Announcements

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Sanitary and Storm Systems  Inspections

Utility Services Group, Inc., will be inspecting sanitary and storm systems beginning Saturday, April 30, 2022.  USG will be starting their inspections in the Economy Village and Crestview Village areas on Saturday. Upon completion of the sanitary and storm systems in these areas, USG will be going to do 22nd Street from Oak to Beaver Road. After that has been taken care of, USG will then head over to Beaver to complete from 22nd to 19th, and Beaver from 15th to 11th Street.  Updates will be provided as they become available.  We appreciate your consideration during these inspections.

Cleaning & Greening of Ambridge

The Annual Clean and Green Event sponsored by the Committee to Clean and Beautify Ambridge will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

The community dumpster will be available at the Ambridge Borough building (made possible by the generosity of Ryerson Steel).  Individual lunch will be provided, so please email [email protected] or call 412-855-0511 at least three days in advance (4/20) so adequate lunches will be available.  See the flyer below for additional details.

CCBA_Clean up_2022

Beaver County Bradys Run Park Recycling Center

Beaver County is sponsoring an event at the Bradys Run Park Recycling Center on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the safe disposal of common household chemicals.  Advance registration is required at www.prc.org/HHWregistration or by calling 412-488-7490 ext. 1.  A $20.00 fee covers disposal of up to 10 gallons/50 pounds of the materials listed in the following flyer. Beaver County Recycling – Apr 30 2022

Merchant Street Streetscape & Gateway Improvement Project

Click below for more information

Streetscape Q and A 2022

*Ambridge Bicentennial Cookbook Recipe Stories (click here for more information)

We seek recipes and a description of why that recipe tells part of your (current community) family, church, restaurant, social club or heritage story for the Ambridge Bicentennial (1824-2024) Cookbook.  Do you have a favorite relative, or an image of your dad at the family table, or your grandmother in her kitchen of your favorite holiday?  Share your favorite recipe from your heritage.  Click the link above for additional information.

Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs and puppies in licensed kennels. The Bureau also regulates activities pertaining to dogs that are classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

Our state dog wardens:

  • Enforce licensing and rabies laws
  • Seize and detain any dog viewed running at large without its owner
  • Investigate dog bites and establish and enforce quarantine of dogs
  • Enforce kennel licensing and regulations through at least two inspections each year of every licensed kennel
  • Maintain a registry of dogs declared dangerous by a magisterial district judge and perform dangerous dog inspections
  • Prosecute dog law violations in court
  • Provide educational services about dog ownership

Pennsylvania’s Rabies Law:

Ignoring Pennsylvania’s rabies vaccination law can be costly – in more ways than one.  Dogs and cats are exposed to the rabies virus through wild and stray animals, posing a threat to their health and yours.

  • Dogs and cats three months or older must have a current rabies vaccination
  • Owners of non-vaccinated pets may be fined up to $300 plus court costs
  • Licensed veterinarians can vaccinate dogs and provide a vaccination certificate
  • Dog wardens perform random checks to ensure rabies vaccinations are current

License Your Dog.  It’s the Law:

  • All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year
  • Owners of non-licensed dogs can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per dog plus court costs
  • Dog wardens randomly canvass neighborhoods to ensure all dogs are licensed, violators may be fined
  • If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way to get your dog back home
  • Licensing fees help the millions of dogs in Pennsylvania by funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
  • Purchase a license from your local county treasurer or issuing agent
  • An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50, if your dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50, discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities

Pennsylvania’s Dog Laws:

  • If your dog is not licensed, you may be fined up to $300 per dog. Get a license at your county treasurer’s office.
  • Your dog must be under control and supervised at all times. You are responsible for any damages caused by your dog on someone else’s property.
  • It is illegal to mistreat or abuse animals. Report suspected abuse to your local humane organization or police.
  • Purposely poisoning a dog, whether it is yours or someone else’s, is illegal.
  • You may not abandon or attempt to abandon any dog. You could be fined $1,000 plus court costs.
  • Puppies under eight weeks old cannot be bartered, traded, sold, or transferred.
  • You must have a kennel license if you keep, sell, transfer, adopt or foster at least 26 dogs in a calendar year.
  • If your dog attacks or kills a human or domestic animal without provocation, it may be considered dangerous. You may face extensive fines and restrictions.

* Tips from WesBanco

  • Never provide your password, credit or debit card information or PIN over the phone or in response to an unsolicited internet request unless YOU initiated the contact.
  • Good way to keep your on line banking safe – change your password – but keep track of your newest password.
  • Urgent appeals to act now should be resisted. Thieves often try to get you to act quickly before you have a chance to think about what you may be doing.
  • Review your statements when you get them. You can also always review your accounts in real time using internet banking. If you see a suspicious transaction, contact your bank immediately.
  • Don’t agree to deposit money from someone you don’t know into your account and then wire the money back or to someone else you don’t know. Wires are like sending cash, once they have been sent you cannot get your money back.
  • If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Follow our Safe Computing Tips below.
  • Sign up for internet banking account alerts. Alerts allow you to receive email and text notifications of important account and security related activities and messages.
  • Shred all account statements and any other documents containing personal data on it before throwing them in the trash.

