Thursday, October 29, 2020

Our Community

Youth Fall Festivities WILL Transpire This Season

Although the coronavirus necessitated the cancellation of our spring and summer events, the Borough will not permit the pandemic to prevent our local youths from having a memorable Halloween. Our annual Pumpkin Patch in the Park will take place on Sunday, October 18th from 12PM to 2PM. Our Recreation Director is working diligently to reconfigure the layout of these festivities so that they can be conducted in accordance with capacity and physical distancing regulations. The municipality will also sponsor its traditional Trick-or-Treating event on October 31st from 6PM to 8PM. The Borough is asking participants to adhere to safety precautions by:

  • Wearing face coverings;
  • Frequently sanitizing hands;
  • Maintaing adequate distance from other participants while passing on sidewalks or queuing at homes;
  • Traveling only with members of your hosehold;
  • Waiting until you return home to unwrap any candy.

Similarly, the Borough is requesting that homeowners do their part to hault the spread of the virus by:

  • Consdering the placement of candy in grab-and-go locations on the exterior of the property;
  • Wearing a face covering and minimizing the duration of interactions if you choose to hand out candy directly to Trick-or-Treaters;
  • Avoiding the use of communal candy bowls.

 

County Officials Remind Residents of Election Regulations

A shortage of workers caused Allegheny County to close the majority of its polling places during the June 2020 primary election. However, the Elections Division has confirmed that, for the November 2020 general election, individuals who choose to cast a ballot in person will do so at their regular location. Brentwood Borough will once again feature eight separate polling places; residents who are unsure as to their assigned voting precinct can confirm the appropriate location online here. Note that this will be the final election during which the current Brentwood Municipal Building will be utilized as a polling place.

Although all Pennsylvanians are now entitled to vote by mail, please note that, unlike in some other states, registered voters will not automatically receive a ballot. However, state law does give voters the option to request mailed ballots in perpetuity. To apply for a mailed ballot, please click here. Ballot requests must be submitted no later than October 27th. Completed ballots should be received by the Elections Bureau no later than 8PM on November 3rd. However, a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling requires the counting of any ballot that is postmarked by Election Day and received by November 6th. Please also note that the Supreme Court has ruled that mailed ballots will not be counted unless the voter correctly fills out the declaration form (which requires a signature), places their ballot inside the smaller secrecy envelope, and places the secrecy envelope inside the larger envelope that is to be mailed.