March 7, 2018

News Alerts!

09/08/2018

See flooding update page for up to date information.

08/14/2018
Appliances, Metals, items like this Radar will pick up curbside so contact him at 570-573-7249. Also if needed contact borough hall and they can get in contact with Orval Koppenhaver who also his family is willing to assist in appliances pick up and removal. Thanks folks for stepping up. We are researching into the electronics and will be reaching out to a local garage on tire removals.

Good Morning: With the heavy rains that have been affecting this community, and the communities surrounding ours in this County. I need all residents in our community to remain TREMONT STRONG! Our community will continue to monitor the storms, the National Weather Service still has a Flash Flooding in effect so if you have low line areas please monitor and take immediate cover. As most of you know the water comes up rapidly.

We have been and continue to monitor the water and sewage in this area. We did have some sewage concerns with the pumping station done yesterday and crews working to address this need. So if in doubt may need boil water advisories. Please use caution.
Out of our 800 households we have over 200 affected by this natural disaster. 190 of our homes have minor damage. About 20 homes have major damage which had water to there first floor from 18 inches to 6 feet of water.
As many of our residents know we have been dealt by mother nature with a nasty amount of rain over the past three floods. Any local storm is causing localized flooding for us. Ground is completely saturated. The water runoff is excess.
We have declared state of emergency. Curfew is from 9pm now until 7 am. Normally it is 11pm til 7 am. This will be in effect until further notice. Limited access into our community. I will continue as Mayor to strive for safety of our responders and residents and need to limited quests coming into our community.
We have our local business affected by the disaster. Local Mid Penn Bank, Family Dollar, Local Pizza Shop. Our Nursing Home has been slightly affected but still in full operation and we have been working closely with them. We will continue to reach out with Mid Penn Bank, Family Dollar, and Local Pizza Shop on there needs. Dayton Superior was affected again as well. Our smaller business like flower shop and need to reach out to them on there needs. We have been very overwhelmed and Armed Security and Emergency Powers granted to folks to provide Police assistance in our community.
I am again asking for our community to dig one more time deeper and come together and not get defeated. Continue to help one another, Let’s Continue to pray for Strength, Hope, Faith, and Love for one another.
Let’s continue to work thru the anger and frustration and emotions we all are facing and we will prevail!
One again reminder we are in recovery phase. Damaged homes, water in basements, we have crews to assist. Our local volunteers have been stretched to the limit. Do not lose faith or hope in them. The have already had over 40 answered calls to pumping details. They have been a great help in opening up drains that were blocked. Have provided assist with dive teams on 3 swift water rescues and gathering 15 households to safety. We have had no fatal deaths. No injuries. Safety is our concern. Mutual Aid units have been brought in to aid our community so let them assist you.
Again we have dumpsters being placed near spring street in family dollar lot. W Laurel Street and Union Street so give us time to get them established. We have a local set of volunteers to get appliances get them to the curb.
American Red Cross, Savage Army have been actively involved in emergency shelter food and also we have many active missionary groups coming to assist over the next few days. I plead to you to allow these good people to come to our rescue. Chaplain and Counseling will also be available.
I spoke with Governor Wolfe yesterday and advised me to contact his chief of staff for unmet needs, I have had many conversations with Schuylkill County EMA, I met with Representative Tobash, I have pleaded for emergency money. I reached out to County Commissioner George Halcovage. I am begging and will continue to strive for assistance. We have had some churches stepping up to aid us until we see assistance. We have been working on emergency loan and our local bank had to close with this disaster so we are indeed, by far reached a low but will not fail. We will continue to strive for help and I as our Mayor need you guys behind our local officials and know we will not stand alone.
Stay Well, Stay Safe
Mayor Ney

Ed Fegly a certified electrical code inspector over ten years is willing to volunteer his time to check out, inspect, or answer any questions you may have regarding electrical services for those impacted by the disaster. Ed can be reached at 570-274-0944. please reach out to these folks willing to volunteer to help us become whole again.

