On November 25th, Borough Council approved the advertising of its 2020 Operating Budget. This document includes funding for vital projects without any increase in tax rates, service fees, or the municipal share of the sanitary sewer assessment. A complete copy may be reviewed here. Council will consider adoption of the budget at its December 9th meeting.
In Western Pennsylvania, early October brings colorful changes to our landscape, as trees transition from verdant shades of green to vivid yellows, oranges, and reds. However, as the calendar moves all too rapidly toward winter, brisk rains and swirling winds will cause this foliage to drop onto our yards and roadways. Fallen leaves not only mean slippery sidewalks and driveways; they can also cause major headaches for both municipalities and residents if they are allowed to obstruct stormwater infrastructure. For four consecutive weeks beginning October 21st and ending November 15th, trash vendor Waste Management will offer curbside leaf collection. Property owners are asked to rake leaves on a weekly basis and place in brown biodegradable bags. Please do not store leaves, whether bagged or otherwise, near any inlets, catch basins, manholes, or other storm sewer structures.
“If good things come to those who wait, then the Brentwood Pool Renovations are going to be AMAZING!!”
If you have been in Brentwood Park recently you likely noticed a few items that are missing from the pool area. Phase I of the Pool Renovation Project commenced in June and saw the removal of the outdated bathhouse and the dilapidated Civic Center deck. The final result will create a scenic view of Herb Troy Field and a new sunbathing area for pool guests.
Phase II of this long-anticipated project is scheduled to begin in September 2019. This marks a slight delay from original projections. For reasons that are outside the Borough's control, the paperwork components of the Borough's $797,600 grant through the Land & Water Conservation Fund were processed somewhat later than anticipated. The Borough was unable to award a contract without receiving the green light from the federal government,or else it would put this critical funding in jeopardy. It is safe to say that, without the help of this funding source, as well as Allegheny County Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund awards in the amount of $275,000, this much needed $3 million project would not have been able to occur.
On August 26, 2019, the Borough formally awarded a contract to low bidder Yarborough Construction. Although this project is officially deemed to involve a renovation of the pool, due to its broad scope, Borough residents are nearly getting an entirely new facility. The project will see the installation of state-of-the-art changing rooms, a zero depth entry zone, and a super waterslide. Borough officials are hoping for a mild winter and dry spring to provide good conditions for the contractors to complete this project in time for the 2020 pool season
Although our pool will be closed for the forthcoming season, Brentwood Park will still be buzzing with an array of activity this summer. The Borough is seeking applicants to fill open positions as park and concession stand attendants. Work will be available on a part-time basis through Labor Day weekend. Hours are flexible and varied. Candidates must be at least 15 years of age. Preference will be given to Borough residents. Interested individuals should complete an employment application and return to Finance/HR Director Susan Toth at stoth @ brentwoodboro.com.
An improved experience is coming to Brentwood Pool! On Memorial Day 2020, guests can experience an upgraded pool basin, a new perimeter deck, a rebuilt bathhouse, a family-friendly zero-depth entry zone, and an exciting waterslide. Due to these construction activities, the Borough will not open this facility in 2019. Thanks to a strong collaborative relationship within our neighboring communities, Brentwood is pleased to offer its citizens discounted access to a nearby pool. Baldwin Borough Council has agreed to of its resident rate to patrons from Brentwood. Visit their website for more information.
Applications are being accepted by the for an administrative intern to work on a vital special project during the 2019 summer season. Candidates must be enrolled as a graduate student or undergraduate upperclassman in public administration, political science, or a closely related field. The selected applicant will work closely with the Borough Manager to develop a five-year strategic plan for the municipality. Specific project components include a review of best practices, the design of a citizen survey, the completion of a SWOT analysis, the creation of a hierarchy of policy goals, and the development of a policy action plan. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM. The student will also be required to attend several evening strategic planning workshops with Borough Council. Salary is set at $11 per hour. Interested candidates must email a job application, a résumé, and cover letter to Susan Toth, Finance/HR Director, at stoth @ brentwoodboro.com. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
Back row L to R: Vice President AJ Doyle, Councilman Pat Carnevale, Councilman Rich Schubert, Councilman Bob Pasquantonio
Front row L to R: Councilman John Frombach, President Pro Tempore Jennifer George, President Harold Smith, Manager George Zboyovsky
Not Pictured: Mayor Dennis 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.