FULL-TIME BOROUGH SECRETARY

The Borough of Lewisburg is accepting applications for a full-time employee to work as our Borough Secretary.  This is an Exempt, Salaried Position that will work closely with the Borough Manager and Borough Council.  A job description and the employment application is available below or by emailing a request to wlowthert@lewisburgborough.org.  Applicants must have at a minimum of two years of experience working in a professional job environment with similar responsibilities.  Two years experience working as a Municipal Secretary in Pennsylvania local government preferred.  This position entails work during normal Borough business hours, as well as evening meetings and very limited weekend engagements.  Salary is negotiable based upon experience, but it is anticipated to be within the $50,000 – $55,000 range.  The position includes a benefits package and participation in the Borough’s Pension Plan.  All resumes/applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will be scheduled accordingly.  Resumes/applications can be emailed to wlowthert@lewisburgborough.org or mailed/hand-delivered to the Lewisburg Borough Office, 55 South Fifth Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Resumes/applications will be accepted until October 31, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Borough Secretary Job Description

Application for Employment

TRICK OR TREATING

Lewisburg Borough Trick or Treat Night will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

2022 LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP SCHEDULE

LEAF PICKUP

The Borough of Lewisburg will begin its fall leaf pick-up season on Monday, September 19th. Only leaves should be raked into piles along the curb on your regularly scheduled street cleaning days. Motorists are reminded that leaf pickup requires that the “NO PARKING” restrictions be honored the entire time posted on the street signs. Beginning Monday, September 26th the Borough will tow vehicles in violation of the parking requirements. The last day for leaf pickup will be Friday, November 25th.

MARKET STREET LEAF PICKUP

If you live on Market Street, place your leaves along the curb for pickup between the hours of 6 AM and 7 AM every Monday morning.

TREE TRIMMING PICKUP

The Borough of Lewisburg will be conducting its curbside collection of tree trimmings during the week of Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st. This is a one-time event that will follow the normal street maintenance schedule. Tree trimmings should be bundled. Trimmings must be no larger than 2” in diameter and 4’ in length. All other tree trimmings can be taken to the brush pile located behind the Wolf Field Complex (off of St. Anthony Street) during normal hours of operation – Wednesdays 8 AM to 4 PM and Saturdays 8 AM to Noon.

Lewisburg Borough Kicks Off Flood Mitigation Study

Lewisburg, PA – The Borough of Lewisburg kicked off the Lewisburg Flood Mitigation Study with Borough staff, SEDA-COG Flood Resiliency staff, and the project consultant team Herbert-Rowland & Grubic (HRG) and PennCore Consulting this past week. The nine-month study will document flood impacts in the Borough while also developing strategies to increase the Borough’s resiliency to future flooding.

“We know that over 50% of the Borough’s land area is located in the floodplain and we know that future flooding will impact the Borough and its residents”, said Steven Beattie, Lewisburg Community Development/Grant Manager, “but what we need more understanding about is how will a future flood impact private property, our residents, and Borough finances and services?”

The project is being funded by a $100,000 grant from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Strategic Management Planning Program Grant program and $120,000 in funds from Lewisburg Borough. Additionally, Lewisburg Borough has sought guidance and technical assistance from SEDA-COG’s Flood Resiliency Program. “The goal of the study is to help residents and property owners understand the risk, reduce the damage cycle, and stop its financial and emotional drain on everyone connected to Lewisburg”, said Beattie.

The plan will establish a framework to develop initiatives and secure resources to improve the Borough’s flood resiliency. The plan will identify projects and initiatives, define the benefits to the community, identify probable costs and regulatory requirements, and develop a comprehensive plan of action to prioritize and guide Lewisburg Borough to become more flood resilient in the future.

The study will focus on multiple objectives, including:

  • Public outreach;
  • Identifying flood mitigation solutions for the North Fourth/North Fifth Street neighborhood;
  • Identifying flood mitigation solutions for Borough businesses (commercial/industrial) located in the floodway and numerous other businesses located within the regulatory floodplain/floodway (Zone AE);
  • Develop an operational recovery plan following a large flood event;
  • Determine revenue impacts on the Borough based on the severity of flooding;
  • Review Borough ordinances to consider revisions to improve flood resiliency; and
  • Develop a flood resilient community “toolbox” for the Borough and its residents to educate and remind us that we live in a flood-prone community, in which everyone must participate to become a future resilient community.

