Fire Hydrant Flow Tests Today

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.

Ebensburg Dog Park is Now Open!

The Ebensburg Dog Park held it’s Grand Opening on Saturday, September 9th!  This project was originally requested through surveys issued by the Ebensburg Borough.  As a community-focused organization, the Ebensburg Rotary Club led the design and fundraising efforts. It has received tremendous recognition and support from residents, local business owners, Ebensburg Borough, the Cambria County Commissioners and grant office as well as State Representatives.

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.

Dog Park Facts:
  • The site of the dog park is located on Borough property near the roller hockey rink at Lake Rowena Park in Ebensburg at 952 Rowena Drive, Ebensburg, PA 15931.
  • Ebensburg Borough will maintain the park.
  • The dog park has two sections – one for large dogs and one for small dogs.
  • It includes water stations, waste stations, obstacles, benches, and perimeter fencing.
  • The construction included installation of drainage lines, a new storm inlet, asphalt paving, concrete paving, installation of water appliances and associated utilities, installation of chain link fencing, and additional associated work.



Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 1201 of the Boroughs and Incorporated Towns Code that beginning on Monday, April 17, 2023, 8:00 A.M. EST,  Borough Council will offer for sale to the highest bidder at electronic auction sale the following items which will be for sale in “as is” condition:  1). 2008 Case 580SM Backhoe; 2). NorthStar Skid Sprayer BU2730;  3). 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 ST REG Cab 4×4;   4). 54-inch tow behind power take-off mower deck; 5). Leeboy 300 Asphalt roller.

Bids are being accepted through the Municibid website at . Items for sale can be found under the Pennsylvania municipality listing of Ebensburgboro.

The auction will open for bidding until May 16, 2023, at 12:00 P.M.   Bids will be opened on May 16, 2023 at  12:30 P.M. EST.  The duration of the listing is from Monday April 17, 2023, until Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 12:00 P.M.  EST for a total of 28 days.  The award of the bid agreement of sale shall be made by public announcement at the regular meeting of Council on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. EST at the municipal building on 300 West High St, Ebensburg PA, 15931.

All bids shall be accepted on the condition that the purchase price shall be paid by the high bidder immediately or at a reasonable time after the conclusion for the electronic auction as determined by the Borough.  Successful bidders must be prepared to pay the amount due in cash, or a certified check or money order made payable to Ebensburg Borough.  The bidder is responsible for all transfer costs associated with the sale of the vehicles and/or equipment, including any applicable sales tax.  There are no warranties expressed or implied or no refunds, all listed vehicles and /or equipment are being offered for sale in their current condition.

Ebensburg borough reserves the right to reject any and all bids received.  Please call the Borough office at (814)472-8780 to inspect the items for sale.  Inspections are by appointment only.

Ebensburg Recognizes Volunteer of the Year


Ebensburg – On Thursday, September 29th, 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 Deb Bender. “Deb 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

Pictured Above: Danea Koss, Justin Yahner, Nick Damin, Lisa Shirt, John Paul Houser, Deb Bender, Jessica Lieb, Julianne Bishop, Kristen Sossong and Carol Rummel. 

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:


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.


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.