WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY BULLETIN

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PRESS RELEASE

“WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY BULLETIN”

As a result of the probability for an accumulating snowfall for the period of Monday through Wednesday, a “WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY” is hereby declared to exist on the following date(s) and time(s) in the Borough of Bedford:

11:00 p.m. Monday, March 13th until 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 14th

11:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14th until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th 

Motorists are advised that it will be illegal to park vehicles on any public streets or alleys within the Borough or in the Fort Bedford Park Parking Lot between the aforementioned times. Motorists will, however, be permitted to utilize the Municipal Parking Lot located in the center of the Borough behind the Mini-Mall for overnight parking but are requested to vacate the Parking Lot by 7:00 a.m. so that Borough Employees can plow the snow between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. The Borough Police will be enforcing the Winter Weather Emergency declaration.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

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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.

2017 Annual Meeting Notice

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

December 15, 2016

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MEETING NOTICE

Regularly scheduled 2017 meetings of the Council of the Borough of Bedford will be held in the Bedford County Commissioners’ Board Room #101 in the County Office Building Complex as follows:

1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

EXCEPTION(S): January Regular Meeting – Tuesday, January 3, 2017
September Regular Meeting – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ADDITIONAL: Year End Meeting – Thursday, December 28, 2017

Access to the County Office Complex will be via the Penn Street entrance.

Regularly scheduled 2017 meetings for the following Borough of Bedford’s legislative bodies will be held at the Borough Office, 244 West Penn Street, Bedford, PA as follows:

– Police Committee of the Council of the Borough of Bedford: Same Night as Borough Council on the odd numbered months at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough Police Department Office.
– Borough Police Civil Service Commission: (AS NEEDED) 1st Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.
EXCEPTION: July Meeting – Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
– Zoning Hearing Board: (AS NEEDED) 2nd Monday of the Month at 10:00 a.m.
– Bedford Borough Water Authority: 3rd Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
– Council of the Borough of Bedford Workshop: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
– Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
– Bedford Borough Planning Commission: (AS NEEDED) 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
EXCEPTION: November Meeting – Thursday, November 9, 2017.
– Historical Architectural Review Board: 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
EXCEPTION: November Meeting – Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Regularly scheduled 2017 meetings between the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford and the Bedford Township Municipal Authority will be held at the Bedford Township Office, 1007 Shed Road, Bedford, PA as follows:

– Wednesday, March 29th & Wednesday, September 27th at 8:00 a.m.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

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BEDFORD GAZETTE (Classified Department): Please print in the “Meeting Notice” section of the
Classified Advertisements in the Weekend Edition, December 24-25, 2016 issue. Send Invoice & Proof of Publication to the Borough Office.

Meeting Notice – 2017 Budget

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

December 6, 2016

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MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Bedford’s 2017 Proposed Budget is available for public inspection at the Bedford Borough Office from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Council of the Borough of Bedford will hold a Public Budget Hearing of the General, Sewer, Capital Reserve, Liquid Fuels, and Fort Museum Funds for the calendar year ending on December 31, 2017 on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bedford County Commissioners’ Board Room #101 in the County Office Building Complex.

Borough citizens have the right to attend the hearing, to provide written or oral comments, and to ask questions regarding the Borough’s Budget.

Immediately following the Hearing, Borough Council will: adopt the 2017 Budget, adopt the Real Estate Tax Ordinance for 2017, and conduct any other required business.

 

(Signed)         Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

 

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