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COVID-19: BOROUGH OF MERCERSBURG RESPONSE-UPDATE
03-25-2020

        

                                                 Borough of Mercersburg

                                                       Founded in 1750

 

 

113 South Main Street                                                      717.328.3116 phone

Mercersburg, PA 17236                                                    717.328.3117 fax

 

COVID-19: BOROUGH OF MERCERSBURG RESPONSE

 

Effective: March 18, 2020

 

On Tuesday March 17th, the Borough of Mercersburg issued a Local Disaster Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Declaration issued by the Borough allows Borough Departments to suspend regulatory requirements deemed necessary to respond to this disaster and to conduct Borough Business while also opening up specific avenues to use PEMA and FEMA resources if necessary.

 

The Borough office will be closed to the public INDEFINATELY.   It is still accessible by phone and email at 717.328.3116 or dstoy.mercersburgborough@comcast.net during the following hours:

 

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Essential staff will continue to serve the public in their roles with modifications.

 

Public Meetings: The Borough has cancelled all public meetings through the end of the month. In person meetings with Borough staff are limited to essential meetings only. The April meeting status of Borough Council, Water and Sewer Authority, HARB and numerous committees will be reviewed in the coming weeks.

 

Land Use Permits: The Borough will continue to receive land use permit applications electronically, via USPS and/or by dropping the completed application with applicable documents in the drop-box located at 113 South Main St at the borough door mail slot.

 

Utility Bills: Utility bills may be dropped off at the borough office, 113 South Main St. in the borough door mail slot.

 

Parking Tickets: Should a parking ticket need paid; payments can be mailed to the Borough Police Dept via USPS or placed in the police department drop-box at 113 South Main Street.

 

Public Works Department: The Public Works Department will conduct limited and essential work at this time. Any employees working will be following recommended social distancing as well limiting any public interaction. We will respond to emergencies as needed.  Any nonemergency work involving interior access to residential properties will be suspended until further notice. 

 

Police: The Borough of Mercersburg Police Department will continue to respond to calls as normal while taking necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our officers and the public.

 

Fire/EMS Response: The Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters & Warren Fire and Ambulance Co.  will continue to respond to calls as normal, taking necessary steps to protect the health and safety of emergency personnel and the public.

 

Borough Residents: Borough residents will have access to updates about Borough operations along with developments on the outbreak on the Borough’s website.

 

The Mercersburg Mayor and Borough Council has and always will place public safety first and foremost.  We are currently living in unchartered waters with each passing day bringing new information to the forefront.  Rest assure that the borough will keep up with the everchanging events during this pandemic.  Please visit our website at www.borough.mercersburg.org for more information. The borough will evaluate this closure status frequently and will provide further information once available. We appreciate everyone’s patience at this difficult time.  

 

 

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