Heidelberg VFD Child
Seat Safety Check
Are you children
riding safely in your car?
Are there recalls on
your child seat?
Is your child seat
Should you child use
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 3PM to 6:30PM
Where: Heidelberg VFD, 456 First Street
Appointment is Necessary –
To have a certified child passenger safety technician check your child
seat installation in your vehicle at NO COST, please make an appointment!
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Cook Books for Sale
- $18, benefits the HVFD Ladies Auxiliary
Heidelberg VFD Ladies Auxiliary
is proud to offer a
treasured collection of recipes from many outstanding cooks. This attractive
cookbook makes an ideal gift
To purchase, please contact Missy Wissel
at 412-279-7788 or email@example.com. They are also on sale at the HVFD Thursday
NOTICE - ALLIED WASTE BILL IN ERROR TO HEIDELBERG RESIDENTS
This morning, Heidelberg Borough
was notified that Allied Waste had billed
our residences for residential trash collection for the period of Jan 2014 –
December 2016 at an individual bill of $388.44. Contact has been made
with Allied Waste, John McGoran, Manager of Municipal Services, regarding the
matter as NO Heidelberg residences should be receiving trash bills for this
service as this is and has been since 2006 a provided municipal service paid by
Mr. McGoran has confirmed that
approximately 250 households
have received these bills in error, not the entire municipality. Allied
has accepted responsibility for this error and confusion. They will be
sending out letters to all affected properties by Monday (November 25th).
McGoran has also confirmed to provide the Borough with a detailed record of these
accounts to verify if any payments are made to them that they will be
immediately refunded. I ask that you please spread the word to your fellow
Allied Waste was recently awarded the contract for residential trash pickup within Heidelberg starting
January 1, 2014, as they were the lowest responsible bid received. Heidelberg Council has committed to pay for this
service in 2014 through the real estate millage.
Joe Kauer, Borough Manager
Posted: 22 NOV 13 - 1:15PM
|L to R Inspector Joe Radosy, Mayor LaSota, Congressman Tim Murphy
Heidelberg Portion of Tri-Community Revitalization Streetscape Underway in
– Since the start of the streetscape project along East Railroad Street
50) on Monday, October 21st a lot of progress has been made.
According to Borough
Manager, Joe Kauer, “In the past three
weeks, new sidewalks have been installed in the 1600, 1700 and 1900 blocks, all
of the light pole foundations have been set in the 1700 and 1800 blocks on the
east side, conduit has been trenched the two center blocks, tree pits have been
dug and formed, some of the new traffic signage has been going up and the new
retaining wall and public steps at Second Street are almost complete.”
On Tuesday, November
5, 2013, United States Congressman Tim
Murphy reviewed the project area with Heidelberg Council, Mayor LaSota,
officials from Scott
Township and Carnegie
Borough, and project engineers and architects from Trans Associates, CDM Smith
and Glance & Associates. “What began
as an effort to rebuild after Ivan has become a model community cooperation and
renewal. I commend the elected leaders
and officials in Carnegie, Heidelberg and Scott Township who have made
tremendous progress turning the Route 50 – Carothers Avenue corridor into a
vibrant area that will help retain and attract new residents and businesses,”
stated Representative Tim Murphy (PA-18).
In the next week work
is to continue on installing the new
sidewalks on the east side of Route 50 and constructing the traffic bump-outs
at the intersections of Second, Third and Fourth Streets. “It has been
an eight year odyssey, but after
much work by three dedicated communities, the vision of Congressman Tim Murphy
to revitalize the Route 50 corridor in Heidelberg,
Carnegie and Scott is more than half complete.
Over the last three months, ground has been broken, sidewalks installed,
curbs widened, and foundations set for tree pits and ornamental lampposts. Next
spring will see the final landscaping to
complete the project and a new pedestrian friendly, urban boulevard will
connect the business districts of our three towns. This project will truly be
event for the three communities and the entire south hills area,” stated
Heidelberg Mayor Ken LaSota.
