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Borough meetings are held at the Borough office (3 Bennett St.) at 7 pm every third Tuesday of the month.  Public presence is always encouraged and welcome.

2019 Work sessions will be held 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Borough office and are also open to the public.  Look for our newsletter on the back of your monthly sewer bill.

Sunshine Act:

Water Authority meetings are every third Wednesday of the month at the Borough office on Bennett at 7 pm.  Public is welcome.

 

Eldred Borough Fire Department meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm.

 


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Garbage day is Wednesday.  Please be sure to have your cans to the curb by 7 am.


Sewer & garbage billing:

Although Council cannot pick and choose which residents must pay their bills in full and which do not have to, all customers are eligible to take advantage of this program. Therefore, no further exceptions or negotiations to the billing process are available.

This is the billing process:

The monthly billing date is the 1st of each month.

Monthly bills are due by the 30th day from the billing date.

Late fees are assessed on the 31st day if a bill is not paid.

After 60 days of not being paid a late fee is assessed.

After 90 days of not being paid a late fee is assessed and a payment plan is available. If no payment plan is made the amount goes to the courthouse for judgement.

This court process will add, at the very least, an additional $100.00 in court fees.

You can avoid these fees by paying your bill on time or choosing to take part in a payment program that is offered by the borough at the 90-day mark.  You must call the borough BEFORE the past due amount goes to the courthouse and sign an agreement in order to take part in the payment plan and avoid the court fees.

 

 

The Borough Council is NOT at liberty to make exceptions beyond the payment plan which is available to every account 90 days past due and before the amount owed goes to the magistrate’s office for judgement.

Eldred Borough now has a notary on staff.  *Call before coming to be sure she is available*

 

Notary Fees

Taking acknowledgments……………………………………………………………….$5.00

Taking acknowledgments (each additional name)………………………….$2.00

Administering oath or affirmation (per individual)………………………….$5.00

Taking verification on oath or affirmation

    (no matter how many signatures)……………………………………………….$5.00

Witnessing or attesting a signature (per signature)…………………………$5.00

Certifying or attesting a copy or deposition (per certified copy) …….$5.00

Noting a protest of a negotiable instrument (per page)………………….$3.00

 

Administration Fees

Copies (per page)……………………………………………………………………………$0.25

Faxes (per fax)………………………………………………………………………………..$0.25

 

Typically, the notary is available during office hours. We advise you call ahead to make sure.  No title work available.

 

“I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in this Commonwealth. I am not allowed to draft legal records, give advice on legal matters, including immigration, or charge a fee for those activities.”—Shelley F. Batt          



Dogs:

Dog Warden:  Amy Tyger 814-837-7813

 

Dog licenses for 2019 will be available at the county treasurer’s office beginning Monday.

McKean County residents can purchase dog licenses for 2019 from their acting county treasurer, Sherri Swanson. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

Beginning today, licenses can also be purchased at the Bradford Senior Center, Port Allegany Northern Tier Thrift Store, Eldred Senior Center and the Kane Community Center.

An annual dog license is $8.50 or $6.50 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and people with disabilities may be eligible for discounts. You may purchase a license online here. Contact the Treasurer's office at 814-887-3220 with any questions.

 



Game Warden:

WILDLIFE EMERGENCIES should be directed to the region office that serves the county where the incident is taking place. We appreciate your concern for wildlife. Please keep in mind that our officers cover large expanses of land and necessarily prioritize their work load. Mother Nature is sometimes difficult to see in action.

ROAD-KILLED DEER should be reported directly to the region office that serves the county where the animal is located. A variety of entities handle road-killed deer removal throughout the state and the region office can clarify the proper authorities to notify based on the location of the animal.

