WEST MAYFIELD NEWS

Coronavirus Emergency Updates
June 9, 2020

STAY HEALTHY

General guidance for Pennsylvanians: Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week instead of daily. Several counties are under Stay at Home Orders through April 30. Freedom of travel remains, but please refrain from non-essential travel. Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Do not host or attend gatherings.

For more info:
https://www.health.pa.gov/…/coronavi…/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx


ONLINE CITIZENS COMMENT FORM

If you have a comment, question, or feedback for West Mayfield Borough officials, please use the borough’s online citizens comment form on the borough’s website.
http://www.westmayfieldborough.us/communi…/citizen-comments/

NOTE: This form and the borough’s social media platforms are not intended to receive or replace formal correspondence pertaining to official borough business or legal matters. Citizens are advised to attend council meetings to have their issues formally addressed by borough officials. The Borough is not obligated to address anonymous correspondence.

To contact your government officials directly, please visit the borough’s online Government Directory.
http://www.westmayfieldborough.us/your-government-2/


COUNCIL MEETINGS

The June 11, 2020 council meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the West Mayfield Fire Hall.  No more than 25 people will be permitted in the building including our council members, law and code enforcement and the solicitor.  We will be practicing social distancing and all attendees will be required to wear masks or some type of facial covering.  


RECYCLING PROGRAM SUSPENDED

The borough’s “Second Saturday” recycling program has been suspended until further notice. However, the bins for brush, leaves and grass clippings are still available for our residents.


REFUSE COLLECTION RESTRICTIONS – UPDATED JUNE 9, 2020

Dear J. Young Refuse Customers,

We can collect bulk items with your service again. Please put 1 large item out a week. If you have been cleaning up around your house and have extra bags of clean up materials, please do not put out all your extra bags at once.

We appreciate all the customers who were understanding and worked with us during this difficult time. Those customers who were kind to our workers and understood the need to keep them safe and to temporarily stop collection of items is greatly appreciated by our company and workers. We hope all our customers are safe and well during this pandemic and we know it has not been easy with all the changes we have faced. Thank you for your patience. Any questions please call our office we are happy to assist you.

J. Young Refuse

724-495-6199


NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

If you are having an emergency, call 911. Please report all illicit activity (car break-ins, vandalism, suspicious persons, etc.) to the Beaver Falls police dept. (non-emergency: 724-846-7000).


WEST MAYFIELD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The borough’s Emergency Management Program oversees 4 basic phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Mayor and Council work very closely with the Borough’s Emergency Management team to provide the support that is needed to be effective in all phases.

The borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator is Bill Heaton. Please contact Mr. Heaton if you would like to volunteer on our Emergency Management team.


WEST MAYFIELD FIRE DEPT. NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Like so many fire departments throughout Beaver County, West Mayfield desperately needs help from volunteers to provide fire protection to the borough and surrounding communities–especially during the coronavirus emergency.

If you have an interest in fulfilling this critical public service to your community, please contact us today. Spread the word and share our need with others who might be willing to help.

– Direct fire fighting or support positions available such as traffic control, rehab service, equipment repair, station cleaning, fundraising, fire prevention education

REQUIREMENTS

– Junior fire fighters must be at least 16

– Active fire fighters must be at least 18

– No experience necessary

– Departmental training and certification provided

– On-call insurance coverage provided

– Resident of the borough not required, but those who live in the borough or surrounding communities (Chippewa Twp., White Twp., Beaver Falls, Big Beaver) preferred.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chief Lou Little: (724) 601-7166


Fire Fighters Needed

Who Will Save Us?

Who Will Save Us? A special three-part investigative report by BeaverCountian.com

For nearly a century, West Mayfield volunteer fire fighters have proudly provided much needed fire protection and other emergency services to the community. From house and brush fires to traffic control and search and rescue missions, local first responders have been on the front lines keeping us all safe.

BUT NOW WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM!

