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For Immediate Release

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.
 
Sincerely,
David J. Heintzelman, Mayor
Thomas J. Rieger, Council President 

Other Important Updates that remain in place
until Further Notice. 


The Borough of Hellertown continues to operate under a Disaster Declaration singed March 16th.  Borough Council, The Mayor and Administration are working closely to ensure essential governmental functions continue and resources are available for all. 
 
  • Borough Real Estate Taxes Information 
    • The Discount Period is extended to June 8th 2020 (Normally April 6th)
    • Base Period will begin on June 9th and extend through December 31st 2020
      • The penalty period is waved until December 31st 2020
    • You may continue to pay any permits, taxes or any other items by utilizing the drop box outside Borough Hall (a receipt will be mailed to you upon processing) or Online (3rd party fees may apply).
    • Borough Hall remains closed to the public
  • Borough Council and all other Committees and Commissions  will continue to meet via public Webex and Facebook Live and additional governmental meetings may use this same method. 
    • The meeting information will be posted on our Website and Borough Hall door for any and all who wish to participate. 
      • If you would like to submit a question or comment in writing to be read into the record, please email them to webmaster@hellertownborough.org by 6:15 pm on Monday or the night of the meeting 
  • All Playgrounds and Public Recreational Courts and pavilions are CLOSED.
  • The Compost Center will be closed until further notice (pending a plan to reopen as noted above)
  • All Borough Parks and Trails will remain open for passive use only as they have been since this crisis started. 
  • PLEASE obey SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES to continue enjoying this benefit. 
  • All Borough park user agreements as suspended until further notice.
    • This includes all Rentals, Field User Agreements (Organized Sports) if and when his changes it will be announced.  
We ask that you please pass this information on your neighbors and friends who may not have email or that have not signed up for our call-em-all system through the Borough Water Authority.

We encourage you to check on your neighbors, give them a call or talk across the yard and most importantly help each other if you can. Our community is strong, and we will continue to flourish as long as we unite and continue to be the community, we all love and enjoy.
Stay Safe and Healthy.
 
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