SHOVELING SIDEWALKS

Ebensburg Borough Ordinance requires that property owners clear ALL sidewalks after the end of a snowfall within 12 hours.

  • Shovel the sidewalks full width to the bare pavement.
  • Sprinkle a little sand to help prevent slipping on frosty sidewalks.
  • DO NOT shovel snow into streets and alleys.
  • Clear curb cuts at corners and crosswalks.
  • Arrange for someone to shovel if you are unable or on vacation.
  • Are there neighbors on your street who are elderly, have a disability or may have a hard time shoveling for any reason? Work with your neighbors to give a hand and ensure your entire block is safe and accessible to all.

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.

Kimball Park, Downtown Ebensburg

Ebensburg’s Dickens of a Christmas – December 1 – 3

Ebensburg’s 12th annual Dickens of a Christmas is a family-oriented Christmas celebration based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Many vendors and other participants are clad in period costume. Let us be your host as you enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas weekend.

Come enjoy vendors and crafters hawking Christmas wares, wassailing in quaint neighborhoods, ice carving, antique shopping, a live nativity, model railroad, a Christmas Parade, children’s events, breakfast with Santa, sleigh and carriage rides, a pipe organ recital, and a holiday production by Cresson Lake Playhouse.

This is truly a joyous way to bring in the holiday season, of which Mr. Dickens would surely approve!

Visit www.ebensburgdickens.com for a tentative Schedule of Events.

Any group that is interested in entering the Christmas Parade may fill out the form found here.

Ebensburg Prepares to Celebrate 26th Annual PotatoFest

EBENSBURG PREPARES TO CELEBRATE
26th ANNUAL POTATOFEST

Ebensburg – The 26th annual PotatoFest will be held Saturday, September 30th from 9 am-5 pm in downtown Ebensburg!  Over 200 of the area’s best craft and food vendors will line High, Center, Julian and West Sample Streets, as well as, the Cambria County Memorial Park and Penn Eben Park.  Visitors will enjoy unique potato foods and live entertainment all day long! Dance performers will show off their moves in the VFW parking lot.

“The PotatoFest Committee works year-round to put together a family-friendly event that has a little something for everyone,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. “We really focus on attracting all types of people from our area and beyond.” Dauntless Fire Station will also host their 10th Annual Wine Extravanganza at their station. Admission is $10 which includes a wine glass and wine tasting.

Returning once again this year will be a designated area for kids called ‘Adventures in Spudland’ featuring a bounce house, dance dome, the ‘Kids’ Potato Patch’, and a Home Depot Kids workshop.

There is no charge to attend PotatoFest and a free shuttle runs from 9 am – 5:30 pm from Admiral Peary Vo-Tech & Central Cambria School (Rt. 422), Penn Highlands Community College, and Lake Rowena!

PotatoFest is sponsored by State Farm Agent Kim Springer, First National Bank, 96 Key, and WTAJ. For additional information, please visit www.potatofest.com, or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780.

Ebensburg Summer Bucket List

Now that summer has begun, what is there to do around here?
The short answer: lots!

Check out our newly created “Ebensburg Summer Bucket List” which includes our favorite things to do during the summer months in the Ebensburg area. Print out the list and start exploring!

Track your progress and earn a prize – anyone who completes 20 or more activities should bring their completed list into the community development office in the borough building for a special prize.

Ebensburg Borough
Community Development Office
300 W. High Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
814-472-8414
dkoss@ebensburgpa.com

This activity is sponsored by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership and the Ebensburg Recreation Department. For more ideas on things to do in our area, visit the Attractions page of our website.

 

“Retire Your Old Glory” at the Ebensburg Municipal Office

Retire Your Old Glory is a community-based program to collect and properly retire American flags when they are no longer usable. Because borough staff are often asked how and where to properly dispose of old flags, Borough Council voted to participate in this program.

The American Legion Post 363 and Ebensburg VFW Post 4963 have generously agreed to sponsor the program by covering the initial set up fees, and Boy Scout Troop 98 has agreed to mange the program on an ongoing basis. They will periodically collect the flags, report the number of flags collected and ceremonially dispose of the flags.

Thanks to all the organizations involved in making this program possible.