Emlenton Borough Hiring Code Enforcement Officer

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

The Borough of Emlenton, Venango County is accepting resumes for the position of Code Enforcement Officer. This part-time position performs inspections of residential & commercial properties and related duties to ensure compliance with established zoning, municipal codes and ordinances for the Borough of Emlenton.  The officer provides property owners with written notices of violation and issuance of citations for non-compliance. $ 10.75 HR No prior experience is necessary.  Will train within.  Selected candidate will be directed & supervised by the Chief of Police.  Qualifications for this position are a High School Diploma or equivalent. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License, no criminal history, and possess good communication skills.  Resumes should be sent to:

Emlenton Borough

ATTN: Borough Manager

PO Box 537

Emlenton PA 16373

Ph# (724) 867-0911

Fax# (724) 867-1918

Highland Avenue Storm Water Replacement & Restoration Project

After months of planning and a great deal of work, the Highland Avenue Storm Water Replacement & Restoration Project will soon move forward.  It was first necessary to allow Aqua America PA to update the sewage line on Highland Avenue, prior to the renovation and repaving.  Due to all of the planning, Emlenton Borough will be completing this project with minimal costs from our budget, and many thanks are owed to Aqua America PA who partnered with the Emlenton Borough to make this happen!

Earlier this year, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) designed the storm water and paving improvement for Highland Avenue.  Excavations should begin on August 15th or 16th.  The duration of this can only be estimated at this point, but more information will be available at the meeting.

ALL HIGHLAND RESIDANTS SHOULD ATTEND THE MEETING on August 13th at 5:00pm.  Eck’s Dirt Works, Wilson’s Contracting and representatives from the borough’s emergency services will be there to discuss the closure of Highland Avenue during the excavations and paving.  After the excavations, storm drains installed and a rough grade put back in place, bidding for the paving will begin.  Paving for Highland Avenue will be completed at the latest by September 21st.

Please spread the word to anyone that this project might affect.  Highland Avenue residents will soon have the newest street in town!

Save the Date and Spread the Word....June 20th!

          If you haven't already heard, some really exciting things were discussed at last week's Mayor Town Hall.  Emlenton's borough manager, Nancy Marano, did a brief introduction to a pilot program that will help to re-develop our community focusing on the nature, trails and the waterways. 

Bill Fontana Director of PA Downtown/ Blueprint Community Initiative will meet with the ACRVR Blueprint communities on June 20 at 7pm in the Crawford Center Auditorium.  He will introduce our selection for the DCNR Nature Base Place pilot program to join our ACRVR Blueprint with Ohiopile, Clearfield County and Connellsville . This program will include planning the ACRVR’s future, incorporating marketing strategies and capitalizing on our natural resources, along with many other opportunities!  We will also be competing with other groups across PA to be named PA' s Nature Based Community of the Year!  This will open many doors for funding and tourism.  This is really a big deal!  The start date is July 2nd! 

          Spread the word and please mark your calendar.  We need to welcome Bill Fontana, and show him that we are ALL committed & passionate about the future of our valley communities!

Update on 2 Blighted Properties...

After a great deal of effort from the borough and county to find a contractor to remove the hazardous structure at 105 Main Street, one has placed a reasonable bid and will soon be removing the building.  Under contract, the property will be cleaned and remediated by June 8th.  The property will later be offered back to residents for purchase. 

Along with 105 Main Street, the remains of a home at 622 Center Street will soon be cleaned up as well.  The Venango County Land Bank has accepted to take possession of the property, and will be remediating it, so that it might also be offered back to residents.  The average time that it takes to remove a blighted property is about 3 years.  These will both be remediated well under that time frame!  Projects such as these take time when working with the borough and county, but Emlenton is moving forward!

April's Borough Meeting Tonight at 7:00PM...

The borough's April meeting is tonight at 7:00PM.  The meetings are open to all residents.  Feel free to attend if you have any concerns that you would like the council to address or if you'd like to know more about what is going on in the community in the upcoming months.  One of the things the borough is currently organizing is the COMMUNITY CLEAN UP.  We will once again have waste disposal available for spring cleaning in the next month.  The agenda for tonight's meeting and the minutes are now available on the "Resources" page well. 

Spring Around the Corner....

Go green in March for St. Patrick's Day and the environment!  The borough, once again, is gearing up to assist the community in clean up of household goods.  Free drop off dumpsters for waste and recycling will be located near the IGA again this year.  Specific dates will be posted in the near future, but the borough is shooting for April or May.  As the property maintenance ordinance will soon be going into effect for the upcoming vacation season, this is a great chance to remove waste from the exterior our properties, and to get rid of things that may have accumulated over winter indoors.

Along with that, Venango County will be collecting hazardous waste and electronics on MARCH 24TH.  Spring will soon be here along with spring cleaning, so please spread the word!

 

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Removal of 105 Main Street

Almost a year ago, a tragic event nearly destroyed the family home at 105 Main Street.  Through the Venango County Land Bank, the Borough of Emlenton was able to acquire the blighted property.  Borough officials, along with the VFD, have accessed the property and are now currently working with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office to have it removed.  The structure, although beyond repair, lies within the National Historic District of Emlenton, so the process of having it removed has taken more careful consideration.  We appreciate the concern that some residents have expressed about the hazardous & unattractive looking site, and we plan to have it cleaned up soon!

Click the link below for more information....

Standard Mitigation Measures Agreement

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Launch of the website!

Hello Emlenton!

The borough has now stepped into the year 2018, and has launched it's first website!  Our "News" page will hopefully keep the community up-to-date with projects that have been completed, upcoming construction that might cause delays or inconveniences, meetings in which community involvement in needed and other recent developments in town.  We will also be sharing videos here with feedback from borough officials, and other official events to keep residents more informed in what is going on at the governmental level.

If you or your organization would like us to share other achievements or events going on out in the community, please email the mayor at emlenton.mayor@gmail.com.  More to come soon....