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2017 Season passes to the Norris E. Rock Memorial Swimming Pool are now available for purchase at Town Hall, 301 E. Second Street, Third Floor, Bloomsburg. Town Hall is open 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.FAMILY: $170 By APPLICATION (PDF) CAREGIVER (name added to Family Pass): + $45.00– Must be at least 18 years of age or older. Age 17 or 16 allowable but must sign a waiver. Can ONLY be used when accompanying children on the Family Pass. ADULT: (up to age 64) $70 YOUTH: (up to age 19) $60 SENIOR: (age 65+) $50
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation was created in 1996 by the Bloomsburg Town Council. The initial funds for the Foundation were created by the interest payments which the Town of Bloomsburg received from a loan made to Magee Industrial Enterprises Inc. with monies which the Town received as part of an Urban Development Action Grant from the Federal Government.
Since then the Board of Directors, composed of representatives from varied organizations and governmental entities (Town Council and the Bloomsburg Area School District) has made annual grants to worthy applicants within the greater Bloomsburg area with the goal of helping to enrich the lives of area residents whether through funding for a soup kitchen, a little league backstop, to educational supplies and programs provided by the Columbia County Child Development Program, the Columbia County Historical Society, and the Children’s Museum.
Since 1998 the Foundation has made 140 awards totaling over $181,503.45.
If you are interested in applying for a grant from the BACF please click on the application below:
2017 BACF GRANT APPLICATION
Applications are being accepted no later than May 26, 2017. The applications can be returned to:
Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation
c/o Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP
3 E. Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
**Please note no applications hand delivered or postmarked after May 26, 2017 will be accepted**
Improvements Planned for Bloomsburg Pool by WNEP’s Nikki Krize
Winter 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) has negotiated a group price for engineering/survey services to complete and issue FEMA Elevation Certificates to interested homeowners.
The National Flood Insurance Program has gone through significant changes with the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. These reforms mean that policy holders with subsidized pre-FIRM or grandfathered rates may see premium rate increases until FEMA deems that the flood insurance cost is based on the true flood risk to that property.
An elevation certificate determines the true flood risk and can often reduce the cost of your flood insurance by determining the proper flood insurance premium rate for the building, allowing an insurance company to better assess the risk (your home) being insured.
To download the application, click here and click on Bloomsburg.
Now you can pay your sewer bill with our new iOS mobile app!
We are pleased to announce a new free mobile app that is now available for download from the App Store.
This new app allows you to:
– Pay your bills in real-time
– Pay with a credit card, checking account, etc.
– Sign-up for paperless billing
– Never miss a bill again with Auto Pay
– Update your payment information
– View your billing and payment history
– Receive up-to-the-minute account alerts
“Our app has many of the same powerful features found on our website www.xpressbillpay.com,” says Keith L. Jenkins, President and CEO of Xpress Bill Pay.
Founded in 2005, Xpress Bill Pay provides an innovative Internet and electronic payment system to government and utility organizations. “Currently the app is available for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from the Apple App Store, and requires iOS 8.0 or later,” says Jenkins. “We are working on an Android App that will be available in early 2017 from Google Play, followed by a Windows App from the Microsoft Store for Windows Phones.”
For more information visit www.xpressbillpay.com, call 1-800-766-2350 or e-mail [email protected]
The Bloomsburg Town Pool will now have AQUA ZUMBA®
Monday evenings, 6:00pm-6:45pm & some Friday’s too (click on the link below for schedule)
PLEASE NOTE: Weather related class cancellations will be decided by 5:45pm
CHECK HERE FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
What is Aqua Zumba???
Aqua Zumba® is perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine.
How It Works–Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss!
Benefits–There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.
Information and hints for class (helpful but certainly not all encompassing):
—life guards are rare at most venues and participants must assume their own personal risk in the pool and never expect a life guard to be “on duty”. (Bloomsburg Town Pool does have life guards.)
–participants are encouraged to position themselves in water depth that is generally about chest height
—participants determine the intensity of their Aqua Zumba® workout by controlling their own ROM (range of motion), speed, and how much water they move with their hands, arms and legs. This allows participants with a wide range of fitness skills to participate in the same class
—participants should be in a bathing suit that is supportive and will allow one to “let loose” with their moves and maximize their workout. Water shoes are optional but certainly permissible. Remember a towel and sunscreen (for outdoor venues).
— participants need to remember they are in the water in an active fitness program with “swancing” (dancing/swim in pool) and their hair and or face may get
2016 Town Pool Newsletter
Town of Bloomsburg Citizen Participation Plan (pdf)
In Accordance with the HUD Guidelines for the Community Development Block Grant Program
A housing rehabilitation effort has been expanded from Bloomsburg flood-prone properties to the entire town. Bloomsburg homeowners who meet income and other qualifications can apply to receive up to $35,000 in home repairs from a $1 million HOME grant administered by the Town of Bloomsburg and SEDA-Council of Governments Housing Program. The expanded area will now help disperse the remaining funds of the $1 million grant.
Bloomsburg Town Council recently voted to expand the range of the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program to include the entire town, though it had previously focused only on owner-occupied homes affected by Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Priority will continue to be given to homes in designated areas affected by that storm.
Program work most commonly done includes roof repair, electrical upgrading, heat system repair or replacement, and other essential and code-related work.
Income qualifications apply. For example, the maximum income for a two-person family is $38,550, and $48,150 for a family of four. Awarded homeowners must continue to live in the property for five years.
To request a prequalifying application, contact SEDA-COG’s Sue Goddard at 1-800-326-9310.
The program area was expanded because funding limitations attached to the original $1 million HOME grant did not allow for raising of homes above the flood level, so a new grant (not yet awarded) was applied for that would allow for the elevation of such homes.