These tips are provided by WesBanco.  For more banking information contact your banking institution.

*Ambridge Borough Part Time Crossing Guard

Part Time Crossing Guard wanted for Ambridge Area School, Ambridge Borough.  6:45AM – 9:00AM and 2:30PM – 3:45PM. Applicants must be able pass background check and obtain Act 33 and Act 34 clearances. Applications are available at the Ambridge Municipal Building Administration Office or on the Borough website at www.ambridgeboro.org   Closing for applications after position (s) are filled.

*TEXT MESSAGES from Ambridge Borough Residents – Take Note:

Our current resident text messaging system will end December 31, 2021.  We will be implementing the new system January 1, 2022.  Please follow this link if you want to continue to receive text notices from the Borough of Ambridge.  You can also go to Apple Play Store or google Play Store and download AMBRIDGE BOROUGH by Jake Young & follow instructions.  You will then automatically receive any text messages the Borough generates.

                                            Historic District Grant Information – click link below.

                                                                Historic District Grants

 

*New Refuse Information

ANNOUNCEMENT:
 

Starting on Monday January 4, 2021, Waste Management will be the Borough’s new provider for our Garbage and Recycling Collection.  The entire Borough will be collected on MONDAY’s. This means everyone will be required to place their Garbage and Recycling at the curb on Sunday no earlier than Noon for pick-up on MONDAY, all Garbage and Recycling containers must be returned to their stored location by Tuesday at Noon.  Violators of this Borough Ordinance shall be subject to a citation and fine.

 We are thanking you in advance for your cooperation with this change in service.  We believe that going to a single day collection will help in our efforts to clean-up our Borough by reducing the aesthetics of having trashed placed at the curb 5 days a week throughout various neighbors of the Borough.  

Additional information will be mailed in December from Waste Management with additional instructions and contact information.  Please check back on this website for updates! 

If you know someone who does not have access to Borough website or Facebook – please advise them of these new changes.

 

*Part Time Police Officer Applications Being Accepted.

POLICE OFFICER
PART TIME Borough of Ambridge, Beaver County 

The Borough of Ambridge is now accepting applications for an experienced Part-Time Police Officer for a steady 32 to 36 hour a week position at $19.91 per hour. 

The Borough of Ambridge is also accepting applications for Part-Time Police fill in officers. Applicants must complete Act 120 training prior to hiring. 

For application, contact the Borough Administration Offices which are located at 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa 15003. Submit application and resume, to: Part Time Police Officer Application, Borough of Ambridge, 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa. 15003. 

Applicants may also obtain an application on the Borough website(Employment) at www.ambridgeboro.org.

*Troop Banner Program in Ambridge

AMBRIDGE BOROUGH MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM – is back up and running. 

“Ambridge Borough has always taken great pride in the men and women who have served our country in its times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family who have served our great country,” stated Council President Michael A. Mikulich.

The Military Banner Program proposed by Councilman Mikulich salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day for years to come.

This program includes:
1) 1 – 24” x 36” Military Banner to be displayed by the borough. It is proposed to start placing these banners on Duss Avenue and the gateways into the community such as 11th, 8th and 4th Streets.
2) Two 12” x 18” yard banners for your personal display
3) Web presence on the Ambridge Borough Military website at http://www.troopbanners.com/Ambridge

The one-time cost to join the program is $135. Additional yard banners $20.00 each. 

*Please note: No requests will be taken for placement location – placement is next available location after flag received*

Application can be found at Ambridge Military Banner Program

 

*Ambridge Borough Recycling Schedule & Guidelines

 

RECYCLING SERVICES  

Residential Recycle Preparation Guidelines

Recycling Bins:    You should have received your large green container in December of 2018.  If you did not receive your container you can call the Borough office 724-266-4070. We’ll check with the Public Works Dept.  to see if  we have any left for you.  We suggest you mark you container with your address with permanent marker or stick on numbers. These are the property of Ambridge and should not be moved from your house if/when you move out of Ambridge.

  • Tin – Metal – Aluminum – rinsed out and emptied of contents.  No chemical or paint cans.  Clean pie plates, foil, etc.
  • Plastic- # 1 and # 2 (PET& HDPE) rinsed out and empty of contents.  Lids must be removed.
  • Newspaper Office Paper and Magazines – Loose or placed in paper bags only. 
  • Do not put in plastic bags of any kind.  Do not bundle with twine or tape.    NO GLASS.      
  •  PLEASE…  DO NOT — put your regular garbage into the recycling bin – Waste Management WILL NOT pick up your trash or recycling that week. 
  • Instructions for GLASS:  
    • Glass shatters and mixes in with other recyclables during the single stream sorting process. Due to increased levels of contamination in other bundles of materials – WASTE MANAGEMENT is no longer accepting glass in the recycling process. 
    • Recyclable glass can be dropped of at the Harmony Twp. Fire Station Glass Recycling Bin or Chestnut Street Recycling in Edgeworth…. and of course the Beaver County Recycling Center across from Brady’s Run Park

TIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Reduce…
We support recycling, but we firmly believe in the reduction of creating garbage and other waste products.  When possible, please think about what you are buying.  Do you really need this item?  If possible, avoid purchasing bulky items or products that are in huge amounts of wrapping.  

