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MERCER BOROUGH COUNCIL IS ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INTEREST TO FILL THE VACANT COUNCIL PERSONS SEAT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR LETTER TO THE MERCER BOROUGH OFFICE 145 N. PITT ST MERCER PA BEFORE JANUARY 3RD 2023. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOROUGH OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
MERCER BOROUGH 2023 MEETINGs NOTICE – Mercer Borough Council will hold a public Work Session Meeting the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 P.M. The Regular Meeting will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 P.M.
MERCER BOROUGH SEWER BILL RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2023. There will be a 7% rate increase applied to your sewer bills due in February 2023. This rate change is caused by utility and maintenance costs increases and main line work to be scheduled in 2023. The sewer plant (STP) charge will remain at $ 15.00.
WINTER SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL – DECEMBER 2022
SECTION 1: REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE, HAIL AND SLEET ORDINANCE 4-2015
It shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership, corporation and/or any other entity owning, possessing and/or occupying any real property along any public street, alley way and/or road within the Borough of Mercer to fail to remove from the sidewalk abutting said property all snow, ice, hail and/or sleet within twenty-four (24) hours after the same have ceased to fall thereon and to keep said sidewalks free and clear of snow, ice, hail and sleet thereafter.
SECTION 2: DEPOSITING ON STREET OR ALLEY UNLAWFULLY
It shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership and/or corporation and/or other entity owning, possessing and/or occupying said property along any public street, alley way and/or road within the Borough in removing said snow, ice, hail or sleet as set forth in Section 1 to deposit the same on a traveled cartway, street, roadway and/or road within the Borough.
SECTION 3: FIRE HYDRANTS TO REMAIN VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE
It shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity owning, possessing and/or occupying any real property along any street, alley way and/or road within the Borough in removing said snow, ice, hail or sleet as set forth in Section 1 hereof to deposit the same in a manner as to do the following:
A) Obscure visibility of any fire hydrant;
B) Obstruct or impede access to a fire hydrant;
C) Additionally, it shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity as set forth herein to fail to keep fire hydrants located on their property obscured in any manner by snow, ice, hail or sleet.
SECTION 4: VEHICLES:
It shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity to permit a vehicle, recreational vehicle, boat, trailer, or a vehicle that in or on which a person or thing is to be carried from one place to another, to be permitted to stand unattended upon any of the streets and alleys within the Borough once a snow emergency has been declared by the Mayor of the Borough. Any vehicle described above remaining on said streets or alleys after a snow emergency has been declared by the Mayor of Mercer Borough shall be towed at the owner’s expense and in addition shall be subject to penalties set forth in Section 5 of the Ordinance.
SECTION 5: PENALTIES:
It shall be unlawful for any person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity owning, possessing and/or occupying any property along any streets, alley way, or road within the Borough to violate any provision of this Ordinance, and any such person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity owning, possessing and/or occupying any real property along any public streets, alley ways or roads within the Borough or any other requirements of this Ordinance so violating any provision hereof shall upon a summary proceeding instituted before the Magisterial District Justice be subject to a fine of not more than $300.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense. Anyone violating Sections 2, 3 and 4 of this Ordinance shall also be subject to the penalties contained herein. For the purpose of this Section, each day’s violation of the provisions hereof shall be deemed to be a separate offense. This Ordinance may be enforced by all law enforcement officers having jurisdiction within Mercer Borough.
SECTION 6: MUNICIPAL LIENS:
A. If the person, association, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity set forth herein fails to comply with this Ordinance in any manner, then in that event the Borough shall be permitted to perform the necessary work to abate the nuisance and all expenses incurred by the Borough in doing so shall be collected in addition to any costs for any legal procedure plus ten percent (10%) interest in correcting the violation by a filing a municipal claim and/or an action at law.
B. Any matter referred to herein as being unlawful shall be declared to be a nuisance and removable as such. If the cost of removal is not promptly paid, a municipal lien shall be filed therefore or such costs otherwise collected as authorized by law.
SECTION 7: ADDITIONAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit a vehicle to stand unattended upon any street, road, alley, road or highway dedicated to public use which the Borough shall have the duty to maintain and/or exist within the Borough whether the Borough maintains the same or is maintained by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during any snowfall and after three or more inches of snow shall have fallen, drifted, or accumulated thereon and remains lying thereon. Said restrictions shall remain until the Borough shall have had reasonable opportunity to plow or otherwise remove the snow which has accumulated.
B. Any person in violation of the above parking restriction shall upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than $100.00 and no more than $300.00 together with costs assessed for the prosecution of this matter upon the filing of this matter before the District Magisterial Judge. This Ordinance may be enforced by all law enforcement officers having jurisdiction within Mercer Borough.
President of Council
Deborah K. Sarvas
Mercer Borough Secretary
Legal Notice UPDATE- ONE BIDDER- TRI COUNTY INDUSTRIES. Tri- County Industries bid was for $ 37.00 per month billed quarterly. There were no other bids recieved. TheTri-County District Manager stated that increased diesel fuel charges and the cost of keeping the equipment on the road played a major role in the increase. Waste Management is not bidding on any new municpalities and according to the information the Borough recieved, any municialites who are bidding their new contract are recieving the same prices.
Sealed proposals for providing Residential Refuse & Recycling Service will be received by the Mercer Borough Council on behalf of the municipality of Mercer Borough, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Bids will be received until 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, Tuesday, December13,2022 at the Mercer Borough office or by mail addressed to the Borough Administrator, Mercer Borough, 145 North Pitt Street, P.O. Box 69 Mercer, PA 16137. All bids submitted shall be publicly opened and read aloud at the Borough Council meeting at 6:30 P.M. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in the Borough Chambers located at the office location specified above.
Proposals must be submitted in hard-copy format on the forms provided and further accompanied by a bid bond or certified check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) — made payable to Mercer Borough. Proposals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Borough Administrator, Mercer Borough and should bear the name and address of the bidder, together with the words “Municipal Bid Proposal – Residential Refuse & Recycling Service”. This information should be clearly indicated on the exterior of the sealed envelope.
The Mercer Borough Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason, and to waive any informalities in bids received. Deborah K. Sarvis Administrator Mercer Borough November 30,December 3
MERCER BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE – The February Meeting is Scheduled for February 1st in 2022 The meetings are scheduled for the 2nd of Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 P.M. here at the Mercer Borough Office 145 N. Pitt Street Mercer, PA 16137. This is a public meeting and our residents are encourage to attend.
TENNANT REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Landlords must notify the Mercer Borough Office of the names of all tenants over the age of 17 residing in the building. Mercer Borough will be sending out forms to be returned to the office.
Mercer Borough Council and Administration
MERCER BOROUGH REMINDER FOR SPRING – BURNING Monday, Wednesday and Saturday between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Mercer Borough enacted an ordinance in 1997 that regulates, limits and sets the times for burning within the Borough limits. The complete ordinance is available on our website. It is lawful to burn the following materials and substances ONLY : leaves, brush, plant cuttings, and other dead plant matter normally occurring in the coarse of maintaining a residence or property. You may receive a citation if you burn any other items including scrap wood, building materials, furniture and cardboard boxes. You are permitted to have a grill or fire for cooking food for immediate consumption. The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. All burning shall be attended at all times during the course of burning and shall not be left smoldering.