We would like your input for a movie selection and any other comments for the Halfmoon Township Movie Event on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 beginning at dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.) Please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking the survey link below.
**What's Happening at Port Matilda Fire Company?**
*We will be at Hall's Fireworks in Julian on Sunday July 3rd. We will be selling Burgers, Hot Dogs, Hall's Famous Hoagies, Chips, Soda & Water. Come Check it out!!
*Our Annual Gun Raffle will be held Saturday October 29th. Tickets are $10 each. There are great prizes and it will be a great time! You can get tickets from any Fire Co member, by calling (814) 692-4074 or look for them at local businesses
*Keep an eye out for upcoming meals! Keep an eye on the board outside the Fire Hall and our Facebook page for details!
*We are looking for volunteers! Firefighters, Fire Police, Admin, Social Members, Kitchen help. Meet new people! Help your neighbors! (If you decide you want to be a firefighter or fire police, we pay for your training) Give us a call (692-4074)! Come on down! We look forward to talking with you!
Like to read? Do you like libraries - or find them a hassle? Come and share your thoughts on reading, libraries, author visits and other lifelong learning experiences at Schlow' Centre Region Library's "Library Conversations." Enjoy fun conversation and refreshments in a relaxed setting, and provide some insights for Schlow's next strategic plan. Sign up for one of these events at a.schlow.org/libraryconversations
Wed. June 15, 6:30 pm, Baileyville Grange, Pennsylvania Furnace
Special desserts will be served
Mon. June 20, Noon, Way Fruit Farm, Port Matilda
Light lunch will be served
Wed. June 22, 10:00 am, Nittany Mall Senior Center
Wed. June 22, 10:30 am, Schlow Library Children's Room
On Saturday, June 25th, this non-competitive bike race is taking place in our township, http://www.cvim.net/cycling-for-care/. There will be about 150 cyclists and support vehicles. On June 23rd they will be putting up signs to let drivers know about he race as well as letting the racers know their route. If you have any questions or need anything, you are supposed to call Sue Forrester at 231-4043.
The Tennis Court is open. Lighting is available for night time playing.
Notice to Local Municipalities
My name is Philip Brumbaugh, Transmission Forester with the electric utility company, FirstEnergy. I am writing to notify you of upcoming work within your municipality during 2016. Penelec will be conducting annual maintenance on and along its electric transmission system. While this line typically does not contain property specifically owned by the municipality, it does travel through the municipality on private property.
This work will be completed between April and December of 2016. To complete this work, Penelec has contracted with Davey Tree Expert Company and Progressive Solutions.
Federal and state regulations require FirstEnergy to properly maintain vegetation on and adjacent to transmission lines in order to provide for the safe and reliable operation of the transmission system. This requires reliability inspections and routine vegetation maintenance. Vegetation maintenance practices involve identifying tall-growing, woody stemmed vegetation and trees located within the transmission rights-of-way and removing those that interfere or may interfere with the operation of the transmission facilities. Trees adjacent to the right-of-way that are dead, dying, diseased, leaning, or significantly encroaching the corridor also could be targeted for removal. All work completed by the Contractors listed above will be done in conjunction with the easement that applies to each property, industry best management practices, and FirstEnergy Vegetation Management Specifications.
The Municipal Building at 100 Municipal Lane in Stormstown will be closed to the public beginning May 1, 2016 until further notice. If your organization meets at this location you will need to find another facility to hold your meetings. If you have planned a reunion you will need to find another facility to hold your reunion. The pavilion and park will remain open at this location. We will be completing mold remediation in the Municipal Building so we must close the building until this can be completed and further direction can be provided from the Board of Supervisors for next steps. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Halfmoon Township's Trick or Treat Night will be held: Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Preventing Lead Exposure
Ensuring that your home and water is not exposed to lead is critical. Given the numerous stories we hear throughout the country regarding lead exposure, it is important to take the necessary steps to prevent you and your loved ones, particularly children, from being exposed.
The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection are responsible for providing Pennsylvanians with information and resources about lead poisoning prevention and what to do in the event that you or someone you know is affected.
Some ways you can reduce the risk of being exposed to lead include:
- When preparing baby formula or cooking, use cold water.
- To remove lead, do not boil water as this could increase lead concentrations.
- Contact your water system provider for more information on getting your water tested for lead.
- Look over your home’s plumbing fixtures to identify if they contain lead.
- Run your water to clear out lead before drinking or cooking.
For more information about how to reduce lead exposure, visit this website or click here. To speak with someone over the phone about lead prevention, please call 1-800-440-LEAD.
