• Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter

    The Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter is here!
    What you’ll find in this edition:

    • Borough Employee Retires
    • Summer Lawn Concert Information
    • Hempfield recCenter Summer Playground
    • Mountville Days Carnival
    • Mountville Library News
    • Mosquito Control
    • Mountville Historical Society and Museum News
    • Dog Containment Information
    • Only Rain in the Storm Drains
    • 2021 Trash Delay Dates
    • Spring/Summer Dates to Remember

    The Newsletter can be viewed, printed and/or downloaded from the Borough website at www.mountvilleborough.com.  Printed copies are available at the Mountville Borough Offices during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) starting Monday, April 5th.  Printed copies are also available at  Sloan’s Pharmacy and the Mountville Public Library.

    Use this link to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.
    MB_Spring 2021 Newsletter (WEB)

  • Borough Manager Position Available

     

    Mountville Borough is accepting resumes for the position of Borough Manager.

    Compensation based on qualifications and experience.  Resumes should be sent to Mountville Borough, PO Box 447, Mountville, PA  17554, faxed to 717.285.2094 or emailed to manager@mountvilleborough.com.

     

    Deadline for applications is 4:00 pm on April 23, 2021.  EOE

  • Mountville Borough’s Representative to HARC Board of Directors

    Mountville Borough is seeking a Borough resident who has a financial or business background to serve as the Borough’s representative to the Hempfield Area Recreation Center’s (HARC) Board of Directors.    All members of the HARC Board of Directors serve as volunteers.  Individual must be a Borough resident, be able to attend the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Directors, be willing to serve and actively participate on one of the Board’s committees, represent the best interests of the Borough of Mountville and HARC, participate in HARC public events, and use your personal background and experience to contribute suggestions and/or implementation of services.

    Additional details are available at the Borough Office (717-285-5547). Interested residents are asked to submit a letter of interest to Mark G. Pugliese I, Borough Manager, Mountville Borough, 21 East Main Street, PO Box 447, Mountville, PA 17554,  no later than January 29, 2021.

     

     

     

     

  • Snow Removal Information

    LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!

    With the approach of the possibility of accumulating snow, Mountville Borough asks for your patience and cooperation during a snow event. The Borough is not permitted to assist residents by clearing their driveway, sidewalk, etc. Please remember the following safety tips to protect yourselves and assist our operators to be as efficient as possible in the snow removal process:

    • If you have driveways and garages, park your vehicles off street. This will allow the snow removal team to clear the Borough streets curb to curb and helps prevent having your vehicle(s) plowed in.
    • Unfortunately, it is impossible for snowplows to avoid having snow placed at the bottom of driveways. It will be helpful if you shovel snow in your driveway to the right side of your driveway (as you face the road). In addition, clear the area immediately to the left of your driveway which will allow the plow to unload before reaching your driveway and avoid the bulk of the snow to be pushed back onto the driveway.
    • Do not shovel, blow, or plow the snow from your driveway and/or sidewalk into the roadway at any time. This creates hazardous driving conditions and is a violation of State and Borough laws.
    • Mountville Borough has an ordinance that states that a pathway of at least three feet (3’) in width must be cleared within 24 hours after the snow has ceased. There are penalties that may apply if this ordinance is not obeyed. This is for the safety of all pedestrians, especially our school children.
    • Please keep storm drains opened and fire hydrants cleared that are near your residence.
    • Make sure you have emergency supplies for your entire household in case you end up having to remain in your home for a few days. Be a good Samaritan and check on your elderly neighbors to see if they need someone to run errands or remove the snow on their property.
    • Take caution not to overexert yourself when shoveling snow. Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids. Bend from your knees, not your back, to prevent back injury. Be careful not to overload your shovel. Try to push snow when possible instead of lifting it.
    • Make sure that your snowblower is turned off before attempting to clear any snow that may clog the chute or any moving parts of the blower.
    • Heavy snow, hard packed snow, or ice on a gas meter could temporarily stop the flow of natural gas and could create a safety hazard.
    • If you must drive, make sure to give yourself enough time to get to your destination. Chances are, it will take longer than normal.
    • Drivers- please be aware of children playing in the snow or sledding!

    Many thanks from our Snow Plowing team for your cooperation and patience during snow events!

  • Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Newsletter

    The Fall/Winter Newsletter is here!

    Here’s what you’ll find in this edition:

    • Be a Good Neighbor
    • New Council Member – Matt Auker
    • Christmas Tree Recycling
    • Let It Snow!
    • Chief Layden’s Corner
    • Pet Owner Etiquette
    • Mountville Memories by Beth Hess
    • Trash Services
    • Dates to Remember

    The Newsletter can be viewed on Borough website at www.mountvilleborough.com. or through the link below.  Printed copies are also available at the Mountville Borough Office, Sloan’s Pharmacy and the Mountville Public Library.

