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MAY & JUNE 2020   |   No. 189


MESSAGE     

"When this is over may we never again take for granted a handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbors, a crowded theater, Friday night out, the taste of communion, a routine checkup, the school rush each morning, coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring, each deep breath, a boring Tuesday, life itself.  When this ends may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be, we were called to be, we hoped to be and may we stay that way -- better for each other because of the worst."

by Laura Kelly Fanucci

DID YOU KNOW? 
Although our doors are closed, employees are on duty and all services and functions are being performed as promptly and professionally as possible during this building closure.  Decisions on re-opening will depend upon future announcements from Governor Tom Wolf on the re-opening of Pennsylvania.

Water/Sewage Bills can be paid by placing payments in the drop box on the left side of the Municipal Building door.  Also check the other payment options available by visiting the water/sewer authorities page on the web site.

Yard Waste Permits may be utilized without obtaining your 2020 Permit.  Please apply for your permit once the Municipal Building reopens to be public.

Building/Zoning Permit information is available on the Applications and Forms Page of the web page.  Dropped off or mailed applications will be processed as received.

Construction Projects - New construction projects may start subject to issued Construction Guidance Rules issued by the Commonwealth.  Township-awarded contracts for road paving, road slide repairs and stormwater pollution reduction will take place.  The Sewage Authority's Little Beaver sliplining and manhole rehabilitation project will also proceed.

Park Rentals applications are available on the Applications & Forms Page of the web page.   Completed applications and payments can be mailed or put in the drop box on the left side of the Municipal Building door.  Applications for future dates can be made pending availability and as circumstances permit.  Please make park rental checks payable to "Two Mile Run Park".  Refunds will be issued to any person who decides to cancel their scheduled event in Two  Mile Run Park over concerns with the COVID-19 virus.  All rentals for park facilities are cancelled until further notice.

The Disc Golf course is closed in accordance with the directive of Governor Tom Wolf's order.  It will re-open sometime after May 8.  The Walking Trail will remain available for use.  Practice social distancing during use.

Tax Office - James Onuska, Tax Collector, will accept  payments by mail or drop box.  If you require a tax receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment so your receipt can be mailed to you.  Call 724-774-2622 with any questions or concerns.

Trash/Recycling Collection questions should be directed to J Young Refuse by calling  724-495-6199.  At this time they are suspending their collection of bulk items, i.e. furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.  Normal pickup of these items will resume once the crisis is over.



If you have any questions you can e-mail brightontwp@brightontwp.org.


BEAVER AREA MEMORIAL LIBRARY  
For details on events call the Library: 724-775-1132
Even though the library has  been closed, they have continued to provide the community with the following:

- Weekly You Tube story time
- Distributed 360 new books to children at the Bridgewater VFD lunch program
- Teen writing classes through google classrooms
- Signed 400 people up for e-books and to use the library data bases
- Purchased more e-books and e-audio materials
- 3,647 e-books and e-audio items were checked out in March - the most ever!
- Provided links on the facebook page to valuable sites
- Promoted data bases
- Informed patrons by facebook page and E-Newsletter
- Made available a county-wide reading program
- Sponsored first annual Read at Home Gala
- Provided access to the Wi Fi to patrons in front of the library.


The Garden Tour has been cancelled for 2020.


ANNUAL BOOK SALE  
The Annual Book Sale has been rescheduled for August 22 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The preview night is Friday, August 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the entrance fee is $10 plus the cost of the books that are purchased.  Bargain days begin on Monday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a bag of books costing $7.00.  The price per bag will be reduced to $5.00 per bag on Tuesday, August 25.
 
The library is in need of saleable used books of all varieties (except Reader's Digest Condensed books, encyclopedias, textbooks, videos and magazines).  Books puzzles, games, DVDs and CDs can be brought  to the library beginning August 10.  The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

EVENTS & GATHERINGS 

The Brighton Township Historical Society has cancelled the May 12 covered dish dinner and meeting as well as the June 6-7 Little Red Schoolhouse tours.

The Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled.

Garrison Day has been rescheduled to August 29, 2020.

The Beaver Pool will be closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and the condition of the pool.


MEETINGS
MEETINGS HAVE BEEN HELD  VIA ZOOM BY CALLING IN AND JOINING THE MEETINGS.  PLEASE CHECK THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE FOR UPDATES AND CONFIRMATION OF THE MEETINGS LISTED BELOW.  

 
 
MAY 4 - TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM
(check the Township website for info on how to participate)     
Planning Commission Meeting 
7:00 p.m.  
 
MAY 11               
Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 
7:00 p.m. Municipal Building
 
MAY 18                              
Sewage Authority Meeting
6:45 p.m. Municipal Building
 
MAY 18                 
Municipal Authority Meeting
8:00 p.m. Municipal Building   
    
JUNE 1                          
Planning Commission Meeting 
7:30 p.m. Municipal Building
 

JUNE 8                  
Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 
7:00 p.m. Municipal Building  
 
JUNE 15  
Sewage Authority Meeting
6:45 p.m. Municipal Building 
   
 
JUNE 15  
Municipal Authority Meeting
8:00 p.m. Municipal Building  


NOTEWORTHY
This e-news is to provide information on events of interest in Brighton Township, the Beaver Area School District and our neighboring communities.  Information on other events in Beaver County can be found on the Beaver County Recreation & Tourism web site at visitbeavercounty.com .

Want to add an event?  
Send it to  brightontwp@brightontwp.org  or drop it off at the Municipal Building. The Township reserves the right to edit all items for content or reject submissions. Please submit all items at least 5 business days prior to the end of the month. At our discretion we may include appeals for charitable contributions that have a local connection.


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