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Tremont Dollar Store is back open and we thank them for reopening quickly in our community.

Any resident that had flood damage or water back up and had losses from last weeks flooding if you did not attend the meeting please get a SBA Form at Tremont Borough Hall ASAP and get that form back to us so we can get totals of everyone’s losses so we can seek federal aid, grants, and funding for us all. These groups can assist in removing drywall, carpet, flooring and also installing these items. Another group is willing to assist in mud or debris from yards and streets.

Kitty’s closet will be open from July 30- August 10 from 9 -11 am to assist with items for folks that lost furniture, appliances in the flood so stop by they have clothing and other items.

Ed Fegly a certified electrical code inspector over ten years is willing to volunteer his time to check out, inspect, or answer any questions you may have regarding electrical services for those impacted by the disaster. Ed can be reached at 570-274-0944. please reach out to these folks willing to volunteer to help us become whole again.

Mid Penn Bank has Emergency Load Funds available, The Pine Grove Fulton Bank has a Disaster Relief Funds set up so please reach out to these folks or a borough official to aid you so you can bounce back up on your feet. Each resident in our borough is not alone we are Tremont Strong!

cleaning supplies and other items still available at ems station so contact any ems member or borough hall and we can package up items for you.

Any Residents still in need of assistance cleaning up from the flood please reach out to one of our two project managers: Denise Krammes at 570-695-3647 or 570-294-4204. Also Mike Scheib can be reached also. They will assist you in getting assistance from mission groups that are willing to help.

07/26/2018
ANY VOLUNTEER INTERESTED IN COMING OUT TO ASSIST WITH CLEAN UP PROJECTS TODAY WE HAVE A GROUP COMING TO ASSIST SPRING STREET RESIDENT’S AND WE WILL HAVE BREAKFAST AT THE EMS STATION, GET BRIEFED ON THE INCIDENT ACTION PLAN AND THAN STARTING ON CLEAN UP WORK. WE HAVE LOTS OF CLEANING SUPPLIES, AND CLEAN UP KITS TO GET OUT TO THE RESIDENTS IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THIS I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO GET ONE. WE WILL TRY IF STAFFING IS LOADED TODAY TO COME BY AND DROP A KIT OFF FOR YOU.

AGAIN TREMONT RESIDENT’S WE ARE TREMONT STRONG!!!!!!! THANKS FOR BEING PATIENT WITH US. UPDATE WE HAD ISSUES WITH DUMPSTERS ARRIVING SO PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY STUFF YOU ARE GETTING RID OF NO ELECTRONICS AT THIS TIME, APPLIANCES WE CAN TAKE TO THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATIONS AND YOUR DEBRIS LOCATED AT FAMILY DOLLAR WE WILL HAVE A SECTION YELLOW TAPED OFF AND DROP OFF YOUR STUFF THERE AND WE WILL GET IT IN THE DUMPSTER WHEN THEY ARRIVE. SORRY FOR THE DELAY.
WE WILL BE PLACING A DUMPSTER IN THE AREA OF THE ST PETER’S UCC CHURCH ON SPRING STREET AND APPLIANCE AT THIS DEBRIS REMOVAL STATION.
TREMONT BOROUGH HALL DEBRIS REMOVAL STATION FOR APPLIANCES AND DUMPSTER WILL BE LOCATED IN A YELLOW TAPED OFF AREA TO THE FAR PARKING AREA NEAR THE OLD TENNIS COURTS.
IN THE AREA OF 7-9 W LAUREL STREETS WILL HAVE A DUMPSTER/ DEBRIS REMOVAL AREA.

LET’S CONTINUE TO PRAY AND HELP ONE ANOTHER AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
MAYOR RICKY A NEY JR

JULY FLOODING UPDATE FROM MAYOR RICKY A NEY JR 07/25/2018

THE TREMONT AREA AMBULANCE HALL IS STILL BEING UTILIZED AS THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER, STAGING AREA FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDER’S AND VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING US WITH THIS INCIDENT.

 THE BOROUGH OPENED A SHELTER WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE RED CROSS. 4 RESIDENTS UTILIZED THE RESOURCES OF THE SHELTER, THESE RESIDENTS HAVE SINCE FOUND OTHER PLACES TO STAY SO WE DECIDED TO CLOSE THE SHELTER AT TREMONT BOROUGH HALL AND TREMONT AREA AMBULANCE BUT IF ANYONE STILL NEEDS FOOD, WATER, CLEAN UP KITS, WANTS TO STOP IN AND SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS WHILE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IS STILL OPEN PLEASE STOP BY.

 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S INCIDENT SUPPORT IS STILL IN PLACE

 MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY THE GOOD SPRING CREEK AND MIDDLE CREEK BOTH OVERFLOWED THEIR BANKS INTO THE CENTRAL PART OF TOWN.THERE WAS EROSION ON BOTH CREEKS.

 GOOD SPRING ALLEY THAT RUNS BEHIND SPRING STREET WAS DESTROYED WHEN THE BANKS OVERFLOWED THE WALLS.

 ON MONDAY MORNING, A STORM TUNNEL CLOGGED ON WEST LAUREL STREET. THE RUSHING WATER AND DEBRIS, FLOWED DOWN WEST AND POPLAR STREETS DESTROYING BOTH AND BYPASSING THE TUNNEL. THE WATER WASHED AWAY LARGE CHUNKS OF THE ROAD AND FLOWED ONTO SOUTH PINE STREET. THERE WERE SIX HOMES ON SOUTH PINE STREET THAT HAD BASEMENT FLOODING DUE TO THE STORM SEWERS BACKING UP

 THE TREMONT AMERICAN LEGION AT 25 EAST MAIN STREET SITS NEXT TO THE GOOD SPRING CREEK. THE CREEK ROSE AND STARTED TO ERODE THE EAST WALL IN THE BASEMENT. THE FLOWING WATER ERODED THE WALL IN TWO PLACES. A PORTION OF THE FIRST FLOOR WALL IS ALSO SEPARATING FROM THE BUILDING. ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE BOROUGH ENGINEER INSPECTED AND THEN CONDEMNED THE BUILDING. THERE ARE APARTMENT UNITS ON THE 2ND AND 3RD FLOOR. THREE ADULTS ARE DISPLACED. THE LEGION WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN FLOOD INSURANCE DUE TO ITS PROXIMITY TO THE CREEK. IT IS NOW A TOTAL LOSS. THERE IS MAJOR CONCERN THAT THE EAST WALL OF THE LEGION BUILDING COULD COLLAPSE INTO THE CREEK AND BLOCK THE WATER FLOW AND IT COULD BACK UP INTO THE TOWN AGAIN.

 ST. PETER’S UCC CHURCH HAD ITS BASEMENT COMPLETELY FULL OF WATER UP TO THE FIRST FLOOR. THE FURNACE IS DESTROYED AND THE CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

 THE FAMILY DOLLAR STORE HAD 3-4 INCHES OF WATER IN THE STORE. IT DID NOT REACH ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE ON THE SHELVES. THE STORE IS CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK UNTIL CLEANUP OF ALL THE FLOORS CAN BE COMPLETE. THIS IS THE ONLY STORE IN TOWN.

 THE MAYOR REPORTS THEY HAD APPROXIMATELY 70 HOMES THAT HAD BASEMENTS THAT NEEDED TO BE PUMPED OUT BE EMERGENCY RESPONDER’S. MANY OF THEM HAD WATER PUMPED OUT A SECOND TIME ON WEDNESDAY. THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 15-20 OF THOSE WHERE THE WATER REACHED -THE FIRST FLOOR. MANY OF THESE RESIDENTS HAD THEIR FURNACES RECEIVING MAJOR WATER DAMAGE.

