Update Tuesday May 5th 2020 at 7:45 pm
Good Evening Citizens of Hellertown,
We hope that you are faring well and that you are coping with the many challenges that face our community during these uncertain times. Today is no different than yesterday, yet we still have the same uncertainties because of the COVID 19 crisis.
With that said, it saddens us and the entire Borough Council and Administration to announce the following:
- Community day 2020 is hereby cancelled due to COVID 19, this is primarily supported through business and community sponsorship. Because of the prolonged closures and financial hardships we feel it’s best to come back in 2021 after this crisis is past us.
- The summer Music in the Parks Concert Series has been postponed until possibly the fall. The music in the parks committee consisting of members of Borough Council and Hellertown Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce will be recommending to Council several options within the next month.
- The Hellertown Pool will not be opening to the public this summer due to COVID 19 and the requirements set forth by the CDC and the State Department of Health.
- To ensure the pool can open and be fully functional in 2021 Borough Council authorized a summer maintenance plan that will include the draining, deep cleaning, and limited utilization of the filtration system for a period of time.
- We are doing this to ensure a seamless start up in 2021.
- Hellertown council has authorized a plan to reopen the compost center on a limited basis (this is pending the authorization of Lower Saucon Township Council on Wednesday May 6th as this compost center is run jointly. These details will be shared after that plan is approved by Lower Saucon Township Council.
These decisions have been exceedingly difficult to make, but everyone's safety is of the utmost importance. Our borough continues to be advised by the state and federal agencies on this pandemic and will continue to do everything we can to ensure tomorrow is better than today.
As our community adjusts to a “new normal,” please use good judgements as to your health and welfare. Guidelines are set for a good reason, being that our current situation is still very volatile.
Your understanding, at this time, is very much appreciated.
David J. Heintzelman, Mayor
Thomas J. Rieger, Council President