With the ongoing Covid-19 health concerns and since I have limited space and cannot adequately accommodate social distancing guidelines, with an overabundance of caution I have decided to keep the tax office closed for in-person payments until further notice.
Please drop your payment in the box located to the left of my front door or pay by mail. I will return receipts.
Please do not leave cash.
If you have questions or need help with payment information, please call me at 570-366-0288.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
Take Care – Stay Safe, healthy, & happy
Colleen A. Hoptak Deer Lake Tax Collector
Due to COVID-19 Pennsylvania restrictions, the Deer Lake Borough fireworks are being postponed. We will attempt to have the celebration on Labor Day. Please check back for updates.
ATTENTION: in the near future census workers will be coming to your residences, they will have photo identification with a watermark from the Department of Commerce. If anyone asks for your social security, banking information or money it is likely a scam and the police should be called.
Influenza (also called the “flu”) activity is increasing. Now is the time to get a flu vaccine! Learn about influenza and how you can protect yourself and your family as we ask a Health Care Professional some important questions and get answers about this year’s flu season.
What is influenza? Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and, at times, can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Influenza is different from a cold. Influenza usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:
- tiredness (can be extreme)
- dry cough
- sore throat
- nasal congestion
- body aches
How do you protect yourself from the flu?
Your council members are always open to new ideas. A public meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Bring your thoughts, ideas or just come to be informed.
STS Introduces the “Southern Loop”
On Monday, November 4th, the Schuylkill County Transportation System introduced the new “Southern Loop” fixed route.
The new route has many key stops including the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Geisinger/St. Luke’s Hospital, Tilden Ridge Complex in Hamburg, Walmart, Logan’s Steak House, Red Robin, Cabela’s and even makes a connection with Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) to travel into the Reading area.
Route information 80-Southern-Loop-Monday-thru-Friday.pdf
In the early 1920s, Biever Realty developed and constructed a man-made lake which they titled Deer Lake. They then drafted a plot of land on both sides of the road ( now Rt. 61) into lots for “resort getaway cottages” naming it “Deer Lake in the Pines”. These were mostly owned by wealthy city folk wanting to escape the hot summer days & retreat to the cool surroundings in Southern Schuylkill County. Once a homeowners association was formed, community spirit was a big part of the move to incorporate into a borough. In 1936 “Deer Lake in the Pines” became “The Borough of Deer Lake” annexing itself from West Brunswick Twp and becoming the 68th municipality of Schuylkill County.
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The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or an appropriate light source.
The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.
The flag is flown upside-down only as a distress signal.
The flag should not be used as any decoration. Buntings of blue, white & red stripes are available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
The flag should never be used for an advertising purpose.
The flag should not be used as a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used.
The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure or drawing of any kind on it or attached to it.
When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands.
The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
When a flag is so worn it can no longer be flown as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
A trade not properly learned is an enemy. — Irish Proverb
Deer Lake has not only a historical and fascinating past but a bright and vibrant future. The Council has moved ahead with infrastructure improvements to make the Borough a more comfortable and secure place to reside and do business. This community has always prided ourselves in our “small town” feel and close neighborhood ties which have resulted in our being noted as Pennsylvania’s 7th best small town to live in.
(We’re working on number 1)!
Extensive upgrades have begun to the grove and lakeside facilities allowing for more use of well-maintained walking trails, pedestrian amenities and the return of the arts to the grove. No less important, Council is also working to restore and upgrade the various athletic facilities to make local use of basketball, baseball, and tennis courts readily accessible. The Lake surround has exercise stations and a walking trail that will be second to none.
The Borough was founded as a summer stock community and many famous performers appeared here during the Vaudeville era. As we move to return to our roots, plans include art and wine festivals by public groups, summer in the park’s series, concerts, Broadway and theatrical performances.
It is an exciting time to live here and as we move ahead things can only get better. The best part is everyone can be involved.
Just stop by a meeting and say “Hi”.