Trash – Keep Our Neighborhoods Clean

Every week our streets, alleyways and parks are full of litter. The Borough provides trash cans at many corners and in the parks for residents and visitors to place their trash. You may not realize it, but it costs us over $17,000 a year to pick up the litter. These are funds and time can be better utilized with other aspects of borough upkeep.

Other things that can be done as residents at your own homes:

Place ALL trash in bags and place the bags in a can with a lid. Big’s (and other haulers) will not empty a can full of loose items from a can.

Ensure that there is NO LIQUID in your cans from items leaking or being filled with water. If necessary, drill a couple of small holes to let the water out but that will not allow rodents to enter.

Make sure your can is not too heavy. Cans should weigh no more than 35 pounds.

Place no more than ONE large item (mattress, appliance, chair, couch, etc.) out per week.

DO NOT put out construction materials, tires, electronics or other “hard to recycle” items

Bring your trash cans in on Thursday afternoon/evening.

Reduce your weekly trash by placing recyclable materials in the recycling bins at 506/516 Bessemer. Paper, cardboard, metal (cans) and plastic are accepted.

If you have an issue with your trash pickup please call Big’s directly at 724-379-4331.

MAYORAL VACANCY

Due to the resignation of our mayor, who had served the borough for 23 years, East Pittsburgh is seeking qualified candidates serve the remaining year of the term of mayor of the Borough of East Pittsburgh.  The chosen candidate will be expected to run for a full term during the 2021 elections.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to attend the regularly scheduled agenda setting meeting of the Borough Council via virtual meeting on Tuesday January 12th beginning at 6:00 PM.   The link to the meeting is: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1495047761 or dial in at: +1 470 869 2200   Meeting ID: 149 504 7761

Candidates will be given up to five (5) minutes of speaking time to introduce themselves to all council members and to state their vision as mayor of East Pittsburgh.

Please direct any questions to Seth Abrams, Borough Manager at 412-823-7124 or vacancy@eastpittsburghboro.com.

APPLICATIONS ACCETPED – TAX COLLECTOR

The Borough of East Pittsburgh is seeking applications to fill the vacancy of the elected Tax Collector.  Qualified applicants must be a resident of East Pittsburgh for at least one year and be able to pass a background check and bonding requirements.  More information on the position can be found at http://www.pstca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PA-Tax-Collectors-Manual-Eighteenth-Edition-June-18.pdf

Interested parties should submit their letter of interest and resume to vacancy@eastpittsburghboro.com or deliver to the Borough of East Pittsburgh, 813 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, PA 15112.  Applications will be accepted until November 6, 2020.

Council adopts Rules of Order

On June 16, 2020 the Borough Council adopted a set of rules of conduct to govern all future Council meetings. These rules of order outline behavior, public comment and the general rules necessary to conduct borough business.

Copies of the Rules of Order will be available during in person Council Meetings and by clicking here.

Council Meeting, May 19, 2020

The Borough of East Pittsburgh will hold its May 19, 2020 virtually at 7:00 pm.

The meeting agenda will be posted on the Borough’s website at http://eastpittsburghboro.com/council-meeting-schedule-minutes/

Public comment will be accepted prior to May 19, 2020 at 12 noon by emailing epabrams@eastpittsburghboro.com or dropping off written comment at the Borough Offices.  All public comments will be read aloud for the record, and the email will become part of the written record, although the sender’s email address will be redacted from the public record.

To access the meeting go to: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/2763705109

The meeting can be accessed by telephone at (470)869-2200 ,Meeting ID 276 370 5109#

A recording of the meeting will be made available on the Borough’s website at the address above and on the Borough’s Facebook page for public review and additional comment.

Council Meetings in April, 2020

The Borough Council conducted their April Council Meeting virtually. The video can be found on Facebook by clicking here. Additionally, Council had an EMERGENCY VOTE and considered another action on April 22, 2020 to EXTEND THE PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES. Council voted to EXTEND THE 2% PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT RATE UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020. LATE FEES WILL BE WAIVED IF TAXES ARE PAID IN FULL BY DECEMBER 31, 2020.

Rt. 30 Construction to begin 3/23/20

Rt. 30 Construction to being on March 23, 2020

PennDOT will be patching and paving Rt. 30 from Forest Hills to North Versailles.  This work will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am and on weekends.

Expect some delays as traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction during portions of this project.

The project is expected to be complete by mid-December, 2020.