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Announcements and News

The Planning Commission will not meet today, August 15, 2019.

There  will be no street sweeping during the week of August 26th as the sweeper will be out of service for planned maintenance.  Vehicles do not have to be moved that week as no Street Sweeping tickets will be issued.  Street sweeping will resume on September 3rd.

Reminder to residents that the Borough Taxes are due by August 31, 2019. Any taxes paid after this date will be subject to late fees. Taxes can be mailed or dropped off at the Tax Collector's Office at 7447 Washing Avenue. For any questions call (412) 351-3342


Now Hiring Full-Time Police Officers – Swissvale Borough

The Borough of Swissvale Civil Service Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-time Police Officer.
General Qualifications – Every applicant for the position shall: have attained the age of 18 prior to the submission deadline; be a United States Citizen; possess a high school diploma or GED; be physically and mentally fit to perform all essential functions of a police officer; possess a valid PA driver’s license; and have successfully completed PA Act 120 training.
The Written and Physical Ability Examinations for the position will be conducted at the Allegheny County Police Academy located at 700 West Ridge Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 on August 27, 2019 at 9:30 am.
Applications may be obtained at the Swissvale Municipal Building Administration Office located at 7560 Roslyn Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 or on-line at http://www.swissvaleborough.com/government/employment.aspx
Applications for this position shall be submitted to the Swissvale Borough Manager’s Office by no later than Friday, August 16th at 4:30 pm.  The application must be accompanied with a non-refundable application fee in the amount of $35.00. The Borough of Swissvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Citizens Fire Academy
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

​Family Fun Night at Memorial Field is canceled until further notice.

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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