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Community Bulletin


April 23, 2020

The May 18, 2020 Council Agenda is availabe by clicking the link. (Meeting held via Zoom at 7PM, see here for more info regarding public access and participation) 

May 13, 2020

Waste Management has notified the Borough that bulk item pick-up has been reinstated.  One bulk item may be put out for trash each week. 

March 17, 2020

While our offices are open to staff, we are requesting that you use remote communication via phone: (610) 588-2216 or e-mail.  We would urge you to follow CDC Guidelines and maintain social distancing in public places.  Additional Pennsylvania specific COVID-19 information can be found here

January 21, 2020

Online bill-pay for sewer and refuse is now available here.

December 31, 2019

Click here for the 2020 Tax Collector schedule and hours.

December 30, 2019

The 2020 Borough wide trash and recycling calendar can be found by clicking here.

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Wednesday May 20th, 2020

Bangor Borough

In the long and honored tradition of America, we would like to announce plans for a Bangor and Roseto Memorial Day Procession. The Columbia Fire Company, Bangor Fire Companies and the Blue Valley Rescue Squad will lead, followed by members of the Roseto and Bangor Legion Posts and the Bangor VFW. We will also have the honor of having Mario Scavello our State Senator and Joe Emrick our State Representative joining us. The procession of trucks and cars will leave Bangor Park at 10am on the 25th and proceed to St. Johns cemetery for a 21 gun salute, Taps, National Anthem and prayer. They will then make their way to the Presbyterian and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel cemeteries in Roseto. Please come out on your porch so we as a community and family can honor them and keep their story alive. You are also welcome to go to the cemeteries with the procession and pay respect to family members who paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their last full measure of devotion to serve the greater need. ... See MoreSee Less

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I love that there doing this ..

The route is planned to begin at 10:00am and starts at Bangor Memorial Park on Broadway (Stop at St.John’s Cemetery) then, • Continue down Broadway to South 1st Street • South 1st Street to Market Street Bangor Fire Police at both intersections on S. 1st Street • Market Street to 8th Street • 8th Street to Pennsylvania Ave. • Pennsylvania Ave to Division Street • Division Street to 3rd Avenue (Stop at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel –Old Cemetery) • 3rd Avenue to Garibaldi Ave. • Garibaldi Ave. to Mt. Carmel Street • Mt. Carmel Street to Liberty Street (Stop at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel New Cemetery) • Continue on Liberty Street (Stop at Presbyterian Cemetery) • Liberty Street to Dante Street • Dante Street to N. 9th Street • 9th Street back to Bangor Memorial Park

Thank you for doing this. So many towns have canceled sadly and its just not memorial day without a remembrance of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice

This is wonderful, what is the parade route from the park? Thank You..

Awesome job!!! 🇺🇲

The vfw wasnt notified of this

Fantastic!

Chris Anthony Rebekah Oslin Cynthia Swann Oslin Carrie Megan Anthony Jim Patti Nick Patti Anita Stenlake Patti Rachael Winston

CliffKay Newton, for memorial day!

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Thursday May 14th, 2020

Bangor Borough

This week has recently been declared #NationalPoliceWeek, and we want to join in proudly recognizing and appreciating the service of the Bangor Police Department. Thank you, especially during these uncertain times, for continuing to protect and serve the community of #bangorpa. ... See MoreSee Less

This week has recently been declared #NationalPoliceWeek, and we want to join in proudly recognizing and appreciating the service of the Bangor Police Department. Thank you, especially during these uncertain times, for continuing to protect and serve the community of #BangorPA.

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We give our salute 🇺🇸 🚔🇺🇸 and gratitude!

Kudos to Bangor's finest, and all law enforcement

Thank You All! Be Safe!

Thank you

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!!!

Thank you 💙

Thank you!

Thank you and I hope you don't follow Wolf's orders

Thank you for all you do!

Thank You All

Havent seen any police anywhere since this ask started, y'all aren't enforcing anything

Thank you for all you do for our community

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Saturday May 9th, 2020

Bangor Borough

While celebrations may look a little different this year, the love and gratitude are the same. 💕Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers and grandmothers in #bangorpa 💐 ... See MoreSee Less

While celebrations may look a little different this year, the love and gratitude are the same. 💕Happy Mothers Day to all of our mothers and grandmothers in #BangorPA 💐

Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Bangor Borough

Wishing all of our nurses a Nurses' Day full of gratitude and appreciation as give you thanks for your service and especially for your care which goes above and beyond in this time of #COVID19 healthcare crisis!
#bangorpa #slatebeltstrong
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Wishing all of our nurses a Nurses Day full of gratitude and appreciation as give you thanks for your service and especially for your care which goes above and beyond in this time of #COVID19 healthcare crisis! 
#BangorPA #SlateBeltStrong

Monday April 27th, 2020

Bangor Borough

Regrettably, we have made the very hard decision not to open Memorial Park Pool for the 2020 summer season due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns and restrictions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Since the park is closed, school buildings are empty and there is no road work to fix our crappy roads, can I get a refund on the tax dollars I pay to the borough? Since they aren’t being used by the borough, I can certainly use them...

