Monthly Meetings....

    Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month 7 pm at the Borough office 3 Bennett Street.  Work sessions are held directly before each meeting at 6:30pm also open to the public.


Water Authority meetings....

   Water Authority meetings are held in the Borough office at 3 Bennett Street at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of every month and are also open to the public.


 

 

Spring Clean Up

   2018

 

MAY 21, 2018

 

*ELDRED BOROUGH RESIDENTS

*NO COMMERCIAL GARBAGE

 

$30.00 FEE MUST BE PAID BY MAY 18, 2018 AT THE BOROUGH OFFICE WITH NAME, HOUSE # AND STREET.

(prepayment of fee is required for pickup)

 

REFUSE MUST BE AT CURB BY 7 AM MONDAY MAY 21 .  WE WILL PICK UP ONE TIME @ EACH RESIDENCE BEGINNING 7AM MONDAY MAY 21nd, 2018.

 

A 500 LB. WEIGHT LIMIT, WITH AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR ANYTHING OVER 500 LBS.  A $3.00 ADDITIONAL FEE FOR EACH AUTO TIRE WILL BE CHARGED.  LIMIT 4 TIRES.  NO TRUCK TIRES.

 

NO COMBINATIONS OF HOUSEHOLDS.  ANYONE CAUGHT OR REPORTED BRINGING TRASH INTO THE BOROUGH WILL BE FINED.

 

NO BATTERIES, ELECTRONICS, PROPANE TANKS, MOTOR OIL, JUNK-CARS OR PARTS OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCLUDING PAINT ACCEPTED.

 

BULKY ITEMS MUST BE COMPACTED & TIED.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE ELDRED BOROUGH OFFICE @ 225-4777

 

A CLEAN TOWN IS A HAPPY TOWN!

 

 

McKean County Collection Event

        Sat, April 28, 2018 9AM-1 PM

McKean County Fairgrounds, 7172 Route 46, Smethport, PA 16749

               

                           Pre-Registration is Required

 

                Register online at www.ecsr.net,                     visit our Facebook page, or call                       McKean County Conservation

               District:  814-887-4017

 

Acceptable Electronics:

    Computers, televisions, printers, microwaves, stereos, copiers, fax machines, cell phones, dvd players, gaming systems, etc.....

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste

     Household cleaning products, oil / latex based paint, wood / metal cleaners and polish, stains / finishes, batteries, light bulbs, fuel additives, pool chemicals, antifreeze, aerosols, herbicides, pesticides, motor oil (must be in a closed container) bug sprays, etc. .....

                   Costs per Item                      

Household Hazardous Waste: $1.60/lb.

All tube / CRT TV's & Monitors: $0.55/lb.                                                       

Universal Waste: $1.60/Ib.

All non-CRT Devices: $0.35/lb.                             

 Mercury Containing Devices: $6.35/lb.

Small Freon containing devices: $0.63/lb

A full gallon of paint weighs approximately 12 pounds

     

The Collection Is Brought To You By:

  ECSR

 McKean County Conservation PA CleanWays of

McKean County, & McKean County Fairgrounds 

MCKEAN COUNTY

 

       CONSERVATION                      DISTRICT


attention:

Police Officer,

The Otto-Eldred Regional Police Department is accepting applications for Part-Time Police Officers. Retired law enforcement officers are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must pass a background check and qualify with a department approved firearm. Any and all current certifications will be taken into consideration for hire.
Requirements include:

• United States citizenship
• Valid Pennsylvania driver's license
• Minimum 21 years of age
• High school diploma or equivalent
• CPR and First Aid certification
• Act 120 certification including MPOETC certification

Starting Wage: $11.00

Hours: Days Lights. Applicants must be available to work 10-20 hours bi weekly.

Applications can be picked up at or contact Police Department:

Eldred Borough Municipal Office
3 Bennett Street
Eldred, PA 16731
814-225-4777 Office Number
814-558-4415 Police Department

 


march 2018 newsletter

 

Dear Borough,

 

     March 21st is officially designated as National Rosie the Riveter Day.  As you may know Eldred saw it’s share of Rosies in the making during WWII.  Visit the Eldred World War II Museum to learn all about it!

 

 

 

 

115TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S. RES. 76

Expressing support for the designation of March 21, 2017, as ‘‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’’.