Port Matilda Mountain Roadwork to get Underway
Clearfield, PA – Roadway improvement work will get underway next week on Route 322 (Port Matilda Mountain) in Centre County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Work is expected to begin Monday, March 7.
The project will improve the driving surface of the road while bringing drainage and guide rail upgrades. Signage and message boards for the project are in place and work is expected to start next week, weather permitting.
The work zone stretches along Route 322 from the Philipsburg State Police Barracks to the Port Matilda Mountain 4-lane section. Pipe replacement and inlet work will begin next week with paving and guide rail work to follow in April and May.
Traffic control will feature an alternating traffic pattern during daylight hours, with flaggers in the roadway. Travel delays are likely.
PennDOT expects the project to finish by the end of May, with all work weather and schedule dependent. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc. is the contractor on this $1.1 million job.
Drivers are reminded to move through work zones with caution, watch for flaggers in the roadway, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Want to check your water for lead? The Ag Extension Office will be able to guide constituents to where/how to test their homes for lead contamination in their water.
Bryan Swistock email@example.com
James Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
Provided are attachments outlining services and costs provided by the Centre Region Council of Governments
Halfmoon Township would like to remind citizens that no street parking of vehicles or equipment is permitted. Your vehicle may be towed if the Public Works Department can not maintain the streets or cul-de-sacs.
The Halfmoon Township Office has moved from the Municipal Office at 100 Municipal Lane and relocated to 1948 Halfmoon Valley Road. You can access the office by the left side of the Brothers Pizza building.
Our mailing address will remain as 100 Municipal Lane, Port Matilda, PA 16870.
2016 Dog Licenses are now available at the Halfmoon Township Office. Lifetime Dog Licenses can only be purchased at the Treasurer's Office in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.
A .50 fee has already been added to the fee's below. This fee goes to the issuing agent (Halfmoon Township).
Male - 9.00
Neutered Male - 7.00
Female - 9.00
Spayed Female - 7.00
Person with disability or senior citizen fee - must be 65 years or older
Neutered Male - 5.00
Female - 7.00
Spayed Female - 5.00
Make checks payable to Halfmoon Township.
The Board of Supervisors approved the 2016 Program Budget at their meeting November 19th. Provided is a link to the Program Budget.
Penn State Extension would to make sure all of the municipal officials and our citizens are aware of the Avian Influenza that could impact our area. The website below will provide information that you need to know in order to lessen the impacts.
If you have any questions please contact the Penn State Extension Office at the number below – Thanks.
Penn State Extension
Centre County Office
Room 322, Willowbank Building
420 Holmes Avenue
Bellefonte, PA. 16823
Halfmoon Township would like to remind citizens the speed limit on local Township roads is 35 mph. ATV's and off road motorcycles are not permitted on any Local or State road (SR 550).
The Port Matilda EMS 2016 Membership Forms have been mailed out.
Please remember that the Port Matilda EMS is your service provider for ambulance service in Halfmoon Township. Port Matilda EMS would appreciate your support.
Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
a new rebate program.
For more information, please visit:
or contact the Business Office
131 West Nittany Avenue
State College, PA 16801
ClearWater Conservancy created this video to showcase our restoration efforts in the Spruce Creek watershed in Central Pennsylvania. By bringing together businesses, landowners, anglers, partner agencies and our own base of supporters, ClearWater is working toward restoring streams in our backyard to benefit people and wildlife all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Board of Supervisors would like to initiate a Good Neighbor Recognition Program, so if you would like to thank a neighbor or citizen in the Township for a good deed please contact email@example.com and the Board of Supervisors will mention this recognition at their next meeting.
Halfmoon Township is now contracting with Patton Township for the Zoning Officer position. Mr. Ken Soder, can be reached at 814-234-0271 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Soder has office hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except on Wednesday when the office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. Please identify that you are from Halfmoon Township when calling to inquire about a zoning question.
Municipal Building: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Maintenance Bldg: 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon
Port Matilda Emergency Medical Services is looking for EMTs and Emergency Responders who would like to volunteer their time at a rural Ambulance Service.
Port Matilda EMS is a smaller Ambulance Service that would allow you to utilize the skills you have learned on a regular basis.
All shifts are available, we are particularly in need of individuals who could fill evening or overnight shifts.
Our station offers monthly training, a bunk room, full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and physical fitness equipment.
If you have any questions, would like a tour of the station, or want to volunteer, please contact us at PortMatildaEMS@gmail.com. You may also call the station directly at 814-692-1035.
Halfmoon Township Ordinances are now available on-line to view. Just click on the link below and search the Ordinances by entering a keyword or phrase.
The Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors meetings air on C-NET, Channel 7 at the times listed below during the five days following the meeting:
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Monday at 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.
The meetings are also available to watch online at C-NET