**Due to the recent COVID-19 Virus, the April 6, 2020 Borough Council Meeting is cancelled.**
Due to the current COVID-19 Virus, the Borough Clean Up originally scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2020 is postponed. Make-up dates are to-be-determined.
Selinsgrove Borough and Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance (www.cherishedcats.org/tnr) have joined forces to control the feral (stray) cat population in the borough humanely. If you have a cat colony in your life/neighborhood and would like help to get them humanely trapped and neutered simply go to the Borough office and complete an application. That application will get scanned to the TNR (Trap~Neuter~Return) Coordinator who will be in touch about the details of the program and to lend traps and provide assistance if needed. The cats to be trapped MUST have a caretaker who feeds them regularly and provides them with shelter from severe weather conditions. Depending on what clinic/hospital you use the cost could be from FREE and up to $27 per cat and everywhere in between. This includes the spay/neuter, Rabies Vaccine, ear tip and flea meds. ALL CATS must come in a Humane (live) Traps. CCRA has some to lend out and you will be trained in their use. Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance is looking for people who are interested in getting involved with the TNR effort in our area. Visit their website to learn how you can be part of this very important and rewarding initiative or call Robin Montgomery at 570-374-0330 for more information.
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The 2020 Census is just around the corner! Very soon every resident will receive a notice in the mail to answer the census questions online. If the request to participate online goes unanswered, then after the quarantine through July, 2020 there will be census enumerators working in the neighborhoods stopping at residences homes to ask the questions. The census is actually part of our constitution (Article 2) and began back in 1790. Every 10 years each man, woman, and child is counted. The importance of this count is enormous! These counts are how the federal government decides how much money to grant each community for roads, bridges, other infrastructure, early childhood education, school lunches, food assistance, housing, fire, police, ambulance, healthcare, etc.
This is a part-time, temporary job and Snyder County needs responsible census enumerators to work this spring. They will get paid to contact households that have not completed a census form and to help those residents submit their information. The regional office in State College is currently hiring for Snyder County, paying $14.50 an hour plus mileage. Census enumerators work flexible hours – days, evenings, and weekends. Workers are paid for training and receive extra pay for evening and Sunday work. Positions are ideal for retirees, veterans, high school seniors, college students, part-time and seasonal workers, bus drivers, sales clerks, food service workers, and anyone unemployed. Census enumerators typically work for 4 to 12 weeks, starting in their own community. If you are looking to help by becoming a census enumerator, then apply at 2020census.gov/jobs.
Boroughs and Townships across the state rely on volunteers to run Authorities, Boards, and Commissions which help the communities grow strong and remain healthy. The Borough of Selinsgrove is no different. There are several areas in need of volunteers to do just that. Please check out the list below to see where you may find a home as a volunteer for the Borough of Selinsgrove. For more information on the Authorities, Boards, and Commissions, please call the Borough office at 570-374-2311. We are in the office Mon. – Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Call, stop in for a visit, or leave us a message if after hours. We will be happy to return your call.
Civil Service Commission: 3-member appointed commission; meet as needed, administer Civil Service Exam, set minimum qualifications, hold hearings: 2 Alternate Vacancies
North-Eastern Snyder County Joint Authority: multi-municipal appointed authority; 5-year term, 1 meeting a year (November), the authority monitors/maintains a former landfill on Park Rd.: 0 Vacancies
Parks & Recreation Board: 9-member appointed board; 5-year term, meetings are at the call of the Chairman of Council, determine amount & type of recreation needed in the Borough, equip/operate/maintain recreation facilities: 6 Vacancies
Planning Commission: 7-member appointed commission; 4-year term, meetings are the 3rd Wednesday each month at 7 PM IF THERE IS BUSINESS TO CONDUCT, review all proposed subdivision/land development/conditional use applications and make recommendations to Council: 2 Vacancies
Shade Tree Commission: 5-member appointed board; 5-year term, exclusive custody/authority to plant, remove, maintain, and protect shade trees in Borough streets/easements/Borough property, review permit requests for such actions the Commission has custody over, follow the American National Standard for Tree Care Operations published by the National Arborist Association, Inc.: 1 Vacancy
Zoning Hearing Board: 5-member appointed board; 5-year term, meetings are the 1st Thursday each month at 7 PM IF THERE IS BUSINESS TO CONDUCT, help assure fair, equitable application and administration of the Zoning Ordinance by hearing appeals and consideration of variances: 2 Alternate Vacancies
Selinsgrove Water Authority: 5-member appointed board; 5-year term, meetings are the 2nd Thursday each month at 7 PM IF THERE IS BUSINESS TO CONDUCT, decides on issues related to the over-all water system infrastructure and to sell water to various entities located outside the legal limit of the Borough of Selinsgrove: 1 Vacancy
Eastern Snyder County Regional Authority (ESCRA): 8-member multi-municipal appointed authority, 2 representatives appointed by Selinsgrove Borough Council, 5-year compensated term, ESCRA provides wastewater treatment to Selinsgrove Borough, Shamokin Dam Borough, Monroe Township, and Penn Township: 0 Vacancies
Snyder County Solid Waste Management Authority Board (Recycling – Snyder County, Tom Gibson): In Need of Volunteers as well –If interested, Contact email@example.com or 570-374-6889, ext. 115
Unfortunately, we have a couple of very important factors fighting the opening of Little Norway II this year. With temperatures above freezing so frequently and the lack of volunteers to run the day-to-day operations, it is with regret that we do not anticipate opening Little Norway II this season.
With a couple of the biggest holiday meal displays of the year upon us please remember to put the grease in the trash and not the drain.
The Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) Program helps stop the growth of the feral/stray cat population. If a cat has already participated in this program, then there will be a notch in an ear. To help control the population, please complete the Application for Low Cost Spay/Neuter. The Borough tries to get monies approved for the budget each year for the Cherished Cat Rescue TNR Program. Funds were approved for the 2019 budget and there are still funds left for reimbursement in this program.
As a part of this program, cats must be returned to where they were trapped. They will need food, shelter, and care. This program is to prevent the cats from multiplying.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE SELINSGROVE BOROUGH FERAL CAT PROGRAM. WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO HELP THESE FERAL AND STRAY CATS. THESE CATS ARE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE AND THEY ARE NOT THERE BY CHOICE. THESE CREATURES DO NOT HAVE OPTIONS AS WE DO AND OFTEN THEY DID BELONG TO SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE JUST ABANDONED THEM.
How can you help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly ? Destroy this species in any stage of its life to prevent its spread. It is important to contact the PA Department of Agriculture to report sightings of this invasive species. Please call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359) or visit the PA Department of Agriculture website.
The PA Department of Environmental Protection Vector Management has completed a study in our area on hot zones of infected mosquitoes in our area. To see the results of the study please visit the DEP Website.