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The Borough of Sewickley is taking preventive measures to help protect the health and safety of our community due to the concerns about the coronavirus. Currently, the Borough is following procedures set forth by the Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Because of this, Borough Offices will be closed to the public now through March 30, 2020.Please be aware that the business of the borough will continue! Office staff will remain available via phone and email and all functions, services and business of the Borough will continue to operate. Please email, mail or call the Borough with your business needs. Business hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm. If there are documents which cannot be mailed or emailed to the borough and it is absolutely necessary that the borough receive them, you may call to make an appointment. We will also have bins for drop-off and pick-up of documents in the main lobby of the Municipal Building. Please check our website for contact names, email addresses, forms and other information you may need. Currently, Public Works, Code Enforcement and Zoning and the Police are operating normally.On behalf of the Mayor, Council, and the employees of the Borough of Sewickley, thank you for your understanding and patience as we adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances.
The Departments of Health and Emergency Services have joined forces to ask residents to “be a good neighbor” and reduce the amount of smoke and air pollution they produce during the COVID-19 crisis.Officials are asking county residents to voluntarily refrain from recreational burning. The Health Department (ACHD) has observed an increase in legal recreational burning with some taking place for extended periods during the day.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Borough Council has approved Resolution #2020-05 which extends the time for the filing of returns and the payment of the Business Privilege Tax until September 15, 2020. No interest will accrue and no penalty will be charged on any payment of the Business Privilege Tax received by the Borough for the year 2020 on or before September 15, 2020. The extension of time applies to the year 2020 only. In 2021 and thereafter, the deadline will be May 15.
The Borough of Sewickley is taking additional steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes follow Governor Wolf’s order that all non-life-sustaining business in Pennsylvania must close their physical location. The following is a list of changes the Borough is making.ADMINISTRATIONThe Municipal Building is now closed to the public until further notice. No one other than authorized personnel will be allowed in the building. The Borough will continue essential daily functions; however, on-site staff will be reduced. Staff will be checking emails and voice mail messages daily. Please check our website for email addresses and direct dial phone numbers for staff.BUILDING AND ZONINGThe Borough will not be issuing any building permits for the duration of the state order to cease physical operations and will not be accepting any variance, subdivision, land development or zoning use applications to the Planning Commission or Zoning Hearing Board. Historic Review applications will not be accepted at this time.Applications for tree removal and tree licenses will not be accepted at this time.POLICE DEPARTMENTThe Police Department will continue to be fully staffed. Officers will continue to respond when a person’s safety or property are in immediate danger. Non-emergency calls will be handled by phone as much as possible. It is requested that complaints and informational requests be made by phone as walk-ins are discouraged. PUBLIC WORKSThe Public Works Department is working their normal schedule, but with a reduced staff. Staff will be on call for emergencies.PARK SHELTER RESERVATIONSPark shelter reservations have been temporarily suspended until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation to determine next steps. For anyone who has already reserved a shelter, we will be in touch prior to your reservation date to discuss the situation. FIRE DEPARTMENTThe Fire Department is taking extra precautions to make sure First Responders are staying safe. Effective immediately, the firehouse will be staffed 24/7 with 2 firefighters and others on stand by if needed. They will be responding with limited members to keep exposure at a minimum. If a life threatening emergency occurs, be assured that a full company response will take place. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact them by phone at 412-741-4840 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThis situation is constantly evolving and changing. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances.