Friday, July 19, 2019

Departments

Rec Direction Has Big Plans for Spring & Summer Seasons

An array of fun activities are set to take place in our backyard. Brentwood Borough is putting together a busy schedule of free events. Our youngest residents can partake in an Easter egg hunt in the green pasture of our athletic fields on April 13th. This group can also get up close and personal with heavy duty vehicles and equipment at "Touch-a-Truck" on June 8th. Guests of all ages can mingle with neighbors while enjoying free entertainment at our May 18th street fair; adults of legal drinking age will additionally be able to purchase refreshing ales from Spoonwood Brewing. Although the pool will not be operational this season due to construction activities, residents can splish and slash in a large inflatable water feature on our May 25th "Fun in the Sun Day." Our summer movie series will kick off on June 15th, and our renowned Community Day will take place on June 29th. Check the Parks & Recreation portion of our website for updates on these and other upcoming programs.

Pending Arrival of Spring Means Outdoor Youth Recreation Classes Will Soon Be Available

Warmer days are on our horizon. Brentwood Borough will provide opportunities for our youths to enjoy the upcoming pleasant temperatures while developing their skills in popular sports. Beginning in April, the Borough will renew its successful partnership with Jump Start Sports, and this entity will host its popular introductory soccer, dek hockey, and basketball programs at our state-of-the-art park facilities. The Borough will concurrently relaunch its "Road Runners" track club. When the school year comes to a close, Jump Start will help to keep area children active and engaged through its themed athletic camps. A total of seven separate programs will be available. For a full list of course description, dates, and fees, visit the Parks & Recreation section of our website.

Council Grants Permission to Two Major Projects

At its July 23rd meeting, Borough Council authorized two transformative construction initiatives. Each of these projects will provide a significant boost to the vitality of our municipality. First, Council approved the final land development plan for a proposed small format hospital. This taxable new facility, which is one of four that are being designed by Allegheny Health Network to expand suburban access to healthcare, will serve as a gateway to the municipality for southbound traffic travelling via Route 51. Second, the body made a final selection on the scope of improvements to Brentwood's cherished community pool. Based upon extensive resident feedback, Council endorsed a project $2.9 million project that includes relocated changing areas and restrooms. It is preliminarily planned that the site will be closed for the 2019 season to accommodate construction activity.