Update on the Recycling Center and Reopening of the Brush Pile and Mulch Pile

Click on May 28, 2020 Press Release for an update on the Recycling Center and the reopening of the Brush Pile and Mulch Pile on June 3, 2020.

Lewisburg Borough Residents and Property Owners regarding Borough Operations during the Week of May 25, 2020

  1. The Lewisburg Borough Office and Public Works Facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 for the Memorial Day Holiday.
  2. Borough refuse usually collected on Monday will be instead be collected on Tuesday of this week. Borough refuse usually collected on Tuesday will instead be collected on Wednesday along with the normal Wednesday refuse collections.  Thursday and Friday collections will not be affected.
  3. Borough Street Sweeping has resumed its normal schedule. BVRPD officers were issuing warnings during the week of May 18, 2020.  No Parking Enforcement on Street Sweeping Days with ticketing by the BVRPD will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
  4. The Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with some restrictions in place:
    1. The Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center will not have Saturday hours yet.
    2. Lewisburg Borough will limit the number of vehicles admitted into the Recycling Center at one time to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please be patient if you experience some delays while waiting to access the Center.
    3. Borough staff will not be available to assist with the unloading of recycling materials. The staff has been directed not to touch recycling materials.
    4. The wearing of face masks and social distancing requirements will be enforced while the Center is open. You will not be admitted into the Recycling Center without a face mask.  After you drop off your recycling materials, please exit the Recycling Center immediately.
    5. Once a material bin fills, it will be locked and no more of that material type will be accepted until the container is emptied by LCRMS. We expect a high volume of materials during the initial opening.  Please understand if our containers are full and we cannot accept your materials that day.
    6. If a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19, please do not recycle your materials. The materials should be disposed of in the refuse.
  5. The Lewisburg Borough Brush Pile is not yet open.
  6. Curbside Brush Collection for Lewisburg Borough properties will continue until Friday, May 29, 2020. Any remaining brush and bagged leaves should be placed curbside by 7:00 am on your street sweeping day.  For those with collections scheduled on the Memorial Day Holiday, please place your materials curbside by 7:00 am on Tuesday morning.  Borough staff will collect them during the week as time allows.

 

Lewisburg Borough Staged Plan to Return to Normal Municipal Operations

With the Governor’s announcement that Union County will be moved to yellow status on May 8, 2020, Lewisburg Borough will begin to implement a plan to return our local government to normal operations by early June 2020.  The staged plan will begin returning some services to normal operations as early as Monday, May 11, 2020.  Other services and many Borough facilities will return to normal operations in early June 2020 (assuming Union County has been moved to green status by Governor Wolf).  Details of the staged plan are as follows:

Monday, May 11, 2020

  • Begin curbside collection of brush from Borough properties on the normal street sweeping schedule (brush collection will end on Friday, May 29, 2020). Tree trimmings should be no larger than 2″ in diameter and 4′ in length.
  • For residents with any remaining leaves in their yard, leaf litter may be put in bags and placed alongside the brush. Leaf bags should not be overloaded to avoid breakage and injury to Borough staff while lifting.  Leaf bags will not be returned.  Grass clippings will not be accepted.
  • Continue limited street sweeping activities in an effort to prevent debris from entering the storm sewer system.
  • Resume special pick-up of large household refuse items. Special collection forms can be found at https://www.lewisburgborough.org/wp-content/uploads/SpecialPickupForm4-2017-Resolution17-08.pdf.  Completed forms and checks can be mailed to the Borough Office or placed inside the silver collection box attached to the South Fifth Street side of the Borough Office near the Staff Entrance door.  Questions can be directed to the Borough Office at 570-523-3614.
  • Placement of refuse dumpsters by the Borough’s Refuse crew resumes.
  • Borough staff will resume maintenance activities on a limited basis.

Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Enforcement of the “No Parking” restrictions on Borough streets resumes by the BVRPD.
  • Curbside collection of brush and bagged leaves from Borough properties continues.
  • Street sweeping returns to the normal schedule.

Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Curbside collection of brush and bagged leaves from Borough properties ends.

Monday, June 1, 2020 (if Union County has been moved to green status by the Governor)

  • Borough Office opens to the public.
  • Borough staff resumes normal maintenance activities.
  • Borough staff begins a reopening of the closed playgrounds and parks. The reopening will likely be a staged process over a period of several weeks.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Brush Pile reopens for drop-off.

In addition, please note the following:

The Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center will reopen when possible and in coordination with Union County and Lycoming County Resource Management Services.

The Order issued by the Lewisburg Borough Emergency Management Coordinator for limiting gatherings of 10 people or more will be lifted at 12:01 am on Friday, May 8, 2020. The Borough will enforce the governor’s gathering limits, as prescribed, going forward from that date and time.

 

Curb Side Brush Pick Up Postponed

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.

Lewisburg Borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator Limits Gatherings to Ten Persons or Less as part of Efforts to Limit the Spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

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.

Information Resources regarding COVID-19

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

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

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.

BU SBDC:  https://www.bucknell.edu/azdirectory/small-business-development-center

 

Additional Resources:

Evan Hospital

Geisinger Health: website and 24/7 hotline, 570-284-3657

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization