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2022 Indian Lake Borough Council Organization Meeting
On January 3rd, 2022, Indian Lake Borough held its annual Organizational Meeting. At the meeting members of Borough government were sworn into their recently elected positions, dates for all 2022 Borough meetings were set, committees and members were named, and the Borough fee schedule was updated. Below is a brief outline of the meeting results.
  • Jay McClatchey was sworn into a newly elected 4-year term as Mayor.
  • Scott Hollern, Joe Lazzaro, and Shaun Nemeth, were sworn into re-elected 4-year terms on Borough Council.
  • Gavin Guarino was sworn into a newly elected 4-year term on Borough Council.
  • Pam Tadken was sworn into a newly elected 2-year term on Borough Council.
  • Scott Hollern was elected President and Joe Lazaro was elected Vice President for 2022.
  • John Emerick began a newly elected 6-year term as Constable.
  • Borough Council meetings for 2022 will be at 6:00 pm at the borough office on the 2nd Wednesday of every month with alternate meeting dates on the 4th Wednesday of every month.
  • Planning Commission meetings for 2022 will be at 6:00 pm at the borough office on the first Monday of every month with alternate meeting dates on the third Monday of every month.
  • Craig Tadken is our new Emergency Management Coordinator.
  • Kirsten Siehl was re-appointed as borough secretary for 2022.
  • Barbera Law (Michael Barbera) was re-appointed as borough solicitor for 2022.
  • Wessel and Company was re-appointed as the borough accounting firm and auditor for 2022.
  • Appointed members of the Indian Lake Zoning Hearing Board and its solicitor.
  • Welcome to all new members of Borough government!
  • Additional information regarding committees and fee schedule can be found on the Borough website.
Update on Dredging
In previous E-News publications Council had announced that we will be dredging the Northern end (stumps) of the lake. Our goal to start and complete the project before winter was delayed. A required Erosion and Soil Plan was not authorized from the Somerset Conservation District until January 10, 2022. Because of the delay the reservation for equipment needed was put on hold. As soon as we received the approval we reached out to the rental company and equipment was not available until later this month. When the equipment becomes available, we will evaluate the weather and start as soon as possible. We will update the community as soon as we have a start date.
Public Hearing: Tree Ordinance
Indian Lake Planning Commission drafted an amendment to the zoning ordinance 144 section 415 to provide additional clarity and oversight for tree cutting around the Borough.  The amendment also includes guidance for timber harvesting.  Pennsylvania law authorizes the reasonable regulation of forestry activities, including timber harvesting. The intent of the amendment is to ensure proper planning and careful management of the Borough’s trees that includes the option of timber harvesting. The Borough will host a public hearing on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the borough office to address any questions or concerns about this proposed amendment.

 
Proposed Tree Ordinance

The Lake Remains Closed – Stay off the Ice

The return of cold weather has much of the lake frozen making it inviting to ice fisherman, snowmobilers, etc.  Regardless of how safe it may look, it is not!  Therefore, the lake remains closed to all recreational activity until it returns to normal depth this spring.

Indian Lake Police Department

Happy New Year from the Police department!  We want to remind everyone that our police officers remain active all year around protecting and serving this community. If you have an emergency, Dial 911.  Our police also provide non-emergency services for our residents and property owners such as home and property security checks and welfare visits for the elderly or anyone with health concerns.  For non-emergency assistance call 814-754-3231 or email Police@indianlakepa.us.

Indian Lake Service Corporation

The Annual Meeting of the Indian Lake Service Corporation has been scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2022.  The Board of Director’s is very hopeful that this year’s meeting will be live and in person at the Indian Lake Lodge.  Continued monitoring of health conditions and COVID guidelines will possibly affect these plans.  A virtual alternative is also under consideration, as we have done the past two years.

Annual Bill Payment Options

The annual bills for Water, Sewer Maintenance and Service Corporation are being sent out in the next week.  If paying by check please remember to send a separate check for each bill received.  Checks will be returned to residents if they include more than once service.  We encourage residents to take advantage of our ePay system by visiting indianlakepa.us/epay.  If using ePay please be as specific as possible if paying for multiple properties to ensure that the payments get posted to the correct accounts.

Pay Now

Boat License

The office will begin processing boat license at the beginning of April.  A few things to remember when applying for your license this year:

  • If your boat has an Indian Lake License is orange in color and shows ‘2022’ it expires at the end of March 2022 and will need renewed.
  •  All of your Indian Lake bills will need to be paid prior to your license being issued.
  •  When applying for your license, please be as specific as possible when it comes to the property the boat is licensed to and which boats you are renewing.  If you are registering the same boats as in the past, we just need the lot name/number and the make/model of the boat.
Apply Now

Water Treatment Plant

The new water treatment plant project is well over 50% complete and expected to be completed ahead of the DEP deadline.  The interior painting of the new building will be completed the week, followed by the interior piping next week.  The Well 18B pitless adapter work is set to begin on Thursday, February 3rd.  The road trenches have been cold patched with the services on Cherokee and Seneca remaining to be completed.  The new 200,000-gallon water storage tank is essentially done; the disinfection and closing of the access manway will be done once the plant is producing water and the tank can be filled.  It may not look like much progress is being made from the outside, most of the work is currently being done on the interior of the building.  Once the interior piping and mechanical installs are complete they will move outside to complete the site piping and start restoring the site.

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