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  • Sewage Billing: Effective January 2015, Brentwood is terminating its utility billing relationship with Jordan Tax Service. Future statements will be printed under contract by PNC Bank. Payments will be accepted through a mailing lockbox or via a convenient electronic system hosted on the Borough website. All customer service functions will become internal functions.

     

    Roadway Projects: Per the approved five-year street improvement plan, sections of Pyramid, Glendale, and Bellecrest Avenues have been repaired. The Borough also contracted with the City of Pittsburgh to resurface the portion of Churchview Avenue that abuts both municipalities.  In 2015, this comprehensive project will continue, as parts of Dauphin Street will be entirely reconstructed, while a large segment of Greenlee Road will be repaved.

     

    Zoning Ordinance: The entirely overhauled zoning code is available for view here. It is designed to preserve the community's current aesthetics while concurrently increasing opportunities for businesses.  To further spur development and to improve transit connections, a potential zoning overlay district for the Route 51 corridor is being assessed.

     

    Recreational Programming: Brentwood Borough is pleased to offer an array of interesting and exciting programs for both children and adults. Click here for more information!

"Yard Sale of the Century" Unites Neighbors Over Bargains

 

A classic idiom states that one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure. Nowhere does this expression hold more true than at yard sales, where a diverse selection of new and used goods are made available at discounted prices. As part of its ongoing celebration of our municipality’s 100th birthday, the Brentwood Centennial Committee is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale event, which will take place from 8AM to 3PM on August 8th. The public is invited to peruse an assortment of goods, from the conventional to the unusual, at over 60 separate sites. Remember not to limit your patronage to the main drags, as a number of residents of our less travelled thoroughfares are scheduled to participate!

 
Major Glitches in Sewage Billing Process Rectified

 

In January 2015, Brentwood debuted its all-new sewage usage fee collection system.  The Borough partnered with local vendor Software Systems to provide a program to track and manage user accounts, while concurrently contracting with PNC Bank to generate monthly bills and collect payments. As is often the case when an organization institutes a major procedural change, the transition to the new system has been imperfect, and several "bugs" have been noted and corrected.  During the July billing cycle, a large number of customers received a message on their monthly statements informing them of pending service termination. This message was delivered in error.  No customers were scheduled for termination in July, and, by ordinance, service will never be terminated to a customer who is less than three months delinquent or has adhered to the terms of a valid payment agreement.

 

Additionally, the July statement listed an inaccurate phone number for our customer service representative. Residents should dial 412-884-1500 x118 regarding any billing or payment questions. The Borough issues a heartfelt apology to any resident who received a bill containing the incorrect message and issued a copy of the attached retraction notice to clarify the error. Borough staff has already been formally meeting with our vendors both to ensure that these glitches are entirely corrected and to devises ways to improve the user friendliness of our system.

 
Borough Requests Proposals from Pension Managers

 

The Borough of Brentwood is inviting firms to submit a proposal for investment managers for its two pension investment funds. The Police Plan has about $5.5 million in assets while the Employee Plan has approximately $1.8 million. Each Plan is about 82% funded. The main responsibilities of the investment manager will be to offer advice on the asset allocation and revising the Investment Policy Statement. In addition, the investment manager will construct and maintain a low cost investment portfolio. The selected manager will arrange for custody services and will meet with the Pension Committees on a quarterly basis. The Borough will consider active managers but would also like to encourage managers that employ index strategies to respond. Other low cost investment solutions, such as a low cost balanced mutual fund as a core holding will also be seriously considered.

 

The Borough would like to use a yearly set fee to compensate the investment manager. The provider of the professional service must have at least 5 years of experienced with defined benefit pensions. To view submittal requirements and deadlines, see the RFP packet.

 

 
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Borough Vision Statement

Logo100x100The 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.

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