TEMPORARY OPERATIONAL CHANGES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The Borough’s focus is to work with county, state and Federal officials to limit the spread of this virus. This being the case, the Borough of Ebensburg is modifying its operations to protect our residents and employees as a response to the current Coronavirus outbreak. All interaction between the public and borough staff will now be conducted by telephone or e-mail.
BOROUGH-OWNED BUILDINGS ARE ALL NOW CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PAYMENTS FOR BOROUGH WATER/SEWER/STORMWATER/GARBAGE AND ALL PERMITS, PROGRAMS AND PARKING TICKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN A DROP BOX AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, ON-LINE, THROUGH THE MAIL OR BY TELEPHONE.
At this time, our offices will remain open for essential Borough business. We are promoting the practice of social distancing. Visitors are not permitted in the building for any purpose. No meetings with visitors will be scheduled at this time, and it is requested that residents call our office, or email Borough staff, to discuss concerns or ask questions before coming to the Borough offices. By working together to limit social contact, we all can aid in protecting the most vulnerable residents in our community.
In order to ensure the safety of all our residents and staff, the following operational changes for the following Borough departments have been implemented until further notice:
The Administrative Offices are working under normal office hours, with the exception of in-person meetings. Any emails, telephone calls, as well as complaints will be responded to as soon as possible.
The collection of your garbage and recycling has not been affected and is still on your normal collection day.
Contacting the Borough Departments:
Borough Manager Dan Penatzer – 814-472-8780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Borough Front Office – 814-472-8780 email@example.com
Public Works Director Jeff Evans – 814-472-8780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation Director Dirk Johnson – 814-472-4277 email@example.com
Tax Collector Charlene Remillard – 814-846-4764 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Dev. Director Danea Koss – 814-472-8414 email@example.com
Police Department – 814-472-8930 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Randy Datsko – 814-472-8780 email@example.com
Building Codes & Permits – 814-471-0424 firstname.lastname@example.org
Police emergency operations will not be limited, however, the method of communication and service for non-life-threatening calls will be altered. Police Officers may limit their own access to confined areas including homes and businesses. Officers may be requesting callers to meet outside and will maintain a social distance. If and when possible, Officers will be requesting phone numbers to take reports by phone or may request e-mails for detailed information.
We strongly request that you be honest about any illnesses when requesting assistance from police, fire, and EMS. Our first responders cannot provide the necessary services if they have been exposed to a potential virus. If you believe you are experiencing the symptoms of the Coronavirus, follow the directives of the CDC and communicate with your doctor to determine the best measures.
The police, fire and EMS services are here and will continue to provide the services you need. It may look and feel much different, but they will provide the service regardless.
COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT (RECREATION & PUBLIC WORKS):
The community parks and playgrounds are still open at this time. Parks are not cleaned on a regular basis, and the public uses those at your own risk. Please take the appropriate steps to social distance and no gatherings more than 10 are recommended. Restroom facilities at all parks are closed.
The YPCC is closed to the general public and staff is taking this time to do extra spring cleaning in anticipation of your return later this year.
The Tennis Center is closed to the general public.
The pool is still scheduled to open on May 23rd subject to the situation at that time.
LAND USE, ZONING OPINIONS, LAND DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS, SUBDIVISIONS
Contact the Borough Manager’s office above.
MEETINGS OF BOROUGH COUNCIL AND ALL BOARDS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
Meetings are being held as scheduled, but only by teleconference. If the public wishes to submit issues or questions to Borough Council or any board, authority or commission, it must be submitted to the Borough Manager by mail, e-mail or telephone prior to the meeting. If it is desired or necessary for any person to speak or actually participate during the meeting, arrangements can be made through the Borough Manager’s office for joining the teleconference.
All applications relating to borough business can be found on-line at www.ebensburgpa.com under “On-line Applications”.
PLEASE MONITOR THE BOROUGH’S WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS, CDC AND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS AS WELL AS BOROUGH OPERATIONS AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS CRISIS TOGETHER. THANK YOU!