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January/February Newsletter 

The new January/ February Newsletter is now available online! Check it out here: https://issuu.com/boroughofswissvale/docs/2018-1winter

Christmas Tree Recycling

Not sure what to do with your live Christmas tree now that Christmas is over? Swissvale residents can put their trees out on their regular trash day between Jan 2-Jan 19 and the tree will be shredded into mulch. Please remove all lights, stands and ornaments. Trees in plastic bags or netting will not be accepted. Christmas trees will be collected separately from trash. Residents who would like to obtain the fresh mulch can contact the Department of Public Works at 412-271-0350 after the new year.

Lenten Fish Fry! 

The Swissvale Fire Department will hold its annual Lenten Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and every Friday in Lent at the fire station (7400 Irvine Street). Menus are available HERE.

Delivery will be available for lunch and dinner. The food is so popular that it often sells out. Go early and call ahead! 
412-271-8787 (phone) 
412-271-1451 (fax)



The following information is to keep the public informed as to the progress in the selection process of the Borough’s next Police Chief.

The Borough received resumes from a total of 23 applicants.  Six (6) of those applicants did not meet the minimum requirements as advertised.  The members of the Police Committee of Council, President of Council, Mayor, Borough Manager and Assistant Manager reviewed the remaining seventeen (17) candidates and selected seven (7) candidates that were determined to be best suited for the position based on their resumes and experience.

An interview was scheduled for those seven candidates on Saturday, January 6, 2018.  One (1) candidate declined to attend and the remaining six (6) candidates were interviewed.

Each candidate was asked the same eighteen (18) questions and their answers were scored by the interview panel based on a generally accepted and defined scoring scale.  The seven (7) member interview panel consisted of the Mayor, the Police Committee of Council, the President and Vice President of Council and the Borough Manager and Assistant Manager.  The scoring totals were then reviewed and the top three (3) candidates were selected for the next step in the process, which will include another interview with the entire Council.

As additional details become available and as the process continues to move forward, we will update this information to keep the public informed.  Borough Council wants to be prudent and deliberate in this process to make the best decision for the Borough and its residents.

2018 Authories, Boards and Commissions

New appointments were recently made to the borough's Authorities, Boards and Commissions. The members can be found HERE. There are two seats that remain unfilled - one zoning board term ending 1-1-21, one recreation board term ending 1-1-22 and one alternate position to the Civil Service Commission. Any Swssvale resident interested in serving in either position should send a letter of interest and resume to the borough at administrative@swissvaleborough.com.  Descriptions of the responsibilities of each board/commission can be found HERE.

2018 Budget

The 2018 budget was approved for the Borough of Swissvale by council at the Special Legislative Meeting which will be held on December 27, 2017.
General Fund
Motor License Fund
Sewer Fund
Capital Fund

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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.

Save The Date! Upcoming events:

15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
16 - SCAC meeting
18 - 9 AM - 12:30 PM - Swissvale Cares Food Pantry Distributions
19 - Christmas Tree Recycling ends
20 - International Potluck - WSCC
21 - Book Lunch - Library
26 - Port Authority Board Meeting
27 - Maxo Vanka Mural Trip - WSCC
31 - Agenda Meeting

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