Emlenton Borough is now accepting resumes for the position of Emlenton Borough Maintenance. This is a part-time position and offers a competitive wage. Applicants must have a valid PA Drivers License, must pass a physical and drug test. Applicants with EMT and fire training certifications would be a plus. A copy of the job description can be picked up at the borough office. Resumes can be delivered to the borough office at 511 Hill Street, Crawford Center or mailed to Emlenton Borough, P.O. Box 537, Emlenton, PA 16373 no later that September 27th, 2019.
On Saturday, September 21st, the Red Cross, in our district, will be holding its first pilot program in a rural area to distribute and install free smoke detectors in homes within our A-C Valley Region. Please sign up in advance, volunteer to help if you can, and spread the word!
Guidelines For Brush Pick-Up
• Brush will be picked up Monday’s starting approximately April 1st and ending approximately November 30th depending on winter weather conditions. Containers must be at the curb by 6 am.
• The size of brush removal shall not exceed 25 lbs. per container or tied bundle. Containers shall be no larger than 32 gallons and not exceed more than 4 per week.
• Brush pick-up must be contained in garbage cans, yard/lawn bags or similar containers or bundles. Bundles should be tied in less than 4 ft. length by 2 ft. diameter.
• All brush pick up must be placed at the curb and no later than Monday at 6 am.
• A permit to have additional containers picked up on the scheduled Monday pick up can be purchased by calling the Emlenton Borough Office at 724-867-8611. You can purchase a permit for $5.00 for each extra container (following the guidelines above.) Permits must be purchased at least one business day prior.
**When mowing, grass SHALL NOT be blown onto streets.**
In response to concerns about soliciting, Emlenton Borough would like to share some information on solicitation, which is “the act of asking for or trying to obtain something from someone.”
Solicitation within the borough limits is allowed, but the solicitor must apply for a permit at the borough office. Signage is posted at each incoming road.
Whether a renter or homeowner in any community, here are some tips on solicitation…
1.) You do not have to open your door to strangers.
2.) If someone tries to solicit at your residence, or out in public, you should ask to see their permit.
3.) Whether they possess a permit or not, you do not have to provide them with any information or answer questions.
4.) If you suspect criminal activity may be afoot, get to safety and call 911. Emlenton Borough Police or Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will respond accordingly.
5.) If the situation is questionable, do not hesitate to call the Emlenton Borough Police Dept. (724-867-0911) to talk to one of our officers or leave a message. Any information or details you can offer may help in the future.
Please share this information and thank you for your assistance in being the eyes & ears of our community!
The Emlenton Borough would like to share some resources from the Federal Trade Commission, due to a rise of scams that are targeting seniors in our area. This is not only occurring in our community, but nationally and globally. Please review this document on Information Security and share this information with anyone you might know who is more vulnerable to believing door-to-door, email, social networking and telephone scams…
More information from the Federal Trade Commission on recent scams…
How do you avoid being a victim?
Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls, visits, or email messages from individuals asking about employees or other internal information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.
Do not provide personal information or information about your organization, including its structure or networks, unless you are certain of a person's authority to have the information.
Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.
Don't send sensitive information over the internet before checking a website's security. (See Protecting Your Privacy for more information.)
Pay attention to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Do not use contact information provided on a website connected to the request; instead, check previous statements for contact information. Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Install and maintain anti-virus software, firewalls, and email filters to reduce some of this traffic. (See Understanding Firewalls, Understanding Anti-Virus Software, and Reducing Spam for more information.)
Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.
What do you do if you think you are a victim?
If you believe you might have revealed sensitive information about your organization, report it to the appropriate people within the organization, including network administrators. They can be alert for any suspicious or unusual activity.
If you believe your financial accounts may be compromised, contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplainable charges to your account.
Immediately change any passwords you might have revealed. If you used the same password for multiple resources, make sure to change it for each account, and do not use that password in the future.
Watch for other signs of identity theft. (See Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft for more information.)
Consider reporting the attack to the police, and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Department of Homeland Security
When stationary water inside pipes drops to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit, pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it expands, which can then break pipes, flood interiors and cause major damage. As a preventive measure, Aqua Pennsylvania encourages homeowners to take the following steps ahead of the severe winter weather:
Make sure the lids on outdoor meter pits are not broken or missing.
Shut off and drain any outside faucets including those for lawn sprinkling systems.
Prevent drafts in unheated areas, such as crawl spaces or basements, by replacing broken glass or making other repairs.
Locate and visibly mark the home’s master water valve. In the event that a pipe does break, use this value to turn off water to the home.
Homeowners can also leave cabinet doors under sinks open to allow warm air to reach pipes. If it is below 10 degrees, customers can also leave a trickle of water (about the size of pencil lead) running overnight.
Aqua Pennsylvania also advises customers to take the following precautions in any unheated areas of their homes (e.g. outdoor faucets, crawlspaces and garages) when temperatures drop below freezing:
Be sure to have a supply of heat tape and pipe insulation, as well as a portable space heater and a hair dryer on hand.
Wrap pipes with insulation material or heat tape and wrap indoor water meters with a blanket.
Proper and safe use of portable space heaters can also keep exposed pipes in drafty areas from freezing.
Customers can thaw areas of frozen pipe by using a hair dryer. Hold the dryer six inches from the pipe and move the warm air back and forth. If this does not work, or the pipe is split, call a plumber.
Emlenton Borough would like to share the 2018 statistics on our police department’s efforts to protect and serve our community. This information is usually only available at the council meetings, but thanks to the new website borough officials would like to share this past year’s activities.
Traffic Citations: 87
Traffic Warnings: 46
Non-Traffic Citations: 33
Criminal Complaints: 66
Ordinance Complaints/Services: 59
Calls for Service: 101
Assists to other Agencies: 28
Court Appearances: 27
Telephone Call Messages Received: 212
Fall is upon us! As our leaves change color & the weather cools, it’s time for Halloween and Trick-Or-Treating. It’s finally time for all of the spooky costumes to make their way through our streets in search of treats! Emlenton Borough & the Emlenton Civic Club will hold the festivities on Saturday, October 27th.
• Trick-Or-Treating: 4:00pm - 6:00pm •
• Contest Sign-Ups: 5:30 @ The Emlenton Civic Club, 605 Main Street •
• Emlenton Civic Club Parade and Events: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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