The Borough tax bills will be sent out April 1, 2014. The millage is 5.68 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.
Caucus meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, except June, July, August and December. The regular Council meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in December when it will be on the second Tuesday. The next regular council meeting will be on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend both meetings, which are held at the Borough office at 220 South Atlantic Avenue.
A copy of the minutes can be requested through our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Waste Management is our new 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 37 inches.
A brown & grey striped tabby cat is missing from the 1300 block of Beech Street in Cheswick. He is 5 years old, weighs 15 pounds and has a small white spot on his chest. If you see him, please call the office at 724-274-5125. After hours, please call 724-274-4911.
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.
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.
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.