Events and Notices

AGENDA - AMENDED
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
May 10, 2022

CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):

MEETING MINUTES:

•Review the April 12, 2022 Caucus meeting and April 19, 2022 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 #05.22. Bills posted 04/12/22 – 05/09/22

FACILITIES – George White, Chair
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:
•Motion to advertise to hire a second part-time public works laborer.
•Motion to award the bid for the North Highland Waterline Replacement Project to Ron Gillette in the amount of $84,566.85

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
COG:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
•Brad Yaksich motioned to amend the agenda to approve Bill due list #05.22 due to the cancellation of the 5/17/22 Council meeting. Motion seconded by Frank Meledandri and carried.
•Motion to approve Bill due list #05.22 Bills posted 04/12/22-05/09/22.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-05-11
The Allegheny Valley Regional Police Department will be checking license plates and assisting individuals with filling out the appropriate paperwork to apply for a free replacement plate. There will no charge for the plate or service!

DATE: Sunday - June 5, 2022

Location:
Springdale Township Municipal Building
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location:
Cheswick Borough Municipal Building
Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location:
East Deer Township Municipal Building
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Posted on 2022-05-10
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
May 10, 2022

CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
•Review the April 12, 2022 Caucus meeting and April 19, 2022 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 #05.22. Bills posted 04/12/22 – 05/09/22
FACILITIES – George White, Chair
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:
•Motion to advertise to hire a second part-time public works laborer.
•Motion to award the bid for the North Highland Waterline Replacement Project to Ron Gillette in the amount of $84,566.85
RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
COG:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-05-09
Upcoming Event - Strawberry Festival
Cheswick Recreation Board's Annual - June 5, 2022 3-7PM
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Food:
Cheswick's Famous Strawberry Desserts
Fat Cats Subs
Hot Dogs by Cheswick VFD
Kona Ice
Food Trucks:
Hot Ash 2 Woodfired Pizza
Grateful Smoke BBQ
Entertainment:
American Pie Oldies: 3-7pm - bring your own lawn chair!
Dan Kuniak Magic and Illusion 4:20 - 6pm
Quakadoodledoo Petting Zoo: Starting @ 3pm
Kids Barrel Train: 3-7pm

A variety of Local Vendors, Face Painting, Basket Raffles and a 50/50 !

SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2022 FROM 3PM to 7PM
*** New Location ___
Spruce Street beginning at the Cheswick VFD
Posted on 2022-05-09
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
April 19, 2022

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):


MEETING MINUTES:

• Motion to approve the March 1st Special Meeting and March 8th, 2022 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 #04-22. Bills posted 03/01/22 – 04/11/22.
• Motion to amend agenda item above (approve Bill List #04-22) to add the exception of withholding from Greentree Farms 10% of the amount owed for each incomplete project until work for a project has been completed and approved either by Borough Engineer or Public Works Coordinator.
• Discussion and agreement on the schedule of a future strategic planning meeting for the purpose of prioritizing and selecting projects and initiatives over the next two years.
FACILITIES – George White


GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:


GRANTS – Brad Yaksich, Chair


PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:


PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:



PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:

• Motion to award the contract for the Cheswick Borough 2022 Paving and Chip Seal Project to
A. Folino Constuction Inc. at the total bid cost of $106,071.51.

Paving:
Spruce Street from Cheswick Ave. to Pillow Ave.
Beech Street from Hill Ave. to N. Highland Ave.
Railroad Street from S. Highland Ave. to Allegheny Ave.

Chip Seal:
Alley #1 – Dead end portion between Beech St. and Spruce St.
Alley #2 – Between N. Atlantic Ave. and Murrayhill Ave. from Spruce St. to Beech St.
Alley #3 – Between Murrayhill Ave. and Duquesne Ave. from Spruce St. to Beech St.

• Motion to amend agenda to add item approving change order to Maclean Bathroom Renovation – substituting shingled roof for metal roof at no additional cost
• Motion to approve change order to Maclean Bathroom Renovation – substituting shingled roof for metal roof at no additional cost


RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT– Shawna Ecker, Chair:

ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:

COG:

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-04-20
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
April 19, 2022

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):

MEETING MINUTES:

•Motion to approve the March 1st Special Meeting and March 8th, 2022 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 #04-22. Bills posted 03/01/22 – 04/11/22.
•Discussion and agreement on the schedule of a future strategic planning meeting for the purpose of prioritizing and selecting projects and initiatives over the next two years.
FACILITIES – George White

GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:

GRANTS – Brad Yaksich, Chair

PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:

PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:

PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:

•Motion to award the contract for the Cheswick Borough 2022 Paving and Chip Seal Project to
A.Folino Constuction Inc. at the total bid cost of $106,071.51.

Paving:
Spruce Street from Cheswick Ave. to Pillow Ave.
Beech Street from Hill Ave. to N. Highland Ave.
Railroad Street from S. Highland Ave. to Allegheny Ave.

