Street Resurfacing Project Set to Begin Late September

Quaker Sales will soon begin milling and paving most of the streets south of High Street. A schedule for street paving is very difficult to predict, as it is entirely dependent on dry weather, and progress made on the contractor’s projects in other towns. In addition, Quaker Sales needs to complete all sewer-related street trench repairs in other parts of town before beginning this major street resurfacing project. It appears at this point that work should begin south of High Street on or about September 23rd. All streets are expected to be completed by the end of October.

The red dots on the map above illustrate which streets and street segments will be milled and resurfaced. Approximately 1½” of blacktop will be “milled”, or removed, from these streets. The milling will be done from curb to curb. A new 1½” topcoat of blacktop will then be applied to the street. This will eliminate all signs of the recent excavation done during the sewer, gas, sidewalk and stormwater projects. Once milled and resurfaced, the street will look like new.

Your cooperation, and your continued patience, will be needed during this final phase of our work. The contractor will place “No Parking” signs on the street in advance of milling, and again in advance of final paving. We realize that some may have to park in yards or a block away from home during the actual work, but it is necessary in order to get the project completed.

Street resurfacing will not occur on any of the milled streets until enough streets have been milled to make blacktopping practical.  Milling takes longer than paving. In other words, the paving crew cannot simply follow the milling crew down the street and immediately begin paving. Once a street is milled, it will be power-broomed and again opened for traffic. Be extra careful when driving on a milled street. Everyone has driven on a grooved surface before and knows it can be a bit rough. Until the street is resurfaced, manholes and shutoff boxes will be sticking up 1½”. You can’t hurt them, but be aware of them.

After a particular street is repaved, it will remain closed to traffic for most of that day. Please do not drive across any fresh blacktop. Never drive around traffic control devices such as cones or barrels, even if there is no work crew there at the time.

This is the final phase of these various excavation projects. With just a bit more of your patience, we’ll be finished with all of the dust, mud and noise.

Ebensburg Prepares to Celebrate 28th Annual PotatoFest

EBENSBURG PREPARES TO
CELEBRATE 28th ANNUAL POTATOFEST

Ebensburg – The 28th annual PotatoFest will be held Saturday, September 28th 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 12th 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’, Mini Golf 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, WTAJ and number of additional sponsors. 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 is winding down, have you taken advantage of all the cool things we have to do in and around Ebensburg?

Check out our newly updated “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.

 

Ebensburg Main Street Partnership Earns National Accreditation

Ebensburg’s Community Development Director Danea Koss accepts Ebensburg Main Street Partnership’s 2019 National Main Street Center accreditation certificate alongside representatives from DCED and other accredited communities. From left: Christie Yerger, DCED; Danea Koss, Ebensburg Main Street Partnership; Gordon Manker, Wilkinsburg CDC; Josh Rolon, Wilkinsburg CDC; Jeanine Henry, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Larry Marshall, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful; Mandy Book, DCED. Ebensburg was also recognized as the fifth “Best Performing Main Street Programs” behind Easton, Boyertown, Hamburg and Quakertown.

 

Ebensburg Main Street Partnership Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

Ebensburg, PA (July 9, 2019) – Ebensburg Main Street Partnership has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™

“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These programs deserve recognition for generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history. Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring.

In 2018 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.93 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 5,310 net new businesses, generated 25,301 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,146 historic buildings, and clocked 2.2 million volunteer hours.

The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership’s performance is annually evaluated by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

“We are proud to be one of only 25 nationally accredited main street programs in Pennsylvania,” said John Paul Houser, president of the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership. “It sets us apart and affirms that we are following the national standard for main street programs.”

The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership strives to promote economic development, preserve our historic character and celebrate our small-town charm. This is accomplished through community beautification and improvement projects, partnerships with local officials and stakeholders and an active annual schedule of events.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $74.73 billion in new public and private investment, generated 614,716 net new jobs and 138,303 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 276,790 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. Your participation in the census, and a full and accurate count, is very important to your local community. First, the census is the basis for equal political representation under the Constitution. Second, State and Federal dollars are allotted based on the number of people counted in the census.

BE COUNTED! It’s easy. It’s safe, It’s important. For the first time ever, the Census Bureau will accept responses on-line, but you can still respond by phone or mail.

For more information, visit: www.2020census.gov/en.

Census Jobs

The Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of workers to complete the 2020 Census. Job seekers can apply now. The first jobs will be in August 2019 conducting address canvassing.  www.2020census.gov/jobs -or- 1-855-JOB-2020.