SEWER PROJECT CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE & MAP – July 2018

Attention Borough Residents:
Sewer Project Construction Schedule Update- July 23, 2018
 
Sippel Construction has started mainline installation on South Caroline St. Work will include the 200 and 300 blocks of E. Lloyd. Including short sections in homes backyards.
 
Sippel’s second crew is now on South Julian working toward High St. That will include 100 and 200 blocks of W. Lloyd and the same blocks on Ogle St.
 
A third mainline crew is expected to start on South West Street at Triumph near the end of August.
 
Sippel will have personnel contacting homeowners to assist them in locating their homes sewer laterals for reconnection daily. Borough staff will also need access to your home to connect pipe locating equipment to your water line to mark the location for construction.
 
Where the new mainlines have been installed crews have started installing new laterals for homeowners to connect to. Homeowners will begin to receive connection notices when you are required to replace your section of line to your home. Almost all buildings will need to replace their lateral and pressure test unless it has already been replaced and tested.
 
Residents will begin seeing other underground utilities marked with various colors of paint and flags on the ground where work is expected to be done. Please don’t remove marking flags or paint marks.
 
Some residents are reminded that they may need to have their own lateral replaced within several weeks of placement of their new connection point. We have already contacted many who will be in this situation and discussed what is needed. If you think you maybe in this situation we highly recommend you contact your excavating or plumbing contractor and preplan what is needed and get an estimate. Everyone should have a plan of what work they need to have done and plan for the expense.
 
Parking is restricted where construction is underway and streets are closed. If work is being done on your street you may not be able to get your car out without a wait. Park around the corner or in rear if possible. Vehicles will be towed if necessary. Work will continue through June 2019.

Ebensburg Prepares to Celebrate 27th Annual PotatoFest

EBENSBURG PREPARES TO
CELEBRATE 27th ANNUAL POTATOFEST

Ebensburg – The 27th annual PotatoFest will be held Saturday, September 29th 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 11th 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 ‘Kid’s 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, Ebensburg Mini Mall 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 Farmers Market – Every Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm

 

The Ebensburg Farmers Market will begin Saturday, July 7th and go through September 22nd.  The market runs every Saturday in Penn Eben Park from 9 am to 12 pm, rain or shine. Vendors in attendance will be selling the following items, and items will vary from week to week:

  • Fruits – blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Veggies – squash, tomatoes, red beets, beans, onions, cabbage, cucumbers, corn, etc.
  • Herbs – garlic, basil, parsley, etc.
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Baked Goods
  • Honey
  • Soaps/Hand Creams
  • Flowers/Plants

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Movie in the Park – Friday, July 6th

This year’s “Movie in the Park” will take place on Friday, July 6th (weather permitting) and will feature “Jumanji!” Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for a movie under the stars. Dauntless Fire Company also be providing popcorn to attendees.

Ebensburg Homecoming Weekend – July 27th & 28th

EBENSBURG HOMECOMING & DOWNTOWN SHUTDOWN –A WEEKEND FULL OF ACTIVITIES

Ebensburg – On Friday, July 27th & Saturday, July 28th Ebensburg will host their annual Downtown Shutdown and Homecoming celebration which have become localized popular events for the community.

The weekend begins when the streets at the center of town close down at 6 pm for a free concert from 8 to 11 pm. This year’s event will feature Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors — a high energy band playing dance-able, emotionally engaging groove rock.

Events continue on Saturday with a Community-wide yard sale, a fishing derby at Lake Rowena, a Baseball Clinic with the Altoona Curve, a Farmer’s Market in Penn Eben Park and continues with a full schedule of events throughout the day. “There is really something for everyone during our annual Homecoming event – fishing, shopping, sports, games, live music, fireworks and more!” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. Yard Sale maps will be made available at the Borough office, Ebensburg Library, and online at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com a few weeks prior.

Baskets donated by local businesses for the Homecoming basket raffle will be on display at First National Bank at 111 W. High Street in the weeks leading up to Homecoming. Raffle tickets will be available at the bank through the Friday, the 27th, and then onsite at Lake Rowena beginning around 5 pm on Homecoming day.

For a tentative schedule of events during Homecoming, please visit http://ebensburgpa.com/ebensburg_homecoming/ or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780.

Ebensburg Borough Pool Hours & Rates

Pool Opening Day:
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pool Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12pm – 8pm
Friday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Adult Swim:
Everyday – 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Resident Rates
Individual (19-64) $120
Individual Child (4-18)/ Senior (65+) $100
2 Person Pass $160
Additional Dependents $25

Non-Resident Rates
Individual (19-64) $150
Individual Child (4-18)/ Senior (65+) $130
2 Person Pass $185
Additional Dependents $25

Daily Admission Rates
Adult (19-64) $6
Child (4-18) $4
Senior (65+) $4

Half Price – Twilight (6-8 pm)

Contact the YPCC with any questions: 814-472-4277.

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.