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, or you may press #5 to be taken directly to a recording.
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.
The Ebensburg Borough Council has proposed Ordinance #669 AMENDING THE ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF SOLID WASTE. The ordinance will regulate the receptacles used and the hours in which garbage is allowed to be on the curb.
Final adoption is scheduled for Council’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. February 19, 2024, at the municipal building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA. The full text of the ordinance may be examined at said municipal building between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by clicking here.
The January 2024 Borough Newsletter is now available. Newsletters are mailed out to all borough residents and copies can also be found in the borough office. If you’d like to view it online, you may do so here:
SHOP SMALL in Ebensburg on Small Business Saturday®
Ebensburg – Each year, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership promotes and celebrates Small Business Saturday in Ebensburg as a way to support Ebensburg’s local small business community.
On Saturday, November 25th, residents are encouraged to take part in Small Business Saturday by shopping small and dining small at area small businesses.
Shoppers can enter Ebensburg’s Shop Small Contest for a chance to win one of six $25.00 gift cards to one of our small shops or restaurants. View contest details in the featured image above.
“We are a community of small businesses, and we want to do everything we can to help our small businesses succeed,” said Danea Koss, community development director. “We encourage everyone to support your local community by shopping small AND dining small in Ebensburg this holiday season. When you shop small, you’re not just supporting a small business, you’re boosting your local economy, supporting local jobs and you’re keeping local businesses in business!”
Ebensburg’s 18th annual Dickens of a Christmas will be held Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd. This event 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 at the indoor craft shows, wassailing in quaint neighborhoods, antique shopping, a Live Nativity & Lights Festival, a Christmas Parade, a Santa Pub Crawl, Christmas Tree Toss, Children’s Events, Breakfast with Santa, Sleigh and Carriage Rides, a Christmas Musical Performance, Fezziwig Frolic and so much more!
This is truly a joyous way to bring in the holiday season, of which Mr. Dickens would surely approve!
The event schedule is finalized and can be found here: https://ebensburgpa.com/ebensburg-dickens-events-summary/.
The Ebensburg Borough will be doing Fire Hydrant Flow Tests today, Monday, September 18th at 6 pm. Flow tests may affect water pressure on the 100 block of East High Street, 100 block of West High Street, 100 block of South Center Street, 100 block of North Center Street, 1100 block of North Center Street and the 700 block of West High Street.
If dirty water occurs, please run your cold water until it runs clear.
Thank you for your patience.
Funds in amount of $228,000 were successfully raised for this project. Bids for construction were due Thursday, February 23rd by noon. Straw Construction was awarded the project and construction began on April 10, 2023 and finished just prior to the opening.