On August 2, 2016 Governor Tom Wolf placed Venango County in a drought declaration putting the county in a drought watch. The declaration is in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal precipitation primarily across counties in the upper half and south-central portions of Pennsylvania.
In a drought watch, we should all be seeking to reduce water use by about 5 percent through voluntary conservation measures. During a warning, our goal is 10-15 percent reductions, still through voluntary measures.
Stay current on the drought situation by visiting the Pennsylvania Drought Information Center website.
Some water conservation tips:
*Run water when necessary - Don't leave running while brushing teeth. Don't turn on water until your ready to get into shower.
*Check for leaks - Leaky faucets, toilets...
*Run dishwashers and washing machines only when you have full loads.
*Refrigerate water instead of leaving water run to get cold to drink.
*Wash car with a bucket. Water lawn only when needed. Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom.
Sugarcreek Borough is looking for individuals interested in being part of the Zoning Hearing Board.
Responsibilities would include attend hearings and help make determinations on matters as provided in the Zoning Ordinance.
All interested persons are asked to send a letter of interest to:
Zoning Officer, Larry Moyer
c/o Sugarcreek Borough
212 Fox Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Borough Tax Collector Katie Rial has moved into her office located at 106 Rocky Grove Ave located beside the Laundry Mat. She is no longer on Sugarcreek Drive.
OUTSIDE BURNING ORDINANCE
Just a reminder burning days for the Borough are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am til 9 pm.
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ORDINANCE NO. 247 OF 2006 “REGULATING OUTSIDE BURNING”