Lewisburg Borough’s curbside collection of brush and limbs scheduled for the week of April 13, 2020, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled after the current disaster emergency ends.
Based on the continued observations of non-compliance of our Borough residents/visitors heeding the warning of excessive gatherings of more than ten (10) persons as recommended by the CDC and the PA Department of Health to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, the Lewisburg Borough Emergency Management Coordinator has issued an emergency order within the municipal limits of the Borough of Lewisburg to limit all gatherings to ten (10) or less persons in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Lewisburg Borough. This order shall exempt life-sustaining business activities. This order was issued at 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020, and shall take effect immediately. The order will be enforced by the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department through the duration of this Disaster Emergency (April 21, 2020).
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
COVID-19 Message to Lewisburg Borough Residents 3/25/20
The Borough of Lewisburg is providing the following information to keep its residents and businesses informed with current and relevant information. There is a lot of information circulating in various formats so we have compiled a shortlist of resources below for your convenience. We will provide additional updates as information and resources warrant. Most importantly, we are advising the community to follow the PA Department of Health and CDC guidelines on COVID-19.
Please note, the Lewisburg Borough Municipal Building (55 S. 5th Street) remains closed to the public, however, parking, refuse or other payments can be mailed or dropped in the silver box outside of the employee entrance. Borough employees are working a rotating schedule to handle municipal business.
Additionally, you can sign up for e-newsletters from several of the following sources to keep yourself informed.
Union County COVID19 Information Page (updated frequently)
United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. This will help with bills, rent, and food. You can call: 1-866-211-9966 and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance. Also, there is a COVID-19 Response Volunteer Sign-Up for assisting with needed tasks in the Valley.
SEDA-COG crisis services are still functioning. The Crisis program repairs a malfunctioning heating unit at no cost to residents who qualify for fuel assistance, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). https://seda-cog.org/covid-19/
PA State Government
PA Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Page (updated frequently)
The deadline to file Pennsylvania personal income tax returns with the Department of Revenue for 2019 has been extended by 90 days to July 15. Other tax-related deadline delays on PA Revenue website.
Businesses – Related
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) are providing FREE services to local businesses fighting the fallout from coronavirus. The SBDC’s are helping small and large business owners navigate the disruption in business and are working with them to remain successful. The Centers can help with Small Business Administration disaster financing and aid in other pandemic-related challenges.
Geisinger Health: website and 24/7 hotline, 570-284-3657
To help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronovirus, the Borough of Lewisburg requests residents to exercise social distancing and recommended health hygiene and cleaning practices (described on the CDC website and other sites listed below). Union County and Evangelical Community Hospital are working to help keep our local and regional Healthcare System and Emergency Services from being overloaded. Guidance has been provided on their websites. Please do your part to protect our community.
On the following COVID-19 information pages, you can learn about how the virus spreads, how to take steps to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you are sick as well as specific resources and guidance from our local hospitals.
COVID-19 Information pages:
PA Dept of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Union County: https://www.unioncountypa.org/ – click on COVID-19 on the scrolling bar
Evan Hospital: https://www.evanhospital.com/news/coronavirus-update
Geisinger Health: https://www.geisinger.org/coronavirus; and 24/7 hotline, 570-284-3657
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
The Borough of Lewisburg has identified multiple items as surplus property and is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of these items. All items are being sold “As-Is” with no expressed or implied warranties.
- Lot 1 – 1997 F-350 4×4 DRW Truck with Boss V plow, Flink tailgate spreader SS and hydraulic dump with 47,982 miles.
- Lot 2 – Wooden tables and chairs
- Lot 3 – Decorative Holiday wreaths
Click Here for details, pictures, instructions, and forms.
An information-and-discussion session for residents of Lewisburg Ward I will be held at the William Cameron Engine Company Training Center on North Fifth Street, Lewisburg, on October 28 at 6 PM. Proposed topics to be addressed include the flood-plain restoration project in Hufnagle Park, shade-tree issues, mission and vision statements for the borough’s developing strategic plan, and the enforcement of the borough’s refuse ordinance. Any topics that participants want to raise will also be discussed.
All Ward I residents (Lewisburg residents living between the river and North 5th Street from Market Street to St. Anthony Street) are invited to attend, discuss, and ask questions about these and other borough matters. The meeting will be led by Susan Mahon and Michael Derman, Ward I representatives to the Lewisburg Borough Council.