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Beech Creek Borough & Authority

51 Locust Street, P.O. Box 216, Beech Creek, PA 16822 570-962-2291

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Beech Creek, PA
Updated Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:41 AM
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51 Locust Street
Beech Creek, PA 16822
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Zoning Officer: Gary Cox 570.962.2697
If you're not sure if a building permit is required for your project, please contact our Zoning Officer to find out PRIOR to starting any construction.
 
 
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Office Hours

Monday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Thursday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

 
 
 
Emergencies: call 570-660-5610 Randy Peters or
570-660-5611 Ken Wheeler 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Please note: Secretary will be out of the Office
May 11 - June 15, 2015
 
  
Please email all correspondence & requests to
 
Voicemails and emails will be answered in a timely manner.
 
 
REALTORS please note: all requests for Final readings
 
must be made by email May 11 - June 15, 2015
 
Please allow 3 days for processing
 
 
 
 
 
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Meeting Schedule:
 
Water/Sewer Authority: 1st Monday of each month at 7 pm
Borough Council: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm
 
These dates are subject to change if a holiday or election day falls on the scheduled meeting date. The meeting will then be held the following week unless otherwise advertised.
 
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Water and Sewer bills will be mailed out the 1st week of January, April, July, and October 
 
 If you fail to receive your bill, please contact our office at 570.962.2291 or email bcboroughscretary@comcast.net
 
 
 
 
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Water/Sewer Authority members:
 
Chairman: Ken Packer
Vice-Chairman: Craig Lindsey
Dave Peters
Jay Bitner
Blaine Kunes
 
 
 
We do not accept credit cards but can schedule a payment via EFT from your checking account at any time to avoid check writing.
Call the Municipal office for more information at 570-962-2291
 
 
      
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2015 Residential water and sewer rates:
 
Water:$44.00/quarter with a 10,000 gallon allowance
For each additional 1000 gallons add $6.00 
Sewer:  $150.00/quarter
(Minimum per quarter for water/sewer combined is $194.00 or $64.67/month)  
 
We encourage you to conserve and use water wisely to not only keep your water bill low, but to conserve our natural resources.
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

  

 

 
 
How safe is your drinking water? 
 
Access the 2014 Consumer Confidence Drinking  Water Report here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sign up and be notified when a water line break, flushing of the lines, or other emergency situation arises that may cause a boil water notice!
 
Although waterborne diseases are extremely rare, they can be serious for infants, the elderly or persons with immune deficiency disorders.
 
 In our efforts to provide quicker, more reliable communications with our residents and businesses in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. This system, called Swift911, makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All calls received will have the Caller ID "Beech Creek Borough Authority".
If you are not receiving these calls, please click on the link below to add or update your contact information. 
 
 
 
                                                            
                                            
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Beech Creek Borough & Authority

 
 

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Borough Council members:

 

Bill Kessinger, President

Blaine Kunes, Vice-President

Justin Kline, Mayor

Craig Lindsey, Recreation

Greg Small, Building

Tim Bittner, Insurance

Mike English, Personnel

Melvin Coakley, Vehicles


 
                                                                                             
 
 
 
                                                                                
 

BEECH CREEK WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY RULES 2015: 

 

  • All water and sewer bills will be mailed from our office on or shortly before the 1st week of January, April, July, and October and will cover the preceding 3 months of usage. Your water is metered and each meter is read and calculations are performed to determine the charges to your account.

  • If you would like your bill emailed to you instead of being mailed, please call the borough office at 570-962-2291.

  • If you would like your bill set up on automatic payment of your entire bill amount to be paid on the due date, OR you would like to make payments at any time on your account, please call the borough office at 570-962-2291.

  • The due date of the bill will be at least 30 days after the mailing date of the bill.

  •  Unpaid bills after the due date will have a late fee of 10% applied

  • Unpaid accounts will receive a 2nd bill approximately 1 ½ -2 weeks after the original bill and will clearly show late fees due

  • Accounts that remain unpaid after 30 days will receive a letter in the mail AND a letter will be posted at their property by borough employees informing you of the date your water service will be discontinued due to nonpayment.

  • If water service is discontinued for nonpayment, a $75 restoration fee will also be applied and must be paid prior to having your water turned back on

  • Payment made on or postmarked by the due date shall be considered made on time.

  • We cannot hold checks for you. All checks will be deposited on the day presented.

  • Failure of any account holder to receive a bill for water/sewer services shall not be considered an excuse for nonpayment, nor shall such failure result in an extension of time to pay your bill. A bill for each customer is calculated, printed, and either mailed or emailed from our office quarterly. If you do not receive your bill, call us immediately to have a duplicate sent to you.

  • It is the customer’s responsibility to provide the Authority with correct billing information.

  • If you move from a property any time during a billing cycle, notify the Authority as soon as possible to obtain a final water and/or sewer bill. Payment of this final bill will release you from further charges with us.

  • Our rate structure is set up to allow water usage of 10,000 gallons/quarter per customer account for the current rate of $44.00 plus $6.00/1000 gallons over the 10,000 gallon allowance.

  • As an example, if you use 10,000 gallons of water in one quarter, your bill will be $44.00

  • If you use 12,000 gallons of water in one quarter, your bill be $44.00 for 1st 10,000 gallons, then $6 for each 1000 gallons. In this case you will pay $44.00 + $12 ($6 x 2) = $56.00

  • Obviously, conservation of water is crucial to controlling costs charged to you.

  • Sewer is charged a flat rate of $150/quarter per connection.

  • Your payment can be dropped off at any time in the payment utility drop box at the borough office. Please include your bill, or if not available, the account owner’s name & address.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Beech Creek Borough & Authority
Phone number:  570-962-2291
Fax number:  570-962-2291
Address:  P.O. Box 216,  Beech Creek, PA 16822
E-mail address:
bcboroughsecretary@comcast.net
 

 
For water or sewer emergencies, please call 570-660-5610 or
 570-660-5611