WINTER PARKING ENFORCEMENT

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS RELAXED

Good News! The enforcement of the winter parking regulations within Ebensburg Borough is being relaxed.

The current Ordinance, in place since 1994, requires alternate side parking on many streets between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and again between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. It also prohibits parking on many smaller streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Those winter parking restrictions are in effect between December 1st and March 31st.

In the past, the Ordinance was not enforced until the first snowfall each year. After the first snowfall, the Ordinance was enforced each and every day, regardless of weather conditions. These parking restrictions are necessary to allow the public works crew to properly and safely clear the streets of snow. Unfortunately, the regulations caused great inconvenience to the residents.

Today, there are many methods of communicating current information to the residents. Borough Council believes that we can enforce the regulations when necessary, and relax enforcement when possible.

Effective immediately, the winter parking regulations will only be enforced when deemed necessary by staff. A notice will be placed here on the website announcing when the regulations are “in effect” or are “not in effect.” The same notice will be posted on the borough’s Facebook page.

For those that may not have access to the Internet, a call to the borough office at 472-8780 is all that will be necessary to verify whether vehicles parked on the street need to be moved. During business hours, staff will be able to answer the question. After hours, the recording will inform the caller if the regulations are in effect or not.

Winter parking restrictions will be placed in effect with every forecasted snowfall, and should be considered in effect with every unexpected snowfall. Depending on conditions, the restrictions will often remain in effect for several days following a snowfall. Crews often work for several days to push snow back from the curbs, to clear intersections, and to clear slush from the streets. Residents will be required to move vehicles until such time that the announcement on the website and Facebook is again changed. It will be everyone’s responsibility to verify the current enforcement status of the winter parking regulations. Remember…because it snowed two days ago and hasn’t snowed since; the winter parking regulations may still be in effect. Check the website!

The relaxed winter parking regulations will require the full cooperation of everyone. It is important that the public works crews are able to maintain clear streets during winter conditions. If the relaxation of enforcement causes problems in that regard, it will be necessary to return to daily enforcement. Please work with us so that we can maintain our streets in a safe manner, while minimizing the inconvenience to you and your neighbors of moving your vehicle twice each day.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Sheetz wishes to sell beer for on premise consumption and to go, and wine to go at the 818 West High Street location. Sheetz must first secure a restaurant liquor license. No Ebensburg license is available for purchase at this time. Sheetz has entered into an agreement to purchase a license from elsewhere within Cambria County, and plans to transfer the license to Ebensburg, pursuant to the inter-municipal transfer provisions of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code (47 P.S. 461). That provision requires a Resolution from Borough Council approving the license transfer. Borough Council is required to conduct this public hearing prior to considering said Resolution.

Pursuant to the inter-municipal transfer provisions of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code (47 P.S. 461), a Public Hearing will be conducted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ebensburg for the purpose of hearing testimony from Sheetz relative to the proposed transfer of a liquor license to their store at 818 West High Street, Ebensburg Borough. Residents of Ebensburg Borough are invited to hear said testimony and comment on the proposed license transfer. The Public Hearing shall be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ebensburg Municipal Building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, Pa.

Consideration of a proposed Resolution allowing said license transfer is scheduled for Council’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. February 27, 2017 at the municipal building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA.

All interested property owners and citizens of the Borough are encouraged to attend this public meeting and present their comments. Persons with a disability who wish to attend this public meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other disability accommodation to participate in the proceedings can be accommodated by contacting the Borough Manger at phone number (814) 472-8780 during normal business hours to discuss how the Borough may best accommodate your needs.

Request for Proposals

The Borough of Ebensburg is soliciting interest from qualified firms for the development, installation and optimization of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems for the Ebensburg water and wastewater treatment facilities.

A full description of the services requested, evaluation criteria for consultant selection, and other pertinent information are contained in the Request for Proposals documents (link below). It is the borough’s intent to select a firm based on the information requested in the proposal documents.

Proposals must be received by Monday, October 24, 2016 at Noon at the Borough of Ebensburg Municipal Office, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 1931.

View Request for Proposal

Smoke Test

Residents are reminded that Ebensburg Borough is continuing a DEP-required testing of residential and commercial sewage systems. The tests are intended to detect any connections that are allowing infiltration into the sewage system.

Infiltration is caused by sources of stormwater being illegally discharged into the sanitary sewer system. These sources can be downspouts, driveway drains, footer drains, and leaking service laterals. Borough crews will be smoke-testing sections of town. Smoke is pumped into the sanitary sewer system under pressure and then rises out of any illegal tap identifying the locations of any drains, downspouts and leaks. Property owners that have any such illegal sources of infiltration will be required to pay to have corrections made.

The smoke may on occasion enter buildings. That could happen if your sewage traps are empty or lacking. The smoke is non-toxic and leaves no residue. We will try out best to notify property owners in advance of any testing in your area. You will want to watch the local newspapers for any notices. The testing will occur in a specific section of town each year over the next five years.