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Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge to shut down for a month in November for 30 days

The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is scheduled to be completely shut down to all traffic for a month in November in 30 days, in order to work on maintenance issues, such as joint work.

The target date for the shutdown is scheduled to be Oct. 18, and will last around four weeks. Work will be done during the day only.

An advance notice will be advertised two weeks before the start of the shutdown.

 

* Trick or Treat. Date

Treat or Treat Date:  Thursday October 28th.

Confirmation of date will be at the Borough Council Meeting October 12th.

 

* Church Street Closed September 18th – Noon until Midnight..

Saturday September 18th. – Noon until Midnight

Church Street between CREESE to 14th STREET will be closed due to the Crush and Brew Festival. 

 

*Spotted Lantern Fly Workshop – Sept. 14th – Click here for more info.

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in PA. 

 

*Mosquitoes and How to Avoid – click here for more info

 

* 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 can’t 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.

*Grass Cutting

Beginning July 1, 2020 – if the Borough has sent out notices to you for HIGH GRASS COMPLAINT – and you have not complied by cutting your high grass within the allotted time– the Borough Public Works may be ordered to cut your grass to prevent rodents and/or other vermin. The charge for this service will be now be $500.00 and you will be responsible for repaying this fee to the Borough of Ambridge within 10 days or face court costs.

*Ambridge Farmer’s Market – Begins May 7, 2020

*2021 Street Sweeping Information & Ticketing

We sweep rain or shine from the first full week in April until  the end of the first full week in October.

Street Sweeping ticket payments are now payable at the Police Department between the hours of 9:00am – 2:00pm.

You can drop your tickets into the drop box but they will not be marked paid until the next working day.

Tickets must be paid within 30 days to avoid further fees and/or court costs. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Please double check all the signs on your street.  Listed HERE is a reference guide of which streets are swept when.  We have followed this same schedule since 2016 – has not changed.  Also, for your convenience is a (printable) Street Sweeping CALENDAR.

 

*Committee to Clean & Beautify Ambridge

April 24, 2021, 9:30 a.m. will be the Annual Community Wide day of planting, cleaning and greening. Anyone who would like to participate can meet at the Park Road Pavilion and groups will be formed to head out to plant trees, pick up litter and clean-up public gardens. Box lunch will be available back at the pavilion around 12 noon. Second Saturday of each month from May-November around 9:30 a.m. at P.J. Caul Park for planting and other related activities in the public gardens. Email Beautify- [email protected] or stop by Mikush Appliance for more information. Planting colorful flowers and herbs in large pots or baskets in your front yard or business are easy to maintain and an inexpensive way to add value and vibrancy to home and neighborhood.

Read the full description – click here.

*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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