MEETINGS and EVENTS
February 24th @ 7 PM
Open Office Hour
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
By: Benedict G. Vinzani Jr., Ph.D.
Act 32 - Local Earned
Income Tax Reform
Water Notification System
Somerset Borough manager offers tips to avoid costly cold-weather trouble
Extremely low temperatures might force some homeowners to replace their water meters if preventative measures aren’t taken.
Somerset Borough Manager Benedict G. Vinzani Jr. said one of the simplest things that can be done to prevent a water meter from breaking is to wrap it in heat tape or to place a small space heater near the meter.
“If they aren’t protected, they break and the homeowner is responsible for replacement,” he said.
Vinzani said there were about a dozen meters replaced during the extreme cold weather earlier this month. The average meter replacement costs $100.
He said another problem homeowners might encounter is frozen pipes. He recommends letting a faucet run overnight.
“The cost of a little flow of water is cheaper than replacing a meter or pipes,” Vinzani said.
Temperatures will continue drop into the end of the week, reaching lows in the single digits on Friday night. Wind chill is predicted for 20 degrees below zero on Friday.
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:29 pm
By AMBER ROSADO Daily American Staff Writer
Posted February 20th, 2014
We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Click to view.
Snow Removal Policy
It is the Borough's intention to keep all of its roads plowed and salted this winter. It is our policy to plow and salt any hills and main roads, then side streets and Borough Parking lots.
It is almost impossible for the equipment operators not to push some snow into driveways that are already plowed. If you must plow your driveway prior to completion of the street plowing, clear an area on the side of the driveway from which the truck will approach. This provides an area for snow to unload before it reaches the driveway.
Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks
Ordinance Number 1146 requires all owners or occupants of property as tenants, fronting on any of the streets in the Borough of Somerset to keep the sidewalks in front of, or along said properties clear free of snow and ice. This is to help insure that pedestrians pass safely over sidewalks.
Telemarketers have been falsely representing the Somerset Borough Police Department
A company named Team Spirit Promotions has recently been engaging in a telemarketing campaign in the Somerset area to sell ad space on a refrigerator magnet they plan to distribute in Somerset. In addition to the ads, the magnet is to also contain emergency numbers.
Unfortunately, the telemarketers have been falsely representing that the Somerset Borough Police Department is “sponsoring” their efforts and that they are “working hand-in-hand” with the department. A common ploy is also to tell people that Chief Randy Cox has personally endorsed the effort.
None of the above is accurate or true. The Somerset Police Department does not engage in solicitation of funds to the general public and never engages in any type of phone solicitation. Further, neither the Somerset Borough Police Department nor any of its members, including the Chief of Police, have any type of relationship or agreement with Team Spirit Promotions.
Any community business may feel free to contact the department should they have any concerns.
Waste Management will be picking up recyclables for every resident in Somerset Borough beginning Monday, March 26th, 2012.
Please place your plastics, clear and colored glass and aluminum in a container near the curb of your street. Collection days will resume every Monday thereafter.
There is no charge for this service.
Public Comment Policy
Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Somerset: January 24, 2011
Council The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act (65 Pa. C.S. 701, et seq.) provides that the Board or Council of a political subdivision shall provide a reasonable opportunity at each advertised regular meeting and advertised special meeting for residents of the political subdivision or for taxpayers of the political subdivision or to comment on matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be before the Board or Council prior to taking official action. (710.1).
To assure compliance with the Act, to inform members of the public who may wish to make comment, and to provide for predictable and orderly implementation of the public comment period, Somerset Borough Council has adopted this Public Comment Policy. READ MORE >