HAINES TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

The Haines Township Supervisors are seeking your opinion on accepting bids and moving ahead with renovations to the current township building. The bids received were considerably higher than anticipated coming in at approximately $400,000. Current funds on hand will be used. No funds will be borrowed.

Renovations to include:

  • Renovate and expand the current office/meeting room to separate the office from the meeting room. This will increase security for the personal information and records handled by the township and both water authorities.
  • Create a fire-rated separation wall from the shop.
  • Relocate the public entrance, upgrade the service window/area and add an awning
  • New exterior doors and windows
  • New floor coverings
  • Upgraded HVAC system
  • Upgraded electric system
  • Upgrade and add two required ADA bathroom
  • Create a secure fire-resistant records room
  • Create a janitor’s closet
  • Create a common work/conference area that will serve as a workspace for the Roadmaster, Sewage Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, and provide a second area to host simultaneous meetings should the meeting room already be in use.
  • Create required ADA parking area
  • Upgrade building exterior including partial building facade, cleaning, and painting remaining structure
  • Create a road crew locker area
  • Create a kitchenette area

Please email your opinions or suggestions to hainestownship@verizon.net by January 31, 2023.

Winter Storm Preparation Tips

Prepare in advance of severe weather by having emergency supplies on hand:

  • Fully charged cell phones, laptops and tablets.
  • Car charger to charge devices if your power is out.
  • Flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries.
  • Hard-wired phone to report an outage or emergency. A plain, hard-wired phone can operate on power delivered through the phone line.
  • Extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Medications and other personal health items for each person.
  • Emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
  • Supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking. Don’t forget the can opener!

If you should lose power, manage through safely by following these tips:

  • If you’re using a backup generator for emergency power, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use it safely.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. These appliances are well insulated, so food will keep for several hours if doors are closed as much as possible.
  • Use a flashlight or battery-powered lantern for light. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a dangerous fire hazard.
  • To safeguard your equipment and appliances – and to ease the initial load when power is restored – turn off or unplug televisions, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, computers and appliances that use electric motors, such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners, until power is restored. Leave an incandescent light on so you know when the power comes back on.
  • DO NOT use gas stoves, charcoal grills or other open-flame heat sources for warmth. Deadly carbon monoxide gas – which is odorless and invisible – may build up in your home without you realizing it.

Dollar General Grand Opening

The Dollar General in Aaronsburg opens Saturday, September 24th @ 8:00am.

DOLLAR GENERAL
364 W Aaron Square (Pa 45)
Aaronsburg, PA 16820

Hours

  • Monday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

2022 Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control season

The 2022 Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control season has begun. The Surveillance and Control Program is managed by the County Planning & Community Development Office and is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Due to the recent discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in PA and its potentially devastating effect on wild and domestic birds, the Centre County Surveillance and Control Program will not be accepting dead birds for testing. Dead bird reports can be forwarded to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or to pcgwildlifehealth@pa.gov

Residents are urged to eliminate sources of standing water such as unused swimming pools, stagnant ornamental ponds, poorly functioning roof gutters and especially used tires. Between May and the end of September, adult mosquito trapping will be periodically conducted within our municipality. Questions or concerns, please contact the County at 814-355-6791 and for more information​ see the PA Dept. of Health website at www.westnile.state.pa.gov