Chip Seal:
Alley #1 – Dead end portion between Beech St. and Spruce St.
Alley #2 – Between N. Atlantic Ave. and Murrayhill Ave. from Spruce
St. to Beech St.
Alley #3 – Between Murrayhill Ave. and Duquesne Ave. from Spruce St.
to Beech St.

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT– Shawna Ecker, Chair:

ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:

COG:

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-04-18
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
April 12, 2022

CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):

MEETING MINUTES:
•Review the March 1, 2022 Special meeting of Council and March 8, 2022, 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 #04.22. Bills posted 03/01/22 – 04/11/22

FACILITIES – George White, Chair

GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
•Motion to increase the salary of the Assistant Secretary, Deborah Guntrum to $18.00/hour, an increase of $2.00/hour, to compensate for the assignment of additional job responsibilities due to reduced hours of the Secretary and the work previously completed by the former Borough Clerk, Sue Budz effective April 20, 2022.

GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:
•2023- Community Project Funding Grant Application due 4/15/22

PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:

PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
•Fire Merger update (see attached letter)


PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:
•Motion to approve resolution 2022-16, establishing certain offices and classifications of employment and the fixing of salaries and wages, to include the role of Public Works Lead Laborer/Supervisor at a rate of $25/hours up to 24 hours/week with the flexibility to work up to 8 additional hours for administrative tasks as needed and to include the role of Public Works Spring/Summer Maintenance Laborer (Seasonal) at a rate of $16/hour for a period not to exceed 20 weeks.

•Motion to hire Jeffrey Armstrong as a Public Works Lead Laborer/Supervisor at a rate of $25/hour and up to 24 hours/week with the flexibility to work up to 8 additional hours/week effective 3/28/2022.

•Motion to hire Codi Newcamp as a Public Works Seasonal Spring/Summer Maintenance Laborer at a rate of $16/hours, as needed, for a period not to exceed 20 weeks.

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair
•Update on website design and development. Request of Council for input/submission on content.
•Agan Park Update
o Potential Road Improvements
o Equipment

•Rachel Carson
o AVJSA Project update – Easement and Summer impact

ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
COG:

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:
•Motion to approve the purchase of a gift card valued at $100.00 to be awarded to Andrew Bock as a token of the Borough’s appreciation for his assistance in upgrading the water distribution maps.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:

Posted on 2022-04-11
Solicitation of Candidates for
the Position of Executive Director of the
Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments (AVNCOG)


The AVNCOG seeks a qualified Executive Director to lead this quasi-governmental non-profit agency in all aspects of management and program delivery. The AVNCOG is formed from eleven municipalities located in the north-eastern corner of Allegheny County, along the northern Allegheny River Valley.

The Executive Director will report to a Board of Directors comprised of representatives appointed by the elected governing bodies the AVNCOG’s eleven member municipalities, but this leader will work not only with the elected officials of the Board of Directors and their respective municipal secretary/managers and professional staff, but a variety of county and state officials. The leader will work together with all these parties to create a regional forum where needed consensus on important issues that cross municipal borders can be forged, then act as an advocate for the positions derived from that consensus, and, ultimately, to craft a vehicle for the programs created so as to give specific form and substance to that consensus, defining priorities and promoting efficiencies to achieve the set goals.

Key Priorities for the AVNCOG and its Executive Director will include:
•Realizing the potential of the AVNCOG’s proximity to the regional transportation, educational and economic engine of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area to further develop and enhance its member municipalities’ unique blends of commercial & industrial districts with residential communities, working with both local & regional stakeholders.
•Investment in local infrastructure by supervising grant-seeking and administration of opportunities afforded by programs such as the local ACT 152 Blight Removal Program, the state Gaming & Economic Development Tourism Program and the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.
•Developing and delivering shared services programs, both within the AVNCOG and in cooperation with other COGs and the County & State governments and their constituent agencies in such areas as joint purchasing, shared equipment and professional services.

Compensation and benefits include:
•Competitive salary, commensurate with education and relevant experience.
•Medical and dental benefits.
•Vacation, sick & personal time.
•Contribution toward retirement income.
•Flexible and mobile work environment.
•Training and professional development.
•Expense and travel reimbursement.

Qualifications & application process:
•Bachelor’s degree required; a graduate degree in public administration preferred, or a combination of education and 3-5 years of experience in local government or a closely related field.
•Project management and public budgeting experience.
•Managerial skills to both motivate staff and inspire community confidence, combined with a commitment to consensus building and a collaborative approach to accommodate diverse viewpoints.
•Computer literacy, including familiarity with computer-based word processing, accounting, data management and communications programs such as MS Word, Excel PowerPoint & Teams, and experience in website development & maintenance.
•Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and three (3) references by April 30, 2022 to:

Mailing Address:

Allegheny Valley North COG Search Committee
P.O. Box 115,
Cheswick, PA 15024

E-mail Address:
[email protected]
Posted on 2022-03-07
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
Download Water Notice (PDF)
Adobe Acrobat Reader is Required. Get it here for free.
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 - 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