Previous studies, historic data, and current climate trends indicate the Borough must be prepared for the next flood event. This project is a major step towards achieving flood resiliency. HRG and PennCore have committed a team of experts to support this project and guide the Borough and its residents in becoming a flood-resilient community. “Critical to the success of this project will be continuous participation from the residents and business owners”, explained Juni Shahjabin Alam, a professional engineer at HRG, “We want to make sure they are well educated on flood resiliency and have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback as the planning evolves.”

The first clear signal that residents will see that this study is in full swing will be the surveying of all structures located in the regulatory floodplain (Zone A/E). The consultant team plans to survey all structures, over 500 in total, between Tuesday, September 6th and Friday, September 16th. This survey is very important to the Borough to understand the exact elevations of all structures in the floodplain and understand the severity of flooding that may occur relative to observed river levels.

“The Borough believes this survey data is critical to understanding to true impacts of flooding on the Borough residents”, Beattie said, “though we do not need to enter the buildings to gather data, we will need to enter covered stoops and porches just off the street right-of-way.” If residents are concerned, have questions, or prefer our survey team not enter their property, they should contact the Borough immediately. “This study is being completed to help our residents and to help our community bounce back from flood events and continue to thrive.”, Beattie explained, “We invite everyone to participate in the study through upcoming public surveys, meet and greets, and public forums.”  

For more information on flood information in Lewisburg, visit the Borough’s website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our Borough news on Facebook.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Steven Beattie, sbeattie@lewisburgborough.org

Labor Day Holiday Refuse Schedule

The Lewisburg Borough Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, to observe the Labor Day Holiday. Refuse normally picked up on Monday will be picked up Tuesday, September 6, 2022, and refuse normally picked up on Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, September 7, 2022, along with refuse normally picked up on Wednesday.

NOTICE OF SECOND HEARING ON PROPOSED USE OF UNION COUNTY’S CDBG-CARES COMPETITIVE (CDBG-CV-C)

Notice is hereby given that Union County will conduct a public hearing at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2022. This meeting will be held as a virtual video web and tele conference. The public is invited to observe and participate in the hearing as follows: to access via web video, type the link: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/2921327702. To access via telephone dial 1+(470) 869 2200 and enter Meeting ID: 292 132 7702. The hearing will be recorded. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain citizen views and comments on Union County’s proposed use of $2,685,000 in Community Development Block Grant-CARES Competitive (CDBG-CV-C) funds and to receive any comments or grievances regarding the Union County’s CDBG-CV-C grant funds. This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations due to disability or Limited English Proficiency, please notify the CDBG Administrator, Angie Kemberling at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing at 570-524-4491 or 1-800-332-6701, TTY: 1-800-654-5984, TDD: 1-800-654-5988 or akemberling@seda-cog.org to make such arrangements.

Union County proposes to allocate CDBG-CV Competitive grant funds as follows:

  1. Hufnagle Park Outdoor Social Gathering Event Venue $2,500,000
  2. SEDA-COG Admin $135,000
  3. Lewisburg Borough Admin $50,000

Total   $2,685,000

Public testimonials and support are critical for this project to be considered to CDBG-CV-C grant funding. Eligible activities must be for the prevention, preparedness, and response to the COVID-19 crisis. No displacement of any persons is proposed. 100% of the funds will benefit low- to moderate-income residents.

The deadline to receive written comments on Union County’s proposed use of CDBG-CV-C and/or any complaints or grievances regarding Union County’s CDBG-CV-C grant funds is Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 2:00 PM and must be forwarded to: Angie Kemberling, Program Analyst, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, akemberling@seda-cog.org. Additional information on the public hearing, the CDBG-CV program, and/or how to express any complaints or grievances regarding Union County’s CDBG-CV funds may be obtained by contacting: Angie Kemberling, Program Analyst, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, akemberling@seda-cog.org.

On August 1, 2022, Union County plans to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for Community Development Block Grant-CARES (CDBG-CV) funds. The application documents will be available for public inspection at Union County, 155 N. 15th Street, Lewisburg, Commissioners’ meeting room. In no case shall the County Commissioners disclose any information concerning the financial status of any program participant(s) which may be required to document program eligibility or benefit.  Furthermore, the County Commissioners shall not disclose any information which may, in the opinion of the County Commissioners, be deemed of a confidential nature.

The Union County Commissioners will consider approval of the CDBG-CV-C application submittal at the regular public meeting to be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Union County Government Building, 155 N. 15th Street, Lewisburg, Commissioners’ meeting room.