Yard Waste Receptacle No Longer Accepting Grass Clippings

Grass clippings are no longer being accepted in at the Borough’s yard waste receptacle site. Here are some alternative options:

Grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reduce yard waste is by recycling grass clippings directly back into the lawn. A mulching mower can be beneficial, but any mower will work as long as you mow regularly and at a proper height. Be sure the grass clippings disappear into the turf so as not to smother the grass. Avoid excessive applications of fertilizer, as the grass clippings return nitrogen to the soil. Small quantities of extra grass clippings can be mixed into a compost pile or used as a thin mulch layer.

Composting

Organic materials will compost by themselves, but a little care and attention will make the process neater and quicker. You can buy a compost bin, make your own, or do it in an open pile. Just mix brown and green organic materials, keep it moist and aerated, and mix it up occasionally. A well-tended pile made of chopped materials can be finished in 2 to 4 weeks, while brown leaves left on their own may take a year. The resulting compost provides valuable organic material and fertilizer when used as a mulch or soil amendment.

Ebensburg Borough Hiring Full & Part Time Positions

HELP WANTED

Public Works Director

The Borough of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania (pop. 3,088) is seeking candidates for the position of Public Works Director.  The Director will be responsible for the management, direction and supervision of all aspects of Public Works Department including but not limited to the supervision of five full-time and numerous part-time seasonal employees, storm, water and sewer system maintenance, road maintenance and improvements, the maintenance of buildings and grounds, and parks and athletic field maintenance. Qualified candidates should have broad experience in construction-related activities. Candidates will be well organized, able to handle multiple tasks, possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills, budget preparations, and have ability to work with multiple government agencies. Excellent computer skills and self-motivation are essential. Requires excellent supervisory skills.

Although a college degree is preferred, demonstrated hands-on experience and previous supervisory positions are equally important. A CDL is desired. The ability to lift, stand, operate equipment, train employees on operating equipment and performing their duties, attend evening meetings, and be available on weekends and holidays is required. The salary is $55,000-70,000 dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package. A full job description is available here. Applicants should forward an application, letter of interest, a resume, and three professional references to Ebensburg Borough Manager, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, Pa 15931 or e-mail to eburg@ebensburgpa.com. by Noon on Monday, June 13, 2022. EOE.

PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE

The Borough of Ebensburg is seeking applicants for a full-time position in the borough’s Public Works Department. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid CDL, and be proficient in the operation of a loader, backhoe, skid steer, and other such equipment. Responsibilities include assignments on street, water, wastewater and stormwater crews. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a wide range of skills such as carpentry, masonry, electrical, and/or mechanical. $17.51/hr. Full benefit package. Application and job description available at borough office, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, Pa 15931 or at www.ebensburgpa.com. Applicants must send application, resume and references to same address. Completed applications will be accepted until filled. EOE

View Job Description Here
View Employment Application – Full-time Here

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ASSISTANT

The Borough of Ebensburg is seeking applicants for the following part-time summer positions:

Community Development Intern/Assistant

Applicant ideally will possess Microsoft Office skills, data entry, graphic design, writing/editing/communications skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license. $10.50 – $15/hr, dependent on experience/qualifications. Flex hours 20 hrs/wk (or more if desired, June – Sept. A few required nights/wknds for events.

Interested applicants may obtain an Application for Part-time Summer Employment here or at the borough office. Completed applications will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 27th. EOE

 

EBENSBURG BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED

March 23, 4:30 PM – Ebensburg’s Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

EBENSBURG – A boil water advisory was put into effect yesterday, March 21st, for a portion of the area served by the Ebensburg Municipal Authority. A water line break on Mini Mall Road has resulted in loss of pressure. The water company cannot confirm when the advisory will be lifted. Loss of pressure can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Low pressure may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.

The boil water advisory went into effect for Mini Mall Road & Zeman Drive areas in Cambria Township and has now been expanded to include Giant Eagle Plaza.

All effected customers are advised not to drink their water without boiling it first. Bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and then let it cool before using it, or use bottled water.

Once the line is repaired and service restored, a boil water advisory will be in effect until further notice. A SwiftReach call was issued to all affected customers who are registered to receive SwiftReach notifications and the others were contacted by phone.

Winter Parking Enforcement is not in Effect

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, 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.

New Proposed Borough Ordinance

The Borough of Ebensburg has tentatively approved the following Borough Ordinance establishing procedures and requirements pertaining to the implementation of Act 50 of 2021 and regulating small wireless facilities to be placed within the public right-of-way. Adopting the ordinance gives the Borough the right to regulate uses of the Right-of-Way. Resolution 2021-03 adopts a design manual for the regulation of small wireless facilities so that if does not deter from aesthetics and design in the Borough.

View Ordinance #659

Ebensburg Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

EBENSBURG VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

Ebensburg –  On Thursday, October 7th, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership held their Volunteer Appreciation Night & Member Networking Event recognizing all the volunteers that give their time to make Ebensburg’s community events happen.

“We host this special night of food, prizes and entertainment each year to show our appreciation for all of the hours our volunteers give throughout the year,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director.

Each year during Volunteer Appreciation Night, a “Volunteer of the Year” is honored for their outstanding service to the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership and to the community. This year’s recipient was Rene Damin. “Rene is someone who is always willing to lend a hand and active in almost every event that we host,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director.

The Main Street Partnership is always looking for additional volunteers and committee members. Ebensburg’s current events include the annual Art in Bloom spring art show in April, Wheels & Wings in June, Movie in the Park, Downtown Shutdown and Homecoming in July, Concerts in the Park in August, PotatoFest in September, Fall Foliage Ride in October and Dickens of a Christmas in December.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8414 or visit www.ebensburgpa.com.

Pictured above left to right:  John Houser, Rene Damin, Danea Koss