 THERE ARE SEVERAL POINTS ALONG GOOD SPRING CREEK WHERE TALL TREES HAD THE ROOTS WASHED AWAY UNDERNEATH. THESE TREES ARE IN DANGER OF FALLING.

 PENNDOT ENGINEERS INSPECTED THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY. THEY DEEMED IT SAFE.

 THE BOROUGH’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE ENGINEER WAS IN AND DID AN EVALUATION OF DAMAGES TO THE INFRASTRUCTURES. HE IS COMPLILING HIS REPORT WHICH WE EXPECT TO GET TOMORROW. COUNCIL WILL THEN DECIDE THE NEXT STEPS TO TAKE BASED ON THE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT.

 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

1. VINNY ALESSI OF ST. CLAIR & 69 NEWS FOR OPERATING THE DRONE AND GETTING AERIAL SURVEYS OF HEAVILY DAMAGED AREAS WITHIN OUR BOROUGH.
2. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SALVATION ARMY, THE RED CROSS, AND THE MANY FIRST RESPONDER’S THAT CAME TO OUR AID DURING THIS INCIDENT, NOT TO MENTION THE MANY BOROUGH RESIDENTS THAT CAME TO HELP.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW OUR BOROUGH WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATED DETAILS.

Official Press Release will be an address to our residents on upcoming incident objectives and action plan for our residents in the future. Noon today 07/24/2018 on WBRE NEWS. Please share.

Local Emergency Action Community Plan Details to make some of our residents aware of our plans for 07/24/2018:
Midnight until 0800 routine patrols for local fire department and our Exeter Team. Emergency Shelter and Canteen manned by our local volunteers at the emergency shelter Tremont EMS 49 North Street.
Local Officials, Responder’s, Streets Dept,and Mutual aid units having a debriefing at Tremont EMS 49 North St at 0800 hours to Review the Action Plan:

Resident’s Today’s: Objectives: Weather Depending: Civic Groups will be here to assist local residents on clean up project, will get the dumpsters in at the locations noted below;
Streets : Clear Up debris and Roadways, Repair roadways as needed.
Police: Routine Patrols and will see some outside constables and sheriff’s office assisting our local department during the duration of this event. PSP also available for us when requested.
Fire: Our local department has multiple crews out and assists with Berk’s County Units cycling in with our guys to prevent fatigue responder’s
EMS: Staffing by Tremont EMS and Minersville EMS with units and providers on shared resources.
Fire Police: Will be deployed today to assist with traffic control and road closures during clean up project.
Utilities: On standby as needed.
Media: Will contact them in morning for further information and a Schuylkill Alert message update in morning around 0900 hours.
Damage Survey and Assessment Team: Will be working on crews and information flyers for local residents tentative by lunch time.
Kitty’s Closet: 0900- 0930 hours open for any residents needing clothes. 139 Clay Street in our Municipal Building.

Logistics: Will be planning for next few days.

Dear Community Residents, Guests, Responders and Folks Aiding our efforts:

First off hats off to us all for coming together in this time of need, neighbors helping neighbors, our local neighboring communities and local small businessmen assisting and donating resources to this community! Thanks for all you guys have done, continued to offer and assist! Flash Flooding is still in effect for the next two days. Emergency Management Command Center is set up at Tremont EMS and working with Pine Grove Area Emergency Management Command Center. This will as well as our Emergency Shelter for any displaced residents please I am urging you to come to our local EMS station and volunteers are here to help aid your needs. There is a briefing for our local responders and volunteers coming to aid us in the morning on 07/24/2018 at 08:00 hours. The action plan and deploying our clean up resources that arrive will be out to help residents effect tomorrow. We have also a evening shift of members to assist in clean up and generator and lighting for us. Please hold your heads high and I am certain more folks with render assistance we are working on the next few days out for this current event. Any questions concerns please contact me 570-527-0731 Mayor Ney

To the Folks on Spring Street We will have volunteers out tomorrow to assess needs we can assist with clean up and or supplies we can get folks and civic groups to assist with donations for us. Tremont Stay Strong !

