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Act 44 Disclosure

ACT 44 Disclosure Form

Budget Information

2017 Budget Information

Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection is normally held last week of October until the first forecasted snow fall. Information regarding current leaf collection can be found in the fall newsletter.

Public Notices

The Borough occasionally has to place public notices in newspapers of general circulation. Such as meeting notices, budgets, proposed ordinances, etc. The Borough generally publishes such notices in the Press and Journal or the Patriot News. These public notices can also be found at mypublicnotices.com.

Refuse Collection

Republic Services is the contracted waste hauler for the Borough. Waste pickup is on Fridays. Please have all refuse and recycling items out for pickup by 5:00 AM on the scheduled day. If the scheduled pickup day falls on or after a holiday your refuse will be collected on the next business day including Saturday. Republic Services observes the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Items not available for pickup include construction material and any hazardous materials. Please log onto RepublicServices.com for additional information.

Right To Know

The Borough's Right To Know Officer is Deanna J. Proctor. Please click on the following links regarding a Right To Know Request. PA Right To Know Law, Highspire Borough's Records Policy, Right To Know Request Form, Open Records Fee Structure.

Snow Removal

As snow starts to fall, Second Street, Lumber Street, and the "Trouble Spots" are salted and cindered first. The snow combines with the salt to form a brine slush that is left on the road surface until it accumulates enough to warrant plowing. Without the salt, traffic would compact the snow into a frozen layer that a plow cannot lift up and remove. Second and Lumber Street are plowed first because they are the Borough's two major roads. The Borough usually has three trucks plowing and will use all three in a plow train to clear Second Street in one pass in each direction. After Second Street is cleared, two trucks will plow Lumber Street while the third truck make sure all snow is plowed back to the curb along Rt. 230. Each truck will then head to their respective plowing areas, concentrating on clearing the hills and larger roads first. The three plowing areas are: 1. The Hill Section, North of Second Street from Race Street to Lumber Street; 2. The Lower East End of Town, both sides of Second Street from Memorial Park eastward; 3. Cow Town and Market Street Ext., near the grain mill and also the area between High Street and Rosedale Ave. Crews also keep the Firehouse and Municipal Building plowed and all Borough owned sidewalks cleared. Please keep in mind that crews are instructed to plow back to the curb wherever possible for everyone's safety. The reason being that the Borough's streets may become dangerously narrow with each successive snowfall making it difficult or impossible for Fire, Police, or Ambulance to reach you in an emergency.

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping is normally completed once in the spring and once in the fall. Streets are posted with "NO PARKING" signs and cones the day before they are to be cleaned. Please be considerate and do not park on the posted streets. Tickets will be issued to those who park on the posted streets the morning of the street sweeping.