News and Announcements
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will not affect garbage/recycling pickup the week of January 20, 2020. Garbage/recycling pickup will remain on schedule this week.
Swissvale Library’s Future
Are you concerned about the future of SWISSVALE LIBRARY?
Announcing two community conversations for creating the future of Swissvale Library.
Come to either of these events. Bring your ideas and dreams of how you want the Swissvale Library to be.
Join Woodland Hills School Superintendent James Harris and school board members for this important, open discussion.
Sunday January 19th, 2 – 3:30
Tuesday January 28th, 7 – 8:30
Location – Swissvale Senior Center (lower level, Swissvale Library)
CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS!
Several Members of Council who will be completing their terms of office were honored at the December 18, 2019 Council Meeting. Council Members Shawn Alfonso-Wells, Tim Ward and Darrell Rapp will be completing their terms in January and were presented Service Awards by Mayor Deneen Swartzwelder and Council President Michele Stanton. Mr. Rapp was recognized for serving two terms (8 years) on Council, Mr. Ward for serving 1 term (4 years) on Council and Ms. Alfonso-Wells for serving the last several months of the remainder of the term formerly held by Patti Gionta. Ms. Gionta, who was not present at the meeting, was also recognized for serving 4 terms (nearly 16 years) before resigning in September due to relocating outside of the Borough.
The awards were in recognition of their faithful, dedicated and selfless commitment to the citizens of Swissvale. On behalf of the citizens and elected officials, we thank and commend you for your service.
On January 6, 2020, the newly elected members of Council will take their oaths of office. The new members are: Weldianne Scales, Bill Price and Chris Ansell.
Pictured Left to Right. Mayor Deneen Swartzwelder, Members of Council: Shawn Alphonso-Wells, Tim Ward and Darrell Rapp, Council President Michele Stanton.
Christmas and New Years Garbage Collection
Garbage and Recycling collection will be delayed due to the Christmas and New Years Day holidays. Garbage collection each week will be delayed one day for Wednesday collection and each day after. Recycling collection will also be delayed one day with the exception of Friday which will be collected on schedule. Monday and Tuesday collection will not be affected by the holidays.
Swissvale Borough 2020 Proposed Budget and Budget Summary are Available for Review: 2020 Proposed Budget.pdf and 2020 Budget Summary.pdf
ALCOSAN Clean Water Assistance Fund
ALCOSAN has created a fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. The fund is available for ALCOSAN services area homeowners who meet family income limits set by the federal government. For more information please refer to the flyer posted here: ALCOSAN Clean Water Assistance Fund.pdf
Allegheny Banner Community Program
Swissvale was once again recognized by the Allegheny County League of Municipalities as a “Banner Community” for the 3rd year in a row. The Banner Community program recognizes municipalities that are committed to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications that engage community residents and stakeholders. Please download Community Citation of Recognition. Pictured Above: Councilwoman Abigail Salisbury, Council President Michele Stanton, and Borough Manager Clyde Wilhelm
Proposed Relocation of Municipal Offices, Police Department, and Public Works Department
These are the conceptual drawings of a potential project that council is considering for the relocation of the municipal offices, police department, and public works garage.
Swiss BB Layout.pdf; Swissvale Borough Building 2-25-19-SD.pdf; Swissvale Borough Building Plot Plan-CS.pdf; Swissvale Public Works Building 2-25-19-CS.pdf
The municipal offices and police department would be located in the existing and vacant storefronts in the 7400 block of Irvine Street. The public works garage would be located around the corner in the 1900 block of McCague Street. More information to follow as it becomes available. A written proposal for this project can be found here: Municipal Facilities Proposal.pdf
Vacant Property Recovery Program provides opportunity to acquire Side Yard Properties or Vacant Structures in Swissvale
All applications that are pre-screened eligible and complete will be forwarded to the municipality for consideration of the applicant’s proposed re-use plan. Please note that in cases where an applicant is proposing to demolish a structure, the applicant must obtain a letter of support from the municipality verifying that the structure presents a safety hazard. Applications are available at www.alleghenycounty.us/VPRP.
Swissvale Borough 2019 Budget is Available Here: Borough of Swissvale 2019 Budget.pdf
Swissvale Community Newsletter
Are you receiving the Swissvale Newsletter? If not, please contact us at 412-271-7101! We will make sure you receive it in the future.
SEDCO Clean Up Days
SEDCO sponsors a monthly clean up day the 2nd Saturday of every month, weather permitting. Meet at the farmers market at 10 AM for supplies and help keep our community looking beautiful!
Advertise in the Swissvale News
The Newsletter is now direct mailed to over 5,000 households and businesses! If you would like to advertise your business, please email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertising prices are listed here: Newsletter Ads. Want to see some of our previous editions? Check them out HERE.
Belgian Block for Sale
The Borough now has thousands of Belgian Block for sale to residents. The cost of the blocks is $1.50 each and is limited to 200 per resident. Blocks are for pick up only and can be ordered at the Administrative Offices at 7560 Roslyn St. Individuals must show proof of residency to purchase blocks. Blocks are for personal use only, not for resale. To print the Belgian Block order form, click HERE
Protect our Rivers and Streams
Did you know that anything that goes into a catch basin or storm inlet on the street eventually ends up in a stream or river? You can help protect our water resources by reporting any activity that could cause pollution of our waterways. If you see someone dumping anything into a storm inlet or even just dumping something on the street such as oil or auto fluids, litter, paint, grass clippings, hazardous waste or cleaning fluids, you can report this to the borough office at 412-271-7101. Please get as much information as possible including a photo, the location and time and other pertinent information. Together we can all protect water, our most valuable resource.
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