Any landlords have a open apartment please contact me 570-527-0731 I have a displaced family that was in a condemned apartment.
Supplied needed for this family if any one has any of these items: 1 Twin Bed, Daybed, 2 Dressers, 1 Mini Fridge, Recliner and Food or Gift Card for them to get back on there feet.

Residents: We have clean up crews from churches donating there time tomorrow assisting all day tomorrow. So anyone in our flooded areas needed help please reach out to us at the Tremont EMS building or my cell phone to assist you 570-537-0731. Thanks Mayor Ney

Minersville Borough and Mayor Leo Securda thanks for your crews and to Tobin Excavating for coming in tomorrow to assist our streets department also to the church in minersville for there help. SCH CTY EMA help with generator and lighting needs.

Hugs and Kisses has assisted with food for our local responders and rehab meals have been plan and action plan for tomorrow is being written up as we speak it appears we have rain moving in for now at 8 pm and overnight. We have multiple police out and will during our storm so everyone and there property stays safe.

Attention Residents we have gotten loads of churches donating supplies and folks to assist with clean up efforts so I ask all of you to be patient and continue to pray these storms keep all of us safe and we can work on the materials and find help we have a great support of folks reaching out to us at the EOC if you need anything immediate please call us at 570-527-0731 thanks mayor ney

Any Residents needing Self Care Kits they have been delivered by Faith Hope and Love Church come grab them at Tremont EMS Building.

Any Residents looking to help with assisting our neighbors in need tomorrow clean up process will begin after we have sign in for volunteers at Tremont EMS 49 North St Tremont if interested in any donations towards food, self care supply kits needed for displayed folks and we have emergency shelter set up now for residents. Anyone need food or need a place to stay stop in at Tremont EMS and clean up crews being organized for tomorrow morning.

630 pm on 07/23/2018: Residents be advised we have a resource list of pumps and staffing available and will be deployed with Exter Twp FD with Swift Water Rescue and assisting our Emergency Personnel also A Lighting Tower and Generator are on the way to our borough.

Kitty’s Closet 139 Clay Street will be open tomorrow 07/24/2018 at 9 am any one needing clothes please report there for assistance.

Borough Engineer is on his way in to assess the town. 03:07pm hours The American Legion was condemned and we did have a family displaced. Help and relieve needed to these folks we will try to reach out with them.

American Red Cross will be dropping off Clean UP Kits on 07/24/2018 at Noon at Tremont EMS Station 49 North Street Please come and get them tomorrow.

Borough Crew will be over to Good Spring Alley behind St Peter’s UCC Church to clear and clean up roadway so vehicles can be removed. Next storm is on the way for around 4-6 pm tonight on 07/23/2018.

UPDATE: DUMPSTER PLACEMENTS WILL WILL BE LOCATED IN THE NEAR FUTURE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
DUMPSTER SITE 1: IN THE AREA OF 7 W LAUREL STREET
DUMPSTER SITE 2: Family Dollar parking lot
DUMPSTER SITE 3: Tremont Boro Building

TREMONT RESIDENTS: PLEASE BE ADVISED AS OF 1045 HOURS WE HAVE LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS SET UP AT TREMONT AREA AMBULANCE BUILDING 49 NORTH STREET. THIS NATURAL DISASTER WITH HEAVY RAIN EVENTS, THUNDERSTORMS, AND FLASH FLOODING WILL CREATE ISSUES FOR US FROM TODAY AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS. WE WILL TRY TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON HERE WITH OUR PROGRESS OF THE STORM. WE ARE BRINGING IN MORE EQUIPMENT AND PUMPS TO ASSIST WITH PUMP DETAILS, ALSO MUTUAL AID CREWS AND TRYING TO SWITCH OUT CREWS TO PREVENT FATIGUE. PLEASE IF YOU NEED US STOP BY EMS STATION WE WILL BE MANNING IT,
DUMPSTERS ARE ON ORDER BUT WITH THE NEXT BATCH OF RAIN TO COME IN NOT SURE THEY WILL BE HERE TODAY SO PLEASE BE PATIENT
WE HAVE A SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAM FROM BERKS COUNTY AND PUMPS ON THE WAY UP TO STAGE FOR THE NEXT BATCH OF RAIN COMING IN. MORE DETAILS IN A BIT

