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.
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: March 8; June 7; September 13; and December 6, 2019 and need to be scheduled at least 14 days in advance of the collection date. 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.
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)
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:
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
If you have any questions, please go to the website.
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.
2018 Caucus Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, except August when it will be the Wednesday before the Council Meeting. Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Both meetings are held at the Borough Building and begin at 7:00 pm. All meetings are open to the public. Minutes can be requested through our website.
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.