Saturday, May 25, 2019

Departments

Eligible Residents Encouraged to Participate in Program to Reclaim Vacant Lots

 

In order to assist municipalities with returning abandoned parcels to the tax rolls, the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development sponsors the Vacant Property Recovery Program. Through August 31, this agency will be waving its standard $3,000 application fee for any individual who seeks to purchase an adjoining lot that does not contain a building; 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.

Pool Pass Sale Dates Announced

After a deluge of cold spring rain, warmer weather is finally at our doorstep! Will this year's frigid winter be complemented by a sizzling summer? Brentwood Borough will be offering relief from the impending heat at its community pool. Our highly affordable annual passes will be available online beginning May 1st. Alternatively, tags may be purchased in person. Sales will take place from 10AM to 12PM at the Community Room and from 6PM to 8PM at the pool ticket booth on the following dates:

 

  • May 11th
  • May 14th
  • May 21st
  • May 25th

 

The pool will be opened from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Whether you enjoy splashing in the crystal blue waters, socializing with friends, or just soaking up the sun while reading a book on the deck, our facility offers something for the entire family!