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!



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


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....