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Winter Newsletter

The winter newsletter is here! Pick on up at the Borough office or library! Download a digital copy here:

Winter 2016-17 (December, January, February) Pages 1-6
Winter 2016-17 (December, January, February) Pages 7-12

WSCC Holiday Shop 

















Annual Night of Lights

Luminary Kits

Light up our town this Christmas Eve!


WSCC Holiday Cookie Bake-Off!


Library Cookie Sale

December 9th & 10th at the Swissvale Library. Our Library friends make super-delicious cookies and other baked goods.  Pick some up for gifts or for yourself and your family and support library programs and services at the same time.  · Custom Trays Available· Knitted gifts by Pam & Donna· Soaps by Regent Park Naturals· Usborne Books· Dog Treats.

HolidayLight Fight!


Geppert's Guardians Polar Plunge


Donate Now!

For the 6th consecutive year, the Swissvale Police Department, the mayor, some council members, family and friends have teamed up to brave the icy waters of the Ohio River to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. You can help by making a donation on behalf of "Geppert's Guardians" taking the 2016 Polar Plunge. Click the link above to sponsor a plunger!

Ministerium Carolfest

The Swissvale Ministers Association will be hosting its annual Carolfest on Sunday, December 11, 6:30 p.m., at Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church (located at 241 Homestead St., Pittsburgh, PA  15218). The Carol Fest is a delightful program celebrating the Christmas Season. It consists of performances provided by various churches in the Swissvale area, interspersed with carol singing by the audience. In past years the program has consisted of puppetry, mime, storytelling and dance, in addition to many musical forms. The Carolfest is appropriate for all ages and all are welcome. The program lasts for approximately one hour. A reception will follow the program.

FREE Community CPR Class

Duquesne Light Meter Replacement

During the next several weeks, Duquesne Light will exchange existing electric meters with new, digital models. This exchange is part of an overall upgrade of the company’s metering infrastructure required by Pennsylvania Act 129. Duquesne Light will send a letter to customers notifying them of the upcoming meter exchange.  This notification letter will provide details about the meter exchange and outline any actions the customer should take. Three to five days before the day of the exchange, customers will receive a reminder call. They will not need to be home for the exchange.  A Duquesne Light authorized installer, with a valid ID, will arrive at the customer’s residence to complete the exchange. For any additional questions, customers can visit the FAQs on the Meter Exchange Program section of our website, DuquesneLight.com, email at MeterExchangeInquiry@duqlight.com or call 1-888-928-8539. Press “1” and follow the prompts to reach a Customer Service Representative.

Save The Date! Upcoming events:

December 1 - Swissvale Holiday Light Fight Kick off
December 2-4 - 6 PM - 9 PM, 9 AM - 5 PM, 12 PM - 5PM - WSCC Holiday Shop
December 3 - 9:00 AM - Grand Opening St. Vincent DePaul - Swissvale Shopping Center
December 3 - 5:30 PM - Night of Lights & Luminary Sale
December 3 - 7:00 PM - Original Christmas Production, "The Storyteller" - Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church
December 4 - 11 AM - WSCC Cookie Bake-off
Decemeber 4 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - WSCC Gingerbread Workshop
December 4 - 7:00 PM - Original Christmas Production, "The Storyteller" - Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church
December 7 - 7:00 PM - Council Meeting
December 9-10 - 10 AM - 4 PM, 9AM - 4 PM - Library Christmas Cookie Sale 
December 10 - Polar Plunge - Geppert's Guardians to benefit the Special Olympics Pennsylvania
December 10 - 11:00 AM - Sausage Day at Boomerange Bar to benefit Children's Hospital Free Care Fund
December 11 - 6:30 PM - Carol Fest at Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church
December 16 - 7:00 PM - Holiday Cookie Exchange at Swissvale Library
December 24 - 26 - Admin Office Closed - Happy Holidays!
January 2 - Admin Office Closed - Happy New Year!
Januray 7 - 10 AM - 4 PM - Free Community CPR Class, Swissvale Fire Station
March 1 - Lenten Fish Fries - Madonna del Castello - Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent
March 12 - 1 PM - 4 PM - Swissvale Library 100th birthday party!

Public Zoning Hearing/Budget Workshop 

A Public Hearing on the Revised Zoning Ordinance and Swissvale Council Budget Workshop Meeting was held on Nov 30th. The zoning ordinance is available for review by the public online and hard copies in the Borough office. Public comment on the ordinance will be accepted through Dec 13th. Please email administrative@swissvaleborough.com.  Council will hold a legislative meeting Dec 28th to adopt the zoning ordinance and the proposed 2017 budget.

View the ordinance here:
zoning ordinance draft - 112416.pdf
Swissvale Zoning Map 6-22-16.pdf


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