Ownership and Care of Animals

BEDFORD BOROUGH
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522-1226
TELEPHONE: (814) 623-8192
FAX: (814) 623-3315
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com
WEBSITE: www.bedboro.com

April 11, 2017

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PRESS RELEASE
Re: Ownership and Care of Animals in the Borough of Bedford

Persons residing in or visiting the Borough of Bedford are reminded of the following, as it pertains to the ownership and care of animals:

• No person having ownership or custody of an animal shall allow the animal to defecate on public property, including but not limited to, cemeteries, parks, sidewalks, and streets, unless the person having ownership or custody of the animal immediately removes such feces and places it in a non-leaking air-tight container for eventual disposal in a trash or litter receptacle. The provisions contained in this bullet do not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind person or a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.

Barbara E. Diehl, Borough Manager
Borough of Bedford
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EMAILED TO:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department):
Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” as space allows.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• MAYOR
• SOLICITOR
• DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
• BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
• BOROUGH COUNCIL, WATER AUTHORITY & MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

FAXED TO:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically as time allows.
• WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically as time allows.

2017 Reminder – Sidewalk Snow Removal

BEDFORD BOROUGH
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com
www.bedboro.com

January 10, 2017

PRESS RELEASE
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It is the responsibility of the owner, occupant or tenant of every property fronting upon or alongside any sidewalk in the Borough of Bedford to remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside such property all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed, so as to leave a cleared path the full width of the sidewalk or at least thirty-six (36”) inches in width, whichever is less, within twenty-four (24) hours after the same has ceased to fall or form. Snow and ice that is removed from sidewalks and/or driveways must not be thrown or plowed onto the driving lanes of the roadways.

Property owners who fail to remove the snow and/or ice from the sidewalks are liable for injury insurance claims should a pedestrian slip and fall. Property owners can also be cited by the Borough for failing to properly maintain their sidewalks and if convicted fined up to $600.00.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager
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EMAILED:
– BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” at your
earliest convenience.
– BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
– BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
– BOROUGH COUNCIL, MAYOR, BOROUGH SOLICITOR, BOROUGH EMA, BOROUGH SECRETARY, BEDFORD BOROUGH WATER AUTHORITY, BEDFORD BOROUGH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, VISITORS BUREAU & DBI
FAXED:
– CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air on a periodic basis.
– WSKE RADIO: Please air on a periodic basis.
DELIVERED:
– PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

2017 Reminder – Snow Removal

BOROUGH OF BEDFORD
244 WEST PENN STREET
BEDFORD, PA 15522
TELEPHONE (814) 623-8192
FAX (814) 623-3315
E-MAIL: bedfordborough@bedboro.com
www.bedboro.com

January 10, 2017
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PRESS RELEASE

For the snow season, the Borough of Bedford reminds vehicle operators, property owners, tenants, and contracted snow removers of the following:

1. Vehicles are NOT permitted to be parked on streets and alleys or in the Fort Bedford Park parking lot when a “WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY” is declared by the Bedford Borough Office. “WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCIES” are normally issued when there is at least a twenty-four (24) hour advanced forecast for a heavy accumulation of ice or four (4”) inches or more of snow. Vehicle operators should be aware of weather forecasts and should check the Bedford Gazette and listen to local (Bedford/Everett) radio stations for the issuance of a “WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY”.

2. It is the responsibility of the owner, occupant or tenant of every property fronting upon or alongside any sidewalk in the Borough of Bedford to remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside such property all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed so as to leave a cleared path the full width of the sidewalk or at least thirty-six (36”) inches in width, whichever is less, within twenty-four (24) hours after the same has ceased to fall or form.

3. It is unlawful to shovel, plow, blow, deposit, or relocate any snow or ice from a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, private roadway, or private property onto any Borough or PENNDOT maintained roadway.

4. When possible, delay shoveling/plowing driveways until after roads have been totally plowed. Plow designs make it impossible to plow roads without depositing snow in driveway entrances.

5. To help decrease the amount of snow re-deposited at a cleared driveway entrance, clear the shoulder area in advance of the driveway opening and deposit the shoveled or plowed snow on the side of the driveway opposite from the direction of the approaching plows.

6. Although the Borough of Bedford directs its operators to exercise caution when plowing roads that are lined with mailboxes, the Borough is not liable for damage incurred by mailboxes during the course of snow removal activities.

7. Following major accumulations of snow, property owners/tenants are requested to remove the snow from around fire hydrants and also from the entrances to crosswalks and openings of catchbasin that are located on/near their property.

8. Parents/Guardians are asked to keep children from playing on snow banks along the roadside. For safety sake “King of the Hill” and tunneling, although harmless childhood games, should be limited to areas where plowing operations do not occur.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager
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EMAILED:
– BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” or use as a news article.
–  WTAJ
–  DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
–  BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
–  BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
–  BEDFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
–  BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
–  BOROUGH PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
–  BOROUGH WATER DEPARTMENT
–  BOROUGH WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT
FAXED:
–  CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS & WSKE RADIO: Please air on a periodic basis.
–  BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
DELIVERED:
–  BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1, INC.

Special Meeting – Municipal Authority of Bedford Borough

PRESS RELEASE

NOTICE – SPECIAL MEETING

The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford will hold a Special Meeting at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Bedford Borough Office (244 W. Penn Street) to discuss contents of final report for DEP Consent Order & Agreement ~ I & I Study.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

Click here to download the PDF version of this press release.

FAXED TO:

Bedford Gazette: Please print in the “Meeting Notice” section of the Classified Advertisements in the Wednesday, July 27, 2016 issue.
Send invoice and Proof of Publication to:

Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford
244 W. Penn Street
Bedford, PA 15522