I believe social distancing is responsible.. To the degree of what wolf suggests is nothing more than controlling the ppl. As far as the operating at 40k in the red loss, Isn't the pool side cafe leased to ppl who have absolutely no clue what there doing,,,no offense to them ? A staff of 4 fulltime young adults could run it if trained right am + pm shifts. Maybe down the road you can collaborate with the Votec Culinary Program to start training kids to enter the Culinary Field.. Also I believe they have to work a set amount of hours at no pay for graduating.. just saying. Producing actually good food the place should be highly beneficial for income not just targeted at pool patrons but for the community as well. If anyone knows if it's leased rather than run by borough staff that would be a great start to getting out of the red. Also if would Bangor would need tips or hands on help w training or menu development I would be glad to get involved.

It’s not even MAY. Why is this decision being made now? It could still happen, maybe later than planned, but opening could still happen.

Great decision Bangor! As someone who has personally worked for the pool this was the best decision to make for people of all ages. I’m glad that some people are looking through the guidelines that the CDC’s put on. Now let’s remember the CDC’s doesn’t allow big gatherings so only 10 people are allowed at the pool... while we are at it. Yes Chlorine kills it, but there is people that don’t even get into the pool they just sunbath. And yes this virus is airborne 27 feet I believe it could travel. Everyone has to stay 6 feet away and still wear a mask. Even in the pool, as well as life guards... That’s real smart. Oh and you could have the virus for 2 weeks without knowing.... and we know people are gonna show up if they are sick or not. This was the safest and easiest decision to make for everyone. You should be thanking them not attacking them. Shame on all of you.

Yes, it was a very difficult decision, but our hiring process would have been well underway by now and we would have been in the process of securing chemicals for treatment. Again, it was a very hard decision and we thank you all for understanding.

In all seriousness, if park volunteers could help save the summer for the kids, I would be glad to volunteer.

That's just awful...poor kids can't see their friends at school, now the pool. I know it's necessary but did it have to get this bad? I think it's too soon to make this decision. I don't live in Bangor anymore but I really feel sad. No recreation, basketball, baseball, volleyball. The kids will have to resort to video games. And that's not good. Wish this would all go away. Makes you feel helpless. 😢

Just a question because I am ignorant on the subject...if there have been no employees hired, and no chemicals purchased for the season, where does the funding go?? That's a nice lump of change...

We have had several questions regarding the track and it is Yes, approx 7am - 2:30pm M-F.

We are sorry to disappoint so many but are trying to make the most responsible decision for all the residents while being good stewards of tax dollars.

You all are really something. Kids are resilient and they will survive. Spend time with them and do fun things. Go for a walk in the woods, go bike riding. Kids in Philadelphia don’t have what we have in our towns. My grandchildren are doing great in Philadelphia since their parents are taking them for a hike or bike riding where there isn’t a lot of people around. They are spending time with their children. I can’t even see them or spend time with them and we live in the same apartment building because of my health issues.

This is probably a relief for the borough...I’ve gotten the impression from past posts and comments that it runs in the red for them. Still a shame....not many children in the area have pools of their own and this is a way for them to socialize and get out of the house. First they’re quarantined for a few months, now when they do get out there won’t be much to do. So sad.

Let’s see how high the deaths tolls will be this year at the quarry’s since these kids have no where to go swimming.

This is horrible. Early to make this decision. The weather hasn’t even changed. I feel we need better people than what we got in this town. So sad to live in Bangor these last 5 years or so

I'll come by and spray Lysol on the equipment this is getting crazy. Pool closed for the season already? Jumping to the gun?

A little too soon for that decision, I think. Poor kids need something to do.

I’m glad that you are putting people’s safety first. I’m sure parents can figure out other fun activities for their kids Summer!

"Boohoo! There's nothing for kids to do the summer!" I feel sorry for those of you who can't help your kids find something to do without a public pool or park.

So many locals on this site have outright disregarded and protested even the minimal requirements to protect others, such as wearing masks. I would have serious concerns about encountering them and any others in any situation at this point.

We need a petition started and I am sure there would be alot of support to open the pool even if it not till sometime in june or early July give the kids people that have been locked up for all these weeks something to look forward to

Such ignorant and rude responses to this announcement. They are making the right decision and have everyones health and safety in mind.

Governor Wolf has set for outdoor reaction to open May 1, 2020. Please read.

Looks like retail sales of pop up pools are about to go up. They dont require a lot of maintenance just some chemicals and you can go anytime you want.

