2014 Heidelberg Fishing Derby
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – Registration opening
at 8AM at
Heidelberg Park, Awards announced at Noon.
Entry Fee: Adults -
$5, Children - $3
Prizes awarded to both adults and children for
for: Carp / Sucker / Sheep’s
and Small Mouth Bass or Crappies, Blue Gill / Sun Fish, Catfish, and Perch
Raffles, Prizes, Food – a great family friendly
Chartiers Creek in Heidelberg
Click here for more Heidelberg Fishing Derby Details!
Heidelberg Recreation Committee Seeks Your Help!
The Heidelberg Recreation Committee is seeking new
members. Committee members help
the planning and coordination of the many community events here in Heidelberg,
including the annual Oktoberfest, Light Up Night, Halloween Parade / Party,
Family Nights in the Park, Fishing Derby and other programs.
The Committee meets once a month to discuss
and plan events; the meeting is the third Tuesday at 6:15 in the Borough Office
Conference Room. Please feel free
come to our meeting if you are interested in joining! All are welcome – spread the word!
Newsletter Business Advertising AVAILABLE
The Borough’s award winning quarterly
is mailed out to all residences, businesses and government contacts of the
Borough of Heidelberg. Over 700
are distributed quarterly. Advertising
space is now available to be included in Heidelberg Highlights for the
(2”x 3.5”) - $25.00
Advertisements are to be prepared in a .jpg electronic
format applicable to be imported into Microsoft Publisher software.
For more information please contact Joe Kauer,
Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heidelberg Borough Awarded Grants to Reconstruct
Grant Avenue and help with the Revitalization of Ellsworth Avenue Playground
Heidelberg, PA –
the Heidelberg Borough Council and Mayor announced at their June 17th
Council Meeting that the Borough has been awarded two grants this month for
public improvement within Heidelberg.
The first grant, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) worth $18,500 is
for the reconstruction of Grant
Avenue between Hayes Street and Ellsworth
Borough applied for funding for this
project in early 2013 and it is anticipated that the work will be completed
The second grant is worth $5,000 and was
awarded for the
Ellsworth Avenue Playground Reconstruction Project by Martha’s Fund.
This grant will help offset the costs to
rehab the playground. Martha’s
Fund is a
non-profit charity named after killed in the line of duty FBI Agent Martha
Dixon. Martha’s Fund has a
serve children by building playgrounds in Martha’s memory.
Heidelberg Police Sergeant Dennis Dixon is
the cousin of the late Martha Dixon.
“For a small Borough, Heidelberg
has always been successful in competing for grants. The CDBG appreciates Heidelberg
needs help paving her roads, and the non-profit, such as “Martha’s Fund,” know
their limited monies are well spent in Heidelberg,”
stated Mayor Kenneth A. LaSota, Ph.D.
Council seeks applicants to fill
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
Vacancies 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
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
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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Interested in a vacant lot in Heidelberg?
For a limited time only, Heidelberg property owners
participate in the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program.
The program will be accepting applications to
acquire vacant properties for side yards to an owner-occupied primary residence
or blighted structure remediation at a reduced cost to the applicant. Under the
2014 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, the County will waive their
standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for side yards to their primary
residence and will discount it to $1,400 for applicants proposing to
rehabilitate or demolish a blighted structure. All applicants will also be
responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit of 10
percent of the appraised value, and closing costs.
For more information:
or call the program line at 412-350-1090
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Business District Garden Adoption Program
Made possible by the revitalization of
Route 50 in Heidelberg, there are now
a series of nine garden areas along our core business district that need
tending to. Heidelberg Borough is seeking interested volunteers
to become special Garden Tenders for the public garden beds along Route 50.
The duty of the Garden Tenders will be to routinely weed, water and provide
simple upkeep such as litter-getting of their adopted garden bed.
adoption, a sign will be placed in your respective garden stating that this
garden is adopted by you, your family or business.
The gardens that are available to adopt include
- Second Street
- Third Street
- Fourth Street
- Third Street
Steps and Clock
- 1900 Block Billboard Garden
- 1800 Block Billboard Garden
- 1700 Block Billboard Garden
- 1700 Block Hillside Groundcover
- First Street Traffic
in volunteering to become a Heidelberg Garden Tender, please contact Joe Kauer,
Borough Manager at 412-276-0363 or email@example.com
and let him know what garden area you are interested in adopting.