Reuse…

  • Pass magazines, books and catalogs on to neighbors, family members, nursing homes, etc.
  • Plastic containers can often be reused for storage of food and crafts.  
  • Reuse wrapping paper, plastic bags, and boxes.
  • Try to repair broken items before replacing them.  
  • Furniture can often be donated to charity if it’s in decent shape.  
  • Clothing can be handed down to family members or donated to charity.  Even clothing that is in poor condition can be used for rags.  
  • Towels and bedding can often be reused by the Humane Society.  
  • The Construction Junction located in Pittsburgh accepts used building materials like wood, kitchen cabinets, doors, etc.  They also sell these items at a low cost. https://www.cjreuse.org/ or taken to Habit for Humanity ReStore
  • Beaver County Recycling Center at Brady’s Run takes many materials, and sponsors periodic hazardous waste collections. Fees may apply.
  • Copy paper, junk mail and newsprint can be recycled in the Abitibi green and gold paper recycling bins at a number of locations around town, including here at the Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, behind the Fire Station. (proceeds benefit the Crime Watch Program)

*Knox Boxes Provide Fire Department Entry to Your Business or Home in an Emergency

A Knox Box enables Ambridge Firefighters rapid entry to your home or business without damage if you’re not home or unable to open the door. Knox Box is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the fire department. This is a VOLUNTARY alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the fire department is called to your home or business for a fire alarm activation or medical emergency. Knox Boxes have been used by commercial properties for years. They are now available for homes and businesses protected by the Ambridge Fire Department.  If interested in a Knox Box, the order forms are available by contacting the Ambridge Fire Chief, Rob Gottschalk at 724-266-4070 x204.  Knox Boxes have recently been ordered and installed at Centria and Ringle’s Ceramics.  Ambridge Borough Council created the voluntary Knox Box program earlier this summer.  Photographed is the Knox Box at the Centria Plant.

*Stay Informed! To register thru the SWIFT911 web portal

Register Here

Registering through the SWIFT911 web portal ensures that residents have access to the most immediate notice of an emergency in their area.

*Lost Pets – Animal Control Complaints

 Lost Pets — Animal Control Complaints

Ambridge Borough has partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society to offer Animal Control Services within the community.   The Humane Society will handle issues regarding domestic animals (cats and dogs) through the Ambridge Police Department.  If you happen to have lost your pet or if you see a dog running at large within Ambridge, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency telephone number at 724-266-3270 to report the dog to Animal Control.   The Humane Society will patrol Ambridge during their business hours, and domestic animals caught during the off hours will be held or transported by the Police Department to the Humane Society’s kennel.    The Humane Society will also accept any owned animal brought to their Shelter. 

Complaints regarding wildlife such as raccoons, bats, groundhogs, rodents, etc., on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to mitigate.  There are a number of independent companies that perform this work for a nominal fee including Critter Control: local office contact is 724-775-5444.

*Turnkey Tax Collection

Ambridge Borough Partners with TurnKey Taxes to Improve Tax Collection

TurnKey Taxes works with local governments across the Commonwealth to identify and collect missing revenue.  Municipal revenue is collected through the taxes and fees charged to fund the community and its projects. And while emergencies occur, the annual budget process usually provides the necessary funding to cover all of the yearly costs in the community.

However, there are times when this much-needed reveneue is not collected. And in nearly all cases, this can be resolved through increased communication and more efficient processes.  The Borough of Ambridge has hired TurnKey Taxes to work with us to bring all taxpayers current and build the processes to ensure that in the future, all taxpayers remain current.

There are three general classifications of taxpayers – property, business and individual. TurnKey will begin with business, which in the Borough of Ambridge are a vital cog of the budget process. Our focus will be on data, and we will make sure that everyone we work with has a clear understanding of the process – today and moving forward.

Once they complete their initial phase, they will work with the Administration and Council to organize and promote all of the businesses in Ambridge.   TurnKey Taxes sent out its first mailings last week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Borough Manager.

 

*BEFORE You Dig — Dial 811 (click here for more info)

Better to be SAFE than SORRY….

Don’t forget to refresh your screen for updated information.

*Ambridge Bicentennial Cookbook Recipe Stories (click here for more information)

We seek recipes and a description of why that recipe tells part of your (current community) family, church, restaurant, social club or heritage story for the Ambridge Bicentennial (1824-2024) Cookbook.  Do you have a favorite relative, or an image of your dad at the family table, or your grandmother in her kitchen of your favorite holiday?  Share your favorite recipe from your heritage.  Click the link above for additional information.

Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs and puppies in licensed kennels. The Bureau also regulates activities pertaining to dogs that are classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

Our state dog wardens:

  • Enforce licensing and rabies laws
  • Seize and detain any dog viewed running at large without its owner
  • Investigate dog bites and establish and enforce quarantine of dogs
  • Enforce kennel licensing and regulations through at least two inspections each year of every licensed kennel
  • Maintain a registry of dogs declared dangerous by a magisterial district judge and perform dangerous dog inspections
  • Prosecute dog law violations in court
  • Provide educational services about dog ownership

Pennsylvania’s Rabies Law:

Ignoring Pennsylvania’s rabies vaccination law can be costly – in more ways than one.  Dogs and cats are exposed to the rabies virus through wild and stray animals, posing a threat to their health and yours.

  • Dogs and cats three months or older must have a current rabies vaccination
  • Owners of non-vaccinated pets may be fined up to $300 plus court costs
  • Licensed veterinarians can vaccinate dogs and provide a vaccination certificate
  • Dog wardens perform random checks to ensure rabies vaccinations are current

License Your Dog.  It’s the Law:

  • All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year
  • Owners of non-licensed dogs can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per dog plus court costs
  • Dog wardens randomly canvass neighborhoods to ensure all dogs are licensed, violators may be fined
  • If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way to get your dog back home
  • Licensing fees help the millions of dogs in Pennsylvania by funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
  • Purchase a license from your local county treasurer or issuing agent
  • An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50, if your dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50, discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities

Pennsylvania’s Dog Laws:

  • If your dog is not licensed, you may be fined up to $300 per dog. Get a license at your county treasurer’s office.
  • Your dog must be under control and supervised at all times. You are responsible for any damages caused by your dog on someone else’s property.
  • It is illegal to mistreat or abuse animals. Report suspected abuse to your local humane organization or police.
  • Purposely poisoning a dog, whether it is yours or someone else’s, is illegal.
  • You may not abandon or attempt to abandon any dog. You could be fined $1,000 plus court costs.
  • Puppies under eight weeks old cannot be bartered, traded, sold, or transferred.
  • You must have a kennel license if you keep, sell, transfer, adopt or foster at least 26 dogs in a calendar year.
  • If your dog attacks or kills a human or domestic animal without provocation, it may be considered dangerous. You may face extensive fines and restrictions.

* Tips from WesBanco

  • Never provide your password, credit or debit card information or PIN over the phone or in response to an unsolicited internet request unless YOU initiated the contact.
  • Good way to keep your on line banking safe – change your password – but keep track of your newest password.
  • Urgent appeals to act now should be resisted. Thieves often try to get you to act quickly before you have a chance to think about what you may be doing.
  • Review your statements when you get them. You can also always review your accounts in real time using internet banking. If you see a suspicious transaction, contact your bank immediately.
  • Don’t agree to deposit money from someone you don’t know into your account and then wire the money back or to someone else you don’t know. Wires are like sending cash, once they have been sent you cannot get your money back.
  • If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Follow our Safe Computing Tips below.
  • Sign up for internet banking account alerts. Alerts allow you to receive email and text notifications of important account and security related activities and messages.
  • Shred all account statements and any other documents containing personal data on it before throwing them in the trash.

These tips are provided by WesBanco.  For more banking information contact your banking institution.

*Ambridge Borough Part Time Crossing Guard

Part Time Crossing Guard wanted for Ambridge Area School, Ambridge Borough.  6:45AM – 9:00AM and 2:30PM – 3:45PM. Applicants must be able pass background check and obtain Act 33 and Act 34 clearances. Applications are available at the Ambridge Municipal Building Administration Office or on the Borough website at www.ambridgeboro.org   Closing for applications after position (s) are filled.

*TEXT MESSAGES from Ambridge Borough Residents – Take Note:

Our current resident text messaging system will end December 31, 2021.  We will be implementing the new system January 1, 2022.  Please follow this link if you want to continue to receive text notices from the Borough of Ambridge.  You can also go to Apple Play Store or google Play Store and download AMBRIDGE BOROUGH by Jake Young & follow instructions.  You will then automatically receive any text messages the Borough generates.

                                            Historic District Grant Information – click link below.

                                                                Historic District Grants

 

*New Refuse Information

ANNOUNCEMENT:
 

Starting on Monday January 4, 2021, Waste Management will be the Borough’s new provider for our Garbage and Recycling Collection.  The entire Borough will be collected on MONDAY’s. This means everyone will be required to place their Garbage and Recycling at the curb on Sunday no earlier than Noon for pick-up on MONDAY, all Garbage and Recycling containers must be returned to their stored location by Tuesday at Noon.  Violators of this Borough Ordinance shall be subject to a citation and fine.

 We are thanking you in advance for your cooperation with this change in service.  We believe that going to a single day collection will help in our efforts to clean-up our Borough by reducing the aesthetics of having trashed placed at the curb 5 days a week throughout various neighbors of the Borough.  

Additional information will be mailed in December from Waste Management with additional instructions and contact information.  Please check back on this website for updates! 

If you know someone who does not have access to Borough website or Facebook – please advise them of these new changes.

 

*Part Time Police Officer Applications Being Accepted.

POLICE OFFICER
PART TIME Borough of Ambridge, Beaver County 

The Borough of Ambridge is now accepting applications for an experienced Part-Time Police Officer for a steady 32 to 36 hour a week position at $19.91 per hour. 

