This is the proposed new look for The Borough Office Harvey's Lake Borough has a LSA Grant of $185,000 now earmarked for making upgrades in our current location.
We have hired Kerry Potter as the project manager and the project is underway. Reilly Associates have started the civil engineering portion of the project. At a council meeting held on Tuesday, September15, 2020, council voted 5 to 1 to begin the process of moving this along
so as not to lose the grant money.
We are getting air scrubbers to make our building cleaner and safer going forward (including the room used for voting and council meetings). We will also modernize our offices and add much needed storage to our building.
The upgrades and 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.
Some good news on this the last day of 2020. Harvey's Lake Borough has been awarded a Growing Greener Grant in the amount of $266,570. toward hydrilla eradication and harmful algal blooms monitoring and management!!! Wonderful! Happy New Year!
Hydrilla can invade deep, dark waters where most native plants cannot grow. The plant’s aggressive growth (hydrilla’s 20 – 30 foot stems can add up to an inch per day) can spread into shallow water areas and form thick mats that block sunlight to native plants below, effectively displacing the native vegetation of a waterbody. Major colonies of hydrilla can alter the physical and chemical characteristics of lakes:
Thanks to Harveys Lake Fire and Idetown Fire for picking up Mrs. Claus and Santa for a ride around Harveys Lake. Thanks Karen Rader of Pine Valley Alpacas. And a Special thanks to Sandra Serhan and Gary Harrison.
Thanks to Grotto Pizza for donating enough pizza for all the hungry children after their visit with Santa.
Thanks also to Joan Hilburt who was kind enough to serve the pizza.
Thanks to DJ, Brian Orbin of Party Time DJs for providing Christmas Music and Gabrielle Kubicki who enchanted Harveys Lake's children as the Snow Queen.
This crew made sure that every child
got Hot Chocolate and refreshments.
Bill not only donated the tree, he got his trees early and delivered it to the borough building. Check out his beautiful trees at Luzerne Lumber. And thanks to George Hogan and the Harveys Lake Road Crew for putting up our tree.
She was helped by Maureen Oremus, Jayne Lynn, Irene Sankey, Alison Sankey, and Jason Boice. It was great to see such smiles on the children of Harveys Lake!
Harveys Lake Borough Council Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. January's Public Meeting will be held on 1/19/2020 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 meet
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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Physical: 4875 Memorial Highway, Suite 1, Harveys Lake PA 18618
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