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.

Ward I Council Member Vacancy

The Borough of Lewisburg has a vacancy for a Ward I Council Member.  Council serves as the legislative body of the Borough, setting policy, enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets, and levying taxes.  Council also performs executive functions such as formulating the budget, enforcing ordinances and approving expenditures.  In general, a Council member is a community leader and represents the Borough’s interests, past, present and future.  The extent of these activities will be defined by the individual’s own view of civic responsibilities, particular fields of individual interest, and personal skills and talents. This Council member would also be required to serve on various other committees/boards/commissions as needed.  Interested residents of Ward I should submit a letter/email of interest to the Borough Office no later than Friday, February 14, 2020.  Email address:  office@lewisburgborough.org.  A brief summary of the candidate’s interest should be included.  A resume is helpful, but not required.  Interested candidates should plan to attend the Borough Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm.


Any questions can be directed to William Lowthert, Lewisburg Borough Manager at 570-523-3614 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM or wlowthert@lewisburgborough.org.

Calling All Ward I Residents

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.

Accounting Clerk I/II (Payroll/Accounts Payable) Position Available

The Borough is currently accepting applications for a full time position, specifically an Accounting Clerk I/II to handle Payroll and Accounts Payable.  Below you will find the advertisement and job description for this position.  Also below is an application for your use.

Accounting Clerk I or II – Advertisement

Accounting Clerk I and II Job Description

Application for Employment

CDBG First Public Hearing Notice – Posting Dates May 24th through June 18th

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing scheduled June 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Borough Building, 55 South Fifth Street Lewisburg.

CDBG First Public Hearing Notice

Shade Tree Commission’s 2019 Arbor Day

Shade trees and urban forestry are vital parts of livable and sustainable communities. Arbor Day is a nationally recognized day for promoting the value of trees. It is celebrated in communities throughout the country, supported by the Arbor Day Foundation – a nonprofit organization dedicated to tree conservation efforts and to inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program has been “greening up” cities and towns throughout America since 1976. Lewisburg is proud to be a Tree City USA community and annually meets the four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.


Rain or shine, Lewisburg’s 2019 Arbor Day ceremony is scheduled to start at noon near the North 5th & St. Mary Street planting sites with a brief history of Arbor Day. DCNR Service Forester Jeff Osborne will present recognition flags to the Borough of Lewisburg and to Citizens’ Electric Co. for their commitment to the four standards of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA and Tree Line USA programs. This is Lewisburg’s 34th year as a Tree City USA community and Citizens’ Electric’s 17th year as a Tree Line USA utility.


Refreshments will include arboreally-themed items such as tree tea!


As part of the Borough of Lewisburg’s 2019 Arbor Day celebration, and in cooperation with the Lewisburg Borough, the Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission and volunteers planted a Quercus Rubra (Red Oak), several each of Syringa ret. ‘Ivory Silk’ (Tree Lilac), Malus ‘Red Jewel’ (Crabapple) and Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’ (Sargent Cherry) along North 5th Street between St. John and St. Anthony Streets in Lewisburg, PA. These are a mix of large and medium-sized trees that showcase the variety of great trees people can choose to meet the need to have shade trees on every property.  The crabapple, tree lilac, and cherry are all delightful in the  spring with showy flowers, while the red oak can reach a majestic 75 feet in height at full maturity. In addition, the red oak is able to cope with poor and compacted soils while still growing up to two feet per year. The location of the newly planted trees will hopefully spur more urban forestry along borough-owned buildings.


Mayor Judith Wagner will read the Arbor Day Proclamation that urges all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.  This will be her 15th participation in Arbor Day celebrations! Afterward, local tree experts, Bucknell Biology Professor Mark Spiro and landscape gardener Brian Gockley, both Lewisburg Shade Tree Commissioners, will lead a guided tour walk which will explore the diversity of tree species in the Borough. Gockley brings an affable enthusiasm to tree lore as well as years of experience as a shade tree commissioner.  Jordi Comas, fellow shade tree commissioner describes him as “a planter of tall trees and teller of taller tales.”  Spiro, also an experienced commissioner, is a professor of biology at Bucknell University where he specializes in plant biology.  He was instrumental in Bucknell’s “Campus Arboretum” program which includes a stellar walking tour of 73 species of trees on the campus.  The Bucknell Arboretum Walking Tour is also online.


All are welcome to attend the ceremony and join the guided tree walk. Wear comfortable walking shoes!



Jordi Comas

Lewisburg Borough Councilmember, 2nd ward

Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission




Barbara Kalin,

Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission Chair,

(570) 523.3000