**ELECTRIC REFUND SCAM**

There is an electric refund scam going on in the Catawissa area. If you receive a phone call stating you were over charged on your electric bill and they are offering a refund with a 30% discount on your next bill. Do not give any information over the phone. Catawissa Residents did not get over charged. We advise you to hang up and report the call to the police.

Residents are reporting this call is coming from Direct Energy. Direct Energy is not your electric provider.

 

Catawissa Borough Economic Development Strategy Plan

This report is the culmination of months of planning, analysis of economic trends, data gathering and interpretation, visioning, and prioritization. The process began in April of 2019, with the creation of the Catawissa Borough Stakeholder Advisory Committee lead by Penn Strategies. Their skill sets, varied expertise and institutional knowledge have resulted in this focused, thoughtful blueprint for growth in the Borough of Catawissa.

The goal of this plan is to provide a road map for the total redevelopment of Catawissa Borough. The goal of this plan is to outline specific steps that, if taken, will make Catawissa a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In order to design a plan for future growth for the Borough, it is important to consider the past.

 

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan

 

 

Pre-Notification of Survey

Dear Catawissa Resident,

 

The Borough and Water Authority are always looking for grant programs to help fund infrastructure projects. One of these programs is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). To determine if Catawissa is eligible for this grant, an income survey must be conducted.  Within the next few weeks, you may receive this survey in the mail from the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority (CCRA). Please complete and return the survey to the CCRA. All information provided is confidential.  Your participation is vital for this funding.

 

Thank you,

Catawissa Borough and Catawissa Water Authority

Columbia County Traveling Library

The Columbia County Traveling Library is a valuable tool for education and enjoyment throughout the County.  Please visit as often as possible. Click on the link below for the dates and times the Library will be in the Catawissa Borough.  If you would like more locations please contact the Library at (570)387-8782.

 

 

THE TRAVELING LIBRARY IS OFF THE ROAD FOR A WHILE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, BUT WE ARE OFFERING CURBSIDE SERVICES.

See the library home page for information about curbside services by appointment at the central walk-in library at 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg – near Lightstreet.

Home delivery is possible for people who are not able to leave the house during the pandemic. Email service@cctlibrary.org or call 570-387-8782 ext. 2.

You can also arrange to pick up your Traveling Library books at the N4Cs Community Center in Benton or the Orangeville Public Library.

We hope to be back on the road to our community stops in the Benton, Millville, Mifflinville, Lime Ridge, Catawissa, and Numidia areas as soon as we shore up funding!

 

 

Appointment: Zoning Hearing Board Member

Catawissa Borough is seeking to fill a vacancy on its Zoning Hearing Board that will occur on January 1, 2019.  The appointment is for a three year term.  While the individual needs no prior experience, a willingness to familiarize oneself with the borough zoning ordinances and related Pennsylvania municipal regulations would be beneficial.

The individual cannot be a current holder of an elected and/or appointed office or position within the borough.  The individual cannot be a borough employee. The individual must be a resident of the borough.

The Zoning Hearing Board meets on an as needed basis to conduct hearings and make decisions related to borough zoning issues that include variances, special exceptions, validity uses, non-conforming uses, and procedural appeals.

Letters of interest will be accepted through 4 p.m. on Monday February 25, 2019. The Catawissa Council will consider an appointment for the vacancy at a public meeting to be held on March 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at The Catawissa Borough Hall 307 Main Street, Catawissa, Pennsylvania.

Feral Cat Program

 

Borough Residents there is grant money available through PA Pets for anyone interested in helping with the trapping , neutering and release of the feral cats within the borough. Many residents have shared their concerns with this ongoing issue. Now is the time to get involved! The fees for spaying/ neutering of Feral Cats caught in the Catawissa Borough are now free until all of the grant money is used up. Applications are available at the Catawissa Borough Hall at 307 Main Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or you can contact PA Pets Representative Jo Wright at 1-610-283-1832. Make sure when filling out your application, where the income guidelines are please cross that out and write “Catawissa Cat Grant Project”. This has been done for you on the applications available at the Borough Hall.

Catawissa Community Center Open For Rentals

Catawissa Borough is accepting reservations for our Community Center located at 319 Pine St Catawissa. The fee is $30 for Catawissa Residents and $50 for non-residents plus a $100  security deposit. The Community Center can be rented for a Business Event, Private Use, Community Sponsored Event or a Non- Profit Meeting. A copy of the Rental Policy is available for review Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at The Catawissa Borough Hall 307 Main St. Catawissa.