    Use this link to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.
    MB_Fall 2020 Newsletter (WEB)

     

     

  • Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

    The Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter is here:
    What you’ll find in this edition:

    • New Council Member: Jonah Eastep
    • Summer Lawn Concert Schedule
    • Yard Sale and Solicitation Permits
    • Mountville Days Carnival
    • Mountville Business Spotlight – Sloan’s Pharmacy
    • Grass Clippings – Not for Streets
    • Mountville Historical Society and Museum News
    • Summer Playground Information
    • Trash Delay Dates
    • Spring/Summer Dates to Remember

    Use the link below to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.

    MB_Spring 2020 Newsletter (WEB)

    Please Note:  The current edition of the Newsletter was printed prior to the Coronavirus outbreak in Pennsylvania. Therefore, some events/information may be altered. Please call the Borough office for confirmation and/or rescheduling of events.

    The Newsletter can be viewed, printed and/or downloaded from the Borough website at www.mountvilleborough.com.  Printed copies will  be available outside the back entrance of the Mountville Borough Offices during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) starting Friday, April 3rd.    Please remember that residents still will not have access to the Borough Offices.

    At this time, our Mountville Business partners will not have copies of the Newsletter to distribute.

    Many thanks for your understanding as we all attempt to cope with life during these unprecedented times.

    Message update:  Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Newsletter

    The Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Newsletter is here!
    What you’ll find in this edition:

    • News from the Police Department
    • Stormwater Management and Clean Water
    • When to Call 9-1-1
    • Think Snow
    • What Is Lycorma Delicatula?
    • Mountville Public Library News
    • Mountville Memories by Gladys Drybred
    • Trash Guidelines
    • Halloween Safety Reminders
    • Dates to Remember

    Use the link below to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.

    Mountville Boro News_Fall 2019 (WEB)

     

     

  • Permit Information

    Now is the time of year when you may consider having a garage or yard sale.  In addition, there are also businesses who may come knocking at your door to offer you their goods or services.  Here is some important information regarding door-to-door solicitation and yard/garage sales that you should be aware of.

    Solicitation Permits Are Required

    Under Mountville Borough Ordinance, persons soliciting within the Borough are required to obtain a permit through the West Hempfield Police Department. Exceptions include: non-profit organizations (e.g. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lion Clubs, Rotary, etc.), school children selling items for school, and insurance and real estate agents licensed by the State.  Each solicitor is required to display their permit in a manner that is visible to those from whom they are soliciting.  Solicitation may occur Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM, except by prior appointment.  In order to protect you from unwanted solicitation, if a solicitor at your door does not have identification, please contact the West Hempfield Police Department at (717) 285-5191 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, (or at 800-957-2677 after hours), to determine their status.

    Yard/Garage Sale Permits

    Thinking of having a yard or garage sale?  While they are permitted within the Borough, there are adopted regulations governing them.

    • A yard/garage sale permit (at a cost of $5.00) must be secured from the Borough Office not less than seven (7) days prior to the sale. Borough ordinances state that it is unlawful to hold a yard sale without first obtaining a permit.
    • Only two (2) yard/garage sales are permitted per address per year.
    • Yard/garage sales may be held only between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
    • No yard/garage sale can be conducted for a period of longer than two (2) consecutive days.
    • Yard/garage sales may offer goods to be sold that are personal belongings of the applicant.
    • Only one four square-foot sign is permitted advertising the sale with the sign being located at the premises where the sale occurs. Advertising must be removed upon the completion of the sale.
  • Stop This Invader!

    What is Lycorma delicatula and why should you care?

    Lycorma delicatula, commonly known as the Spotted Lanternfly, is a new invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. The Spotted Lanternfly presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries, which collectively are worth nearly $18 billion to the state’s economy.

    (Images courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)

    How can you help?

    REPORT spotted lanternfly sightings at extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call  1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359).

    DESTROY all life stages that you find. Make sure you are not moving any life stage of spotted lanternfly when traveling within or out of the quarantine zone. Check your car and outdoor equipment before traveling.

    SHARE your knowledge with friends, family, and neighbors.

    For additional information and resources about the Spotted Lanternfly visit:
    https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly

     

  • Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

    The Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter is here!
    What you’ll find in this edition:

    ~ Police Chief – Mark Pugliese’s Retirement
    ~ Summer Lawn Concert Schedule
    ~ Home Improvement Project Reminders
    ~ Mountville Days Carnival
    ~ Mountville Business Spotlight – Gayle Kline RV Center
    ~ Mountville Library News
    ~ Mountville Flashback – 1989 Jubilee
    ~ Stormwater Management Quiz
    ~ Mountville Historical Society and Museum News
    ~ Summer Playground
    ~ Trash Update
    ~ Flag Day Facts
    ~ Dates to Remember

    Use the link below to download the latest edition of the Mountville Borough Newsletter.

    MB_Spring 2019 Newsletter (WEB)