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BOROUGH of LIGONIER
120 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-9852

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Possible Flood Damage Relief Information

Ligonier Borough did not receive any significant damage to their properties, roads or infrastructure during the flash flood on June 20th and 21st 2018.

Town Hall has received a few inquiries if a Declaration of Disaster was declared, to date the Mayor did implement one.  During our July 12 Council meeting this will be addressed.

Westmoreland County, Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township and Cook Township is compiling information from flood victims.

A form has been made for all Borough flood vicitms to fill out.  This form can be picked up at Town Hall or down load from the link below.  Fill out and return to Town Hall Borough Office.

Flood Damage Information

 

 

See the information listed below that could help if you are a victim of a loss/property damage from this flooding event.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
1310 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg PA 17110
(717) 651-2001
(717) 651-2040 FAX
www.PEMA.pa.gov

Program Description

If you have damaged or lost property in a federally declared disaster area, you may be able to get money back from the IRS right now.

Individuals and businesses in these areas can get faster refunds by claiming disaster losses on their tax return for the prior year. You can usually do this by filing an amended return.

For some disasters, the IRS may grant extra time to file returns and pay taxes.

General Program Requirements

If your address is in a declared area, you can deduct casualty losses in one of two ways:

  • On your return in the year of the disaster event, or
  • File an amended return to deduct the loss in the year prior to the disaster.

You must use Form 4684 (PDF, 139 KB) to report a gain or deductible loss.

When FEMA authorizes Individual Assistance (IA), the IRS may postpone tax deadlines to give you extra time to file returns and pay federal taxes.

Application Process

If your IRS taxpayer address of record is in a disaster area declared for FEMA IA, your tax account is auto-coded for the filing and payment relief.

For an affected taxpayer whose area isn’t declared, you must call the IRS to self-identify for disaster relief:

  • 1-866-562-5227

FINANCIAL RECOVERY RESOURCES

Looking for a location for a FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Center in your area?

Disaster Recovery Resource Center Locator

FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES:  FINANCIAL COUNSELORS

Financial counseling can help you make decisions about how to move forward with rebuilding your life after a disaster.  These counseling agencies have trained staff that can help you develop a budget for your emergency assistance funds, determine critical financial items that need to be addressed, manage your creditors and more.  These national and local non-profit counselors are available to help you and your family gain control over your financial lives.

 

The financial counseling resources included below are not federal government resources.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury provides links to other web sites solely for your information. The sites listed below are operated or controlled by third parties that are unaffiliated with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury does not monitor the linked web sites and has no responsibility whatsoever for or control over the content, services, or products provided on the linked web sites. The privacy policies and security at the linked web sites may differ from Treasury’s privacy and security policies and procedures. You should consult privacy disclosures at the linked web sites for further information.

 

NATIONAL COUNSELORS available by phone

Money Management International 1 844 359-3820

Operation Hope 1 888 388-4673

LOCAL COUNSELORS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY  Search online or email the helpline United Way Greater Houston Area

LOCAL COUNSELORS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA

Services available in both English and Spanish

Catalyst Miami Phone 305 576-5001 info@catalystmiami.org serving Miami area

Branches Phone 305 442-8306 info@branchesfl.org serving southeast Florida

Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc. Phone 305 245-7738 serving central and south Florida

 

INSURANCE ASSISTANCE

Roadmap to Recovery Toolkit provides a handbook and inventory guide, inventory flash drive, and organizer designed to help people get a fair insurance claim settlement and manage the process following a disaster. 

 

GET STARTED

Looking to get started on managing your finances after a disaster?

This blog from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau outlines five steps you can take to secure your home and finances.  Protecting and rebuilding your finances after a disaster

The Recovery after Disaster:  The Family Financial Toolkit Service provides comprehensive strategies and tools, including videos, important phone numbers, interactive budgets and more that can help you manage the recovery process.

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a good way to take inventory of all of your financial information, including payments you need to make, bank account information, credit card and insurance policies.  It is available in both English and Spanish.  Each document can be saved and completed online, or printed and completed as a hard copy.

 

The Disaster Recovery Log- available either through IOS App Store or Google Play, is an app for your smartphone that can help you record damage caused by flooding or other disasters.

 

Sources of Financial Help after a Disaster (one-page overview of help available in English)

 

Sources of Financial Help after a Disaster (one-page overview in 12 languages)

 

Disaster Assistance Process (one-page overview of assistance process in English)

 

Recursos de asistencia financiera después de un desastre (one-page overview of process in Spanish)

 

Have questions about your bank?  FDIC Frequently Asked Questions about Hurricane Harvey

The FTC has information on how you can protect yourself from fraud after a disaster.  Avoid fraud after a disaster

FOR OLDER PEOPLE

The FDIC’s Money Smart for Older Adults financial education resource includes sections on avoiding fraud, scams that target homeowners and how to be financially prepared for disasters.

