Welcome To The Borough of Swissvale

Announcements and News

06- June 2019 Regular Meeting Agenda.pdf
New Job Announcement!

The Borough of Swissvale is accepting applications for Driver/Laborer positions.   The primary responsibilities of the position will be driving a garbage or recycling truck and also manually collecting trash and recyclables.  Employees may also be assigned to work in other capacities in the Department of Public Works.  The position requires a Class A or B Commercial Drivers License.  See the attached announcement for further details: job advertisement - may 2019.pdf

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

There will be no garbage pickup on Monday May 27th and
the administrative offices will be closed.

Garbage collection will be as follows:

Monday collection - Tuesday

Tuesday collection - Wednesday
Wednesday collection - Thursday
Thursday collection - Friday
Friday collection - Saturday (garbage only - recycling is still collected on Friday)


Now accepting applications!
Swissvale Fire will be conducting a Citizens Fire Academy in August.  This 16 hour course will provide a brief overview of the fire department, what we do, how the equipment works and the new and increasing dangers of the fires we experience in the fire service.  The course will also provide some hands-on experiences so you can see what it is like to be a firefighter!

Thursday August 1, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday August 15, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday August 24, 2019 9:00 – 3:00 pm

If you ever wondered what it is like to be a firefighter, are interested in understanding what our fire department does or ever wondered what all that stuff is on the fire trucks and what is used for this an opportunity for you to get all those answers and more.
To register for this program, please submit a completed application.  Applications may be sent via email to mvolpe@swissvalefire.org or mailed/dropped off at the fire station: 7400 Irvine Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15218. Get your applications here: 2019 CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY APPLICATION.pdf

2019 Borough Real Estate Tax

The 2019 Borough Real Estate Tax bills have been mailed, and the discount amount is due by June 30, 2019. If you did not receive your bill, changed mortgage companies, recently sold your property, or have any other questions, please contact the tax collector at (412) 351-3342.

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.pdfSwissvale Borough Building 2-25-19-SD.pdfSwissvale Borough Building Plot Plan-CS.pdfSwissvale 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.


     The Woodland Hills School District appeared before the Swissvale Borough Planning Commission on February 15, 2018 to present a proposed site plan for the renovation and expansion of Dickson School on Schoyer Avenue.  The WHSD is planning to move the Intermediate School to this location after a complete renovation and expansion of the facility.
     The school will receive a 37,700 square foot addition on the west side of the school where the field house and baseball fields are currently located.  Those facilities will be removed to make way for the addition which will house a gymnasium, kitchen and classrooms.  A new parking lot and a basketball court will also be constructed adjacent to the school.
     The school will have a totally new look when it is finished as the dirt that is against the front of the building will be removed to reveal the entire first floor of the building and the property will be landscaped to complement the new and renovated building.
     The Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed plan of which Swissvale Borough Council will now take action on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. If approved, demolition of the field house and baseball fields is scheduled to begin this spring and building construction is proposed to begin this summer.  Completion is preliminarily scheduled for the fall of 2019 when all Woodland Hills students in grades 4-6 will be moved to this building.
     The plans show the proposed site plan, the front elevation of the building and a schematic plan showing how the building will lay out on the site.

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!

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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 news@swissvaleborough.com. 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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