A PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHEIF BARKLEY:
HEIDELBERG BOROUGH POLICE
The Heidelberg Police Department (HPD) wants to remind everyone that with summer approaching and the return of warmer
weather, many people have a tendency to driver faster than in winter weather’s snowy and icy road conditions. Be aware
and be careful. With the warmer weather also comes children at play throughout the Borough. Heidelberg has three parks where
children play and extra care should be taken while driving near the Borough’s parks. Children playing baseball, soccer
or hockey often run into the street, commonly running between parked cares to get on to the street. Parents need to take extra
vigilance over their children at this time of the year and know where they are and what they are doing daily, on a regular
basis. It's easy to blame someone else when a child is injured by a motor vehicle, but a better solution is for parents to
know where a child is and where he/she is playing. Let us all teach the young the proper way to cross a street, look both
Keep in mind that unless otherwise noted, the speed limit within the Borough is 25 MPH. We all know that we all drive
too fast and many of us do not obey speed limit signs. However, we all need to share the roadway with cars, motorcycles,
bicyclists and children. For our mutual safety and welfare, let us all try and be courteous and smart as we negotiate the
roadways of the Borough.
Remember your state bicycle laws which are found in the motor vehicle code manual. Always keep in mind that state law
dictates the proper, safe distance that a motor vehicle driver must maintained between a bike rider and a motor vehicle on
a roadway. In the same respect, cyclists are required to obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicles while riding bikes
on a roadway, and cyclists can be issued citations for violating the same traffic laws as a motor vehicle driver can.
Even through texting and driving is against the law, and is treated as driving while impaired by state law, drivers still
do it on a daily basis. Keep in mind all the state laws regarding the use of social media while driving. New technology is
in the works and will be available shortly whereby police, while investigating a motor vehicle accident, can plug a cell phone
into a police vehicle laptop to determine if a driver was texting at the time of an accident. On a similar note, many vehicles
are equipped with digital dashboard cameras as a means of documenting who was at fault during an accident, road rage incident
and other criminal activity.
Families going on vacation during the summer months can stop at the Police Station and fill out a “Vacation Watch”
form prior to leaving. This form informs the HPD as to when you will be away and empowers them to make extra checks of your
residence while you are gone. In addition, you can list emergency contact numbers on this form should you need to be contacted
One last Note, the Heidelberg Police Department’s Annual Fishing Derby will be August 6th, 2016 in Chartiers Creek
along the border of the Borough. Registration will begin at 7:30AM at the Heidelberg Park Pavilion. PA Fish Commission Regulations
Apply in regards to Licensing. This is a Family Fishing Derby, parents or guardians must remain with children or young adults
during the entire derby, including the awarding of plaques and prizes for best fish caught in a number of categories. A registration
fee required to participate.
Chief Vernon M. Barkley
IF YOU NEED THE POLICE, CALL 911
Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Fund Drive starts January 30, 2016!
HVFD is a non profit organization that provides fire safety and protection to the Borough and supports to our surrounding
communities. The fund drive provides the Department with 15% of its yearly operating costs. It helps HVFD ensure that its
firefighters and EMTs are trained to save lives and have the proper Personal Protective Equipment to protect their safety.
For more information, please call 412-292-6710.
2016 Community Event Calendar
April 23 - Community Clean Up Day
May 20 - Food Truck Friday
May 30 - Memorial Day
June 10 - Food Truck Friday
June 24 - Food Truck Friday
July 8 - Food Truck Friday
July 22 - Food Truck Friday
August 5 - Food Truck Friday
August 19 - Food Truck Friday
More dates and events TBA!
With great sadness,
we report that on June 29, 2015, K9 Officer Rocky lost his battle with
K9 Officer Rocky has been a beloved member of the Heidelberg Borough
Police Department since 2008. Rocky attended the City of Pittsburgh K9 Academy
with his handler Sgt. Dennis Dixon. Rocky is survived by his partner Sgt.
