TRICK OR TREAT

AT THEIR OCTOBER 8TH MEETING, BOROUGH COUNCIL RECOGNIZED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH FROM 6-8 PM AS TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT.  THEY ALSO RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANTS TO FOLLOW ALL RECOMMENDED CDC GUIDELINES FOR A SAFE EVENT OR TO STAY HOME.  THERE WAS NO RAIN DATE SELECTED. 

Janitorial Service Bid Information

SEALED BIDS for janitorial services for the Borough of Palmyra Municipal Center for the contract period January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, will be received by the Management of the Borough of Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pa., at the Borough office, 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, Pa., until 1:00 PM prevailing time, November 5, 2020 when the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Specifications and bidding documents may be obtained at the Municipal Center, 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, be requested via U.S. Mail by telephone (717) 838-6361, or via electronic .pdf file by email request to:  bpera@palmyraborough.org.

Bids shall be accompanied by a certified check, or satisfactory bid bond, made payable to or naming as obligee the Borough of Palmyra in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the base bid.  Guarantee checks or bid bonds shall be forfeited as liquidated damages if the bidder fails to execute the contract and furnish bonds as specified, within ten (15) days after notification of the contract award.

Bids shall be irrevocable for a period of forty-five (45) days after the bid opening and bidders may not withdraw their bids during that period.

The Borough of Palmyra reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and informalities in any bid for the best interest of the Borough and to consider the competency and responsibility of the bidder in awarding the contract.

The “lowest responsible bidder” will include factors such as financial responsibility, integrity, efficiency, industry experience, promptness & ability to successfully carry out the particular undertaking. 

CLICK HERE FOR JANITORIAL BID SPECIFICATIONS

Coronavirus Update / Information (COVID19)

Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services has created a dedicated website for COVID-19.  This website will provide the public with real-time information in the areas of public facing businesses, extended care facilities, schools, and faith-based organizations as a start.  The website will utilize the LCDES Helpdesk Ticket System which will be vetted through our department.  It is our hope that this website will provide the public with pertinent and timely information moving forward.

 

The link to the website is: http://covid19.lcdes.org/ 

From the Department of Agriculture website:

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species native to China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. In 2014 it was found in Pennsylvania, and has since spread to 14 counties which are now quarantined. Lebanon County is within the quarantine zone.  If you see a Spotted Lanternfly, it's imperative to immediately report it online or via phone by calling 1-888-4BADFLY.  Especially if you are not inside the quarantine zone.

What else? Kill it! Squash it, smash it...just get rid of it. In the fall, these bugs will lay egg masses with 30-50 eggs each. These are called bad bugs for a reason.  

Why?

The Spotted Lanternfly causes serious damage in trees including oozing sap, wilting, leaf curling, and tree dieback. In addition to tree damage, when spotted lanternflies feed, they excrete a sugary substance, called honeydew, that encourages the growth of black sooty mold. This mold is harmless to people, however it causes damage to plants. In counties infested and quarantined for Spotted Lanternfly, residents report hundreds of these bad bugs that affect their quality of life and ability to enjoy the outdoors during the spring and summer months. Spotted Lanternflies will cover trees, swarm in the air, and their honeydew can coat decks and play equipment.

In addition to damaging trees and affecting quality of life, the Spotted Lanternfly is a huge threat to Pennsylvania agriculture industry. They threaten billions of economic impact and hundreds of thousands of jobs for those in the grapes, apple, hops, and hardwood industries. 

Identification

The Spotted Lanternfly adult is approximately 1" long and 1/2" wide at rest. The forewing is grey with black spots and the wings tips are reticulated black blocks outlined in grey. The hind wings have contrasting patches of red and black with a white band. The legs and head are black; the abdomen is yellow with broad black bands. Immature stages are black with white spots, and develop red patches as they grow.

 

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Cluster

 Spotted Lanternfly Egg Cluster

 

Spotted Lanternfly

 Spotted Lanternfly

 

Spotted Lanternfly - Full Winged Span

Spotted Lanternfly - Full Wing Exposed