Pet Owner Responsibility

Pet Owner Responsibility
Please remember to clean up after your pets when you’re out for a walk.  ANY property that is not your own MUST be free and clear of animal feces IMMEDIATELY.  Areas such as the Borough parks, the dog park on Sassafras Street, and the Commons are also exampling of places that are not your personal property and MUST have animal feces cleaned up right away.  Please act responsibly and scoop the poop wherever you go.

Borough Clean Up Postponed

The Borough of Selinsgrove Borough Clean Up Event is currently going to be delayed one day due to unforeseen circumstances. Tentatively, the event will now be Tuesday, April 13th and Wednesday, April 14th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Change in Time/Location for Parks & Recreation Board and Shade Tree Commission

SELINSGROVE BOROUGH – 2021 MEETING DATES
Meetings are subject to last-minute cancellation, if a quorum will not be present or if no business is scheduled to be conducted.
Contact the Borough Office, if you wish to be on the agenda or for cancellation information on these meetings.
(Go to www.selinsgrove.org for more information on these and other Borough entities)

SELINSGROVE BOROUGH COUNCIL
The regular monthly meetings of the Selinsgrove Borough Council will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the first Monday of each month, except as noted below.

January 4, 2021
February 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
April 5, 2021
May 3, 2021
June 7, 2021
Tuesday: July 6, 2021
August 2, 2021
Tuesday: September 7, 2021
October 4, 2021
November 1, 2021
November 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
December 6, 2021
*    Second meeting in November scheduled as 2022 Budget work session at 6:30 p.m.
**  Additional meeting(s) in December will be scheduled for deliberation and adoption of Selinsgrove Borough’s 2022 Budget

 

SELINSGROVE PLANNING COMMISSION
The regular monthly meetings of the Selinsgrove Planning Commission will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the third Wednesday of each month, except as noted below.

January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 19, 2021
June 16, 2021
July 21, 2021
August 18, 2021
September 15, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 15, 2021

 

SELINSGROVE ZONING HEARING BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Selinsgrove Zoning Hearing Board will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the first Thursday of each month, except as noted below.

January 7, 2021
February 4, 2021
March 4, 2021
April 1, 2021
May 6, 2021
June 3, 2021
July 1, 2021
August 5, 2021
September 2, 2021
October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021

 

 SELINSGROVE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
The regular bi-monthly meetings of the Selinsgrove Parks and Recreation Board will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the fourth Tuesday of every even numbered month, except as noted below.

February 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
June 22, 2021
August 24, 2021
October 26, 2021
December 28, 2021

 

SELINSGROVE SHADE TREE COMMISSION
The regular monthly meetings of the Selinsgrove Shade Tree Commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the third Thursday of every month, except as noted below.

January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 17, 2021
July 15, 2021
August 19, 2021
September 16, 2021
October 21, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 16, 2021

 

SELINSGROVE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
The regular monthly meeting of the Selinsgrove Municipal Authority will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Council Chambers, 1 North High Street, Selinsgrove, PA on the second Thursday of each month, except as noted below.

January 14, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021
December 9, 2021

Avoid Freezing Pipes and Meters During a Cold Snap

When the temperature suddenly drops to near or below zero for a short period of time, you may not always think about how it affects your water pipes, meter, and faucets.

To avoid freezing pipes, insulate water meters, pipes, and faucets in unheated areas. Wrap pipes with pipe-insulating material, which is available at hardware stores.  Allowing a faucet to drip during the extreme cold event can help keep it from freezing as well.  

 

Request for Quotes – Municipal Solid Waste Disposal for Spring Clean Up 2021

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS – MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL

The Borough of Selinsgrove is requesting quotations for the collection, transportation and disposal/salvage of municipal solid waste materials as a part of the Borough’s annual “SPRING CLEANUP” scheduled for April 12th and 13th, 2021.  Although the Borough anticipates that the collection will only require 2 days, the schedule may be revised to include a third day by the Borough based upon adverse weather conditions or other unanticipated conditions which may require an additional day.  Requested services and equipment are to be made available from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, each day.  Contractors are to provide quotes for any or all of the following:

ITEM 1   – Provide a minimum of two packer trucks with driver and one operator per truck – charges on the basis of price per ton delivered to any permitted landfill.

ITEM 2 – Provide a minimum of one, twenty (20) yard or larger, open-top, roll-off container, with a side height of no more than 48 inches, for the collection of municipal solid waste materials, excluding white goods or other mechanical devices and excluding the materials listed or restricted below – pulls as required by Borough – charges on the basis of price per pull plus price per ton.

Prices may be quoted on any one or more of the ITEMs listed above and prices must reflect currently anticipated costs at the time of collection, transportation and disposal.  Quoted prices/credits should include any salvage value associated with any materials collected, transported and delivered to an approved salvage operation.  Contract(s) may be awarded separately for each of the ITEMs listed above and will be awarded on the basis of the award(s) that are in the best interests of the Borough, considering prices/credits and any contractor imposed limitations and conditions.