The Borough of Ambridge is also accepting applications for Part-Time Police fill in officers. Applicants must complete Act 120 training prior to hiring. 

For application, contact the Borough Administration Offices which are located at 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa 15003. Submit application and resume, to: Part Time Police Officer Application, Borough of Ambridge, 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa. 15003. 

Applicants may also obtain an application on the Borough website(Employment) at www.ambridgeboro.org.

*Troop Banner Program in Ambridge

AMBRIDGE BOROUGH MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM – is back up and running. 

“Ambridge Borough has always taken great pride in the men and women who have served our country in its times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family who have served our great country,” stated Council President Michael A. Mikulich.

The Military Banner Program proposed by Councilman Mikulich salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day for years to come.

This program includes:
1) 1 – 24” x 36” Military Banner to be displayed by the borough. It is proposed to start placing these banners on Duss Avenue and the gateways into the community such as 11th, 8th and 4th Streets.
2) Two 12” x 18” yard banners for your personal display
3) Web presence on the Ambridge Borough Military website at http://www.troopbanners.com/Ambridge

The one-time cost to join the program is $135. Additional yard banners $20.00 each. 

*Please note: No requests will be taken for placement location – placement is next available location after flag received*

Application can be found at Ambridge Military Banner Program

 

*Ambridge Borough Recycling Schedule & Guidelines

 

RECYCLING SERVICES  

Residential Recycle Preparation Guidelines

Recycling Bins:    You should have received your large green container in December of 2018.  If you did not receive your container you can call the Borough office 724-266-4070. We’ll check with the Public Works Dept.  to see if  we have any left for you.  We suggest you mark you container with your address with permanent marker or stick on numbers. These are the property of Ambridge and should not be moved from your house if/when you move out of Ambridge.

  • Tin – Metal – Aluminum – rinsed out and emptied of contents.  No chemical or paint cans.  Clean pie plates, foil, etc.
  • Plastic- # 1 and # 2 (PET& HDPE) rinsed out and empty of contents.  Lids must be removed.
  • Newspaper Office Paper and Magazines – Loose or placed in paper bags only. 
  • Do not put in plastic bags of any kind.  Do not bundle with twine or tape.    NO GLASS.      
  •  PLEASE…  DO NOT — put your regular garbage into the recycling bin – Waste Management WILL NOT pick up your trash or recycling that week. 
  • Instructions for GLASS:  
    • Glass shatters and mixes in with other recyclables during the single stream sorting process. Due to increased levels of contamination in other bundles of materials – WASTE MANAGEMENT is no longer accepting glass in the recycling process. 
    • Recyclable glass can be dropped of at the Harmony Twp. Fire Station Glass Recycling Bin or Chestnut Street Recycling in Edgeworth…. and of course the Beaver County Recycling Center across from Brady’s Run Park

TIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Reduce…
We support recycling, but we firmly believe in the reduction of creating garbage and other waste products.  When possible, please think about what you are buying.  Do you really need this item?  If possible, avoid purchasing bulky items or products that are in huge amounts of wrapping.  

Reuse…

  • Pass magazines, books and catalogs on to neighbors, family members, nursing homes, etc.
  • Plastic containers can often be reused for storage of food and crafts.  
  • Reuse wrapping paper, plastic bags, and boxes.
  • Try to repair broken items before replacing them.  
  • Furniture can often be donated to charity if it’s in decent shape.  
  • Clothing can be handed down to family members or donated to charity.  Even clothing that is in poor condition can be used for rags.  
  • Towels and bedding can often be reused by the Humane Society.  
  • The Construction Junction located in Pittsburgh accepts used building materials like wood, kitchen cabinets, doors, etc.  They also sell these items at a low cost. https://www.cjreuse.org/ or taken to Habit for Humanity ReStore
  • Beaver County Recycling Center at Brady’s Run takes many materials, and sponsors periodic hazardous waste collections. Fees may apply.
  • Copy paper, junk mail and newsprint can be recycled in the Abitibi green and gold paper recycling bins at a number of locations around town, including here at the Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, behind the Fire Station. (proceeds benefit the Crime Watch Program)

*Knox Boxes Provide Fire Department Entry to Your Business or Home in an Emergency

A Knox Box enables Ambridge Firefighters rapid entry to your home or business without damage if you’re not home or unable to open the door. Knox Box is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the fire department. This is a VOLUNTARY alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the fire department is called to your home or business for a fire alarm activation or medical emergency. Knox Boxes have been used by commercial properties for years. They are now available for homes and businesses protected by the Ambridge Fire Department.  If interested in a Knox Box, the order forms are available by contacting the Ambridge Fire Chief, Rob Gottschalk at 724-266-4070 x204.  Knox Boxes have recently been ordered and installed at Centria and Ringle’s Ceramics.  Ambridge Borough Council created the voluntary Knox Box program earlier this summer.  Photographed is the Knox Box at the Centria Plant.

*Stay Informed! To register thru the SWIFT911 web portal

Register Here

Registering through the SWIFT911 web portal ensures that residents have access to the most immediate notice of an emergency in their area.

