Sunday, December 16, 2018

Borough Government

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.

Borough Continues Participation in Multi-Municipal Refuse Bid

 Brentwood Borough will join with 17 peer municipalities as part of a regional contract for the collection of trash and recyclable materials. Because nearly 100,000 residential units are covered as part of this award, participating communities are able to receive a reduced unit price for this vital service. As has been the case in prior years, the South Hills Area Council of Governments will oversee the bidding process. Interested haulers are required to attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting on June 8th at 9:30AM at the Upper St. Clair Community Center. Proposals will be accepted through 10:30AM on July 11th.

"To Save the Pool or Close the Pool? That is the Question."

 Help guide policy decisions related to this critical piece of municipal infrastructure by attending an open community meeting on June 27th at 7PM at the Brentwood Municipal Building.  Council has commissioned its contracted architect and engineer to develop preliminary renderings and cost estimates for several options that are currently under consideration.  In addition to discussing the proposed scope of work, Brentwood will solicit vital feedback on issues such as:

  • Would residents accept a tax increase if necessary to keep the pool open?
  • Given the limited size of the park, do residents feel that there is a better use for this space?
  • Would residents accept opening the pool to non-residents?
  • Should the pool be closed during the 2019 season to allow