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  • Refuse Billing: Effective July 2016, Brentwood will be introducing a new combined sewage and refuse statement.  Customers will no longer receive a separate quarterly invoice but will instead be issued a single monthly bill. Republic Services remains under contract to provide residential trash and recycling collection.

     

    Roadway & Sidewalk Projects: Pursuant to the approved five-year street improvement plan, the Borough is scheduled to rehabilitate sections of Shadyway Drive, Villawood Avenue, Kingsley Street, Pointview Road, and several alleys. Brentwood will also continue its successful shared cost sidewalk restoration program by making necessary repairs on the streets that are targeted for roadway upgrades, as well as along our heavily traveled Brownsville Road corridor.

     

    Zoning Ordinance: Council has formally adopted the Route 51 Streetscape Enhancement Overlay. This new section of the code is designed to improve the aesthetics and the accessibility of this vital commercial district. 

     

    Recreational Programming: Brentwood Borough is pleased to offer an array of interesting and exciting programs for both children and adults. Click here for more information!

Sampling Scheduled for Area Waterways

 

Employees from Pennsylvania American Water and its affiliated consultants will be testing for pollutants in Saw Mill Run and its tributaries. In order to access the streams, it may be necessary for these individuals to traverse private property. Staff members will drive conspicuously marked vehicle and will carry PAW credentials.  For more information, please click here.

 
Eligible Residents Encouraged to Participate in Program to Reclaim Vacant Lots

 

In order to assist municipalities with reducing blight and returning abandoned parcels to the tax rolls, the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development sponsors the Vacant Property Recovery Program. Through August 31, 2016, this agency will be waving its standard $3,000 application fee for any individual who seeks to purchase an adjoining lot that is either vacant or that contains a building that is in need of demolition; the fee will be reduced to $1,400 for any property owner who proposes to rehabilitate a vacant structure on a neighboring parcel. This program can only be utilized to procure properties that are less than ½ acre in size and that are at least three years delinquent on real estate taxes. Applicants must not be delinquent with taxes, sewage fees, or refuse fees on any property owned within the boundaries of Allegheny County; individuals are additionally ineligible if there are any outstanding code violations on such properties.

 

To enroll in this program, please submit the “Side Yard and Blighted Structure Application” available here. Selected candidates will be required to pay the full appraised value of the parcel, as well as closing costs and a good faith deposit. For more information, view the attached fact sheet.

 
Convenient New Combined Sewage and Refuse Bills Coming This July

 

In response to a 2015 policy change by incumbent trash contractor Republic Services, the Borough of Brentwood is preparing to internally generate refuse invoices for its residential service customers. This firm no long collects delinquent balances that are in excess of 90 days past due; rather, these amounts are currently directly satisfied by the Borough at significant expense. Brentwood recognizes that it is inequitable to require residents who promptly respond to their bills to pick up the tab for those individuals who have failed to make the required payment. The Borough had previously outlined its intention to rectify this deficiency by issuing separate delinquency notices to complement the quarterly statements provided by Republic Services. However, upon further investigation of this proposal, it was noted that this arrangement would both be confusing to our residents and administratively cumbersome. As a result, Brentwood has chosen to streamline the payment process for these critical services by producing a bill that combines both sewage and refuse fees.

 

The issuance of a single monthly statement will allow residents to save time and postage by writing a single check. The switch from quarterly trash bills is additionally beneficial to customers who are on a budget, as it divides refuse charges into smaller, more manageable payments. The new system additionally eliminates “free riders,” as the Borough will now automatically apply refuse fees to any active residential sewage account.

 

Please note that future delinquent balances will be subject to a penalty of $5 if the account is more than one month past due; an additional $10 surcharge will be applied if the balance is more than three months in arrears. If you believe that there is a delinquent amount associated with your account, contact the Borough today at 412-884-1500 x115 or x118 so as to avoid the imposition of these charges.

 
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Welcome From Our Borough Officials

L to R: President Pro Tempore Fox, Councilman Smith, Manager Zboyovsky, Councilman Carnevale, Councilman Pasquantonio, Councilman Doyle, President Frombach, Vice President Schubert, Mayor Troy.

Borough Vision Statement

The Borough of Brentwood is a unified, family-oriented community with a strong commitment to civic pride and traditions.  While preserving these standards, ideals and traditions, the community shall strive to provide a high quality of life for all, a superior educational system and residential areas with a more suburban character.  The community shall support established businesses while encouraging future economic development and effective local government, all within a safe and clean environment.

A Certified Sustainable Community!

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