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Broadband Internet Access in Mill Village

Residents of Mill Village Borough can get high-speed Internet access through Armstrong Cable. Armstrong Cable cam through the borough in November 2007 and put in fiber. They also offer cable and phone services. If you are interested in any services offered by Armstrong Cable, please give them a call at 1-877-486-4666 between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM week days or 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends.

Erie County Recycling Convenience Center

Erie County now has an electronic recycling center located at 1556 West 12th Street in Erie. They are accepting E-Waste (Electronics) as well as Hazardous Waste.

The facility will be open two Saturday's a month from May thru October. Check their website for more information.

Transfer Station Day

Spring Transfer Station Day is a service offered strictly to the residents living in Mill Village Borough. Please do not abuse this privilege by bringing items that do not belong to a resident of the borough. You may bring your items to be thrown away to the Mill Village Borough Transfer Station on Woods Road on the designated day.

Items that will be accepted:

  • Burnables
  • Recyclable metals
  • General dumpster items
  • Paint cans with solid (dry) paint or empty paint cans
  • Items that will NOT be accepted:

  • Daily Garbage
  • Tires
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans with liquid paint in them
  • Liquid oils
  • Construction debris
  • Shingles
  • Electronics (TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, etc.)
  • Air conditioners, freezers or refrigerators that do not have a tag stating that the freon has been professionally removed.
  • Note: Do not leave items by the gates during the year. This is considered littering and you will be fined.

    If you need to recycle electronic items, you can check the Erie County Recycling Program website for e-Cycling event dates and times in Erie County. These events usually require you to pre-register, so check the information carefully.

    Hogweed Found Growing on Woods Road

    Most of us have at least heard of hogweed. It is on the Pennsylvania Noxious Weed list and it is illegal to grow it here. Hogweed was first introduced as a garden ornamental from Europe. This plant colonizes stream and river edges, and establishes itself readily. The rich, moist soil of cultivated gardens suits the plant perfectly.

    Hogweed was discovered growing along side the south guard rail on Woods Road this summer. The Noxious Weed Hotline was notified and a representative came out and verified that the suspected plants were hogweed. Everyone should use caution when walking through fields and wooded lots in the area.

    Giant hogweed is a public health hazard. The toxic sap, clear and watery, contains a substance that causes painful blisters. The blisters emerge when skin coated with the sap is exposed to sun. The combination of sap and sun produces painful burning blisters that may develop into purplish, blackened scars.

    It is illegal to move the plant within or between states, or to sell the seeds. Do not collect the seed head to dry them. Keep children away from this plant and use extreme caution when handling it.

    For more information, click here to download the full color brochure. You may also stop by the borough office during office hours to pick one up. If you see a plant that you suspect is hogweed, use the brochure to rule out look-alikes. If you are sure that it is hogweed, please call the noxious weed hotline at 1-800-292-3939 to report it.

    Street Light Problems

    If you are having trouble with a street light, write down the pole number and call Penelec at
    1-800-545-7741.

    Snow Removal

    We would like to thank all the borough residents for keeping their sidewalks clear of snow this past Winter.

    Community News

    Commmunity news will be posted at the Mill Village Post Office on the outside bulletin board. Please keep all posting sizes to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and remove promptly after 1 week. This bulletin board is for private residential use. Please do not post your commercial business advertisements.

    Reminder to All Dog
    and Cat Owners

    Remember to keep your pets leashed, tied, kenneled or inside some kind of fencing at all times. This is for the safety and health of all residents and pets in the borough. When walking your dog, please be kind to your neighbors and clean up any messes left behind.

    Also be aware that dogs and cats over the age of 3 months are required by law to be vaccinated for rabies.

    Dog licenses can be purchased at the LeBoeuf Township building on Flatts Road from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Lavery's Gas Station in Waterford also carries dog licenses.

    Zoning and Building Codes

    Mr. John Letzo is Mill Village Borough's Zoning and Building Code Officer. The new Pennsylvania Building Code laws are now in effect. Please keep in mind if you are planning any new building projects, additions, fences, movable building built on skids or zoning changes on your property, you must call the Zoning Officer first to see if a permit is required.

    Also, any alterations to an existing building may require permits dependent upon the scope of the work being done. Contact the building official before beginning any work. Please be courteous when making an appointment with the Zoning Officer and ensure that you are home at the time agreed upon. If your plans change and you cannot be home for your appointment, please call to reschedule as soon as possible.

    Depot Street Bridge Update

    As you may already know, the Depot Street Bridge Project is finally finished! We would like to thank all the residents for their patience during this long process. The end result was worth all the time and energy invested in this project by the Borough Council members, the Borough Secretary, and especially the Borough Engineer - Mark Corey and Representative Curt Sonney. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this project.

     
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