Two activities were added to the Events Calendar. The first is a fundraiser for the New Florence Community Library. They are raffling of scratch-off tickets on September 19th, 2020. The other activity is the next meeting of the Laurel Valley Historical Society scheduled for August 4th, 2020. The group will be exploring the Fairfield Camp Cemetery. Please see the listings for more information on both events.
The agenda for the 21 July 2020 borough council meeting was just added to the website. Additionally, please check out these two documents put out by the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners. The first is the Westmoreland CARES Small Business Support Grant program and the second is the Westmoreland CARES Nonprofit Support Grant program. Both provide monies for qualified applicants in the county. Just a reminder on the upcoming New Florence VFW Gun Bash. Because of all the restrictions it will be held as a Facebook Live event. If you bought a ticket you can tune in to see who the winners are. Finally, the New Florence Recreation Board installed a brand-new playground train. Check out the image below. They hope all the little ones enjoy it!
New Florence Police Department Update: Effective 20 July 2020 Chief Chad Salley and Officer Clint Chilcote both resigned from the police department. Borough council is actively seeking replacement officers.
Masks now mandatory in all public spaces in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf’s administration made this announcement Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 2020. The order takes effect immediately. The order outlines the situations when a mask must be worn and includes limited exceptions to the face-covering requirement. Highlights of the order are listed below.
The order says individuals are required to wear face coverings if they are:
- Outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of 6 feet from individuals who are not members of their household
- In any indoor location where members of the public are generally permitted
- Waiting for, riding on, driving or operating public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private care service or ride-sharing vehicle
- Obtaining services from the health care sector in settings including, but not limited to, a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic or blood bank
- Engaged in work, whether at the workplace or performing work off-site, when interacting in-person with any member of the public, working in any space visited by members of the public, working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others, working in or walking through common areas, or in any room or enclosed area where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or residence, are present when unable to physically distance.
Exceptions to the face mask requirement include:
- Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health condition or disability
- Individuals for whom wearing a mask while working would create an unsafe condition in which to operate equipment or execute a task as determined by local, state or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines
- Individuals who would be unable to remove a mask without assistance
- Individuals who are under two years of age
- Individuals who are communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication
Click here to read the new order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.
The flyer for the 2020 Fall Dumpster Days is now available. 2020 DUMPSTER DAYS FLYER
Westmoreland County moved into the Green Phase on June 5th, 2020. However, the situation is very fluid and changes almost daily. Please look at the state’s website for the latest information at Pennsylvania Health Department Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Page.
Notice to Residents: Lately there have been numerous complaints forwarded to members of the borough council. These complaints have revolved around traffic issues such as jake brakes, speeding, and illegal parking. They have also included complaints on ordinance violations concerning pets, grass clippings, and abandoned vehicles. All issues regarding state law and/or borough ordinance enforcement should be directed to Mayor, Neva Gindlesperger. As always, in case of an emergency, please call 911. Any other borough issues or concerns can be brought to our attention at the regularly scheduled meetings.
News Web Page: The News section is a collection of all the information that’s been posted in the past. Please check it out. In the near future I hope to organize it by year. This way the pages will be smaller and load faster. In the last 16 months since the website really started expanding we’ve posted a good bit of information. Thank you.
Events Calendar: A note on the calendar on the right side of the screen. It only shows the next 3 upcoming events. At the bottom if you click on “View All Events” it will bring up a calendar showing the entire month. You can then scroll through the months or click on individual items to learn more about various events.