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The Swissvale Fire Department is offering free flu shots to residents on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm. There is a limited supply available so they will be administered on a first come first serve basis at 7400 Irvine Street.

The Swissvale Borough Planning Commission will not meet in October.

Official Notice
Borough of Swissvale

​Council for the Borough of Swissvale will consider enactment of the following ordinance:

Enactment of this ordinance will be considered at the regular Council meeting to be held on October 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Swissvale Municipal Building, 7560 Roslyn Street, Swissvale, PA 15218.
The following are specific notice requirements for opening a public road under the Borough Code, 8 Pa. C.S. 1721.2:
1. The ordinance must be advertised in a publication of general circulation for 2 consecutive weeks. 
2. Within 10 days of the second publication, a member of the public may petition for a public hearing.  So, as a practical matter, the second advertisement should be at least 10 days before the next voting meeting, to allow the public 10 days to submit a petition for public hearing. 
3. If no petition is submitted, Council must enact the ordinance within 30 days of the second publication. 
4. If a petition for a public hearing is submitted, then a public hearing must be held within 60 days of the petition and the ordinance must be enacted within 30 days of the hearing.  There are additional notice requirements in the event a hearing is requested. 

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.

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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