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Eligible Residents Encouraged to Participate in Program to Reclaim Vacant Lots Print E-mail

 

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 16:21
 
Pool Pass Sale Dates Announced Print E-mail

 

With this winter featuring an abundance of mild days, the predictions of renowned “forecaster” Punxsutawney Phil appear to be vindicated. Does this mean that a sizzling summer is to follow? Brentwood Borough will once again be offering relief from the heat at its community pool. Our highly affordable annual passes will be available online beginning May 1st. Alternatively, tags may be purchased in person on the following dates:

 

  • May 9th, 10AM to 12PM at the municipal building
  • May 16th, 10AM to 12PM at the community room
  • May 23rd, 6PM to 8PM at the swimming pool ticket booth

 

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!

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:05
 
Borough Responds to Delinquent Property Tax Concerns Print E-mail

 

The Borough of Brentwood has received a number of inquiries pertaining to the receipt of delinquent property tax notifications. These notices are generated under contract by Jordan Tax Service.   At the close of each tax year, Fay Boland, the elected tax collector, disseminates the delinquency list to this company. Once a taxpayer is in arrears, Ms. Boland can no longer accept payment. If a property owner does not satisfy the tax bill by June 30th of the tax year, late penalties will be automatically assessed.

 

Several property owners have asserted that nonpayment was due a billing error by Ms. Boland. However, the Borough has reviewed the appropriate distribution lists and has confirmed that school and municipal property tax invoices were generated concurrently. Please note that Ordinance 2014-1233, which set the 2015 property tax rate, includes the following language: “failure to receive notice shall not relieve any taxpayer from any taxes imposed by the Borough.” Additionally note that Borough and Jordan Tax Service employees are not authorized to absolve the principal or penalties of any past due tax bill. Such amounts can only be waved through a motion of Borough Council. Should an individual appeal to Council for relief, the taxpayer’s name, address, and delinquent total will be revealed in a publically accessible meeting. Traditionally, Council has voted against such requests except under extreme extenuating circumstances. All appeals must be made in writing to Borough Council care of Borough Manager George Zboyovsky.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 18:04
 
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