Trick-or-Treat will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00PM. Please leave your porch light on if you would like some spooky visitors.
Cheswick Day was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, at Rachel Carson Park. Thank you to everyone who participated this year. We had delicious apple baked goods, baskets donated from the businesses, entertainment by Afterschool Buddy featuring the Rainbow Kids and Clem, our DJ who kept the music going and many people who set up their booths. Thanks to all of our volunteers and everyone who came out and enjoyed the beautiful day!
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, except in December when it will be on the second Tuesday. The next caucus meeting will be on Wednesday, November 12, and the regular council meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. 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.
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
A white cat with splashes of orange is missing from the 200 block of Pillow Avenue in Cheswick. He is friendly, but is an indoor cat who has never been outside. If you see "Crackers" 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.
Thank you to everyone who attended or worked on the Strawberry Festival and made it a great community event. The weather made it a beautiful day to come out and visit with our neighbors. Special thanks to all who donated their cakes for us to use for the strawberry shortcakes. Also thanks to King's Family restaurant for their donation of ice cream, Eat 'N Park Restaurant for donating cookies, John and Gerry's Fruit Market for getting the strawberries and Fat Cat Subs for the use of their facility to prepare the strawberries.
Our Rec Board spent many hours planning and working on this event and they are to be commended. If anyone would like to join us in our work on Cheswick Day, please contact us. We would love to have your help.
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.
The Borough tax bills were 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.
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.
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.