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Harvey's Lake Borough submitted a request to change the scope
of work under its LSA Grant of $185,000 to making upgrades in our current location, since the purchase of the former Villa Roma
Pizza & Pasta House (Strive building) did not materialize. That purchase was the first change in the scope of work under this grant. We have recently been given approval for this second change in scope of work; and at the regular scheduled council meeting held on Tuesday, September15, 2020, council voted 5 to 1 to begin the process to move this along so as not to lose the grant money. The upgrades/modifications to our existing location will enhance its efficiency and will be the first major project there in many years.
We are thrilled to be able to undertake this project with the LSA
grant, rather than by use of a direct tax increase to our residents.
This building belongs to the people of Harvey's Lake! It is where
we hold all of our meetings- Council, Zoning Hearing Board,
Planning Commission, Environmental Advisory Council, and
Sewer Authority meetings. It's where we vote, pay our taxes,
our garbage bills, our sewer bills, apply for permits, etc. It's also
where we have done this for about 40 years! We will keep our residents informed as we begin the process of obtaining
plans and cost estimates to be submitted for approval.
To see the video of the September 15, 2020 go to
Harveys Lake Borough Council Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. October's Public Meeting will be held on 10/20/2020 at 5:00 pm by Zoom.
The invitation to watch will be posted on this site on the day of the meeting.
Please send any questions, issues, or comments to us by email at HLBoro@gmail.com
and they will be addressed during the meeting
AUG. 13, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau is following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. Up to 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census.
“America has answered the call and most households responded to the census online, by phone or by mail,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “To ensure a complete and accurate count, we must now go door to door to count all of the households we have not heard back from. During this phase, you can still self-respond online (at 2020census.gov), by phone (at 844-330-2020), or by mailing your completed questionnaire.”
The Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation is the final stage of conducting the once-a-decade population count of everyone living in the United States. Households can still respond now by responding online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received. Households can respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. Those that respond will not need to be visited to obtain their census response.
In most cases, census workers will make up to six attempts at each housing unit address to count possible residents. This includes leaving notification of the attempted visit on the door. The notification will include reminder information on how to respond online, by paper or by phone. In addition, census workers may try to reach the household by phone to conduct the interview.
Census takers will go to great lengths to ensure that no one is missed in the census. After exhausting their efforts to do an in-person interview with a resident of an occupied housing unit, they will seek out proxy sources — a neighbor, a rental agent, a building manager or some other knowledgeable person familiar with the housing unit — to obtain as much basic information about the occupants as they can.
Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householder’s language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does. Census takers will also have materials on hand to help identify the household’s language.
Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
In order to minimize the need to send census takers to households in person, the Census Bureau is training census takers to follow up with households by phone. Using information provided to the Census Bureau and third-party purchased data, the Census Bureau has a strong contact list for both landlines and cellphones assigned to houses on the Census Bureau’s address list. These phone calls will enable the Census Bureau to have maximum flexibility for conducting field operations, and is one more method that census takers can use to reach nonresponding households. Phone calls will be used on an as-needed basis and when in-person contact attempts have not resulted in an interview. If a voicemail is available, the census taker will leave a message asking the household to call one of the Census Bureau’s call centers.
Mail to: Laurie Kehler
PO Box 256
Harveys Lake, PA
Celebrating 52 Years as a Borough
January 1, 1968 to January 1,2020
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