Lewisburg Borough Delays 1st Quarter 2020 (January/February/March) Municipal Refuse Bills

Lewisburg Borough has decided to delay the preparation and mailing of our 1st Quarter 2020 Municipal Refuse Bills that cover the period of January, February and March. Typically 1st Quarter Municipal Refuse Bills would have been mailed this week. These Municipal Refuse Bills will now be mailed the first week of May. Once mailed, Borough property owners will have the usual number of days to pay their bills which would still only include the months of January, February and March.

If property owners have any questions, please feel free to call the Lewisburg Borough Office at 570-523-3614 or email us at office@lewisburgborough.org.

Lewisburg Borough Special Operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Lewisburg Borough government will continue in special operations mode until at least Friday, May 1, 2020, at which time the situation will be reevaluated by the Borough. This special operations mode will continue with the following efforts to comply with the Governor’s directions and encourage social distancing among our residents and visitors:

(1) Lewisburg Borough curbside collection of brush and limbs scheduled for the week of April 13 – 17, 2020, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled after the current disaster emergency ends.

(2) Lewisburg Borough Refuse Collection will continue per the normal schedule with one exception. Refuse will be collected on Good Friday (Friday, April 10, 2020) for the normal Friday collection area. Although the Borough normally delays refuse collections on a holiday by one day, with the Lycoming County Landfill now closed on weekends, we did not want to push collection back until the following Monday.

(3) The Lewisburg Borough Office and Public Works Buildings will continue to remain closed to the public.

(4) The Wolfe Field Athletic Complex, the Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center, and the Lewisburg Borough Brush Pile will remain closed.

(5) The Kidsburg Playground and D.F. Green Fields and Playground will remain closed.

(6) Lewisburg Borough will continue to eliminate all parking restrictions associated with posted street cleaning days, metered parking, and the municipal parking lots (with the exception of handicap parking requirements).

(7) Street sweeping and routine Borough maintenance activities will continue to be on hold.
Although our Borough buildings will be closed, we will continue to maintain minimal staffing levels to respond to the critical needs of the community. Borough Office staff will be available by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Members of the public needing to deliver hard copy items to the Borough Office can use the silver drop box attached to the South Fifth Street side of the building near the Staff Entrance Door. Borough Public Works staff will continue the normal refuse collection schedule Monday through Friday from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm (with one exception noted above).

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Lewisburg Borough Office at 570-523-3614 or email us at office@lewisburgborough.org.

CHANGE – Lewisburg Borough Surplus Property Bid Opening

**CHANGE – Lewisburg Borough Surplus Property Bid Opening date has been changed to Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2 pm.  All bids received for the surplus items will be held until that date and time for opening.**

The Borough of Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania has identified multiple items as surplus property and are accepting sealed bids for the purchase of these items. All items are being sold “As-Is” with no expressed or implied warranties. Successful bidders will be responsible for all transfer costs. Transactions must be complete and all items removed from Borough property within 14 days of notice of successful bid.

Bids must be submitted to William Lowthert, Lewisburg Borough Manager, 55 South Fifth Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837 in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside with the name of the bid item(s). All bids must include the Sale of Surplus Property Bid Form and a check (personal or bank check) in the amount of ten (10) percent of the submitted bid price. Checks will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders upon completion of the sales. **Bids will be accepted until Friday, May 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.**  Any ties will be decided by coin toss. Lewisburg Borough Council will consider accepting the high bids at their May Meeting. Lewisburg Borough reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

The Sale of Surplus Property Bid Form and pictures of the items for bid are posted on the Lewisburg Borough website – www.lewisburgborough.org. Interested bidders can also email Lewisburg Borough at office@lewisburgborough.org for more information or visit the Lewisburg Borough Office at the above address for hard copies of the bid form and pictures of the items.

Questions regarding the items for bid must be directed to office@lewisburgborough.org. To view the items for bid, contact Ed Richard, Lewisburg Borough Foreman at 570-217-1002 or erichard@lewisburgborough.org.  **Please note that no visits to view the items will be scheduled until the Borough ends its Special Operations Mode.**

Item Lot 1 – 1997 F-350 4 x 4 DRW Truck with Boss 9’2” V plow, Flink Tailgate Spreader SS, and Hydraulic Dump, 47,982 miles, runs, not inspected. Minimum bid amount of $3,500.

Item Lot 2 – Wooden Furniture previously used in Borough Council Chambers. Items available include four (4) 36“ x 72” tables, one (1) 30” x 60” table, and fourteen (14) chairs. Bidders may submit bids on as many or as few of the items in this lot as they wish. Highest bidder in each category will have first choice of items and quantity; second highest bidder will have next choice if any items remain and so forth until all items are selected. Minimum bid amount of $10 per table and $5 per chair.

Item Lot 3 – Decorative Holiday Wreaths previously installed on Borough Tri-Globe Street Lighting. Total of seventy-seven (77) Decorative Holiday Wreaths available. Highest bidder will have first choice of items and quantity; second highest bidder will have next choice if any items remain and so forth until all items are selected. No minimum bid amount.

Lewisburg Borough Meeting Cancellations through May 15, 2020

At their meeting on Tuesday evening, Lewisburg Borough Council cancelled all their Borough Council Committee Meetings and Borough Council Work Sessions through May 15, 2020.  This cancellation applies to the Administration-Finance Committee, the Community Development-Planning Committee, the Public Works-Police Committee and Council’s April and May Work Sessions.  As of now, the Lewisburg Borough Council Meeting scheduled for April 21, 2020, will be held (although this could change over the next month).

Lewisburg Borough Board and Commission meetings will be held at the discretion of the Chairpersons based upon any applications received during the month that need review.  Lewisburg Borough Boards and Commissions include: Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), Shade Tree Commission, Planning Commission, and Zoning Hearing Board.  Staff will keep the calendar on the Lewisburg Borough website (www.lewisburgborough.org) as up to date as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Lewisburg Borough Office at 570-523-3614 or email us at office@lewisburgborough.org.

March 12, 2020 Shade Tree Meeting

The Shade Tree Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 has been cancelled.  All business conducted at that meeting will be scheduled for the Shade Tree Work Session meeting to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

February 18th Council Meeting Change

NOTICE is hereby given by the Borough of Lewisburg that the Borough Council’s February 18, 2020, Council Meeting will be held at 239 North Fifth Street in the Training/Classroom located on the First Floor of the Fire Department Support Center at 6:30 PM, not in the Borough Building Council Chambers.



Anyone requiring special assistance may call the Borough Office at 570-523-3614 to make necessary arrangements.