Sewickley Borough News

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Highlights of the Council Meeting

Sewickley Borough Administration Building Resize

Highlights of the November 14, 2017 Borough of Sewickley Council Meeting

  • Borough Council Adopted the 2018 Budget and Fiscal Plan:
  • Ordinance No. 1357 establishing the real estate tax millage at 6.50 mills and allocated  specific millage for specific purposes and will be listed as such on the Real Estate Tax Bills when mailed on March 1, 2018.  The real estate millage breakdown is as follows:

3.74 mills, or .3740 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, for General Fund purposes

1.80 mills, or .1800 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, will provide $765,300 for the Road Construction and Maintenance Fund.  Elwick Street and Canterbury Lanes to be done in 2018.

0.50 mills, or .050 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, for the Capital Improvement Fund, which will address $350,646 of capital purchases and improvements to municipal properties.

0.46 mills, or .046 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, will add $112,500 to the Restricted Reserve Fund.


There is no sanitary sewer fee increase for 2018.  The Wastewater Treatment Plant will be making enhancements to the system in 2018.

  • The Green Light Go Program project of updating the traffic signals on the Ohio River Boulevard at Chestnut Street, Broad Street and Walnut Street continues with the installation of the timing equipment at all three intersections.
  • Council reviewed the Pennsylvania Certified Gold Community Sustainable Pennsylvania recognition.
  • Council did accept the recommendations of the Planning Commission and approved two Conditional Uses:  437-439 Division Street for a first floor retail and second floor office.  Ragged Row currently on Beaver Street is planning to relocate to the new building by July of 2018, and 519 Broad Street, a first floor office housing Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty office.
  • Council did approve the appointment of Lennon, Smith and Souleret Engineering as Engineers for the Borough of Sewickley Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Council did concur with the Sewickley Parking Authority and the Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce in providing FREE PARKING every day in December.  The Sewickley Valley Chamber of Commerce made a $6,000 donation to the Borough to assist in the free parking.
  • Council sold the 1997 JB Freightliner Fire Truck to the Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Company for $23,500 with the proceeds to be deposited into the Fire Capital Reserve Fund.
  • Council reviewed Operating Agreement with the Sewickley Parking Authority.

Adopted 2018 Council Meeting Dates
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