Events and Notices

AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
November 16, 2021

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
• Motion to approve the October 13th Caucus and the October 19th Council meeting minutes.
AVJSA REPORT:
AVRPD REPORT:
MAYOR:
ZONING OFFICER’S/FIRE INSPECTOR’S REPORT:
TREASURER’S REPORT:
SOLICITOR’S REPORT:
COMMITTEES:
BUDGET & FINANCE – Frank Meledandri, Chair:
• Motion to approve bill due list #11-21 Bills posted 10/14/21 – 11/10/21.
• Motion to approve the 2022 Proposed Budget for $ 2,206,512.19 and by:
General Fund: $1,191,436.88
Water Fund: $ 453,628.31
Sewage Fund: $ 410,052.00
Refuse Fund: $ 151,395.00
Total $2,206,512.19
• Motion to advertise the approval of the 2022 proposed budget in the newspaper of general circulation and to post the 2022 preliminary budget for public review for 10 business days.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING– Dan Kokoski, Chair:
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Michael Girardi, Chair:
PARKS, PUBLIC PROPERTY & RECREATION – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PERSONNEL – Karen Stauffer, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Kristina Stiner, Chair:
• Motion to read in title and summary Ordinance 803-C, confirming and amending the Service Agreement for the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority.
• Motion to adopt Ordinance 803-C, confirming and amending the Service agreement for the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority.
COG:
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
PUBLIC WORKS – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2021-11-15
General Announcement - Lunch with Santa
LUNCH WITH SANTA

When: Saturday - December 11, 2021

Where: AVVFC#1 Station-851 Parkway Drive, Harwick, PA 15049 724-274-4250

Time: 11AM to 2PM

Come have lunch with Santa at the Station. Lunch will be served and small gifts for the children of Cheswick Borough, Harmar Township and Springdale Township. All children are encouraged to write a letter to Santa. There will be a box there for mailing.
Posted on 2021-11-14
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
November 10, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
• Review October 13th Caucus and October 19th Council meeting minutes.
AVJSA REPORT:
AVRPD REPORT:
MAYOR’S REPORT:
ZONING OFFICER’S/FIRE INSPECTOR’S REPORT:
TREASURER’S REPORT:
SOLICITOR’S REPORT:
COMMITTEES:
BUDGET & FINANCE – Frank Meledandri, Chair:
• Review bill due list #11-21. Bills posted– 10/14/21 – 11/10/21.
• Review and discuss 2022 Modified Budget.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING – Dan Kokoski, Chair
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Michael Girardi, Chair:
PARKS, PUBLIC PROPERTY & RECREATION – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
• Motion to approve Gibson Thomas Engineering to conduct a design and engineering study of the Cheswick portion of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, to be paid through the grant provided by Active Allegheny, not exceed $32,000.
PERSONNEL – Karen Stauffer, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Kristina Stiner, Chair:
• Motion to advertise Ordinance 803-C amending the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewage Authority Service Agreement in the Valley News Dispatch on Monday November 8, 2021.
PUBLIC WORKS – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
• Motion to hire Robert Henley as a seasonal employee when needed effective November 20, 2021 through April 9, 2022 at a rate of $30.00/hour conditional on successfully passing a physical and background check.
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
COG:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2021-11-08
AGENDA
Special Meeting of Council
November 3, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
BUDGET AND FINANCE
• Preparation and discussion on the 2022 budget.
PUBLIC WORKS
• Motion to Hire Zachery Ireland as Public Works Seasonal Labor 2 employee at a rate of $16.00 per hour up to 24 hours per week, effective November 8, 2021, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background checks.
• Motion to hire Codi Newcamp as Public Works Seasonal Labor 2 employee at a rate of $16.00 per hour up to 24 hours per week effective November 1, 2021.
NEW BUSINESS:
• Motion to approve quote from Insight Pipe Contracting LLC to line sanitary line from Linden Street to Beech Street in the amount of $16,185.00
OTHER BUSINESS:
ADJOURNMENT
Posted on 2021-11-04
AGENDA
Special Meeting of Council
November 3, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
BUDGET AND FINANCE
· Preparation and discussion on the 2022 budget.
PUBLIC WORKS
· Motion to Hire Zachery Ireland as Public Works Seasonal Labor 2 employee at a rate of $16.00 per hour up to 24 hours per week and a call-out rate of $37.00 per non-standard work hours to perform winter maintenance. Effective November 8, 2021, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background checks.
· Motion to hire Codi Newcamp as Public Works Seasonal Labor 2 employee at a rate of $16.00 per hour up to 24 hours per week effective November 1, 2021.
NEW BUSINESS:
· Motion to approve quote from Insight Pipe Contracting LLC to line sanitary line from Linden Street to Beech Street in the amount of $16,185.00
OTHER BUSINESS:
ADJOURNMENT
Posted on 2021-11-02
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
October 19, 2021
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
•Motion to approve the September 15th Caucus and the September 21st Council meeting minutes
AVJSA REPORT:
AVRPD REPORT:
MAYOR:
ZONING OFFICER’S/FIRE INSPECTOR’S REPORT:
TREASURER’S REPORT:
SOLICITOR’S REPORT:
COMMITTEES:
BUDGET & FINANCE – Frank Meledandri, Chair:
•Motion to approve bill due list #10-21 Bills posted 09/16/21 – 10/13/21.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING– Dan Kokoski, Chair:
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Michael Girardi, Chair:
PARKS, PUBLIC PROPERTY & RECREATION – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PERSONNEL – Karen Stauffer, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Kristina Stiner, Chair:
•Motion to approve proposed AVRPD Budget, totaling $495,685.58, with Cheswick Municipal Contributions totaling $239,880.00, payable in monthly installments of $19,990.00 per month.
•Motion to approve exercise three-year extension for Vogel curbside refuse contract with large household items for $138,720.00 for FY 2022, $145,656.00 for FY 2023, and $153,000.00 for FY 2024, and to authorize the Borough Secretary and Council President to take all steps and execute all documents to do the same.
•Motion to approve exercise three-year extension for Vogel optional E-Waste & HHW contract for $11,220.00 for FY 2022, $11,220.00 for FY 2023, and $11,220.00 for FY 2024, and to authorize the Borough Secretary and Council President to take all steps and execute all documents to do the same.
•Motion to approve the service contract with Hoffman Boarding Kennels to render services for the performance of the duties of dog law enforcement for 24 months from the date of hire at $165/month and emergency calls at $100/call.
•Motion to approve the optional rider to the Hoffman Boarding Kennels service contract to render services for the collection and disposal of stray felines for the sum of $100/feline and $100/litter for 24 months from date of hire and emergency calls at $100/call.
COG:
•Motion to approve concurring resolution number 2021-14. A resolution designating Thomas Benecki as the authorized official to file all applications documents and forms between the Borough of Cheswick and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) for funds in the amount of $322,150.00 for the Traffic Signal Replacement and Upgrade at N. Highland and Pittsburgh St.
•Motion to approve concurring resolution number 2021-15. A resolution designating Thomas Benecki as the authorized official to file all applications documents and forms between the Borough of Cheswick and Allegheny County Economic Development for CDBG funds in the amount of $23,350.00 for the Pine Avenue waterline replacement.
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
PUBLIC WORKS – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
•Motion to hire Jude Warner as a Public Works Part-time Laborer 2 at a rate of $16.00/hour up to 24 hours/week effective 10/25/21, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background checks.
•Motion to hire _______________________ as a Public Works Part-time Laborer 2 at a rate of $16.00/hour up to 24 hours/week effective 10/25/21, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background checks.
•Motion to hire Codi Newcamp as a Public Works Winter Road Maintenance Laborer, at a rate of $37.00/hour as a seasonal employee effective 11/01/21, for a period not to exceed 20 weeks, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background checks.
* amended agenda to hire Codi Newcamp as a seasonal employee
•Motion to authorize call-out rate for Public Works Part-Time Laborer 2 to be $30.00 per hour for call-outs.
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2021-10-19
Cheswick Borough now offers the ability to pay your quarterly Water/Sewage/Refuse Bill via Credit/Debit Card and/or receiver your bill Electronically.

