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Councilwoman Nolan (first seated on Left) accepting Heidelberg' Recognition

Heidelberg Borough Honored as a 2014 Banner Community


Heidelberg, PA – The Borough of Heidelberg has been named a 2014 Banner Community by the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) for providing effective, efficient and accountable services to its residents and businesses. The designation also acknowledges Heidelberg’s efforts to inform and engage citizens through frequent and open communication, public and community events, and mentoring.


“The Banner Community Program is intended to highlight the efforts of our local governments and to set a standard we believe all of our municipalities can meet,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who is also chairman of the Allegheny League of Municipalities. “Heidelberg has proven itself as a model municipality through community activities, educational programs, civic performance, and fiscal accountability.”


To be recognized as a Banner Community, a municipality must demonstrate its commitment to the following best practices each year:


         Training and education for its elected and/or appointed officials;

         Active participation in professional organizations, such as the Allegheny League of Municipalities, Allegheny County Boroughs Association, Allegheny County & Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, and Allegheny County Association of Township Officials;

         Active participation in its Council of Governments, as well as intergovernmental cooperation, sharing of services, and other joint efforts with one or more municipalities;

         Sponsorship and/or promotion of community events and activities, such as a community day, parade, cleanup day, municipal open house, crime awareness effort, and benefits or fundraisers;

         Routine communication with residents through a newsletter, website, email or other method, as well as active participation with local elementary, middle and high school students, such as speaking to classes, sponsoring special events, and offering internships and/or student shadow days; and


         Promotion and implementation of long term sustainable governing practices by earning certification through Sustainable Pittsburgh, managing employee pensions at funding levels of 90% or above, participating in the annual ALOM Wage and Salary Survey Program, and implementing goals of an up to date Municipal Comprehensive Plan.


“Heidelberg Borough is honored to be named as a 2014 Banner Community,” said Mayor Ken LaSota.  “I’m excited about the good things that are happening in our municipality. As we work to provide effective, professional services to our residents and businesses, we are proud to continue to learn and challenge ourselves to always improve the quality of our operations.”


Some of the best practices that Heidelberg Borough implements are:  multi-municipal planning and revitalization efforts, an award winning quarterly newsletter, successful website and social media communication sources, a year-round series of interactive community events, active participation in the South Hills Area Council of Governments, three elected officials who are graduates of the Local Government Academy’s Newly Elected Officials Course, and a silver certification within the southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Communities program. 


“The Allegheny League of Municipalities is proud of the work and commitment our local governments display,” said Richard Hadley, Executive Director of ALOM. “Our Banner Communities are leading by example. The many diverse communities that have been recognized this year are dedicated to their residents and we are thankful for their service.”



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Heidelberg Monthly Seniors

Thursday, April 17th, 1:00 PM at the Heidelberg Community Room

Lecture:  “Ways to Save on you Electric and Gas Utility Bills”

Old movies showcasing Heidelberg’s Trolleys and Circus past to be shown after the lecture. 

RSVP by Monday, 4/14/14 to Linda at 412-200-2855

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2014 Earth Day Activities

saturday, april 26, 2014


7th annual let’s redd up Heidelberg


saturday, april 26, 2014– 8:30AM - In effort to keep the Borough of Heidelberg a beautiful place to live, work and play, the Borough will be conducting its seventh annual “Let’s Redd Up Heidelberg. Volunteers Needed!!!


The goal of this event is to pick up litter, plant trees and to do other small earth-friendly chores.   Volunteers will be provided with bags, gloves, supplies, safety vests and lunch.  Interested individuals, groups, or students seeking volunteer hours are encouraged to register at the Heidelberg Borough Building by calling 412-276-0363.



Borough to Provide dumpsters for Household Waste on cleanup Weekend


On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Borough will make available and provide three 30-yard dumpsters for residents to dispose of various household waste that they couldn’t otherwise dispose of during weekly pick-up.  We hope that you take this opportunity to clean up your yards and property. 


The dumpsters will be located on Third Street next to the Ellsworth Avenue Playground, next to the Zero St. Tot-Lot, and in front of Heidelberg Park on Industry Way.  There is no fee for the disposal of your waste during this program.  We ask that you compact the waste so that we can maximize the dumpster space.  The program is for residential waste only – NO COMMERCIAL WASTE or DUMPING.  The dumpsters are limited in size, therefore, once they are full, the program is over and we ask that you do not leave any waste on the street, right-of-ways, neighboring lots or on park property.


Items that are prohibited from disposing within the dumpsters include tires, TV’s, Freon, liquid paint, car parts and hazardous materials. 


