APRIL 21, 2020 PUBLIC COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A VIRTUAL MEETING FORMAT

If you would like to participate in the Lewisburg Borough Council Zoom 4/21/2020 meeting, you must register for the meeting. 

Members of the public may email questions and comments to the Borough Manager at wlowthert@lewisburgborough.org prior to the meeting or submit questions and comments through the Webinar format once the meeting has commenced.  Click Zoom Instructions to Public for more information regarding participation. 

Lewisburg Borough Special Operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Lewisburg Borough government will continue in special operations mode until at least Friday, April 10, 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 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.
  2. The Lewisburg Borough Office and Public Works Buildings will continue to remain closed to the public. This closure will include the Tax Collector’s use of Council Chambers and all scheduled meetings in the Borough Office.  Lewisburg Borough Board and Commission meetings will be held at the discretion of the Chairpersons.
  3. The Wolfe Field Athletic Complex, the Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center, and the Lewisburg Borough Brush Pile will remain closed.
  4. The Kidsburg Playground and D.F. Green Fields and Playground will remain closed.
  5. 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).
  6. 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 minimum 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.

Lewisburg Borough Special Operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Lewisburg Borough government will cease normal operations and begin a special operations mode. Special Operations will continue until at least Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at which time the situation will be reevaluated by the Borough. This special operations mode will include the following efforts to comply with the Governor’s announcement and encourage social distancing among our residents and visitors:

1. The Lewisburg Borough Office and Public Works Buildings will close to the public. This closure will include the Tax Collector’s use of Council Chambers and all Scheduled meetings in the Borough Office. Lewisburg Borough Board and Commission meetings will be held at the discretion of the Chairpersons.

2. The Wolfe Field Athletic Complex, the Lewisburg Borough Recycling Center, and the Leiwsdburg Borough Brush Pile will be closed.

3. The Kidsburg Playground and D.F. Green Fields and Playground will be closed.

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

5. Street sweeping will cease and routine Borough maintenance activities will be placed on hold.

6. Lewisburg Borough Refuse Collection will continue per the normal schedule.

Although our Borough buildings will close, we will maintain minimum 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.

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.

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.

Market Street Corridor Study

The Market Street Corridor Study is a data-driven comprehensive planning and engineering study that assessed public safety, public health, environmental, and transportation concerns along Market Street (PA Route 45) in the Historic District of Lewisburg Borough. The study area consists of a nine-block section of Market Street through Downtown Lewisburg, from the intersection of Market Street & US Route 15 to the Market Street Bridge over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
Early in 2019, the Borough of Lewisburg, its citizens, and its partnering institutions and organizations came together for the mutual purpose of seeking a better understanding of the impacts of heavy vehicle traffic along Market Street, now and in the future. An engineering consulting team was hired to perform technical data research and analysis, such as: pedestrian, car and truck counts, speed studies, crash analyses, traffic signal phasing analyses, sound level and vibration analyses, pavement studies, as well as merchant and safety survey inquiries.

Five core concerns emerged from the study: Public Health and Safety; Integrity of the Historic District; Economic Viability and Vitality of the Downtown; Public and Private Infrastructure; and Overall Quality of Life.

Click on the links below to read the study and appendices.

Final Market Street Corridor Traffic Study

Appendix A – Letters of Support Appendix B – Traffic Signal Diagrams Appendix C – Automatic Traffic Recorder Data Appendix D – Miovision Traffic Data
Appendix E – Traffic Volume Figures Appendix F – Crash Analysis Figure Appendix G – Signal Clearance Time Calculations Appendix H – Capacity Analysis Worksheets
Appendix I – Pedestrian Delay Calculations Appendix J – Noise and Vibration Study – Terra-Mechanics Inc Appendix K – Core Boring Reports – Stahl Sheaffer Appendix L – Letter from Fire Chief
Appendix M – Feedback from Public Meeting Appendix N – Market Street Corridor Survey on Safety Appendix O – Completed Market Street Corridor Study Feedback Forms

Appendix P – 2000 Lewisburg Borough Comprehensive Plan Excerpts

Trick or Treat – Change

The Borough of Lewisburg will have Trick or Treat Saturday, November 2nd from 6 PM to 9 PM.