Monday, June 17, 2019

Borough Government

Groundbreaking Ceremony Caps Years of Careful Planning, Moves Borough Toward Strong Future

For over a decade, Brentwood Borough officials grappled with a complex policy problem. The existing municipal building, which features a core that actually predates the founding of the community, was in an extremely deteriorated condition. However, renovations to the site or the relocation of operations would require a significant financial commitment. Successive councils carefully conducted their due diligence through an array of feasibility studies and cost analyses. This prudent review ultimately set the stage for a decision that will allow the Borough to reclaim an abandoned parcel while concurrently allowed the prime real estate that houses the current municipal building site to be opened to redevelopment. The transition of police and administrative operations to the former Snee Dairy took a major step forward on May 2nd, as our elected officials formally broke ground on an aesthetically pleasing, single-story facility. The Borough is adhering to an expediated timeline, and our leaders are proud to report that the building is scheduled to open its doors in just over 14 months.

Bids to Be Accepted for Sewer Repair Contract

Through March 5th at 10AM, the Borough will accept sealed bids from qualified contractors for the repair and evaluation of both sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. The vendor will be required to complete CCTV video of designated pipes, perform point repairs of defective sections, and install new wye connections and/or manholes as needed. The Borough reserves the right to renew this contract for FY 2020 and 2021. For more information, view the attached legal notice.

Council Proposes Budget; Major Projects Funded Without Tax Increases

On November 26th, Borough Council approved the advertising of its 2019 Operating Budget. This document includes funding for vital projects, including the construction of a new municipal building and the revitalization of our community pool. The budget also features no increase in the real estate tax rate or the Borough sewage fee. A complete copy may be reviewed here. Council will consider adoption of the budget at its December 10th meeting.