To complement the ongoing
efforts, many properties in the Borough have started to make improvements to
their building exteriors that face Route 50.
Fašade work has taken place at Steinberger Floors, new awnings at Kim’s
Dog House, Chartiers
Muzzy’s Bar and wall improvements at C&D Television Shop. In
regards to relocating all electrical
service lines that cross Route 50, all affected property owners located within
the 1600, 1700 and 1800 blocks have agreed to partner with the Borough to
relocate the electric and cable wires to Oak Way. Relocation work should take
place within the
next two months.
portion of the Tri-Community Revitalization Project is funded by Federal
Department of Transportation funding made possible through the support of
Congressman Tim Murphy. The
reconstruction of the Second
Street wall, stairs and sidewalk is funded through
a CDBG grant awarded to the Borough.
Reconstruction of the east-side sidewalk outside of the streetscape
project limits has been made possible through Columbia Gas Company’s efforts to
replace new gas lines along Route 50.
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PD K-9 Unit T-Shirt Fundraiser
The Heidelberg Recreation
Committee is selling “HPD K-9
Supporter” T-Shirts as a fundraiser for the Heidelberg Police K-9 Unit. The
shirts are available in sizes S – 2XL,
and cost $15. You can stop by the
Borough Office or visit the booth at the Heidelberg Oktoberfest on Saturday,
9/28/13 from 1 to 8PM at Heidelberg Park if you would like to purchase
one. All proceeds benefit the HPD K-9
Unit and is dedicated at purchasing equipment for HPD’s “Rocky.”
|Duquesne Light Crews Relocating the Electric Service at Boro Bldg.
Route 50 Electric Service Line Relocation Program Underway!
a program by Borough Council and Mayor LaSota, Heidelberg is relocating all of
the electrical and cable TV service lines that cross Route 50 to Oak Way. Through
this effort, the appearance of Route
50 is to be improved as the clutter of wires will be eliminated; thus creating
a more welcoming “Downtown” effect in Heidelberg.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Duquesne Light crews relocated the service line
to the Heidelberg Borough Building to Oak Way.
Other properties are expected to relocate through early winter.
|Officials Breaking Ground - Mayor LaSota: furthest on the right
GOODWILL RETAIL STORE GROUND-BREAKING
morning, on August 29th, Mayor LaSota, President Losego, Councilman Kosol and Tax Collector
Ted Gazda participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Goodwill
Retail Store on Washington Street.
this year the property was acquired by Burns and Scalo Real Estate Services,
who then submitted redevelopment plans to the Heidelberg Planning Commission
and County to construct a 14,500-square-foot Goodwill Retail Store on the site. The
plans include the construction of a large
retail center, plenty of parking and many wonderful landscaping improvements
that will improve the southern portal of Heidelberg. This store is expected to be open in January
2014 and employ 20 to 30 people.
Heidelberg opens THE
room parking lot facility
– today as part of Heidelberg Borough’s “Monthly Seniors” program, the Borough
Council and Mayor publicly opened the new Heidelberg Community Room Parking
Lot. The Parking Lot is constructed on
property adjacent to the Community Room facility on Oak Way,
and makes parking spaces
available for nine cars.
The Community Room Parking
Lot project was made possible
through a renewed Agility Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PENNDOT). According to
Borough Manager Joe Kauer, “The Agility Agreement is a shared work plan between
the Borough and PENNDOT where Heidelberg
swaps services with PENNDOT such as grass cutting, litter pickup, hall rentals,
cleaning and removal of dead animals on state roads within Heidelberg Borough
for in-kind work from PENNDOT. This
renewed agreement allowed for PENNDOT to pave our new parking lot. Heidelberg
Public Works constructed the
necessary base and foundation for the parking lot, making the site shovel-ready
for the paving project.”
“Through this partnership
with the Commonwealth and PENNDOT,
the Borough saved approximately $20,000, as no money was exchanged for this
public improvement, thus stretching our municipal budget a little further to
expand and improve public services and facilities for the citizens of Heidelberg,”
stated Council President Raymond Losego.
