MEETINGS and EVENTS
Water Line Flushing
October 14th - 19th
October 22nd @ 7 PM
Committee of the
October 29th @ 5 PM
Kiwanis Halloween Parade
Line Up 5:30 PM
October 22nd – 26th
November 12th – 16th
Borough Offices will be Closed November 12
in Observance of
Open Office Hour
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
By: Michele A. Enos
Act 32 - Local Earned
Income Tax Reform
Water Notification System
Advertisement for Bids
Sealed proposals will be received by the Borough of Somerset for the following:
One (1) 6” magnetic flow meter and One (1) 8” magnetic flow meter. Each meter shall be provided with all pipe, valves, fittings, access hatch, pipe supports, and concrete vault in accordance with the Borough of Somerset’s standard flow meter and vault detail. Interested bidders shall provide bid on Borough of Somerset bid form and shall indicate date of delivery to the Borough of Somerset. All materials shall be delivered to the Borough of Somerset, Public Works Department, South Franklin Ave, Somerset, PA 15501.
Bid Specifications will be available at the Borough Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 71, 347 W. Union Street, Somerset, PA 15501 or by phoning 814-443-2661 or accessing our website at www.somersetborough.com.
No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within sixty (60) days after the opening thereof. Council of the Borough of Somerset reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Bids must be received on or before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018, at which time the sealed bids will be opened and read aloud.
October 14th - 19th, 2018
October 14th - 19th from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Customers are asked to shut off their gate valve at their water meter from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Your water service may be interrupted. If you notice that your water appears discolored in any manner we recommended that you allow several hours for it to clear up. After time has elapsed, run the cold water faucet for a few minutes to see if your water is clear again.
Leaf Collection Dates
Week of October 22nd – 26th
Week of November 12th – 16th
Collection will continue each week until completion.
Leaf Collection Guidelines
Leaves only, do not mix in branches or other debris.
Each bag MUST have a green sticker. Stickers are available at the Borough Water Office, 347 W. Union St.
Leaves must be bagged and out by the curb before 6:00 am.
Bags must be no larger than 32-gallon capacity.
Compost from this project is available at no charge to residents of the Borough participating in the program. Call 443-2661 for information concerning availability.
If you have leaves after the collection dates are completed. Bags may then be dropped off at the Borough’s Public Works Garage Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. No bags will be accepted without the proper stickers and no drop offs are permitted outside of the authorized hours.
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BOROUGH OF SOMERSET BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
SOMERSET BOROUGH COUNCIL
" LETTERS OF INTEREST "
The Council of the Borough of Somerset is accepting “letters of interest” from Borough residents interested in serving on its various Boards/Commissions. Presently, Council is looking to fill an unexpired term on its Municipal Authority. A full term is five (5) years.
Additionally, there are two vacancies in the Borough’s Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board. A full term is three (3) years.
The duties and responsibilities can be obtained from the Borough Manager’s Office. by calling 814-443-2661; by clicking here , or by stopping at the Somerset Borough Municipal Building at 347 West Union Street.
If you are interested in serving on another Board or Commission of the Borough of Somerset, please send a “letter of interest” noting which Board or Commission you would prefer. The list of Boards and Commissions include:
- Somerset Borough Zoning Hearing Board
- Somerset Borough Planning Commission
- Somerset Borough Civil Service Commission
- Somerset Borough Municipal Authority
- Somerset Borough Codes Appeals Board
- Somerset Borough Vacancy Board
- Mary S. Biesecker Public Library Board
Letters are to be sent to:
Michele A. Enos
P.O. Box 71
347 West Union Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset Borough Annual Water Quality Report
We are pleased to present to you our 2017 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.
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak to someone who understands it.)
Manage your Water/Sewer Account Online
Sign up for your mySomersetBoro account and enjoy account access at your fingertips. All you need is some basic information from your water/sewer bill and a valid email address to get started.
With your mySomersetBoro account you can view your bills Online, view your usage and payment history and make Online payments from your checking account or by credit card. Don't want a paper bill, go completely paperless and sign up for ebills.
Types of payments accepted
- Bank Account (ACH)
- American Express
- The Borough of Somerset does not charge a fee for Bank Account (ACH) payments.
- A third-party fee will apply to all electronic credit card payments.
- Effective October 1, 2016 Fee for credit cards is 2.65% or $3.00 minimum charge.
Click the link to sign up for your mySomersetBoro account today! https://somerset.authoritypay.com/
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND CODE ENFORCEMENT
As a reminder to Somerset Borough residents, the Borough’s
Code Enforcement Department will continue to enforce the
Property Maintenance Codes and the High Grass Ordinance. Common causes for violations being issued are:
- grass exceeding 6” in height
- garbage around the property
- structural deficiencies
- unsecured vacant structures with broken
windows / open doors etc.
WHEN ARE BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED?
With the arrival of warmer weather, here are some tips for those planning construction projects: Permits are required:
• To construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure.
• When sanitary facilities (water / sewer) are added.
• When a proposed change occurs in the use of a building.
• When driveway construction is planned.
• When fencing is erected.
• When streets are excavated.
A comprehensive listing of activities requiring permits is available at our Inspections Department; by calling Building Inspector Tom Jury at 445-5595; and on our web site www.somersetborough.com.
NO SIGNS ALLOWED ON TREES, POLES
Somerset Borough reminds residents not to place signs on trees or utility poles. The Somerset Borough Zoning Ordinance prohibits signs from being attached to trees or utility poles. Recently there have been incidents of yard sale signs being placed on trees, utility and sign poles, as well as traffic signal poles.
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 >