 

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES MARCH 1, 2017 the Committee on the Judiciary MARCH 15, 2017 Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

 

RESOLUTION Expressing support for the designation of March 21, 2017, as ‘‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’’.

 

Whereas National Rosie the Riveter Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16,000,000 women who worked during World War II; Whereas the people of the United States have chosen to honor women workers who contributed from the home front during World War II; Whereas those women left their homes to work or volunteer full-time in factories, farms, shipyards, airplane factories, banks, and other institutions in support of the Armed Forces overseas;

 

Whereas those women worked with the United Service Organizations and the American Red Cross, drove trucks, riveted airplane parts, collected critical materials, rolled bandages, and served on rationing boards; Whereas it is fitting and proper to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II to promote cooperation and fellowship among those women and their descendants; Whereas those women and their descendants wish to further the advancement of patriotic ideas, excellence in the workplace, and loyalty to the United States; and Whereas March 21, 2017, during Women’s History Month, is an appropriate day to designate as ‘‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’’:

 

Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

 

That the Senate— 1 (1) supports the designation of March 21, 2 2017, as ‘‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’’; and 3 (2) acknowledges the important role played by 4 women during World War II.

 

 

 

 

Eldred Borough Fire Hall will hold Bingo on March 3rd, doors open at 4:30- A Food Auction on the 10th at 1 and a Ham and Turkey Party on the 24th at 7pm.                                                                             

 


January 2018 newsletter

 

 

Dear Borough Community,

 

Happy new year, we hope that you had a fantastic holiday season.  This year we have a few changes in the Borough.  The Borough meeting this January is on the 2nd at 7pm as it is a reorganizational meeting and a date mandated by the Borough Code.  Meetings will continue on the third Tuesday of the month for February on.  We welcome Charles Lasher to the Council, we also say good bye and thank you to Billy Bair Jr. for years of dedicated service. We also welcome Shannon Brown as Tax Collector. 

There has been no raise in taxes this year, but there will be a $2.00 increase to sewer bills.  This will change the monthly charge from $37 to $39 for sewer.  Garbage will see no increase, charges will remain at $17 per month.

The Borough Office will be closed on Monday January 1st. 

Eldred Borough Fire Hall will hold Bingo on January 6th, doors open at 4:30.

 

 

                               

December Newsletter


Dear Borough Community,

 

We wish you the happiest of holidays and would like to remind you this year to check out what all of our local businesses have to offer as you finish up your holiday shopping.  

We also suggest wrapping up a dog license for your pup, as it is time to renew any dog licenses in PA.

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way to get him back. 

Contact Ms. Mary Jo Sherwood, Treasurer, McKean County Courthouse, 500 W. Main Street, Smethport, PA 16749 Phone: (814) 887-3220, or to purchase online go to www.mckeancountypa.org then Other Elected Officials then Dog license.  

This year’s Christmas parade will be December 14th at 6:30, there will be tractor rides with Santa and tons of lights to look at- thank you to Eldred area businesses for your participation!                                                             

Eldred Borough Fire Hall will hold Bingo on December 2nd bring a friend and get a free thank you special; Christmas hams as door prizes, doors open at 4:30 at the Borough Fire Hall. 

Borough office will be closed December 25th and 26th.                                               

 

 


Be sure to look for our newsletter on the back of your sewer and garbage bill.


Please Shovel

 

 

Help Keep the Sidewalks Safe

 

Eldred Borough Street Employees are always ready to tackle the snow. But making sure people can move about the borough requires more than snow plows. It takes a team effort from all of our property owners, residential and commercial, to clear the sidewalks of snow as well.

 

After snowstorms, clearing snow helps to ensure the safety and mobility of the community. This especially holds true for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Uncleared sidewalks pose a real danger and can be life threatening to pedestrians. When the sidewalks are not clear of snow or ice pedestrians may injure themselves on the slick sidewalk or be forced to walk in the roadway with vehicular traffic.

 

Please shovel your entire sidewalk and keep in mind that wheelchairs need at least 36” to pass. Also, please clear any curb ramps adjacent to your property.

Thank you for doing your part in making our sidewalks safe for all this winter season. It's the right thing to do and it's required by ordinance. Please share with your friends and help us spread the word.

