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PA 811 Safe Digging Month Proclamation

Council President James Sando, proclaimed April 2020 as “Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month” in the Borough at a Council meeting held on March 10. The Borough encourages all residents, engineers, designers, excavators, and homeowners to dial 8-1-1 at least three business days in advance of an excavation project such as planting a tree, installing a mailbox post, building a deck or swimming pool or replacing a driveway, etc. Please click here to view the entire proclamation.

Nor-Gwyn Pool Registration

The Nor-Gwyn Pool Commission announced the pool membership application process is changing this year. The registration period starts earlier, on March 1st. For the entire month of March, only prior members (within the last three years) will have a “head start” on securing a membership for the 2020 season. New member registration will NOT be available during this March “head start” period. Beginning April 1st, registration / membership purchase will be available for all – both new and returning families. Memberships during this general registration period will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and registration will close when the pool’s capacity is reached. New and returning members are encouraged to register on time; available membership slots are likely to be filled earlier than ever, possibly even prior to May 1st. Those interested in joining the Nor-Gwyn Pool should visit their website www.norgwynpool.com, where more information is available.

Curb My Clutter Program

Montgomery County has partnered with Curb My Clutter to offer FREE door step pickup recycling for both clothing and electronics for Montgomery County residents. However, there is a convenience fee for microwaves and TVs. Please click here for more information about the Program.

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Required

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive inspect that threatens Pennsylvania, including the agricultural, ornamental, and timber industries. Help to stop the spread!

Businesses and organizations must have SLF permits if they move vehicles, products or other conveyances within or out of the quarantine zone which includes the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill. Businesses located in other states with established SLF populations must also have a SLF permit if traveling or transporting goods into Pennsylvania.

An owner, manager, supervisor, or other designated employee must complete an online permit course to demonstrate knowledge of this destructive pest and the quarantine requirements. To access this free course, go to extension.psu.edu/slf-permit.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture began compliance verifications on May 1, 2019.

Questions? E-mail slfpermit@pa.gov.

Additional Information

The company should designate one or more supervisors/managers in charge of warehousing or trucking to take the permit training and exam, and request enough permits to cover all vehicles under his/her authority. That designated person should then train all workers in the product movement/transport stream and maintain a record of who has been trained. They should place a permit in each company vehicle, along with documentation to show that inspections are being done and control measures (such as vehicle washes) are done at appropriate times to keep spotted lanternfly from moving with the product or vehicle. Training and inspection/control records must be kept for two years.

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