Borough imposed restrictions that apply – No clean fill materials (such as bricks, concrete, cement blocks, rocks, stones, sand, gravel, soil, etc.), cement, railroad ties, brush, tree limbs and trimmings, grass clippings, garden residue including vines and soft stem plants, leaves, garbage, recyclables (such as aluminum, bi-metal or tin cans; clear, green, or brown glass bottles and jars, all plastics, corrugated cardboard (except if used as a container), high-grade office paper, newspapers, magazines, paperboard/”junk mail”, plastic grocery bags, etc.), tires, asbestos, paints in liquid form, liquids, vehicle batteries, recyclable computers and electronic goods (such as computer equipment, adding machines, calculators, cameras, video cameras, cordless phones, copiers/scanners, DVD players/stereos, VCRs, fax machines, monitors, power supplies, printers, televisions, typewriters, and cell phones, etc.), and any material restricted by the landfill or deemed to be hazardous or unsafe for pickup by the contractor.  Containers holding fine materials must be solid, moisture-proof, and capable of permitting the container to be manually picked-up and loaded into a garbage truck, and not exceed 30 pounds in weight per container.  Latex paint cans must have lids removed and paint must be dry or thickened with sand, “Kitty-Litter” or similar material to no longer be liquid.  Lumber and building materials, including doors, carpet, etc., to be limited to 4 foot lengths and a total of 1 cubic yard (approximately equal to what would fit within four 55 gallon drums) per household and must be bundled, securely tied and/or placed within solid, moisture-proof containers.  Refrigerators, freezers or similar containers must have their doors removed for safety purposes. Propane tanks must be empty and have the valve open.  No drywall compound.

Quote to include any additional limitations or conditions imposed by the contractor.

Municipal Waste Haulers must have and maintain, through the course of the work specified herein, all required permits and approvals necessary for the fulfillment of this work, and must verify that all entities receiving the Borough’s Municipal Solid Waste Materials have all required permits and approvals at the time of the delivery for disposal or salvage.  Along with a request for payment, contractor must provide documentation on the name and address of all locations to which the Borough’s Municipal Solid Waste Materials were delivered for disposal or salvage and the total tonnage delivered to each location. 

 

Quotes to be submitted to Selinsgrove Borough, P.O. Box 34, Selinsgrove, PA  17870, faxed to 570-374-8902 or emailed to borough@selinsgrove.org on or before 4:00 PM on February 24, 2021.

 

For Selinsgrove Borough

Lauren Martz, Borough Manager/Secretary

 

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SELINSGROVE BOROUGH – SPRING CLEANUP 2021

Dates:

Monday, April 12, 2021 –  Isle of Que and west to and including Orange Street

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Streets west of Orange St. to and including Eighteenth St. and University Avenue

(The dates above are “weather permitting.”  Materials are to be placed on the dates listed.  Pickup of these materials may be delayed/extended, as needed, until all materials are collected. Check the Borough’s Web Site at www.selinsgrove.org for updates on the progress of the pickup efforts)

 

Procedure and Requirements:

Materials are to be placed along the curb, but not within the street or obstructing sidewalks, before 7:00 AM on or before the dates above and no sooner than Friday, April 9, 2021.  All materials must be secured from being blown away or scattered by animals or persons seeking “treasures.”   The owner of the material is responsible for compliance with the Borough’s littering and waste regulations.

A “Special Refrigeration Unit Pickup Tag” is required to be purchased in advance from the Selinsgrove Borough Office and affixed to any appliances such as a refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, or other appliances with a refrigeration unit or such appliance will NOT be picked-up.  The cost of the tag is $7.50 per appliance.  Refrigeration units may NOT be removed or drained.  Tags will NOT be sold by workmen picking-up materials.

 

Restrictions:

The following materials will NOT be picked-up: clean fill materials (such as bricks, concrete, cement blocks, rocks, stones, sand, gravel, soil, etc.), cement, railroad ties, brush, tree limbs and trimmings, grass clippings, garden residue including vines and soft stem plants, leaves, garbage, recyclables (such as aluminum, bi-metal or tin cans; clear, green, or brown glass bottles and jars, all plastics, corrugated cardboard (except if used as a container), high-grade office paper, newspapers, magazines, paperboard/”junk mail”, plastic grocery bags, etc.), tires, asbestos, paints in liquid form, liquids, vehicle batteries, recyclable computers and electronic goods (such as computer equipment, adding machines, calculators, cameras, video cameras, cordless phones, copiers/scanners, DVD players/stereos, VCRs, fax machines, monitors, power supplies, printers, televisions, typewriters, and cell phones, etc.), and any material restricted by the landfill or deemed to be hazardous or unsafe for pickup by the contractor.  Containers holding fine materials must be solid, moisture-proof, and capable of permitting the container to be manually picked-up and loaded into a garbage truck, and not exceed 30 pounds in weight per container.  Latex paint cans must have lids removed and paint must be dry or thickened with sand, “Kitty-Litter” or similar material to no longer be liquid.  Lumber and building materials, including doors, carpet, etc., to be limited to 4 foot lengths and a total of 1 cubic yard (approximately equal to what would fit within four 55 gallon drums) per household and must be bundled, securely tied and/ or placed within solid, moisture-proof containers.  Refrigerators, freezers or similar containers must have their doors removed for safety purposes.  Propane tanks must be empty and have the valve open.  No drywall compound.

 

PERSONS PLACING AND OR PERMITTING THE PLACEMENT OF MATERIALS FROM OUTSIDE THE BOROUGH OF SELINSGROVE WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW.

 

ITEMS FOR PICKUP MAY BE REJECTED BY BOROUGH EMPLOYEES OR PACKER OPERATOR.

 

TIME LIMIT PER HOUSEHOLD: 10 MINUTES

 

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.

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.

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.