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Allegheny County Rabies Vaccine Bating

The Allegheny County Health Department will be distributing raccoon rabies baits across the County between August 6th and 17th. For more information visit http://www.achd.net/racoon/

Swissvale Citizen's Police Academy

 

The Swissvale Police Department will be hosting its first Citizen's Police Academy starting in September. Participants will visit a gun range and driving course. The academy will be interactive and include simulators and scenarios.  Interested residents must submit a completed application. Space is limited and background checks will be completed before participants are selected.

Vacant Property Recovery Program provides opportunity to acquire Side Yard Properties or Vacant Structures in Swissvale.

For a limited time only, the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to an owner-occupied primary residence or blighted structure remediation at a reduced cost to the applicant. Under the 2018 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, they will waive our standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for a side yard to their primary residence and applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure. They will reduce the fee to $1,400 for applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure. All applicants will also be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. The application, which contains additional details about the Program guidelines, can be accessed at our website:

www.alleghenycounty.us/VPRP and are also available at www.swissvaleborough.com

All applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2018. Only one application will be accepted per applicant. The VPRP will accept only 5 applications from any single municipality. However, they may increase these limits at their discretion.

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.

BUS RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT UPDATE link Bus Rapid Transit Project Update.pdf

July/August 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 July/August Newsletter is available online! Check it out HERE!

STREET SWEEPING

Street Sweeping has begun.  Please move your vehicles on scheduled sweeping days.

 

WHSD - DICKSON SCHOOL UPDATE

     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 Goodfella's at 10 AM for supplies and coffee and help keep our community looking beautiful!

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

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 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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