Archive for June, 2010

SUMMER REMINDER NOTICES

BRUSH, GRASS & WEEDS

As we enter the Summer season, all residents and/or property owners in South Greensburg are reminded that brush, grasss or weeds cannot exceed 6 inches (Chapter 57 of the Code of Ordinances).  It is the responsibility of each property owner to trim or cut any brush, grass or weeds on their property.  Trimmings or cuttings from brush, grass or weeds must be disposed of and cannot be deposited on the public streets or alleys.  Failure to comply with this Ordinance could result in a fine of up to $600.00.

GARBAGE

All residents and/or property owners are also reminded that all garbage must be in bags and then placed into covered containers with handles for pickup.  The gross weight of each filled container cannot exceed 60 pounds.  Oil drums or cans without handles are prohibited.  Please also adhere to the following guidelines:
> All boxes must be flattened and bundled. 
> Large brush and carpet must be bundled and cannot exceed 4 feet in length.
> Car batteries, tires, flammable materials, live ammunition or building materials will not
    be picked up.
> Items containing freon must have the freon removed prior to pickup.  After the freon has been
    removed, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer’s office at 724-837-8858 to have your item(s)
    picked up.
> Metals items will be picked up on Fridays, upon notice to the Secretary-Treasurer’s office at
    724-837-8858.
> Paper items can be recycled and placed into the large green containers at the Maintenance 
    Building, 1815 Broad Street Extension.

PUBLIC NOTICE – FIRE ALARM SYSTEM

South Greensburg Borough Council, acting upon a recommendation of the Fire Department, has decided to eliminate and disconnect the traditional fire alarm boxes that currently are attached to telephone and other utility poles throughout the Borough.

Historically, as you know, these so-called “street boxes” were the primary manner by which fire and other emergencies were communicated to the Fire Department.  Over time, however, with the implementation of the 911 system as well as the prevalence of cell phones and land lines, the street boxes have become obsolete.  Also, many of them are in disrepair.  Not only would they be prohibitively expensive to replace even if they weren’t obsolete, but also they present a false sense of security. 

For these reasons, the Borough will disconnect and remove the street boxes effective July 31, 2010.  This action will coincide with the retiring of the call box alarm system previously used by local businesses.  Those call boxes also are obsolete, as businesses now are required to arrange for remote electronic monitoring service for insurance and other  reasons.

We have been assured that these changes will have no impact on the fire protection services currently provided to you.

After July 31, 2010, in the event of a fire or other emergency, please dial 911.