*Lost Pets – Animal Control Complaints

 Lost Pets — Animal Control Complaints

Ambridge Borough has partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society to offer Animal Control Services within the community.   The Humane Society will handle issues regarding domestic animals (cats and dogs) through the Ambridge Police Department.  If you happen to have lost your pet or if you see a dog running at large within Ambridge, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency telephone number at 724-266-3270 to report the dog to Animal Control.   The Humane Society will patrol Ambridge during their business hours, and domestic animals caught during the off hours will be held or transported by the Police Department to the Humane Society’s kennel.    The Humane Society will also accept any owned animal brought to their Shelter. 

Complaints regarding wildlife such as raccoons, bats, groundhogs, rodents, etc., on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to mitigate.  There are a number of independent companies that perform this work for a nominal fee including Critter Control: local office contact is 724-775-5444.

*Turnkey Tax Collection

Ambridge Borough Partners with TurnKey Taxes to Improve Tax Collection

TurnKey Taxes works with local governments across the Commonwealth to identify and collect missing revenue.  Municipal revenue is collected through the taxes and fees charged to fund the community and its projects. And while emergencies occur, the annual budget process usually provides the necessary funding to cover all of the yearly costs in the community.

However, there are times when this much-needed reveneue is not collected. And in nearly all cases, this can be resolved through increased communication and more efficient processes.  The Borough of Ambridge has hired TurnKey Taxes to work with us to bring all taxpayers current and build the processes to ensure that in the future, all taxpayers remain current.

There are three general classifications of taxpayers – property, business and individual. TurnKey will begin with business, which in the Borough of Ambridge are a vital cog of the budget process. Our focus will be on data, and we will make sure that everyone we work with has a clear understanding of the process – today and moving forward.

Once they complete their initial phase, they will work with the Administration and Council to organize and promote all of the businesses in Ambridge.   TurnKey Taxes sent out its first mailings last week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Borough Manager.

 

*BEFORE You Dig — Dial 811 (click here for more info)

Better to be SAFE than SORRY….

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*Ambridge Bicentennial Cookbook Recipe Stories (click here for more information)

We seek recipes and a description of why that recipe tells part of your (current community) family, church, restaurant, social club or heritage story for the Ambridge Bicentennial (1824-2024) Cookbook.  Do you have a favorite relative, or an image of your dad at the family table, or your grandmother in her kitchen of your favorite holiday?  Share your favorite recipe from your heritage.  Click the link above for additional information.

Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs and puppies in licensed kennels. The Bureau also regulates activities pertaining to dogs that are classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

Our state dog wardens:

  • Enforce licensing and rabies laws
  • Seize and detain any dog viewed running at large without its owner
  • Investigate dog bites and establish and enforce quarantine of dogs
  • Enforce kennel licensing and regulations through at least two inspections each year of every licensed kennel
  • Maintain a registry of dogs declared dangerous by a magisterial district judge and perform dangerous dog inspections
  • Prosecute dog law violations in court
  • Provide educational services about dog ownership

Pennsylvania’s Rabies Law:

Ignoring Pennsylvania’s rabies vaccination law can be costly – in more ways than one.  Dogs and cats are exposed to the rabies virus through wild and stray animals, posing a threat to their health and yours.

  • Dogs and cats three months or older must have a current rabies vaccination
  • Owners of non-vaccinated pets may be fined up to $300 plus court costs
  • Licensed veterinarians can vaccinate dogs and provide a vaccination certificate
  • Dog wardens perform random checks to ensure rabies vaccinations are current

License Your Dog.  It’s the Law:

  • All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year
  • Owners of non-licensed dogs can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per dog plus court costs
  • Dog wardens randomly canvass neighborhoods to ensure all dogs are licensed, violators may be fined
  • If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way to get your dog back home
  • Licensing fees help the millions of dogs in Pennsylvania by funding the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement
  • Purchase a license from your local county treasurer or issuing agent
  • An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50, if your dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50, discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities

Pennsylvania’s Dog Laws:

  • If your dog is not licensed, you may be fined up to $300 per dog. Get a license at your county treasurer’s office.
  • Your dog must be under control and supervised at all times. You are responsible for any damages caused by your dog on someone else’s property.
  • It is illegal to mistreat or abuse animals. Report suspected abuse to your local humane organization or police.
  • Purposely poisoning a dog, whether it is yours or someone else’s, is illegal.
  • You may not abandon or attempt to abandon any dog. You could be fined $1,000 plus court costs.
  • Puppies under eight weeks old cannot be bartered, traded, sold, or transferred.
  • You must have a kennel license if you keep, sell, transfer, adopt or foster at least 26 dogs in a calendar year.
  • If your dog attacks or kills a human or domestic animal without provocation, it may be considered dangerous. You may face extensive fines and restrictions.

