Monthly Meetings....

    Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month 7 pm at the Borough office 3 Bennett Street.  Work sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm and are also open to the public.


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 by 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


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. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

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 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


(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 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.