The Heidelberg Community Room
is located at 1639 East Railroad Street,
three doors up from the Borough
Building. The Community
Room is home to the Heidelberg
Historical Society, the Borough’s Monthly Seniors Program (Third Wednesday of
Every Month – 1PM), Council Meetings and is available for event rentals. The
room is perfect for small parties,
showers and meetings. If interested in
renting the Heidelberg Community Room, rental application forms are available
at www.HeidelbergBorough.com or
at the Borough Office.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 8AM, Ellsworth
Park: Community Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 7AM to Noon
– Neighborhood Garage Sale Day
Monday, May, 27, 2013 – 10AM, Heidelberg
Park – Memorial Day Service
Friday, June 21, 2013 – 6PM, Heidelberg
Park – Family Night
Friday, July 12, 2013 – 6PM, Heidelberg
Park – Family Night
Saturday, August 10, 2013 – 8AM,
Heidelberg Park – Fishing Derby / Family Day in the Park
Saturday, September 7, 2013 – 7AM
– Noon, Neighborhood Garage Sale Day
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 1P
to 8P, Heidelberg Park – Oktoberfest
TBD – Halloween Parade and Party
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 6PM to 8M,
Ellsworth Park, First Night of Lights
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 9AM to 3PM, HVFD
Christmas Craft Show
Council seeks applicants to fill Vacancy Board Chairman.
According to Section 901 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code, all Boroughs are
to have a registered elector of the Borough to be appointed as the municipality’s Vacancy Board Chairman. This office would address scenarios should there be a vacancy on Borough Council and if the Council cannot
fill the vacancy within 30 days, the Vacancy Board has 15 days thereafter to appoint someone to office.
If interested in serving in this position for the Borough of Heidelberg, please
send letter of interest and resume to Joe Kauer, Borough Manager, 1631 East Railroad Street, Heidelberg, PA 15106
on Borough Council – How this works…
The most common reason for vacancies on council is through resignation. Individuals sometimes
find the demands on their time, the pressure of private business activities, personal health or family problems or the responsibilities
of office are too much to cope with. Vacancies can also occur because of death, moving out of the borough or ward, removal
from office by the courts or failure to qualify.
The Code provides for the remaining members of council to fill a vacancy by resolution.31 Pennsylvania county courts are divided on the issue of whether
a resignation requires acceptance by the governing body or whether it is unconditionally effective.32 This is critical because of the timetable established to fill vacancies. The
safest course for governing bodies is to take official action to accept any resignation and to fill the vacancy within thirty
days of its submission.
Commonwealth Court has ruled that a governing body member’s resignation was effective
when tendered and accepted.33 The resigning officer
establishes the effective date of the resignation and from that time the office is vacant. In this case, the court voided
an action by the board to rescind the resignation acceptance at a subsequent meeting. The court held a vacancy existed on
the board and could only be filled by action of the board members to appoint a successor until the next municipal election.
Council has thirty days to take action to fill a vacancy. If council fails to fill the
vacancy within the prescribed limit, then the vacancy board fills the vacancy within fifteen additional days by appointing
a qualified person. The vacancy board consists of council and one registered voter of the borough who is appointed by the
council and acts as the chair of the vacancy board. If the vacancy board fails to fill the vacancy within the prescribed time,
the chair then petitions the court of common pleas to fill the vacancy. In the case of a vacancy in the chair, the remaining
members of the vacancy board petition the court to fill the vacancy. Where more than a majority of the offices of councillor
are vacant at any one time, the vacancies are filled by the court upon petition of at least fifteen registered voters of the
In all cases, the successor is appointed to serve until the first Monday in January following the first
municipal election occurring more than sixty days after the vacancy occurs, if the term continues that long. At that municipal
election, a successor is elected to fill any unexpired balance of the term. All persons appointed to fill vacancies must have
all the qualifications required of elected officers.
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