* Tips from WesBanco

  • Never provide your password, credit or debit card information or PIN over the phone or in response to an unsolicited internet request unless YOU initiated the contact.
  • Good way to keep your on line banking safe – change your password – but keep track of your newest password.
  • Urgent appeals to act now should be resisted. Thieves often try to get you to act quickly before you have a chance to think about what you may be doing.
  • Review your statements when you get them. You can also always review your accounts in real time using internet banking. If you see a suspicious transaction, contact your bank immediately.
  • Don’t agree to deposit money from someone you don’t know into your account and then wire the money back or to someone else you don’t know. Wires are like sending cash, once they have been sent you cannot get your money back.
  • If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Follow our Safe Computing Tips below.
  • Sign up for internet banking account alerts. Alerts allow you to receive email and text notifications of important account and security related activities and messages.
  • Shred all account statements and any other documents containing personal data on it before throwing them in the trash.

These tips are provided by WesBanco.  For more banking information contact your banking institution.

*Ambridge Borough Part Time Crossing Guard

Part Time Crossing Guard wanted for Ambridge Area School, Ambridge Borough.  6:45AM – 9:00AM and 2:30PM – 3:45PM. Applicants must be able pass background check and obtain Act 33 and Act 34 clearances. Applications are available at the Ambridge Municipal Building Administration Office or on the Borough website at www.ambridgeboro.org   Closing for applications after position (s) are filled.

*TEXT MESSAGES from Ambridge Borough Residents – Take Note:

Our current resident text messaging system will end December 31, 2021.  We will be implementing the new system January 1, 2022.  Please follow this link if you want to continue to receive text notices from the Borough of Ambridge.  You can also go to Apple Play Store or google Play Store and download AMBRIDGE BOROUGH by Jake Young & follow instructions.  You will then automatically receive any text messages the Borough generates.

                                            Historic District Grant Information – click link below.

                                                                Historic District Grants

 

*New Refuse Information

ANNOUNCEMENT:
 

Starting on Monday January 4, 2021, Waste Management will be the Borough’s new provider for our Garbage and Recycling Collection.  The entire Borough will be collected on MONDAY’s. This means everyone will be required to place their Garbage and Recycling at the curb on Sunday no earlier than Noon for pick-up on MONDAY, all Garbage and Recycling containers must be returned to their stored location by Tuesday at Noon.  Violators of this Borough Ordinance shall be subject to a citation and fine.

 We are thanking you in advance for your cooperation with this change in service.  We believe that going to a single day collection will help in our efforts to clean-up our Borough by reducing the aesthetics of having trashed placed at the curb 5 days a week throughout various neighbors of the Borough.  

Additional information will be mailed in December from Waste Management with additional instructions and contact information.  Please check back on this website for updates! 

If you know someone who does not have access to Borough website or Facebook – please advise them of these new changes.

 

*Part Time Police Officer Applications Being Accepted.

POLICE OFFICER
PART TIME Borough of Ambridge, Beaver County 

The Borough of Ambridge is now accepting applications for an experienced Part-Time Police Officer for a steady 32 to 36 hour a week position at $19.91 per hour. 

The Borough of Ambridge is also accepting applications for Part-Time Police fill in officers. Applicants must complete Act 120 training prior to hiring. 

For application, contact the Borough Administration Offices which are located at 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa 15003. Submit application and resume, to: Part Time Police Officer Application, Borough of Ambridge, 600 11th Street Ambridge, Pa. 15003. 

Applicants may also obtain an application on the Borough website(Employment) at www.ambridgeboro.org.

*Troop Banner Program in Ambridge

AMBRIDGE BOROUGH MILITARY BANNER PROGRAM – is back up and running. 

“Ambridge Borough has always taken great pride in the men and women who have served our country in its times of need. Now we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to help us honor your friends and family who have served our great country,” stated Council President Michael A. Mikulich.

The Military Banner Program proposed by Councilman Mikulich salutes our brave men and women who are currently serving and those who have served in the military by creating and displaying a 24” x 36” military banner to be exhibited between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day for years to come.

This program includes:
1) 1 – 24” x 36” Military Banner to be displayed by the borough. It is proposed to start placing these banners on Duss Avenue and the gateways into the community such as 11th, 8th and 4th Streets.
2) Two 12” x 18” yard banners for your personal display
3) Web presence on the Ambridge Borough Military website at http://www.troopbanners.com/Ambridge

The one-time cost to join the program is $135. Additional yard banners $20.00 each. 

*Please note: No requests will be taken for placement location – placement is next available location after flag received*

Application can be found at Ambridge Military Banner Program

 

*Ambridge Borough Recycling Schedule & Guidelines

 

RECYCLING SERVICES  

Residential Recycle Preparation Guidelines

Recycling Bins:    You should have received your large green container in December of 2018.  If you did not receive your container you can call the Borough office 724-266-4070. We’ll check with the Public Works Dept.  to see if  we have any left for you.  We suggest you mark you container with your address with permanent marker or stick on numbers. These are the property of Ambridge and should not be moved from your house if/when you move out of Ambridge.