 

FOR BUSINESSES AND FARMS

Are you looking for business recovery advice?  Click here for organizations that can help.

Disaster Assistance Programs - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers help for disaster losses under several programs. The programs include affected business assets such as livestock, honey bees, farmed fish, crops, and grazing lands. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment benefits for individuals who lost their jobs or self-employment or who are no longer working as a direct result of a major disaster for which a disaster assistance period is declared, and who applied but are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits.

Texas Disaster Unemployment Assistance  1 800 558-8321

Florida Disaster Unemployment Assistance  1 800 385-3920

Disaster Loans - Learn about loans the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to businesses after a disaster. You can use the loans to repair or replace business property and assets. If you have questions, call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1800 659-2955 for help. (SBA)

Tax Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses - View special tax laws that may help businesses and farms with financial recovery after a disaster. There are also links to tips, forms, and contacts. (Internal Revenue Service)

GENERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

DisasterAssistance.gov

USA.gov​

USDA Disaster Resource Center​

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey​

Federal Student Loan Borrowers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Disaster Loan Assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Hurricane Harvey Information from the Department of Education​​

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Memorandum

Memorandum for Joint Comprehensive Plan

This proposed Plan is available to view at the Borough Office located in Town Hall or use this link to view and print your own copies.

A public meeting is scheduled for 7:00PM on July 19 at Fort Ligonier's Conference Room (200 S. Market Street) to hear and discuss this proposed plan.

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Posted Monday, June 11, 2018


Electronics Recycling is Back!

Dear Friends,

We have some exciting news to share.  We hope you'll be pleased ....

Electronics Recycling Program Resumes
Yes, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling's Electronics Recycling Program is up and running again.  Beginning April 2, we will once again accept televisions, computer monitors, and other electronics devices, at no charge, at our Recycling Center,  located at 113 Innovative Lane, Unity Township 15650. 724-879-4020.

Join us as we celebrate, Westmoreland Earth Days 2018 and help make our community a safer, healthier, cleaner place to live!

Ellen Keefe                                                                Natalie Reese
Executive Director                                                   Program Director

Posted Monday, March 26, 2018


Diamond Detour Information

Starting approx. April Forth, the Diamond Detour will be implemented by the contractor.

Construction will start on the East side of the Diamond. No traffic will be permitted to enter the Diamond from East or West Main Street.  The West side of the Diamond will be a two way traffic detour, controlled by two red-lights, one near the Creamery to regulate North bound traffic and the other to be placed near the hair dresser/Bank alley to regulate South bound traffic.  Only one direction at a time will be permitted to navigate the Diamond.

There will be metered parking on the North side of E. Main St. (100 block)  Must make a three point turn to exit.  A section of E. Main will be excavated to provide a ditch to get the new utilities to the inner Diamond.

Metered Parking will be permitted on South side of W. Main St. (100 block) use three point turn at Diamond crosswalk to exit.

Detour signs will be installed Friday the 16th and the red-lights approx. March 26th.

Expect traffic delays navigating around the Diamond. Sidewalks to shops will be open.

Traffic patern #1

Click image to enlarge.

Posted Monday, March 12, 2018


Band Stand Use

Until the Construction schedule for the planned Diamond Park Renaissance construction project can be determined, all subsales, weddings, festivals, antiques on the Diamond and concerts will be suspended until further notice.  The last permited use is Ice Fest 2018.

Posted Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Parking Meter Rate Change

Effective January 2, 2018 the new rate at all parking meters will be 50 cents per hour.

Meters accept nickles, dimes and quarters.

2 hour maximum parking limt for streets

10 hour maximum time limit for parking lots.

Posted Friday, December 29, 2017


Meeting Schedule for 2018

Meeting Notices for 2018

Borough Council of Ligonier and Ligonier Borough Planning Commission

Meeting Schedule for Year 2018

The regular monthly meetings for the calendar year 2018, for the Council of the Borough of Ligonier will be held at Council Chambers in Ligonier Town Hall located at 120 East Main Street, Ligonier PA 15658. Due to being an election year, a Reorganization meeting will be held on Tuesday January 2nd at 7:00PM.  The regular monthly meeting of the Ligonier Borough Council will be held at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month, Jan 11, Feb 08, March 08, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 09, Sept 13 with the exception for Fort Ligonier Days, it will be held on Monday, October 08, November 08 and December 13.  Please check our web site for special meetings and updates at www.ligonierboro.com.

The Ligonier Borough Planning Commission will conduct business on the fourth Tuesday of the month except November and December, will meet on the third Tuesday at Town Hall 7:00PM

Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2017


BOROUGH OFFICE HOURS

The borough office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.

Borough of Ligonier
120 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: 724-238-9852   
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