The Borough of Ebensburg has tentatively approved the following Borough Ordinance:
The Boil Water Advisory for Ebensburg has been lifted.
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.
Ebensburg Borough is seeking volunteers to serve on the Ebensburg Borough Planning Commission, the Ebensburg Recreation Board and the Ebensburg Municipal Authority.
The Planning Commission writes and maintains the Borough’s comprehensive plan and prepares and manages the zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance and land development ordinance. The Commission reviews and forwards to Council for final approval all applications for subdivision and land development. The Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30, as needed. There are usually 6-7 brief meetings during the year.
The Recreation Board is a seven-member advisory board that coordinates all recreation related programs within the borough. It oversees programming at the YPCC and provides recommendations for improvements at all parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities. The Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30.
The Municipal Authority is a 5-member government agency, appointed by Borough Council, that owns all water, wastewater and stormwater facilities. They are responsible for capital projects incurring debt and setting rates. The Authority meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:00.
Interested individuals should complete the statement of interest form linked below:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A Public Hearing will be conducted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ebensburg for the purpose of accepting public comments relative to a proposed Ordinance amending the Ebensburg Borough Zoning Ordinance. Ordinance #659 would amend the Codified Ordinance of the Borough of Ebensburg, Chapter 20, Zoning clarifying language to allow non-conforming front yard fences to be maintained; adding regulations relative to side yard fences on corner lots; excluding hedges and otherwise modifying the definition of fence; permitting retaining walls; and allowing plants and landscaping items in front yard. The Public Hearing shall be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. by teleconference. The instructions for the public to participate in the hearing via teleconference will be available by calling the borough office (814-472-8780) or by email (email@example.com) no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the hearing. Public comment may also be submitted by mail to 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received prior to the start of the meeting. The full text of the ordinance may be examined at www.ebensburgpa.com.
All persons having an interest in these matters are encouraged to attend this hearing. 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.
The Borough of Ebensburg is seeking applicants for the position of Borough Manager. The current Manager is retiring after 24 years; one of only three managers in fifty-five years. Ebensburg (pop. 3,100) is a community known for its small town charm, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and exceptional recreation programs. The Manager reports to a 7-member Borough Council and is responsible for all borough operations, 16 FT employees and a $5.9 million budget.
A degree in Business, Public Administration or closely related field is preferred. The candidate will have demonstrable managerial experience in local government or the private sector and possess the combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities required for the position. The successful candidate must have outstanding communication skills, success in team building, experience in finance and budgeting, and be innovative. Salary range $70,000-75,000.
A letter of interest and resume may be submitted to Ebensburg Borough Search Committee, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931 or e-mailed to email@example.com. Completed applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 9, 2020. EOE
All scheduled meetings of the Council of the Borough of Ebensburg will be conducted as scheduled on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., but by teleconference. Members of the public wishing to observe or participate must contact the borough office by telephone (814-472-8780) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of a meeting to receive the access code and/or password in order to join the tele-conference.
MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING
The next Ebensburg Municipal Authority meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 18 at 4 p.m. and will take place via Zoom. Members of the public wishing to observe or participate must contact the borough office by telephone (814-472-8780) or by e-mail (email@example.com) no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of a meeting to receive the access code and/or password in order to join the tele-conference.
EBENSBURG BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Borough Council of Ebensburg is scheduled for Monday, January, 25 at 6:30 p.m. and will take place via Zoom. Members of the public wishing to observe or participate must contact the borough office by telephone (814-472-8780) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of a meeting to receive the access code and/or password in order to join the tele-conference.