This service is provided by the Heidelberg Borough Council and Mayor in conjunction with their 7th Annual Let’s Redd Up Heidelberg / Earth Day efforts to clean up and beautify Heidelberg;



Heidelberg Borough Recreation will be offering Snapology Summer Camps this summer at the Heidelberg Community Room, 1639 East Railroad Street.


Session 1:  Lego Minecraft, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 12PM (Ages: 5-12)

Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee:  $135 per sessions

Session 2:  Amusement Park Adventures, Monday - Friday 1PM – 4PM (Ages: 5-12)

Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee:  $135 per sessions

Lunch is from 12PM – 1PM, if staying for lunch, campers are required to bring their own packed lunch.



Session 1:  Combat Robots, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 12PM (Ages:  8-14)

Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee:  $135 per sessions

Session 2:  Animation, Monday – Friday, 1PM – 4PM (Ages:  8-14)

Resident Fee: $130 per session / Non-Resident Fee:  $135 per sessions

Lunch is from 12PM – 1PM, if staying for lunch, campers are required to bring their own packed lunch.

Snapology Summer Camp Registration Form 2014


Heidelberg Offers British Soccer Camp – week of June 16-20, 2014 at Heidelberg Park

Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country based upon one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and Canada. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play.   Players also learn about our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.

For Fees, Registration and Program Information – please visit:  http://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=27605&m=0&cid=310&zip=15106&zipdis=30&returncom=productlist

Every camper receives a t-shirt, soccer ball, poster and evaluation.  Register online before May 2 and receive a free jersey.

This program is made possible by the Heidelberg Borough Recreation Committee. 

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Heidelberg Recreation Committee Announces Preliminary Schedule of Heidelberg Community Events for 2014

2014 Calendar of Community Events

  • February 20, 2014, Monthly Seniors, “Ladies Tea”, 1PM to 3PM- Community Room

  • March TBA, Monthly Seniors, Lecture on Wills & Estates, 1PM to 3PM – Community Room

  • April 26, 2014, Earth Day Clean Up, meet at Ellsworth Playground 8:30AM

  • May 17, 2014, Neighborhood Garage Sale Day, 7AM – Noon – Borough-wide

  • May 26, 2014, Memorial Day Ceremony, 10AM- Heidelberg Park

  • June 13, 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 Required

  • 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:  Registration Required

  • August 9, 2014, Fishing Derby – Heidelberg Park

  • September 6, 2014, Neighborhood Garage Sale Day, 7AM – Noon – Borough-wide

  • September 27, 2014, Oktoberfest, 1PM to 8PM – Heidelberg Park

  • TBA – Halloween Parade and Party

  • November 29, 2014, First Night of Lights, 6PM to 8PM – Ellsworth Ave. Playground

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Make Sure Your Local Earned Income Taxes Go

To Work for You and Your Community!



As a resident of Heidelberg Borough your PSD Code is 730503.


This 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.

Heidelberg Borough received a

Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


Heidelberg, PA – Thanks to a $45,200 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Heidelberg Borough will be able to rehabilitate the Ellsworth Avenue Playground with a new asphalt play surface, new sidewalks, fencing, trees / landscaping and other site improvements. 


“This grant award to rehabilitate the 55 year old Ellsworth Avenue Playground is a great opportunity for Heidelberg to improve this wonderful community asset, known by many generations of Heidelberg citizens as one of our community’s principal gathering places.   With the rehabilitation of the Ellsworth Playground, which will be made possible jointly with this DCNR grant, the Heidelberg Borough Council and Mayor have completely rebuilt or erected four new parks in Heidelberg in the past eight years and brought in $2,357,617.17 in grants for over 64 different projects and programs in our community since 2006,” stated Council President Raymond Losego.


DCNR is the primary source of state support for Pennsylvania recreation, parks and conservation initiatives.  Grant funding from DCNR assists hundreds of communities and organizations across Pennsylvania to plan, acquire, and develop recreation and park facilities, create trails, and conserve open space.


“Our grant investments work to bolster our vision for the strength of our economy, the vibrancy of our communities, the health of our families and our quality of life in Pennsylvania,” DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said.  “These grants allow us to partner with communities so that they can expand and improve the wonderful assets that make the places we call home vital and attractive.”


Funding for the grants come from the Keystone Recreation, Parks and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1), and federal funding sources.


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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 or keepsake!


To purchase, please contact Missy Wissel at 412-279-7788 or wissel3m@verizon.net.  They are also on sale at the HVFD Thursday Night Bingo.


Heidelberg 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.

Heidelberg Route 50 Electric Service Line Relocation Program Underway!


Through 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. 


Today, 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.


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Heidelberg Borough is now on Facebook. We urge residents, business owners and anyone interested in Borough government to become our friend on Facebook. The Borough will be posting reminders, news-flashes and other community events on our "Wall". Search us as "Heidelberg PA"

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