2017 Loose Leaf Pickup Begins Late October

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

September 25, 2017
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PRESS RELEASE

The Borough of Bedford will not be collecting loose leaves until late October. Therefore, residents/property owners should not rake/blow loose leaves to the street as they will block catchbasin grates and cause flooding of streets. As time allows, the Borough will periodically collect bagged leaves if they are placed in recyclable paper bags and the property owners calls the Borough Office at 623-8192. Leaves should not be placed in plastic bags as they will not be collected.

A follow-up Press Release will be issued in the latter part of October to advise the public of the beginning of loose leaf collection. Property owners and tenants are reminded that tree/shrub limbs, flower/garden plants, rocks, blacktop, garbage, and rubbish, etc. should NOT be mixed in with the leaves as these items get stuck in and/or cause damage to the leaf vacuum machine, resulting in unnecessary down-time and expenses.

The public and motor vehicle operators are reminded that:
• It is illegal to burn leaves or any other materials on the streets.
• Parking a vehicle on piled-up leaves is unsafe as the hot exhaust system could cause the dry leaves and possibly the vehicle to catch fire.
• Caution should be used when turning or stopping on leaves, especially wet leaves, as they may cause the vehicle to skid out of control.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager
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POSTED ON WEBSITE

EMAILED TO:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” as soon as possible.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPT.
• DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
• BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
• BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
• BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL, WATER AUTHORITY, MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY & EMPLOYEES

FAXED TO:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically.
• WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically.
• BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

Bedford Sunrise Rotary – Race Series

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

September 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

On Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. ~ Bedford Sunrise Rotary will hold a ‘Race Series – Evitts Mountain Challenge 5K & 5M’ event throughout Bedford Borough as they enter on to the Heritage Trail and continue to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort property. No streets in the Borough will be closed for this event – walkers will utilize sidewalks/edges of street/crosswalks only. The event will start and end at the Bedford Middle School. Please reference attached map.

➢ Vehicle operators should take extra precaution when driving in/near the aforementioned area.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

EMAILED TO:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department):
Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” in the Thursday, September 21st or Friday, September 22nd issue.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
• BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD BOROUGH EMPLOYEES
• BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
• BEDFORD AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE
• BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
• BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL, WATER AUTHORITY & MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

FAXED TO:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS:
o Please air from Thursday, September 21st thru Saturday, September 23rd until 11:00 a.m.
• WSKE RADIO:
o Please air from Thursday, September 21st thru Saturday, September 23rd until 11:00 a.m.
• BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Event Map:

Bedford Sunrise Rotary Walk – 2017 (Evitts Mountain Challenge)

Federal Square Quadrant Closing for Tree Removal – September 9

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

September 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Weather permitting, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., the walking paths in the Federal Square (Post Office/Russell House Square) in the Borough of Bedford will be closed to all pedestrian traffic for removal of the large Elm Tree. A small walking path (closest to the Post Office Entrance) will be accessible to all pedestrians accessing the Bedford Post Office Lobby until 5:00 p.m. Barricades and cones will be removed once work has been completed. Several parking spaces on Juliana Street (closest to the Square) will be unavailable as well.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

POSTED ON THE BOROUGH’S WEBSITE

EMAILED TO:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” in
the September 8, 2017 issue.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
• BEDFORD POST OFFICE
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
• BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
• BEDFORD AMBULANCE & FIRE DEPARTMENT
• BOROUGH COUNCIL, MAYOR, SOLICITOR & EMPLOYEES
• BEDFORD BOROUGH WATER AUTHORITY & MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

FAXED TO:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically.
• WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically.
• BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Street Closure – September 7 “Downtown on the Farm”

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

August 29, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

On Thursday, September 7th the following street will be closed to all traffic to accommodate the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s “Downtown on the Farm” event:

• Juliana Street from Central Way to Penn Street – 4:00 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m.

Vehicle operators should take extra precaution when driving in/near the aforementioned area.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

EMAILED TO:
• BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please print in “Top of th’ Morning” in the
Wed., Sept. 6th and/or Thurs., Sept. 7th issues.
• BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
• DOWNTOWN BEDFORD, INC.
• BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
• BEDFORD BOROUGH EMPLOYEES
• BEDFORD COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU
• BEDFORD AREA AMBULANCE SERVICE
• BEDFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
• BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL, WATER AUTHORITY & MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

FAXED TO:
• CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically from September 5th thru September 7th
• WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically from September 5th thru September 7th
• BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
DELIVERED TO:
• BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1, INC.

Notice of Temporary No Parking Zones & Street Closure

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

August 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY NO PARKING ZONES & STREET CLOSURE

Weather permitting; on Thursday, August 24th and continuing until Monday, August 28th, the Bedford Borough Water Authority’s current contractor (Guyer Brothers) will be prepping and paving the following area:

• Between 7:00 a.m. and approximately 7:00 p.m. – Chamberlain Street (construction area)
• Between 7:00 a.m. and approximately 7:00 p.m. – Lakewood Manor (construction area to include Lincoln Drive, Forest Avenue, Maple Drive, Reed Boulevard and Gephart Avenue)

Persons having driveway entrances in this area may want to park outside the construction zone.

Vehicle operators should be alert to traffic delays, altered traffic patterns, construction equipment, and workers during the aforementioned times.

Bedford & Everett Radio Stations and the County Communications Center will be notified of any changes to this plan.

Barbara E. Diehl
Borough Manager

POSTED TO:
BOROUGH WEBSITE (www.bedboro.com)

EMAILED TO:
BEDFORD GAZETTE (News Department): Please place in “Top of th’ Morning” in the
Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th issues.
CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS: Please air periodically from August 23rd until August 28th.
WSKE RADIO: Please air periodically from August 23rd until August 28th.
BEDFORD COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
BEDFORD COUNTY FREE PRESS
BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
BEDFORD AREA AMBULANCE
BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT NO. 1, INC
BEDFORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT – TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR
BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL, WATER AUTHORITY, MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY & STAFF