Enroll at cheswickboro.authoritypay.com to pay by credit/debit card and/or to sign up for e-billing.

Enrolling on the website also provides historical usage and transactional data.

When paying by Credit/Debi Card, a convenience charge of 2.5% or a $1.50 minimum will be assessed.
Posted on 2021-08-25
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Posted on 2021-05-28
Health and Safety Guidelines for Attendance at Public Meetings

The Borough of Cheswick (hereinafter “the Borough”) will conduct their regularly scheduled meetings beginning on May 26, 2020 in person at the Cheswick Volunteer Fire Hall building located at 1411 Spruce Street. In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the following guidelines are hereby made for the safety of all individuals attending public meetings. These guidelines may be updated from time to time, so be sure to check our website frequently for the most recent updates prior to attending any public meeting.

>Certainly, if you have COVID-19 type symptoms please stay home and do not attend public meetings. We will continue to accept public comment via email to [email protected] and will make meeting minutes available upon request for your convenience.

>The Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, has required patrons and employees of businesses to wear protective masks. We encourage all individuals who find it necessary to attend public meetings to do the same.

>You are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer with you to the meeting. Hand Sanitizer will be available in limited quantities at public meetings, and we encourage you to use it as often as necessary (i.e. before and after touching documents/objects, shaking hands, etc.)

>We will have the meeting room set up in a manner to maintain social distancing consistent with State and Federal recommendations.

The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. We will provide updated information consistent with the Governor’s Orders as necessary. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Zebrine via email at [email protected] . Thank you for your consideration and understanding during this difficult time.
Posted on 2020-05-20
General Announcement - COVID-19 Public Statement
Dear community members: As many of you are aware, the presence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been reported in Pennsylvania. The Borough of Cheswick is sensitive to the serious nature of the Coronavirus and is following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to keep our employees, public officials, and citizens safe. The Borough will continue to monitor updates from CDC and other government agencies as they become available.

