Ebensburg Borough is Now Hiring



The Borough of Ebensburg is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer for the purpose of creating an eligibility list.  Deadline for submission of applications is Monday,  August 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., prevailing time. Completed applications and any required supporting documentation are to be delivered to the following:

Ebensburg Borough

Attn:  City Manager

300 W. High St.

Ebensburg, PA 15931

All applications must be in a sealed envelope marked:

Ebensburg Borough – Police Officer Application

The following requirements are necessary of each interested applicant, having filed on the official application form prescribed by the Borough.

–  At the date of application, the applicant shall not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age.

–  A diploma from an accredited high school or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED).

–  Be a citizen of the United States of America

–  Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a Police officer for the Ebensburg Borough Department as determined by the physical and psychological testing.

–  Be Act 120 Certified under the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Act (Act 120), (MPOETC) 53 Pa. C.S.A. 2161 et seq. or has successfully completed Act 120 training and passed the final exam at the time of hiring.

–  Be eligible to legally operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The examination process for the position of Police Officer shall consist of the following: Physical Agility test, Written Examination, Oral Examination, Polygraph Test / Background Check, Medical and Psychological Examination.

For those who meet the eligibility criteria the following is the schedule for the physical agility and written examinations.

Physical Agility – Saturday August 19, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., at the University of Pittsburg-Johnstown Campus Track and Field (Must arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. and must have photo I.D.) Directions to the track are as follows:  From Theatre Drive or Elton Road in Richland Township turn onto Schoolhouse Road, turn onto Highfield Avenue, turn left onto Kunk’s Drive and follow to the end where you can go no further.  Turn left over a single lane bridge and the track and facilities will be on the right.

Written Examination – Saturday, August 19, 2023, immediately following the agility test.  Those that pass will be taken to the classroom for the written test.    (Must arrive with valid driver’s license.)

There are not and will not be any alternate dates for taking the physical agility and /or written examination.

Completed applications and supporting documentation must be filed at Ebensburg Borough  by 2:00 p.m., on Monday, August 7, 2023.

Police Officer Application



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 https://municibid.com/ . 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 www.ebensburgpa.com.

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.


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.