Building, 237 Seventh Street, West Easton, PA 18042, until Monday, December 11, 2017 during regular posted hours. West Easton Borough Council will have final adoption of the Year 2018 Budget at their Regular Council Meeting which will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers, located at the Municipal Building. Joan Heebner/Borough ManagerAppeared in: The Express-Times on Thursday, 11/23/2017

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2018 Proposed Budget

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The next council meeting is Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 6:30pm at Borough Hall; it is the re-organization meeting. There will also be one on Monday, Janurary 8th, and possibly one on Monday, Januray 22nd. 

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Northampton County County-Wide Housing Rehabilitation Program

This program may be able to provide low-income owner-occupants of single-family residences with a zero-interest, partially-forgivable, deferred-payment loan for home improvements. The loan can cover a range of improvements necessary for health, safety, and code compliance requirements. This loan does NOT cover cosmetic improvements.

Owners must be permanent residents and owner-occupants of their single-family residences in Northampton County and must be current on all property taxes.

Samples of the current income guidelines are: 1 person household, $41,100; 2 person household, $47,000; 3 person household, $52,000. 

For more information and income guidelines check out the info at the link below: 

Northampton County County-Wide Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

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******UPDATE: 7th/Spring Street Roadwork ******

Once again plans for the NovaChip roadwork on 7th/Spring Street, between East and Iron Streets, have been changed…..DUE TO THE WORK BY UGI THIS PROJECT WILL NOW BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SPRING OF 2018!

 

 

 

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If you’re not sure when to stop for a school bus please watch the little video linked below. 

When you MUST stop for a school bus

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SWIMMING POOLS

Swimming pools, hot tubs, spas or similar receptacles capable to retain water of 24” in depth or greater shall be completely surrounded by a fence of barrier at least 48” in height. Please continue to the link below for more information.

http://westeastonborough.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/DOC052417-004.pdf

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Letters will be going out to homeowners in West Easton with curbs/sidewalks that need work/repairs.

“All sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions.” Section 302.3 of the International Property Maintenace Code, adopted by the Borough of West Easton.

If your sidealks are in need of repair, please take care of it!

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Trees: Trimming/Pruning

Due to safety concerns for larger vehicles (buses, fire trucks, delivery trucks etc.), and as a courtesy to the pedestrian and vehicular traffic, street-side tree trimming needs to be routinely performed by the property owner. This also permits the proper maintenance of roads. To reduce the frequency of pruning, trees should be generally pruned beyond the curb or, to the edge of the right of way or, or a minimum of 3’ from the edge of the paved road surface maintaining a minimum clearance of 12’ above the road surface. Clearance above sidewalks should be a minimum of 8’ above the sidewalk surface.

The Fire Chief has turned over a list of properties with trees that are hanging too low into the streets. Letters will be going out to property owners soon. Please check your property and if you fall into this category take care of your trees/overgrowth as soon as possible. (On another note, sidewalks should be cleared for people to be able to easily pass through as well.)

Tree Pruning Diagram

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Donations to the West Easton Scholarship Association from businesses and individuals are always appreciated!
 

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2016 Audit

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2017 Council Meeting Dates and Times

West Easton Borough Council, Northampton County, will meet the 2nd Monday of each month for the year of 2017 and the 4th Monday of each month (as needed) for the year 2017. All Meetings and Workshops will be held at 6:30 pm, prevailing time, in Council Chambers, Borough Hall located at 237 7th Street, West Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042.

 

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The Ladies Auxiliary has a regularly scheduled Wednesday night Bingo.

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Tax Collector, 2017 Schedule 
The Tax Collector will be sending out Past Due Notices for 2017 Borough taxes on November 10th. If your bill is unpaid and you would like to pay in person, she will be in the office on Friday, November 17th from 2-4pm; Friday, December 8th from 2-4pm; and Friday, December 15th from 2-4pm. You may also pay by mail or by using the drop box on the side of Borough Hall by the garages. Please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for your receipt. No payments can be accepted after December 15th.
 lizh@rcn.com
 
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Snow Emergency Routes-Snow Removal

Please keep in mind we have ONE maintenance man, and sometimes a part-time guy to help out with plowing. They will get to your roads as soon as they can. They start with the snow emergency routes, followed by the hills, then main and secondary roads and finally alleys. As always, your patience is appreciated. 

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The Borough parks are here for your enjoyment and relaxation. Please make use of the trash receptacles.

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