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Section of West Railroad Street,
between First Street and Short Way (Alley behind the firehouse) is now one way in off of First Street.
This action was adopted by Borough Council last month and was the recommendation of the Mayor and Police
Department to prevent accidents of vehicles exiting this section of West Railroad Street from vehicles traveling onto First
Street from southbound Route 50.
Council also made the intersection of Fourth Street and Route 50 a "NO LEFT TURN"
intersection. Once signs are installed motorists exiting the west side of Fourth Street will only be allowed to turn right
towards Collier Avenue.
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|Sample Heidelberg Military Banner
to Recognize its Veterans through A
Street” Banner Program
– through a program presented by Mayor Ken LaSota the Borough of Heidelberg is
offering an interesting opportunity to salute our brave men and women who are
currently serving or those who have served in the military by creating and
displaying a 24” x 36” military banner along the soon-to-be completed East
Railroad (PA Route 50) Streetscape District.
The banners that will feature the name,
rank and photograph
of the local soldiers, sailors or marines, will be displayed during upcoming
patriotic holidays such as Independence Day, Veterans Day and future Memorial
Day; and they will be hung from the new decorative light pole along Route
50. There is a $70 one-time cost
the program. Participants will receive
one 24”x 36” Military Banner to be displayed by the Borough along Route 50, one
24”x 36” Military Banner or two 12”x 18” banners for personal display and web
presence on the Heidelberg Military website at www.troopbanners.com/HeidelbergBorough
A sample of what the banners will look like and
Military Banner Program Application can be found in the Borough Office, at the
annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26th, 10AM at Heidelberg Park or at www.troopbanners.com/HeidelbergBorough A good
quality photograph electronically scanned to 600 dpi or higher is to be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org or included
in hard copy with your application.
The Military Banner Program was developed
and is made
possible by HTM Designs. Heidelberg along with many other communities in
have partnered with HTM Designs to publicly recognize and pay tribute to our
County’s service men and women.
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HEIDELBERG SNAPOLOGY SUMMER CAMPS
Heidelberg Borough Recreation will be offering
Summer Camps this summer at the Heidelberg Community Room, 1639 East Railroad
JULY 28 – AUGUST 1, 2014 (MONDAY THROUGH
1: Combat Robots, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 12PM
Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee: $135 per session
Session 2: Animation, Monday – Friday, 1PM – 4PM
Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee: $135 per session
Lunch is from 12PM – 1PM, if staying for lunch,
required to bring their own packed lunch.
Snapology Summer Camp Registration Form 2014
Recreation Committee Announces Preliminary Schedule of Heidelberg Community
Events for 2014
Calendar of Community Events
February 20, 2014, Monthly Seniors, “Ladies
1PM to 3PM- Community Room
Monthly Seniors, Lecture on Wills
& Estates, 1PM to 3PM – Community Room
April 26, 2014, Earth Day Clean Up, meet at
Ellsworth Playground 8:30AM
17, 2014, Neighborhood Garage Sale Day, 7AM –
Noon – Borough-wide
2014, Memorial Day Ceremony, 10AM-
2014, Family Night in the Park – Hot Dog
Dinner, 6PM – Heidelberg Park
June 16-20, 2014, British Soccer Camp –
Heidelberg Park: Registration Required
June 23-27, 2014, Snapology Day Camp –
Heidelberg Community Room: Registration
July 11, 2014, Family
Night in the Park – Ice Cream
Social, 6PM – Heidelberg Park
July 28 - August 1, 2014, Snapology Day Camp – Heidelberg Community Room:
9, 2014, Fishing Derby – Heidelberg Park
September 6, 2014, Neighborhood Garage Sale Day,
7AM – Noon – Borough-wide
September 27, 2014, Oktoberfest, 1PM to 8PM –
Halloween Parade and Party
29, 2014, First Night of Lights, 6PM to
8PM – Ellsworth Ave. Playground
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LOCAL EARNED INCOME TAXES
Make Sure Your Local Earned Income Taxes Go
To Work for You and Your Community!
a resident of Heidelberg Borough your PSD Code is 730503.
must be used on your Residency Certification Form filed with your employer and
on your Final Local Earned Income Tax Return which must be filed by all
taxpayers annually. If you use the wrong PSD Code, there will be a significant
delay in your taxes reaching your home municipality and school district!
Forms are available at www.jordantax.com/forms.
ONLINE Filing at www.jordantax.com/eitfinal.
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
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.”
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