Cheswick Borough will be conducting hydrant flushing beginning Monday, May 4th, and hydrants will be flushed Monday through Thursdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and continue until Thursday, May 14th.
When flushing does take place, temporary service disruptions may occur and you will notice discolored water. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water, but we recommend allowing a few hours for the discoloration to dissipate. To verify water is clear, run the cold water tap for a few minutes.
Caucus meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, except December. The regular Council meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month. The next caucus meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 and the regular council meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend both meetings, which are held at 7:00PM at the Borough office at 220 South Atlantic Avenue.
A copy of the minutes can be requested through our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheswick Day will be combined with the Strawberry Festival this year. It will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00PM at Rachel Carson Park.
Crafters and non-profit groups are welcome to call the Borough office (724-274-5125) to participate.
The Rec Board welcomes anyone who would like to help in any way. We need bakers to donate cake and help setting up for the day. Please call the office to volunteer.
Waste Management is our hauler. All of Cheswick will now have their garbage picked up on Thursday. Please call the office (724-274-5125) if they don't pick up your garbage.
Electronics, such as TV's, computer equipment, laptops and monitors can no longer be picked up. They must be recycled properly. You can get more information about electronics recycling from Waste Management's e-cycling web site at http://wme-cyclesinpa.wm.com/index.jsp or from the PA Department of Environmental Protection's web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us. Best Buy will recycle electronics and TV's under 32 inches.
The Borough tax bills will be sent out April 1, 2015. The millage is 5.68 for the borough with an additional .25 mills for the library tax for a total of 5.93 mills. Bills can be paid at the borough office Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 - 2:30. Payments can also be mailed to PO Box 242, Cheswick, PA 15024.
The Homestead Exclusion applies to the homeowner's primary residence. If you live in the property listed on the tax bill, you are eligible for the exclusion. Businesses and rentals are not eligible. This will give you a discount on your county tax and school tax. The Allegheny County Office of Property Assessment is administering this program. If you have questions or to obtain an application, please call 412-350-4600. The application can be downloaded from the county website at www.alleghenycounty.us.
For information on Act 77, contact Frank Dermody's ofice at 724-274-4770.
If your pet ever goes missing, you should know to call the local animal shelters, but also call Hoffman Kennels, since Cheswick contracts with them for our animal control. Their number is 724-468-5505.
The Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law requires us to post on the web site how you can request information. You may submit a written request for access to records by submitting it in person, by mail, e-mail, phone or fax to the Borough Secretary. Forms may be picked up, sent by mail or downloaded off the web site. The written request should identify or describe the record sought with sufficient detail to enable the Borough to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include name and address to which the Borough should address it's response. There are fees associated with copies and the number associated with it. Single copies are $0.25 per page, more than 100 pages is a flat rate of $100.0 (50% in advance) and $20.00 per hour for old records that need to be researched. The Borough has five (5) business days to respond.
Phone : 724-274-5125
Address: P.O. Box 235, 220 S. Atlantic Ave., Cheswick, Pa. 15024
Wed Site: www.cheswick.us
Cheswick, Harmar, Springdale and Springdale Township have been working on a Multi-Municipal Plan that is now ready for public viewing. Copies are available for the public to read at the Cheswick Borough Office, from 9:00 to 4:30 daily or at the Springdale Free Public Library. Copies can also be emailed if requested through this website.
Three new tennis courts are now open at the MacLean Street Park. The public will be able to play on the courts when the Allegheny Valley School District tennis team is not using them. The courts are for tennis use only. The courts will be open from morning to dusk when the weather is warm.
The new playground is open and ready for use.
If anyone is interested in joining the Recreation Committee to work on the park, please call the office at 724-274-5125 or email through this website.
Cheswick now has a recycling dumpster, located at Rachel Carson Park. You can recycle all paper, including junk mail, glossy paper and magazines, cardboard, newspaper, phone books, manila and brown folders; glass of all colors, plastic, tin and aluminum. Please flatten cardboard boxes and plastic bottles but do not break glass bottles. Please do NOT recycle food waste, glass panes and Pyrex, styrofoam food containers and ink toner cartridges.
Electronics such as computers and TV's must be recycled responsibly. Check www.dep.web.state.pa.us for more information. Best Buy will accept most e-waste and TV's up to 32 inches.
The recycling dumpster will now be emptied twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, since it was filling up so fast.
If you would like to recycle but need help getting your recyclables to the dumpster, please call the Borough office at 724-274-5125.
Under a new law Act 32, Pennsylvania's system for collecting local Earned Income Tax will be streamlined down to 69 new countywide tax collection districts. Starting January 1, 2012, all Pennsylvania employers (excluding those in Philadelphia) must withhold the local earned income tax as part of their payroll obligations. Cheswick Borough office will no longer collect local wage taxes for residents after the 2011 tax year.
Keystone Collections handles Cheswick's Earned Income Tax. Employers have withheld income taxes, paid it to Keystone and Keystone in turn, pays it to Cheswick Borough. Please reconcile your local EIT with Keystone as requested in the letter sent to all residents.
If you are a RESIDENT of Cheswick, filling out an Act 32, Residency Certification Form, the "Resident PSD Code" is 710101 and the "Total Resident EIT Rate" is .01 or 1%. Please note that not everyone with a Cheswick Zip Code (15024) is a resident of Cheswick. One way to determine residency is by your water bill -- all of our residents get a water bill from Cheswick Water Department. Call our office if your are uncertain.
Cheswick Borough is pleased to have a new web site, designed by one of our residents. We will use this to inform people of our upcoming events and the news around town. Please email us with your comments.