Allegheny County Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program
Beginning July 31 and running through August 17, the Allegheny County Health Department and USDA Wildlife Services will distribute raccoon rabies vaccine baits across Allegheny County, including Edgeworth. Baits will be delivered both by hand from ground vehicles and by helicopter. This effort helps eradicate raccoon rabies while also reducing human and pet exposures to rabid animals.
For more information about this program, including a list of frequently asked questions, please visit: http://www.achd.net/raccoon/
Little Sewickley Creek Road Slide Repairs
PennDOT will be repairing two slides along Little Sewickley Creek Road in Edgeworth Borough and Leet Township beginning this fall. For more information about the project, please click here.
The 2020 Census is Underway!
Have you completed the census for your household? Census information, gathered every ten years, is necessary to determine federal funding allocated to states and communities, representation in state and federal government, and is even used by businesses when deciding what communities to invest in. Currently, 68% of Edgeworth residents have responded to the census, and we hope to be the first community in the Quaker Valley to reach 100%! It is easier than ever to respond to the census, whether online, by mail, or over the phone. Please visit 2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 for further information.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edgeworth Borough implemented numerous measures to keep employees, residents, and the general public safe and healthy. As restrictions begin to lift at the state and county level, the Borough will take a strategic approach to resume full operations. As the situation remains fluid, with changing guidance being issued on a weekly and monthly basis, we will continue to follow the Department of Health and CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and residents alike.
Borough Building and Administrative Offices:
After being closed for over two months, beginning June 8th, the Borough Building will open again to the public. We still encourage residents and contractors to make an appointment prior to arriving if possible, or to communicate via email or telephone. Please limit your in-person interaction, and be mindful of six feet of space between yourself and others. All staff and members of the public are advised to stay home if they have a temperature, feel sick, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Frequently touched areas will be sanitized often. Visitors must use hand sanitizer prior to meeting with Borough employees.
Public meetings, including Borough Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board and other meetings will resume in person beginning June 8th. The provisions of Act 15 of 2020 are still in effect at this time, and we will allow members of Council and Committees to participate remotely if they feel more comfortable doing so. Members of the public can submit questions through email prior to the meeting if they do not wish to attend in person, and the meetings will still be live streamed on Zoom through the end of June. Wash or sanitize your hands prior to coming to the meeting. When attending meetings social distancing will be required, and members of the public will be admitted on a first come first served basis. If the Council Chambers becomes too crowded for social distancing to be practical, members of the public may need to participate in the meeting on Zoom. All staff and members of the public are advised to stay home if they have a temperature, feel sick, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. Frequently touched areas will be sanitized often. Visitors must use hand sanitizer prior to entering the meeting.
Walker Park Restrooms:
The restrooms in Walker Park have been unlocked for public use. These restrooms are for individual use, and are sanitized on a periodic basis. Be mindful of common touch points (door handles, etc.) and use appropriate PPE. Please wash or sanitize your hands before and after use of the restrooms. All members of the public are advised to stay home if they have a temperature, feel sick, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.
Walker Park Shelter Rentals:
The shelters in Walker Park will resume rentals beginning on June 8th. Practice sensible social distancing while using the shelters. Wash your hands often, and bring hand sanitizer when available. Be mindful of the six feet of space between yourself and others. Due to the size of the shelters and depending on current guidelines from the state and CDC, the number of guests per shelter may be limited. Shelters will be sanitized on a periodic basis; however, we cannot guarantee that someone has not used the shelter prior to your arrival. Please continue to use proper protective measures when using the shelters. All members of the public are advised to stay home if they have a temperature, feel sick, or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at the Borough office. We continue to hold the safety of the staff and public in the highest regard and will monitor and update our policies and procedures as needed.
Thank you, and take care!
On January 1, 2020, Waste Management implemented numerous changes to acceptable recyclable materials. From now on, only plastic bottles, jugs, and jars labeled #1 and #2, as well as cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum, and tin are accepted in residents’ recycling cans. No plastic bags, glass, other plastic materials, or Styrofoam are allowed in single stream recycling. The same material restrictions apply to the Recycling Center located on Chestnut Road. On April 1, 2020 Waste Management drivers began rejecting recycling cans that contain non-recyclable items. In order to properly recycle glass bottles, jugs, and jars, residents may utilize the glass-only dumpster located at the Recycling Center. Mulching or composting grass clippings and yard waste is the best way to dispose of these organic materials. Please keep these changes in mind when collecting your recyclables each week, and help us to recycle properly!
The Borough of Edgeworth recently hosted a Recycling Information Session. Erika Deyarmin-Young, Public Affairs Coordinator for Waste Management, and Nancy Martin, Education Specialist for Pennsylvania Resources Council, presented attendees with information on what is allowed in curbside recycling, how to reduce waste that ends up in a landfill, and recycling resources across the area. Check out their presentations here and here if you missed the event or would like to learn more!