Dennis Dixon, with whom he worked and resided, Sgt. Dennis Dixon’s wife, and
their three children.
K9 Rocky was intense, intelligent,
and loud. He was the
ultimate defender and always stayed in the fight. At work and at home K9
Officer Rocky protected the herd- he was the ultimate Sheepdog.
K9 Rocky was loved by his partner,
family, fellow officers,
and community. All the love and support was sincerely appreciated.
A memorial for Officer Rocky
will be held on Friday, July
24, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Heidelberg Fire Hall, 456 1st St. Please join with
us as we recognize and celebrate Rocky for his service to our community.
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program:
Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program
The Allegheny County Vacant
Property Recovery Program offers opportunities to purchase vacant and blighted properties. For a limited time, this program
is accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to owner occupied primary residences and blighted structure
remediation at reduced costs.
If Heidelberg residents wish to participate in this program, additional
information and applications are found at:
Notice Regarding Sewer Payments
are currently not being accepted at the Borough Office. Please mail your payment via check or
money order to: BOROUGH OF HEIDELBERG, PO BOX 729, BLOOMSBURG, PA 17815.
Thank you for your cooperation during this transition.
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Attractive and Recently Renovated Office Space Available for Rent - $1,395 / month
Recently Renovated Office Space Available
for Rent. 2,750 Square Feet, new carpet, fresh paint, newly built two executive
offices, remodeled bathroom, kitchen, conference room, and new off-street 8-spot
parking lot. Located above the Heidelberg Community Room at 1639 East Railroad
Street (on newly revitalized PA Route 50) in Heidelberg Borough. Included
with lease include water, sewage, and snow removal. Tenant responsible for gas,
electric, trash removal and janitor service.
Heidelberg is ideally situated as the gateway to the South Hills of Pittsburgh, conveniently
having its own exits off of the Parkway West (I-376) and I-79. The Borough is
surrounded by a strong economic base rooted in many solvent communities such as Nevillewood, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair. The population base within a five mile radius of Heidelberg is in excess of 194,095
people. Heidelberg is a safe, strong and deeply rooted residential community,
with a very proactive, efficient and business friendly local government. Strategically
located midway between Downtown Pittsburgh and the Airport, Route 50 traffic counts – 18,000 cars daily.
Real Estate Listing / More Information
Business District Garden Adoption Program
possible by the revitalization of Route 50 in Heidelberg, there are now a series of ten
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.
To recognize your
garden adoption, a sign will be placed in your respective garden stating that
this garden is adopted by you, your family or business.
gardens that are available to adopt include the following:
- 1900 Block
- 1800 Block Billboard Garden
that have already been adopted:
- First Street
Traffic Island Garden – Thomas and
- Third Street Steps and Clock
Garden Bed – Al and Dolly
- 1700 Block Hillside Groundcover
Garden – Thomson
Landscape & Design, LLC
- 1700 Block Billboard Garden
– Al and Dolly Kosol
- Second Street
Bumpouts – Apple Printing
- Third Street
Bumpouts – Hinnebusch Family
- Fourth Street
Bumpouts – Lindemann Family &
- Gas House Garden – Rebecca Stanhope
and Mayor Ken LaSota
If you are interested
in volunteering to become a Heidelberg
Garden Tender, please
contact Joe Kauer, Borough Manager at 412-276-0363 and let him know what garden
area you are interested in adopting.
Photos of our current
Garden Adoptions! - https://heidelbergpa.tripod.com/business_district_garden_adoption_program
Community Room Now Equipped with Life-Saving A.E.D.
Thanks to an $1,800 grant from St. Clair Hospital, the
Heidelberg Community Room located at 1639 East Railroad Street is now equipped
with a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
“Our Community Room hosts many public gatherings
town meetings, community events, social activities and is also home to our
Historical Society, and now with the help of St. Clair Hospital it is now
properly equipped and ready for a sudden cardiac emergency,” stated Council
President Rick Pattinato.
Heidelberg Borough thanks St. Clair Hospital for
support and generosity.
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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.
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