New Look to the Utility Billing

The next water/sewer/recycling billing will be sent out soon and will be due February 20, 2021.  Please take note that our system has been upgraded and the billing will look different.  The billing will come in a mailer with perforated sides.

Payments can be mailed to 1 N. High Street, Selinsgrove, PA  17870; dropped in the silver drop slot to the left of the library lobby doors; OR brought to the door on High Street (just ring the doorbell for service).  If you have questions, please call 570-374-2311.

Borough Council Meeting 12/28/2020 @ 4:00PM : 2021 Budget Meeting

Borough Council will hold the 2021 Budget Meeting at 4:00 PM, December 28, 2020 as advertised.

Anyone wishing to attend must dial in:     1-570-495-4020     User Code – 246265

Recycling Closed: Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Borough is working to clear the recycling lot on Sassafras, but it does not look like it will be open today. We apologize for any inconvenience and plan to be open Saturday, December 19 from 8:00 AM to Noon as regularly scheduled.

Borough Council Vacancy

The Borough of Selinsgrove is currently looking for someone to fill a vacant Council seat. If interested, please read the duties of Council (provided below), send a letter of interest, and provide a current resume to the attention of the Borough Manager/Secretary, Lauren Martz, by the end of December. The information can be emailed directly to Mgr. Martz at lmartz@selinsgrove.org, placed in the water bill drop box on the Union Alley side of the building, or handed to a staff member at the 1 N. High Street door during business hours. A decision will be made at the Borough Council Meeting on January 4, 2021.
Council’s Duties:
Council’s major duties include the enactment of legislation, the raising and spending of public money, land use regulation, and the provision of public services. Within Selinsgrove Borough, these public services include sanitary sewer and public water services.
By law, Council must meet at least once a month to conduct its business. Pennsylvania’s “Sunshine Act” requires that Council take all official actions in public at such a meeting and that the public be notified and provided an opportunity to comment at these meetings.
This “Sunshine Act” also applies to the various subcommittees of Council. These committees each deal with a substantial area of Borough Government and also hold public meetings to deliberate about issues within their respective areas and to make recommendations for action to the full Council.
All of Council’s powers are prescribed by Pennsylvania statutes, particularly the Pennsylvania Borough Code. In general, Council is empowered to adopt ordinances and regulations in the interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the residents. In Selinsgrove Borough, the members of Council receive no compensation.

2021 Draft Budget

The 2021 Draft Borough Budget is available for full review in the Borough Office at 1 N. High Street. There is a Draft Budget Recap available on our website under “Government”, “Borough Council Agendas & Minutes”. The Borough Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (holiday hours may vary). Please ring the doorbell at the High Street entrance.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: LITTLE NORWAY II ICE SKATING RINK

2020-2021

Little Norway II

As the cooler weather is upon us, many local residents start to think about fun afternoons and evenings on the ice at Little Norway II.  The weather plays a very big part in the timing and extent of the season, but there is another major factor in this time-honored tradition…volunteers.  There have been many wonderful volunteers in the past who have kept the little building open for skaters to borrow skates (no charge), keep warm by the fire, and purchase small snacks.

The Parks and Recreation will be looking for volunteers to help with the daily operation of Little Norway II for the 2020-2021 season.  If you would like to help bring smiles and laughter to so many throughout the chill of the winter season, then please contact Lauren Martz, Borough Manager, via email lmartz@selinsgrove.org , letter of interest to help: 1 N. High Street Selinsgrove, PA  17870, or by calling 570-374-2311.

Please reference “Little Norway II Volunteer” in the subject of any email correspondence.

Downtown Decorating – Volunteers Needed

Come join us to make the downtown sparkle!

Downtown Decorating for the holidays will take place on Sunday, November 15th. If you would like to help deck the halls (or the downtown equivalent), join us at the Commons at 9:00 a.m. Although we’ll be working outside, we want to keep everyone safe and so will be wearing facemasks. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Janie Coyne (janecoyne@verizon.net) so we’ll have an idea of how many helpers to expect. 

Trick or Treat Statement from Mayor Reed

“The Borough of Selinsgrove is committed to promoting the health and safety of our residents. While we will not be holding an “official” Trick or Treat time for Halloween 2020 given the possible impact on the health of participants due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Borough in no way opposes the practice of private trick or treating if it is done safely and in compliance with state and federal guidelines. While no official trick or treating event will be held the Borough will anticipate private Halloween activities to take place between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, October 31st. Please do your part to protect the safety of yourself and your community if you do decide to participate.”

 

Mayor Jeff Reed

Borough of Selinsgrove

Virtual Council Meetings

Virtual Council Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, Selinsgrove Borough Council will continue to practice safe social distancing and wear face masks during their regularly scheduled Council meetings at the Borough Offices located at One North High Street Selinsgrove, PA 17870 until further notice. To find the date for each Council meeting please check out the Borough Event Calendar on the Borough website at:  http://www.selinsgrove.org/calendar/. The agenda for each Council meeting will be posted on the Borough’s website at: http://www.selinsgrove.org/government/borough-council-agendas-minutes/.

 

The building will be physically limited to staff and Council, but the public may participate in this meeting and future meetings virtually. Any interested members of the public who want to participate via phone will need to call the Borough Office at 570-374-2311 or email the Borough at borough@selinsgrove.org to pre-register for the meeting and receive a call-in code or link for the virtual Council meeting. Individuals interested in participating in this meeting should notify the Borough as soon as possible and by no later than 4:00 PM on the day of the scheduled Council meeting.

 

Additionally, interested individuals may also provide comments and/or questions prior to each meeting either by calling the Borough Office at 570-374-2311, dropping written questions in the “Water Bill” mail slot on the front of the Borough Building or by emailing comments and/or questions to the email address listed above. Comments and/or questions received will be read aloud and responded to during the Council meeting. Please continue to monitor our website, www.selinsgrove.org, for alerts affecting Selinsgrove Borough residents.

 

Lauren Martz

Borough Manager/Secretary