But like so many fire departments throughout Beaver County, West Mayfield desperately needs help from volunteers to provide fire protection to the borough and surrounding communities.

If you have an interest in fulfilling this critical public service to your community, please contact us today. Spread the word and share our need with others who might be willing to help.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Direct fire fighting or support positions available such as traffic control, rehab service, equipment repair, station cleaning, fundraising, fire prevention education
  • Junior fire fighters must be at least 16
  • Active fire fighters must be at least 18
  • No experience necessary
  • Departmental training and certification provided
  • On-call insurance coverage provided
  • Resident of the borough not required, but those who live in the borough or surrounding communities (Chippewa Twp., White Twp., Beaver Falls, Big Beaver) preferred.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US

Chief Lou Little: (724) 601-7166

contact us through the West Mayfield Borough website


Beware of Utility Imposters

From Known Scams, by First Energy Corp.

Criminals posing as sales or service people

In this scam, individuals appear at the door, claiming to be affiliated with one of FirstEnergy’s utility companies. The scam artists often work in pairs, are very persistent, and use a variety of excuses to gain personal information or access to your home. In some cases, once access is gained and/or the victim is distracted outside, the home has been robbed.

These criminals may try to distract victims by requesting a copy of the resident’s utility bill, allegedly to “see if you’re getting the lowest rate.” Another tactic reported to police involves a pair of people claiming to be tree trimmers contracted by the utility. One individual walked the property with the homeowner, while the other took items from the home. 

The facts:

  • These individuals do not represent FirstEnergy, our utilities, or subsidiaries. Our utility employees do not solicit door-to-door, and they would not ask you to provide a copy of your electric bill.
  • While some third-party generation suppliers may use door-to-door sales tactics, they should represent themselves as such; not as affiliates of our company.
  • If a utility employee or authorized contractor needs access to your home or needs to review an issue with you, an appointment will be scheduled in advance, and proper identification will be provided for your review.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

  • Do not allow these individuals into your home, and do not provide them with your utility bill or other personal information.
  • Do not leave your home unattended to accompany an individual who shows up without an appointment.
  • Report them to your local law enforcement authorities.

Individuals canvasing door-to-door to collect information

Customers have reported that individuals are knocking on doors late in the evening, posing as contractors affiliated with one of FirstEnergy’s utility companies. In some cases they claim to be hired by the utility company to inspect the meter or fuse box within the house. 

The facts:

  • These individuals do not represent FirstEnergy, our utilities, or contractors. 
  • Our utility companies are not conducting door-to-door surveys of meters or fuse boxes. 
  • If a utility employee or authorized contractor needs access to your home, an appointment will be scheduled in advance, and proper identification will be provided for your review.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

  • Do not allow these individuals into your home for any reason. 
  • Report them to your local law enforcement authorities.

At our recent council meeting, Beaver Falls police reported that there have been several car break-ins during recent weeks.

We remind borough residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times, be vigilant of unknown persons in their neighborhoods, and report suspicious activity:

CALL 911

Be Watchful of Solicitors

No Soliciting Sign_37th St ChippewaBE WATCHFUL OF SOLICITORS

A reminder to West Mayfield residents: All solicitors in the borough must have a permit issued and signed by the mayor. This permit must be presented to residents upon request.

All solicitation permits are posted to borough website:  Verify a Solicitaton Permit 

Anyone soliciting in the borough without a proper permit is in violation of the law and should be reported to the police by calling 911.

As per Borough Ordinance 820.01, there is no commercial soliciting, either by pedestrians or by vehicle, in the Borough of West Mayfield without a Solicitation Permit issued in person (M-F, 9am-5pm) by the Mayor

Permitted solicitors are authorized to conduct business in West Mayfield from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.  There is no soliciting soliciting on Saturday and Sunday.

Charitable, nonprofit, political, or religious organizations are not required to obtain a solicitation permit, but they must notify the Mayor of their activities.