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Announcements and News


Council is accepting candidates’ letters for representation to the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority.

Candidates must be a resident of Swissvale and be 18 years of age.   Letters should include:

• Name
• Address
• Phone number
• Reason for application and qualifications

Interview will be conducted by the Borough of Swissvale’s Personnel Committee.
Representative will attend monthly meetings held at 2200 Robinson Blvd., Wilkinsburg on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with a workshop at 6:30 prior to each meeting.  A monthly stipend of $100 is paid by WPJWA. Each Board member is also assigned to a Committee which meets on an as-needed basis.
The 12 member board sets policy and procedural guidelines for the for the WPJWA and works closely with the managerial staff to implement these policies and procedures.

Letters will be accepted through August 25, 2017.

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.


Vacant Property Recovery Program


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. Find details on their website:

Tax Office Notice


Real Estate Tax Bills have all been sent. Payment is due in full no later than August 31 (at discount by June 30). If you did not receive your bill, please contact Tax Collector Thomas Barr 412-351-3342. Find more details http://www.swissvaleborough.com/departments/tax-office.aspx

Roadway Improvements


    This year, seven streets will be paved including: Woodlawn Ave., Prospect Ave., Newmeyer St., Delaware Ave. Extension, Smokeywood Dr. and Westmoreland Ave. from Lacrosse St. to Lehigh St. As part of the project Lacrosse St. from Edgewood Ave. to Westmoreland Ave. will be completely reconstructed.This reconstruction will include removing all existing bricks and cobblestones, removing approximately 12 inches of sub-base below the bricks and cobblestones, replacing the two storm sewer lines under the road with one new larger line, replacing and installing new storm inlets, installing ADA compliant handicapped curb cuts at each intersection and paving the entire road.
    In preparation for the paving, Peoples Gas is replacing their gas line on Lacrosse Street and Delaware Avenue Extension. The Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority is also replacing their water line on Delaware Avenue Extension. The entire paving project is expected to be completed by mid-June. Please pardon the dust as our roads are rehabilitated!

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.

Hard to Recycle

There are several Household Chemical and Hard to Recycle Collections coming up over the summer and fall months. Click HERE to see the flier and dates.

Save The Date! Upcoming events:

19 - 9 AM - 1 PM - Swissvale Farmer's Market - Dickson School Rear, 7301 Schoyer Ave 
19 - 5 PM - 8 PM - River City Community Block Party
25 - 8:45 PM - Family Movie Night - Swisshelm Park Primitive Methodist Church - 241 Homestead Avenue
26 - 9 AM - 1 PM - Swissvale Farmer's Market - Dickson School Rear, 7301 Schoyer Ave 
30 - 7:00 PM - Council Agenda setting meeting - 7560 Roslyn St. Council Chambers

Advertise in the Swissvale News

The next edition of the professionally printed Swissvale Newsletter is will be mailed at the end of October and will cover November and December. Materials must be submitted no later than October 1st to be included in this edition. 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 online HERE.

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