 

Snow Tips

 

The Borough reminds you to:

 

·         Clear your sidewalks of snow and ice within 12 hours following the end of a snow/ice storm.

 

·         Help your elderly or disabled neighbors remove snow from steps and sidewalks.

 

·         Please make sure that you shovel safely. Snow is very heavy, especially when wet. Individuals with health problems should err on the side of caution and delegate the task to someone else.

 

·         Use caution when walking on icy or snow covered sidewalks. Avoid walking in the street.

 

·         Wear light-colored or reflective clothing when walking at night.

 

·         When you're driving during inclement weather or following a storm, watch for pedestrians walking in the roadway. Allow extra stopping distance at intersections and crosswalks.

LINK:   Sidewalk Ordinance #222

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Property Maintenance

Notice

(Insulation is not siding)


 

The Borough Council approved two new ordinances last year focusing on beautifying and freeing the Borough of nuisance. An Ordinance Enforcement Officer was appointed to help correct violations and enforce these ordinances.

 

This spring, focus will be on siding and the absence of it.  Council understands that it has been many years since having a weather proof and permanent coating on your home has been an enforced requirement in the Borough.  The Borough Council is aware that these kinds of repairs are costly and more time consuming than lawn care. This notice should enable homeowners to save, plan and prepare for any issues that may need to be addressed.

 

If your home or business does not have a proper weather coating, you will be receiving a violation warning in the spring.  Missing siding, heavily and widespread chipped paint, exposed insulation board or house wrap will all be cause for a warning issuance.

Please keep in mind that this will initially be a warning.  You will be given a specified length of time to make any corrections or show progress towards eliminating a violation; which will lead to an extension on your warning.  If no work is done or progress made towards correcting the problem, you will be issued a ticket.   

 

 


Please see the list of financial resources listed below to find possible funding for your necessary repairs.

KeystoneHELP- 1-888-906-1293

 

In partnership with the state of Pennsylvania, Renew Financial offers KeystoneHELP home energy loans to help homeowners.

 

HUD Property Improvement Loan-visit HUD.gov and search their lender list to apply.

 

One must apply for a Title 1 loan through a HUD approved lender.  On the HUD webpage, one can find a HUD approved lender using the search tool

 

Consumers can borrow up to $25,000 for improvements to a single-family home. Residents of multi-family units, such as an apartment building, may borrow up to $12,000. The loan can be used to pay for any improvement to the safety, livability, or utility of the property.

 

USDA-Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants in Pennsylvania

 

Nancy Chavka-1-570-726-3196

 

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

 

 

 

 

 



House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need. When responding to an emergency, minutes matter so be sure that fire, ambulance, and police personnel can easily and quickly find your address.

In July of 2001,  in accordance with standards required by McKean County Public Safety System 911, and in cooperation with the United States Postal Service, the Borough of Eldred passed an Ordinance requiring Borough residents to display address numbers:

 

Please see the Ordinance 234 link below for specifics and penalties!

 

It is recommended that all Borough residents take a few moments to install house numbers or examine existing house numbers. Be sure that the numbers are easily read from the street. Consider the following:

  • Numbers should be at least 4 inches high and 1 inch wide. 
  • Use numbers that contrast with the background.
  • If the house is located more than 200 feet from the street, the numbers should be displayed on a fence, mailbox, or other appropriate place that will make it visible for approaching vehicles.
  • Be sure that the view of the numbers is not obstructed by shrubs, trees, or decorations, such as flags.
  • Numbers should be clearly seen when approaching from either side of the house.

If the numbers on your house are not visible or easy to read, it will take emergency personnel longer to reach you. Those extra minutes spent trying to locate a property can mean the difference between life and death, so take the time now to be sure your house numbers are able to be seen from the street to help emergency responders find you faster.


Paperless Bills!

If you are interested in receiving your garbage and sewer bill via email we are now able to do that.  Contact the Borough office either by phone or in person with your email address.


Attention Borough Residents

Please make sure to contact the borough to present any improvements, events, or other projects that you are planning to have done on borough property.


Any construction, or use of borough property for events and so on, must be approved by Eldred Borough Council.


 

To file a complaint with the Borough regarding property maintenance or other ordinances, please stop at the Borough Office or call to report.