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission

North-central Region 

Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Union counties 

Post Office Box 5038 

Jersey Shore, PA 17740-5038 

Phone: 570-398-4744, 570-398-4745 

Email: pgc-ncregion@pa.gov


Where to Report:

  1. Street Light outages                              Borough               (814) 225-4777
  2. Pot holes                                                 Borough              (814) 225-4777
  3. Power lines/outage                                Penelec                (888) 544-4877
  4. Water issues                                       Water Auth.                (814) 225-3310
  5. Property Maintenance complaints       Borough                  (814) 225-4777                          
  6. Oak Hill Cemetery questions            Joel Gilford                (585) 307-3126

Important Phone Numbers

·      POLICE                                                                  (814) 966-3555                   

·      FIRE DEPT.                                                            (814) 225-3126

·      BOROUGH OFFICE/SEWER & GARB.                     (814) 225-4777         

·      WATER AUTHORITY                                               (814) 225-3310

·      TAX COLLECTOR/ Shannon Brown                        (814) 225-4849

  • BUILDING INSPECTOR/ Mark Grassi                        (814) 598-0740

Pavilion Rental in Houben Park    Phil Labella                   (814) 225-4645

PAVILION RENTALS ARE $50.00 & NON-REFUNDABLE


Things to be aware of as a resident

You may read or obtain a copy of Borough ordinances at the Borough office or view some of them in full by clicking on the ORDINANCES tab to the right.  This is an overview of several ordinances you should be aware of as a resident of Eldred Borough.

 

Curfew-  #163 Persons under the age of 18 may not remain on streets, parks, etc. after the hour of 10 pm without an adult having legal custody.

 

Solid waste- #181 Billing is through the Borough monthly.  Pick up is once a week (Wednesday).  All waste must be drained of liquid, no more than 50 lbs, in a plastic garbage bag, in a rust-resistant, close-fitted lid with handles can and to the curb by 7 am Wednesday.  Cans must also be cleaned regularly and free of loose garbage or “build up”.  No grass clippings or trimmings in garbage or swept into the street (You can take these to the drop off point behind the sewer plant.)

 

Dog- #208 There are several sections in this ordinance.  No excessive noise, running at large, or defecation/ urination on property other than owners.  Clean up animal matter so as not to accumulate on property (ord. 218#). 

 

Sidewalks- #222 Property owners are responsible for upkeep and repair.  No obstructing, snow or ice accumulation is allowed on sidewalks.

Property Maintenance- #248

 

Nuisance- #247 SEE ORDINANCES TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

 

A ticketing procedure is now in place for Ordinance #248 (Property Maintenance) violations.  A first offense is $25, second $50 and so on, as in accordance to Ordinance #248.

 

You should also be aware that if you are planning a pool installation, fence or other construction project, you should contact the Borough to see if a building permit or an assessment application is necessary to avoid penalties. 


Council Members

 

Mayor Shannon Weikert                     (814) 225-4777

Kimberly Weikert-President               (814) 225-3102

Jeremy Prescott -Vice President          (814) 225-4777

Mark Southard                                      (814) 225-4777

Wayne King                                        (814) 225-4584

Todd Wheaton                                    (814) 225-4777

 


Borough Office

      Shelley Batt                         Treasurer            (814) 225-4754

      Lou Ann Hurrle                    Secretary            (814) 225-4777


School contact information

Otto Eldred School District
143 Sweitzer Dr 
Duke Center, Pennsylvania
(814) 817-1380

 

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other helpful contacts

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Directory (click on picture to visit Commonwealth website)

Audrey Irons 
Commissioners - Chief Clerk
Phone: 814.887.3200 ext 4348

McKean County Commissioners

500 W. Main Street
Smethport, PA 16749

 

Rep. Martin Causer

41B East Wing

PO Box 202067

Harrisburg, PA 17120

717-787-5075

 

Rep. Glenn Thompson

12 Cannon House Office Bld.

Washington, DC  20515

202-225-5121

(Susan Curekovich 814-353-0215

FEMA Concerns at Thompson's Office)

 

Senator Pat Toomey

248 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC  20510

202-224-4254

 

Senator Joseph Scarnatti

4010 Main St.

Brockway, Pa

717-787-7084

 

Senator Bob Casey

393 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Phone: (202) 224-6324

 

Toll Free: (866) 802-2833
The White House
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Washington, DC 20500
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