Events and Notices

General Announcement - Rachel Carson Park
PARK CLOSED

RACHEL CARSON PARK
Will be closed August 8 until further notice.

Due to ongoing construction projects in the area Rachel Carson Park will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will post updates on social media and our website.
Posted on 2022-08-09
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
August 9, 2022

CALL TO ORDER


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


MEETING MINUTES:

• Motion to approve the July 12, 2022 Caucus meeting minutes sent via email 7/13/2022
• Motion to approve the July 19, 2022 Council meeting minutes sent via email 7/26/2022

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 #08.22. Bills posted 07/13/22 – 08/08/22
• Motion to approve bill due list #08.22. Bills posted 07/13/22 – 08/08/22


FACILITIES – George White, Chair

• Requests the Status of West Penn Power overhead wires at the Salt Shed


GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:

GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:

PERSONNEL – Karen Matisz, Chair:

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

• Motion to authorize Council President to sign agreement allowing Springdale Township to join existing Emergency Management group

PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair

ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:

COG:
• Motion to follow COG’s recommendation of acceptance of the low bidder and award contract for demolition of the house located at 1407 Beech Street to Ron Gillette, Inc in the amount of $14,250

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

ADJOURNMENT
Posted on 2022-08-08

AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
July 19, 2022

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


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:

FACILITIES – George White

GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:

GRANTS – Brad Yaksich, Chair

PERSONNEL – Karen Matisz, Chair:

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

PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT– Shawna Ecker, Chair:

• Mark Almes to provide guidance on prioritization and schedule of suggested/proposed infrastructure and other projects submitted by members Council May/June 2022.


ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:

COG:

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-07-18
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
July 12, 2022
CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
•Motion to approve the May 10, 2022 Caucus meeting minutes
•Motion to approve the June 14, 2022 Caucus meeting minutes (sent via email
6/24/2022)
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 #07.22. Bills posted 06/14/22 – 07/12/22
•Motion to approve bill due list #07.22. Bills posted 06/14/22 – 07/12/22
FACILITIES – George White, Chair
GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:
GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PERSONNEL – Karen Matisz, Chair:
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY & UTILITIES – Brad Yaksich, Chair:
PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:
•Motion to accept the SHACOG primary bid of $88.96/ton from Cargill, Inc. for rock salt and the associated “Articles of Agreement” between the Borough and Cargill, Inc effective 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023.

Note: A forecast of 350 ton was submitted for the 2022-2023 season, per the agreement the Borough must purchase a minimum of 80% of forecast (280 ton) and up to 125% (438 ton).

•Motion to hire John Minchok as a Public Works Part-Time Laborer 2 at a rate of $16.00/hour up to 24 hours/week effective 07/25/22, conditional on successfully passing a physical and background check.

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair
ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
COG:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-07-11
AGENDA
CHESWICK BOROUGH CAUCUS MEETING
June 14, 2022

CALL TO ORDER
OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD ON MATTERS CURRENTLY IN FRONT OF COUNCIL
(4 MINUTES):
MEETING MINUTES:
• Motion to approve the April 12, 2022 Caucus meeting and April 19, 2022 Council meeting minutes.
• Review the May 10, 2022 Caucus meeting minutes (sent via email on 5/30/22)

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 #06.22. Bills posted 05/10/22 – 06/13/22
• Frank Meledandri motioned to amend the agenda to approve bill list #06.022. In anticipation that no meeting held on June 21, 2022. Motion seconded by Brad Yaksich and carried.

FACILITIES – George White, Chair
• Acknowledgment of the Rec Board for their efforts in making the Strawberry festival an outstanding success

GENERAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION – Kathy Gillard, Chair:

GRANTS - Brad Yaksich, Chair:

PERSONNEL – VACANT, Chair:

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

• Cheswick Volunteer Fire Company request for a letter from the Borough agreeing to the merger with Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Company.

PUBLIC WORKS – Michael Girardi, Chair:
• Motion to approve the Allegheny Valley North COG to award Folino Construction to complete the Low Grade Road Reconstruction Project in the amount of $348,737.17.

RECREATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Shawna Ecker, Chair
• The Agan Joint Recreation board is requesting authorization to release funds from the Agan Park Joint (Cheswick Borough/Springdale Borough) PLGIT account for $1,190.16 to cover the cost of weed killer and prevention on the baseball field.

ZONING & CODE ENFORCEMENT – Dan Carroll, Chair:
• Update on the status of organizing of the UCC/IMPC Appeals Board
COG:
OLD BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
EXECUTIVE SESSION:
ADJOURNMENT:
Posted on 2022-06-15
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 - 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