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Homeowners should apply now
Half-a-million dollars is available only for a short time to rehabilitate houses for Bloomsburg homeowners.
If the rehabilitation work by the Town of Bloomsburg and SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Housing Program isn’t contracted by the end of November, the remaining $500,000 of the $1 million HOME grant will be returned to the state.
Because it takes several months to contract the work, those interested need to apply now.
Repairs are free for income-qualifying homeowners in the Town of Bloomsburg. Repairs may be considered to include structural, plumbing, heating, and electrical work. This includes improvements for mobility-impaired residents.
If applying homeowners live in the flood zone, they must have flood insurance.
Lifelong Bloomsburg resident Ray “Dune” Bauman III said the cost of flood insurance was worth it compared to the repairs he received.
“I look around at what they’ve done, and it’s spectacular,” Bauman said. “I’m glad I’m in the position I’m at now, as to where I was before.”
His windows were cracked and weren’t sealing properly. Now repaired, they save him a significant amount of money in heating over the winter. New front and back doors were installed.
But most importantly for him, a handicap-accessible bathroom shower and a backdoor ramp were built – plus, the backdoor was widened.
Simply being able to walk, or just get out, of the door is an act most don’t consider a luxury. But to Bauman, it’s the world.
Bauman has a mobility-impaired genetic disorder.
Indoors, he can use a walker. Outside, he uses what he calls an electric cart – a three-wheeled, battery-charged scooter – so the new ramp allows him to drive his cart from his house to his driveway. He can put his cart on his truck and experience freedom.
The freedom is excruciatingly
Please click link below for a list of concerts at the Bloomsburg Town Park Band Shell:
2017 Summer Concerts
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
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