Honorary Southern Columbia Tigers Day!

Sunday January 27th will be the second Honorary Southern Columbia Tigers Football Day! Congratulations to the Southern Columbia Tigers Football Team on their 9th State Championship win!

Come join us watch Jim Becker accept the Proclamation on behalf of the Southern Columbia Tigers at the Cracker Barrel located on Main Street at 5:00 p.m. Sunday January 27th. There will also be cake for everyone to enjoy.


Upcoming Events

Catawissa Residents here is a list of upcoming events for 2019:

Dumpster Day ~ April 6, 2019                                                            8 a.m. – Noon

Borough Yard Sale ~ May 25, 2019                                                   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kid’s Day at Cara Park ~ June 15, 2019                                           11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Salute to Veterans Concert at Cara Park ~ June 25, 2019           7 p.m.

Senior Day at The Catawissa Fire Hall ~ August 23, 2019        10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Watch for more information for each individual event when it comes available.

Seeking Volunteers for Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Borough of Catawissa has hired Penn Strategies to create an Economic Development Plan, which will focus on rebuilding the Borough.

The Catawissa Borough Stakeholder Advisory Committee will bring together individuals with a variety of experience, to create a group which is representative of the community we live and work in. Although representatives from both the Borough and Penn Strategies will be present, this is very much your committee, with the staff members on hand to serve as advisors to the team.

Your knowledge, expertise, and experience will provide valuable feedback for the Borough as we move forward with public outreach and education, and as we  develop an implantation strategy. Most importantly, you will be part of a team getting the message out to other key stakeholders and the general public, and bringing community concerns back to the team for consideration.

Responsibilities of each Stakeholder Advisory Committee member include:

  • Reviewing materials and identifying key concerns and issues
  • Providing and presenting input, advice, and feedback on the pertinent issues
  • Exploring potential areas of agreement around key issues
  • Proving advice on the most effective way of involving the public at key points in the project
  • Assisting Borough leaders in achieving the identified goals of the Economic Development Plan
  • Participating in all meetings (which are expected to last for approximately and hour and a half)

The Borough and Penn Strategies is seeking 5 to 6 people with a passion/interest in the Catawissa Borough to volunteer. You do not need to be a resident of the Borough to participate. You will be required to attend a meeting once a month for 6 months. All interested parties please submit a letter of interest to the Catawissa Borough Office, 307 Main Street, Catawissa, PA 17820.


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 November 30, 2018. The Catawissa Council will consider an appointment for the vacancy at a public meeting to be held on December 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at The Catawissa Community Center 319 Pine Street, Catawissa, Pennsylvania.

Appointment: Civil Service Commission

Catawissa Borough is seeking to appoint a borough resident to be a member of the Civil Service Commission whose duties are to prescribe, amend and enforce rules and regulations governing police appointments, promotions and hold appeal hearings on disciplinary actions and dismissals, when appropriate.  Catawissa Borough residents that are interested in serving the unexpired term that ends in January 2021, please send letters of interest to Catawissa Borough, 307 Main Street, Catawissa, PA  17820 by 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 30th, 2018.

Catawissa Borough Council will consider an appointment for the vacancy at a public meeting to be held on Monday December 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the Catawissa Community Center 319 Pine St. Catawissa, PA 17820.