The Police Department has free trick or treat bags that you can pick up at the Police Department Office.
It’s leaf collection season and there will be lots of dust and debris flying everywhere. Leaf collection is scheduled to begin the second full week of October depending on the volume of leaves that have fallen. Understand that ONLY leaves should be raked and piled or bagged at the curb line of the street. The equipment is not designed to pick-up yard clippings, garden waste, or tree branches.
The Borough loves our tree-lined streets and we are committed to provide leaf collection for Borough residents as a responsibility and convenience. We are also asking for your understanding and consideration as we carry out this task. Residents are reminded that leaf collection will generally follow the regular street sweeping schedule as posted along Borough streets. However, as leaf volume increases, so too will our collection efforts. Please try to have your leaves raked and piled at curb-line during the regular street sweeping days.
Mifflinburg Borough Council has adopted a new sewer lateral inspection Ordinance. This takes effect immediately and requires that prior to the transfer of ownership of any property in the Borough, the property owner must have the sewer lateral inspected (using a camera) as well as down spouts, floor drains and sump pump connections. This work is to be completed by a contractor with a Borough representative present to determine if there are any failing pipes or illegal connections. If any deficiencies are noted they must be repaired and then the property must be re-inspected before an Evidence of Compliance Certificate can be issued. The Ordinance and the inspection forms are available on the Borough’s website.
This Ordinance was enacted to help us eliminate some of our inflow and infiltration issues which contribute to our hydraulic overloads, which have caused our system to experience violations and to be placed under a connection prohibition by PA DEP.
For more information please contact the Borough Office – (570) 966-1013.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has issued a sewer connection ban for the area served by the Mifflinburg sewer system until further notice. In plain words this means- NO new or increased connections will be permitted until PA DEP says so.
This ban was the result of several sanitary sewer overflow violations which occurred and were reported to PA DEP by the Borough over the past year. PA DEP is requiring that the Borough prepare a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) showing how we intend to eliminate the inflow and infiltration which is causing the system to experience these violations. Once the CAP is approved and once the Borough is able to show reductions in these extraneous flows, then PA DEP will decide if they will permit any new connections to the system.
What does inflow and infiltration mean? This means that storm water (ie. rainfall and groundwater) is making its way in to the sewer system. These flows are overwhelming the Borough’s sewer system and treatment plant. This has been a problem for many years and the Borough has been working to find and eliminate these ‘problem’ connections, but it is difficult because they are either located underground, or on someone’s private property. Although we have made significant improvements and repairs over the years, we still haven’t eliminated the problem.
Over the coming months, you will see Borough Crews out in the system doing further investigation; either smoke testing, using a sewer camera, or placing flow meters in manholes. We may even complete some individual property inspections depending on what we find.
But we need your help too! How can you help us? Please check out your own property to ensure that you do not have any ‘illegal’ connections. Where does your sump pump drain go? How about your roof or floor drains? If you find that the answer is that they drain to your sewer lateral, please eliminate those connections and notify the office that you have done so. We can report that as a fix to PA DEP and it may help us get the connection ban lifted. Voluntary elimination of these connections can also minimize the need for costly investigative and repair efforts which could ultimately impact your sewer bill! Please contact the Borough office if you have any questions.
We appreciate your help!
The Borough of Mifflinburg has implemented a notification system. The software has the ability of, within minutes, contacting all residents and business owners in the Borough via phone (landline/cell), text and email. With today’s instant information, this is a tool that will help keep our community safe and informed. Residents may download the Swift911 Public App on their smartphones or go to the link under Resources, on this website, to register other phone numbers, email addresses or other devices where they would like to receive messages. You can also remove yourself from the system from the link provided. You are encouraged to register all of your devices with Swift911. If you are in need off assistance registering or you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 570-966-1013.
Are you looking for a place to volunteer? Looking for a way to be a part of your community?
Consider serving your community by serving on one of the Borough’s Committees or Hearing Board.
You can now contact the Mifflinburg Borough Office via e-mail. The email address is email@example.com and is for general questions or comments.
Please do not ask account specific questions or request payment arrangements via e-mail, as they will not be honored.
If you have account specific questions you can call the office at 570-966-1013, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Please keep your basketball hoops out of the streets and alleys! We can’t say it any simpler than that.
Residents continue to place portable and in some cases permanent basketball posts and hoops within the municipal street right-of-way. This is illegal and it can be dangerous. We have dragged these hoops with the snowplows and torn them apart with the leaf box.
You have been informed and you are liable for personal injury and property damage that result from the placement of unauthorized property within a municipal right-of-way.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
The Borough offers you the opportunity to sign up to have your utility bill automatically deducted, the 15th of every month, from your checking or savings account. It’s quick and easy and can save you from battling the elements or paying late fees.
Call our office, with any questions, or download the Automatic Bill Payment Form and bring the completed form to the Borough office.
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their sidewalks in accordance with the Borough’s Ordinances. This means that if your sidewalks are out of vertical alignment by more than 1 1/4 inches, if the surface is broken up, pitting or disintegrating, or if it is out of horizontal alignment creating a safety hazard or drainage problem, then they should be replaced.
If the Borough observes these conditions in your sidewalk, or if a complaint is made, you can be required to make the repair within 60 days of notification.
Property owners considering replacement of sidewalks should contact the Borough:
- to make sure they understand the construction standards required and
- in case the sidewalk has been displaced (lifted) by a shade tree (so that you can seek reimbursement from the Borough, if properly requested and approved).