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Full-Time Police Officer Applications Being Accepted.

We are Hiring

Full-Time Police Officer – Ambridge Borough

Qualified persons are invited to apply to the Borough of Ambridge Civil Service Commission to take a competitive examination leading to eligibility for appointment as a Full-Time Patrolman.

General Requirements:

Candidates at the time of application must: (1) Possess a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED): (2) Must have successfully completed Pennsylvania Act 120 Certification, including passing the final exam: (3) Be a United States Citizen: (4) Be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer: (5) Be at least 21 years of age at time of application and be legally eligible to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, applicants after appointment, will be required to live within a (50) mile radius of the Borough of Ambridge.

Benefits & Perks

2024 Starting rate $54,919.30    2026 Top rate $81,002.81.

Generous vacation/court time compensation/comp time off/$1000.00 yearly uniform allowance/education pay/sick, holiday bonuses, and buy backs of accrued time.

Successful applicants must also meet all requirements of the Borough’s Civil Service Rules and Regulations that will include a background investigation and if selected, be required to pass a physical and psychological examination.

An application packet and details of the selection process may be obtained at the Ambridge Borough Building, located at 600 11th street, Ambridge, PA 15003 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Applications will be accepted starting on January 26, 2024, through February 9, 2024.  The physical agility test and the written test date will be announced at a later date.

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

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Street Sweeping Reminder

As a reminder to Ambridge residents, street sweeping will begin on Monday, April 8, 2024.  Street sweeping calendars are available at the front desk of the Municipal Building located at 600 11th Street.

 

Ambridge Merchant Street Streetscape & Gateway Improvement Project Update

The Borough of Ambridge is currently in the concept design phase of streetscape improvements for Merchant Street between 8th Street and 12th Streets. This project is the third phase of the Borough’s multi-phase revitalization initiative of the Borough’s primary commercial corridor. Improving the pedestrian experience and safety is a fundamental design feature aimed at revitalizing downtown Ambridge with improved sidewalks and crosswalks, ADA accessibility, lighting, street trees, plantings, and other attractive amenities.  Stromberg, Garrigan Associates provided a presentation with slides at the December 12, 2023, Council Meeting.  You are able to view those slides here 2023_1212 Merchant Streetscape Briefing

For additional information, contact:  Mario N. Leone, Jr., Borough Manager,  [email protected]  724-266-4070

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SOLICITATION NOTICE

Currently, there are no solicitation permits issued by the Borough of Ambridge. There should not be anyone soliciting door to door. If you notice this activity within the borough, please contact the Police Department at 724-266-3270.

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Ambridge Public Works – Seasonal Part-Time Employment

Must have the following: Valid Pa. Driver’s License.  Labor Skills – must have ability to lift minimum 75 lbs.  Must be able to operate light/heavy yard and landscaping equipment.  20-28 hours per week.  Physical, drug testing, and background check prior to employment.  Applications can be obtained from the receptionist at the Municipal Building Administration Office or on the Borough of Ambridge website.  www.ambridgeboro.org .  Applications will be open until the position is filled.

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Borough of Ambridge Boards/Commissions 

The Borough of Ambridge is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions:

Planning Commission

Municipal Authority

Water Authority

Civil Service Commission (alternate position)

Applicants must be residents of the Borough of Ambridge.  Applications are available at the Borough Administration Office or can be found on the link below.  Please complete and return a letter of interest, the application and resume to the Borough Administration Office.  Applications will be accepted until vacancies are filled. 

APPOINTMENT APPLICATION

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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania-Customer Notification Letter

Please see the Customer Notification Letter from Columbia Gas relating to Natural Gas Line Replacement in the Borough of Ambridge. Columbia Gas-Customer Notification Letter-25th Street  This is an ongoing project that will provide years of improved natural gas service to the Borough residents.  Your understanding and cooperation during this project are greatly appreciated.

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Senior Central – Senior Assistance – Empowering Older Adults

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DUQUESNE LIGHT – REPORTING STREETLIGHT ISSUES

Duquesne Light has provided an easier way for reporting streetlight issues.  Anyone can now report issues through their website https://duquesnelight.com/customer-support/streetlight-outages  No login credentials are needed to utilize this site for reporting issues.  Users are required to enter the zip code (15003) and the street name or pole number (the pole number helps them identify exactly which pole has an issue).  Using their site is easy!  We appreciate you taking the time to report streetlight issues.  Our office remains available to assist if you need help reporting issues.

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Borough of Ambridge Fire Department

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Non-Civil Service Part-Time Firefighter/Code Enforcement Officer.

Applications for this position can be obtained from the Borough Administration Office in Ambridge 600 11th Street Ambridge, PA between 8:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday. All previous applications and eligibility lists are void.

Firefighter/ Code Enforcement Officer Responsibilities:

Perform firefighting work, including preventing, combating and extinguishing fires to protect lives, property and the environment.

Participate in training, classes and drills in firefighting, disaster response and specialized rescue.

Perform various aspects of Code Enforcement work including but not limited to, Property Maintenance inspections, Fire Safety Inspections, and mitigate various nuisance complaints.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must pass a written exam to be held at the Ambridge FD, with a score of 70% or better.
  • Must pass a Physical Agility Test, followed by an Oral Interview both held at Ambridge FD.
  • Must reside within 15 air miles of the Ambridge Fire Department and must remain a resident in the approved area during the tenure of employment.
  • Must have the ability to work various daylight and overnight shifts during the week and weekends.
  • Firefighter 1 Certification (Firefighter 2 preferred)
    • Firefighter 2 must be obtained within one year from date of hire.
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher (Current)
  • EVOC or Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Course
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License
  • Minimum age of 21 at the time of application
  • Basic Computer skills and knowledge with using Microsoft Office, and Google Apps
  • Must have 5 years of firefighting experience with a written verification from your Fire Chief.

 *ALL ABOVE INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION*

**Please provide email address on Application. All test date announcements will be sent via email to candidates that have met the minimum qualifications. **

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Ambridge Borough Civil Service Meeting Cancellation

The Regular Meeting for the Borough of Ambridge Civil Service  is cancelled for Tuesday, June 4, 2024.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

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Lenz Court Senior Apartments

As previously announced by the Borough of Ambridge and Hudson Companies, Lenz Court Senior Apartments are coming to Ambridge in Fall 2023.  These beautiful apartments offer affordable senior living for prospective residents (age 62+).  Contact John Ganiear at 724-456-5836 to be placed on the interest list to receive an application.  More information will be available soon!  Check out the flyer below for additional information.

Lenz Court_Flyer 9-14-22

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Merchant Street Streetscape & Gateway Improvement Project

Click below for more information

Streetscape Q and A 2022

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.

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

Better to be SAFE than SORRY….

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