Keep people away from the equipment for a couple days and it’ll be clean enough. People act like viruses are immortal.

Wish this decision wasn’t made already 😞

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Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bangor Borough

This is a rather unique bird's-eye view of #bangorpa from1885. Thanks to Lehigh Valley History for sharing with us. 🙌1885 Bird's Eye view of Bangor, PA. Drawn and printed by O.H. Bailey & Co. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a rather unique birds-eye view of #BangorPA from1885. Thanks to Lehigh Valley History for sharing with us. 🙌

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I think there is a copy on a wall at the library but of course you can't go now!

Is there a copy of this available for viewing up close?

Monday April 20th, 2020

Bangor Borough

Note the change of date on the Historic Bangor Business Association Bangor Car & Bike Show. It will now take place on September 12th from 10-3 on Broadway in downtown #BangorPA. For more information visit the HBBA website: www.hbbapa.org/
#SlateBeltStrong
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Note the change of date on the Historic Bangor Business Association Bangor Car & Bike Show. It will now take place on September 12th from 10-3 on Broadway in downtown #BangorPA. For more information visit the HBBA website: https://www.hbbapa.org/
#SlateBeltStrong

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How much to be a vendor

Saturday April 18th, 2020

Bangor Borough

We have a lot of businesses still offering their products with shipping & delivery, or by takeout & curbside. Thank you all for helping to support them through this #COVID19 challenge.
#BangorPA #SlateBeltStrong
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We have a lot of businesses still offering their products with shipping & delivery, or by takeout & curbside. Thank you all for helping to support them through this #COVID19 challenge.
#BangorPA #SlateBeltStrong

Thursday April 16th, 2020

Bangor Borough

Photos from John Bermingham Chairman, UMBT Supervisors - The Voice For The People's post ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday April 10th, 2020

Bangor Borough

Please be vigilant about protecting your finances and do not share financial or other sensitive information with anyone contacting you unsolicited. While we wish everyone acted with integrity, scam artists are taking advantage of #COVID19 fear and uncertainty.

Frequent characteristics of scams include:

➡Sense of urgency and limited time offers. Scammers will attempt to prompt you into immediate action and catch you off guard. No government agency will call you asking for payment or take punitive action against you if you don’t act quickly.

➡Payment with wire transfer or gift cards. Once information is provided, the money is essentially gone and you cannot get it back.

➡Secrecy and the need to not tell anyone. Never make a decision without consulting a credible and trustworthy source.

➡Low or minimal risks with guaranteed high returns. Be cautious of any offer that guarantees a high rate of return with little or no risk or does not disclose risk.

🙄Unsolicited offers, including social media avenues. A new post on your Facebook wall, a tweet mentioning you, a direct message, an email, a text, a phone call, or any other unsolicited communication regarding an investment “opportunity” related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Protect yourself by actively exercising caution. If you have received an unsolicited phone call, when in doubt, hang up. Never provide credit card or other financial or personal information as part of an unsolicited phone call and think twice if you’re being pressured to act now.

Anyone can contact DoBS at 1-800-PA-BANKS or 1-800-722-2657 to ask questions or file complaints about financial transactions, companies, or products. If you believe you have fallen victim to a scam, contact law enforcement.
By phone: 1-888-292-1919
By email: tips@pa.gov
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Please be vigilant about protecting your finances and do not share financial or other sensitive information with anyone contacting you unsolicited. While we wish everyone acted with integrity, scam artists are taking advantage of  #COVID19 fear and uncertainty.

Frequent characteristics of scams include:

➡Sense of urgency and limited time offers. Scammers will attempt to prompt you into immediate action and catch you off guard. No government agency will call you asking for payment or take punitive action against you if you don’t act quickly.

➡Payment with wire transfer or gift cards. Once information is provided, the money is essentially gone and you cannot get it back.

➡Secrecy and the need to not tell anyone. Never make a decision without consulting a credible and trustworthy source.   
 
➡Low or minimal risks with guaranteed high returns. Be cautious of any offer that guarantees a high rate of return with little or no risk or does not disclose risk.

🙄Unsolicited offers, including social media avenues. A new post on your Facebook wall, a tweet mentioning you, a direct message, an email, a text, a phone call, or any other unsolicited communication regarding an investment “opportunity” related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Protect yourself by actively exercising caution. If you have received an unsolicited phone call, when in doubt, hang up. Never provide credit card or other financial or personal information as part of an unsolicited phone call and think twice if you’re being pressured to act now.

Anyone can contact DoBS at 1-800-PA-BANKS or 1-800-722-2657 to ask questions or file complaints about financial transactions, companies, or products. If you believe you have fallen victim to a scam, contact law enforcement. 
By phone: 1-888-292-1919
By email: tips@pa.gov
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