The Borough of Cheswick will hold is regularly scheduled public meetings via Zoom until further notice as advertised on 4/10/2020 in the Valley News Dispatch. The public is encouraged to submit their comments or concerns to management in advance.

The Borough of Cheswick will post continuing updates and meeting agendas online for your convenience. Feel free to submit any general questions or comments on agenda items to Lorraine Zebrine by email, [email protected] or phone, 724-274-5125.


We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time and we wish you and your families the best.
Posted on 2020-03-18
To the Residents of Cheswick,

In response to COVID-19 concerns and for your safety and the safety of our Borough staff, the Borough office will be closed to face-to-face interactions until further notice however all services will be offered.

The office will remain staffed during normal business hours and available by phone at 724-274-5125 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected]

Payments for the Borough utility and tax bills can be made by check or money order and will be accepted by mail or via the drop box mail slot at the front entrance.

This is one of several measures the Borough will be implementing in response to coronavirus concerns.

Police will remain in service to residents. Call 911 for all emergencies. Non-emergency calls can be made to 724-274-2843 or by email at [email protected]
Posted on 2020-03-16
General Announcement - Free Rides for Seniors Shuttle
Free Rides for Seniors Shuttle transports seniors in our community to grocery shopping and UPMC medical appointments in the Route 28 corridor.

Communities served by the shuttle include: Brackenridge, Cheswick, Harwick, Natrona Heights, Springdale, and Tarentum,. The shuttle runs on Mondays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please call 412-449-0151 for a schedule.

This is a 10-passenger shuttle and riders must be able to get on and off the shuttle unassisted.

The shuttle is driven and dispatched by friendly volunteers from North Hills Community Outreach and funded by St. Margaret Foundation. The service is truly free - seniors (60 and older) do not pay for the service.

Seniors are encouraged to call Kerry or Tracy at the Free Rides for Seniors office at 412-449-0151 to learn more about the shuttle.

Posted on 2019-07-15
General Announcement - New Refuse Service
As of January 1, 2019 Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. is the new garbage collectors. Garbage pick up will be on Wednesdays.

Garbage should be put out after 5:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Holidays that are observed by Vogel are New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day (July 4th); Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your scheduled collection day falls on or after a weekday holiday, your collection will be 1 day later that week. If your scheduled collection day falls before a weekday holiday, there will be no change in your collection day,

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Waste Collection will be 4 times a year, contact Vogel Disposal for collection dates. A containment package with instructions will be send to your home. Each package cannot exceed 50 lbs. Containment packages must be collected from the resident's property on or near the door or garage door and may not be collected from the curb or public property. Items must be placed outside the residence no more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled collection date.

Please call Vogel Disposal Service at 724-625-1511 to schedule.

Posted on 2018-12-27
Here is the process for reporting streetlight outage to FirstEnergy/West Penn Power:

Call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)and say "streetlight" after the greeting.

Use this to report the lighting problem online: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/fecorp/newsroom/news articles/fe-tips-report-streetlight-outage.html

When reporting an outage, let them know:
Your name and phone number
Address where the streetlight is located (nearest house or cross street)
Number on the utility pole
What is wrong with the streetlight (damaged pole; broken light fixture, light is off at night, on during the day, or flickers)
Posted on 2018-07-12
Senior Guidance is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly: https://www.seniorguidance.org/.

There is a dedicated section that provides extremely well detailed and thorough information on Pennsylvania assisted living:
https://www.seniorguidance.org/assisted-living/pennsylvania/

The website discusses all services available for seniors living in Pennsylvania, outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows
them to find assisted living facilities in every city, town and borough in
Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions, please go to the website.
Posted on 2017-09-19
General Announcement - Cheswick Recreation Board
Cheswick Recreation Board is looking for new members to revitalize their committee. The Recreation Board provides recreation activities for the community. The meetings are at the Borough Building on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. The annual Strawberry Festival that is held on the first Sunday in June is the largest activity. This is a good opportunity to get to know your neighbors and provide a day of good food and activities. Please contact Bob Kristof at [email protected] for more information.
Posted on 2017-04-17
General Announcement - Local Earned Income Taxes
Under Act 32, Pennsylvania's system for collecting local Earned Income Tax was streamlined down to 69 new countywide tax collection districts. Starting January 1, 2012, all Pennsylvania employers (excluding those in Philadelphia) must withhold the local earned income tax as part of their payroll obligations. Cheswick Borough office will no longer collect local wage taxes for residents after the 2011 tax year.

Keystone Collections handles Cheswick's Earned Income Tax. Employers have withheld income taxes, paid it to Keystone and Keystone in turn, pays it to Cheswick Borough. Please reconcile at the Keystone website (keystonecollects.com)

If you are a RESIDENT of Cheswick filing an Act 32 Residency Certification Form, the "Resident PSD Code" is 710101 and the "Total Resident EIT Rate" is 0.1 or 1%. Please note that not everyone with a Cheswick Zip Code (15024) is a resident of Cheswick. O Call our office if you are uncertain.
Posted on 2015-08-13