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The intersection of 23rd Street and Perkiomen Avenue

Mt. Penn Trust Company photo circa-1939-40.

*Notice the triangle-middle left of photo.   Photo Credit: Pete Heizmann

 


THE BOROUGH OF MOUNT PENN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN ITS SERVICES, PROGRAMS, OR ACTIVITIES.

COMPLAINTS OR REQUESTS FOR MODIFICATION/ACCOMMODATION TO ACCESS A PROGRAM, SERVICE OR ACTIVITY MAY BE DIRECTED TO BOROUGH COUNCIL AT 200 NORTH 25TH STREET, READING, PA


THE BOROUGH OF MOUNT PENN WILL HOLD THEIR REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 25 AT 7:30 PM VIA ZOOM.  THE PUBLIC MAY CONTACT THE BOROUGH, 610.779.5151, FOR LOGIN INFORMATION.  PUBLIC COMMENT & QUESTIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE VIA PHONE, THE DROP BOX AT 200 N. 25TH ST., OR  EMAIL MTPENNBOROUGH@COMCAST.NET

 


NOTICE:  TRASH, PLUS ONE BULK ITEM, AND RECYCLING WILL BE COLLECTED AS NORMAL ON FRIDAY, JULY 03, 2020.

REMINDER:   PLEASE REMEMBER TO PLACE ALL TRASH AND RECYCLING OUT THE EVENING PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED PICK-UP.  THIS WILL ALSO APPLY TO YARD WASTE REMOVAL SCHEDULED TO BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2020.


THE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY HAS MADE THE DECISION TO CANCEL THE HAZARDOUS WASTE AND PAPER SHREDDING EVENTS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN APRIL.  

PLEASE REFER TO THE TWO LINKS LISTED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

HHW:

https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/SWA/Documents/Hazardous%20Waste/2018%20HHW%20Brochure.pdf

Paper Shredding:

https://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/SWA/Documents/Paper%20Shredding/Paper%20shredding%20brochure.pdf

 


NOTICE – UPDATE

CORONARVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

1)  THE BOROUGH BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. 

      BOROUGH BUSINESS, MUNICIPAL (WATER COMPANY OFFICE) BUSINESS, AND  

      TAX COLLECTOR  BUSINESS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE DRIVE THROUGH

       WINDOW ON THE  FILBERT AVENUE SIDE OF THE BUILDING;

2)   THE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY CONVEYED THE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING

        CENTER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

   


If you or a neighbor are in need of assistance,

such as obtaining groceries, medicine, or other help,

please contact the Borough Office, 610.779.5151, and we can help facilitate.


GREATER BERKS FOOD BANK IS NOW HELPING HARVEST

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE CONTACT

HELPING HARVEST  @ 610-926-5802 x207

TO BE GUIDED TO FOOD ASSISTANCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

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ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE IS OPEN

Dear Friends,

Last night, we launched a new website with a COVID-19 section dedicated to keeping you informed of how to best care for your pets during this disruption, as well as the most current changes the shelter will be going through to remain open and operational through this challenging time.

We’re at the same address as before: www.berksarl.org

 


YARD WASTE REMOVAL IS SCHEDULED FOR THE FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY DURING THE MONTHS  APRIL  THROUGH NOVEMBER

                 THE FIRST PICK-UPMONDAY, APRIL 06, 2020.

YARD WASTE BAGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOROUGH OFFICE FOR PURCHASE.


 

CHANGE IN 2020 BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING DATES

THE BOROUGH OF MOUNT PENN HAS CANCELLED THE FIRST MEETING OF EACH MONTH. 

WORKSHOP SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE THURSDAY PRIOR

TO THE LAST MEETING OF THE MONTH. 

REFER TO THE “MEETING NOTICES” POST

FOR SPECIFIC DATES OF WORKSHOP SESSIONS & MEETINGS

NOTE:  NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS

 


THE MOUNT PENN PRESERVE IS SELLING BEAUTIFUL WALL CALENDARS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT ALSCAE & LOWER ALSACE TOWNSHIP,

MT PENN BOROUGH OFFICE, CITY OF READING,

AND THE BERKS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY CLICKING CALENDAR


**CANDIDATES ARE NEEDED FOR COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS**

MOUNT PENN BOROUGH COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM AREA RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES:

PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE.  PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS ARE HELD THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.   MEMBERS WILL SERVE A FOUR YEAR TERM.

 ZONING HEARING BOARD.  ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.  MEMBERS SERVE A THREE YEAR TERM.

MOUNT PENN BOROUGH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY BOARD.  MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH.  MEMBERS SERVE A FIVE YEAR TERM.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTAKING ON ANY OF THESE COMMITTEES, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE A CANDIDATE, PLEASE HAVE A LETTER OF INTEREST SUBMITTED TO COUNCIL VIA EMAIL TO MTPENNBOROUGH@COMCAST.NET OR MAIL TO  200 NORTH 25TH STREET, READING, PA 19606


 

Mount Penn Preserve Story Map Captions Mt Penn Borough

 


Police Chief Serafin is requesting that everyone lock their vehicle doors. Vehicles with unlocked doors are being invaded. Residents should be aware of their surroundings.  Police Chief Serafin is urging anyone noticing suspicious activity to notify the police directly, rather than reacting to social media.  If you see anyone or anything that appears skeptical or dubious, please contact the non-emergency number of CBRPD 610.655.4911 and request a Central Berks Police Officer.

 


PA Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly Information

Homeowners-Lanternfly Management Handout

PennState Extension-Spotted Lanternfly Egg Mass Removal

PennState Extension-what can homeowner’s do? 


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A message from Antietam Valley Municipal Authority “Dealing with sewers and preventing backups

CLEAN STORMWATER ONLY

Do your part to make sure pollution does not enter the stormwater system!


 

Personal Firearms Record
To be completed and kept in a safe place in your home.  The police will need this information if your gun is lost or stolen.

 


The Antietam Valley Farmers’ & Artists’ Market at Carsonia Park


Met-Ed Emergency Information

**PLEASE REMEMBER IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE EACH HOUSEHOLD MUST REPORT.

MET-ED NO LIGHTS/EMERGENCY NUMBER :  1-888-544-4877

 Tax Collector’s Hours

FAQS ABOUT FIREWORKS

Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority

Mount Penn Area Business Association

Mount Penn Area Dining Guide

Antietam Valley Community Partnership 

 Berks Conservancy

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