  • Tin – Metal – Aluminum – rinsed out and emptied of contents.  No chemical or paint cans.  Clean pie plates, foil, etc.
  • Plastic- # 1 and # 2 (PET& HDPE) rinsed out and empty of contents.  Lids must be removed.
  • Newspaper Office Paper and Magazines – Loose or placed in paper bags only. 
  • Do not put in plastic bags of any kind.  Do not bundle with twine or tape.    NO GLASS.      
  •  PLEASE…  DO NOT — put your regular garbage into the recycling bin – Waste Management WILL NOT pick up your trash or recycling that week. 
  • Instructions for GLASS:  
    • Glass shatters and mixes in with other recyclables during the single stream sorting process. Due to increased levels of contamination in other bundles of materials – WASTE MANAGEMENT is no longer accepting glass in the recycling process. 
    • Recyclable glass can be dropped of at the Harmony Twp. Fire Station Glass Recycling Bin or Chestnut Street Recycling in Edgeworth…. and of course the Beaver County Recycling Center across from Brady’s Run Park

TIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Reduce…
We support recycling, but we firmly believe in the reduction of creating garbage and other waste products.  When possible, please think about what you are buying.  Do you really need this item?  If possible, avoid purchasing bulky items or products that are in huge amounts of wrapping.  

Reuse…

  • Pass magazines, books and catalogs on to neighbors, family members, nursing homes, etc.
  • Plastic containers can often be reused for storage of food and crafts.  
  • Reuse wrapping paper, plastic bags, and boxes.
  • Try to repair broken items before replacing them.  
  • Furniture can often be donated to charity if it’s in decent shape.  
  • Clothing can be handed down to family members or donated to charity.  Even clothing that is in poor condition can be used for rags.  
  • Towels and bedding can often be reused by the Humane Society.  
  • The Construction Junction located in Pittsburgh accepts used building materials like wood, kitchen cabinets, doors, etc.  They also sell these items at a low cost. https://www.cjreuse.org/ or taken to Habit for Humanity ReStore
  • Beaver County Recycling Center at Brady’s Run takes many materials, and sponsors periodic hazardous waste collections. Fees may apply.
  • Copy paper, junk mail and newsprint can be recycled in the Abitibi green and gold paper recycling bins at a number of locations around town, including here at the Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, behind the Fire Station. (proceeds benefit the Crime Watch Program)

*Knox Boxes Provide Fire Department Entry to Your Business or Home in an Emergency

A Knox Box enables Ambridge Firefighters rapid entry to your home or business without damage if you’re not home or unable to open the door. Knox Box is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the fire department. This is a VOLUNTARY alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the fire department is called to your home or business for a fire alarm activation or medical emergency. Knox Boxes have been used by commercial properties for years. They are now available for homes and businesses protected by the Ambridge Fire Department.  If interested in a Knox Box, the order forms are available by contacting the Ambridge Fire Chief, Rob Gottschalk at 724-266-4070 x204.  Knox Boxes have recently been ordered and installed at Centria and Ringle’s Ceramics.  Ambridge Borough Council created the voluntary Knox Box program earlier this summer.  Photographed is the Knox Box at the Centria Plant.

*Stay Informed! To register thru the SWIFT911 web portal

Register Here

Registering through the SWIFT911 web portal ensures that residents have access to the most immediate notice of an emergency in their area.

*Lost Pets – Animal Control Complaints

 Lost Pets — Animal Control Complaints

Ambridge Borough has partnered with the Beaver County Humane Society to offer Animal Control Services within the community.   The Humane Society will handle issues regarding domestic animals (cats and dogs) through the Ambridge Police Department.  If you happen to have lost your pet or if you see a dog running at large within Ambridge, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency telephone number at 724-266-3270 to report the dog to Animal Control.   The Humane Society will patrol Ambridge during their business hours, and domestic animals caught during the off hours will be held or transported by the Police Department to the Humane Society’s kennel.    The Humane Society will also accept any owned animal brought to their Shelter. 

Complaints regarding wildlife such as raccoons, bats, groundhogs, rodents, etc., on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to mitigate.  There are a number of independent companies that perform this work for a nominal fee including Critter Control: local office contact is 724-775-5444.

*Turnkey Tax Collection

Ambridge Borough Partners with TurnKey Taxes to Improve Tax Collection

TurnKey Taxes works with local governments across the Commonwealth to identify and collect missing revenue.  Municipal revenue is collected through the taxes and fees charged to fund the community and its projects. And while emergencies occur, the annual budget process usually provides the necessary funding to cover all of the yearly costs in the community.

However, there are times when this much-needed reveneue is not collected. And in nearly all cases, this can be resolved through increased communication and more efficient processes.  The Borough of Ambridge has hired TurnKey Taxes to work with us to bring all taxpayers current and build the processes to ensure that in the future, all taxpayers remain current.

There are three general classifications of taxpayers – property, business and individual. TurnKey will begin with business, which in the Borough of Ambridge are a vital cog of the budget process. Our focus will be on data, and we will make sure that everyone we work with has a clear understanding of the process – today and moving forward.

Once they complete their initial phase, they will work with the Administration and Council to organize and promote all of the businesses in Ambridge.   TurnKey Taxes sent out its first mailings last week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Borough Manager.

 

*BEFORE You Dig — Dial 811 (click here for more info)

Better to be SAFE than SORRY….

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