07/23/2018 Emergency Declaration for flooding and severe rain and thunderstorms for this week for our area. I am asking all of the community to assist each other in this emergency natural disaster we are facing. Our local emergency crews, local police department, and streets crews are working as fast as they can and our very busy call volumes so please streets are flooded, houses are flooded, please have respect for your neighbors and help out as well as our local emergency responder’s who are attempting to help everyone. More information to follow.
Please register for Schuylkilll Alert see website below.

Schuylkill Alert Link

06/13/2018  Free Swim Day today was postponed due to pool closed with the impending weather and overcast day so Free swim day will be 06/14/2018 so stay dry and looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!  (Note this is for all local residents)

American Flags:  On May 26, 2018 there was 18 Flags placed throughout the town of Tremont Borough on the Main Street near our down town Business District. These flags were donated by  3 families and placed in memory of the following:

George Charles Schaeffer Sr. US Army, Olive Shadle US Army by the Schaeffer & Bender Families & Bill.

William P Eisenacher US Navy. William R Eisenahcer US Army, Robert Eisenacher US Army, Carl Eisenacher US Air Force by the Eisenacher and Goodwin Families.

All Tremont Veterans by Mayor Ney and Family.

We continue to hope to have these flags for years to come and continue to show our respect for our freedom and our service men and women. In the future we are looking to have them placed on the street poles. Flags will remain up until after July 4 , 2018 .

06/13/2018 Will upload the new proposed parking ordinance that will be advertised. Shortly so check back. (need to insert link)

07/09/2018  & 07/10/2018 Hydrant Flushing will be done in both the Borough and Frailey Township so please look out for discolored water and be aware of staff during this procedure.

06/13/2018 Road Paving will start tomorrow on Fighting Hill and In the area of Nursing Home on Vaux Ave so look out and follow the No Parking Signs that are in place. All the paving should be completed by Friday 06/15/2018.

These flower planter’s have been placed in our downtown district to show our town pride and folks have donated them in memory of there loved ones so thanks to all the TCO, DEE’s and Tukes for helping keep them watered. Please respect them as they are out for the summer.

06/10/2018 Ash pickups are only on Mondays after 05/07/2018 until further notice.

Grass and yard wastes will be picked up starting on 05/07/2018 on Mondays and Thursdays. Call borough hall if they miss your items.

Flower Planter Donations:

In Loving Memory of Grace & Leo Focht sponsored by: Brenda S Oliver

In Loving Memory of Bob, Jim & Karma sponsored by: Tink Monger

Sponsored by: Denise Krammes

In Loving Memory of the Deceased members of the Kohr & Krammes Families sponsored by: Kathleen Krammes

In Loving Memory of Douglas & Sydney Falmer sponsored by: Maureen, Dennis and Hunter

Two Planters sponsored by: Dee’s Flowers

In Loving Memory of  the deceased members of the Ney family sponsored by: Mayor Ricky A Ney, Jr and Families.

 

06/04/18  11:30 PM: Borough Council Meeting Minutes for calendar year 2017 have been posted online now!
View 2017 Meeting Minutes Here!

03/07/18   3:30 PM Snow Emergency for Tremont has been lifted! All residents can resume regular parking. Thank you for your cooperation!

03/18/18    7:00 PM at Borough Hall with be a informal meeting related to Crime Watch and Youth Leadership Planning Committee ! Any interested Residents are urgent to attend this informal meeting and as always if you have other concerns or issues you would like me to advocate for you please write them down and bring them with and I will try to meet with you to find resolution for them.