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"WE WILL ACT TODAY SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR COMMUNITY IS AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE THAT IS THRIVING AND ECONOMICALLY SOUND. WE ENVISION AN ETNA THAT IS KNOWN FOR A GOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM AND COOPERATIVE GOVERNMENT. OUR FUTURE INCLUDES A FOCUS ON SAFETY AND A RESPECTED, COMMUNITY-
Etna is a small bustling community covering one square mile along the banks of the Allegheny River, and is bordered on three sides by Millvale, Shaler Township, and Sharpsburg. Centrally located, Etna is just 10 minutes (non-
Once a mill town, over the past twenty years, Etna has re-
Etna has an approximate population of 3924 and is growing younger each year as more couples with small children move into the community. These young families have a refreshing vitality and a dedication to get involved and work to make Etna a great place to raise children. Their efforts have been fruitful, as evidenced by the many youth-
On the following pages we have outlined all the areas of community life that would be of interest and importance to all who live and work in our town.
Etna Borough was named a Banner Community in 2014
Etna Borough was named a Banner Community in 2014 by the Allegheny League of Municipalities. This is the second year in a row for Etna to hold this distinction. This program began in 2013 and recognizes communities that provide effective, efficient and accountable services to its residents and businesses. It also acknowledges Etna’s efforts to inform and engage citizens through frequent and open communications, public events and community activities. Etna was honored at a Press Conference hosted by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald in early April. We are proud to share this news with all of you and assure you we will continue taking our responsibility very seriously to improve our operations and to provide the highest quality of life for our community.
Web Site Award
Borough News magazine announced that Etna Borough has been awarded First Place in the 2014 Borough News Annual Municipal Website Contest. The Borough was awarded a plaque at the Pa. State Association of Boroughs annual Conference held in early April. We would like to acknowledge Mike Schmalstieg, volunteer fireman, who assists the Borough in our website design at no charge to the community. Mike has managed the Borough’s website since its inception and we are grateful for the excellent and award winning service that he provides!!
Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Community Essentials Certification
Etna Borough is proud to announce that it is among the first municipalities to become certified through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Community Essentials Certification program. Etna is recognized at the Silver level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community. This Certification, developed by Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources and serve vibrant communities. In earning the Silver Certification, Etna is acknowledged for its progress in addressing such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, mitigating blight, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations. Details regarding how we are addressing these areas can be found on the certification
program’s website: www.sustainablecommunityessentials.org
Special Needs Registry
Allegheny County Emergency Management Agency launched the “Special Needs Registry” this past February. This Special Needs Registry allows residents with physical, mental health or intellec-
Zoning Ordinance Rehab
The Borough will be undertaking a massive rehab of its current Zoning Ordinance, which dates back to 1984 with subsequent amendments. We received grant funding through Allegheny County for this total update along with Millvale and Sharpsburg Boroughs. This was the next logical step as the new Comprehensive Plan(s) for the three communities nears completion. It is an exciting time for our community as we plan for our future and address much needed zoning changes for today’s real world. We thank all of you who have provided input during the process.
A Piece of Etna’s Past Returns Home……
Several months ago, Joe Hoesch from Carnegie, contacted the Borough looking for information regarding a historical society in the Borough. He had a friend who resided in Arizona who gave him an old photo album that had been in his family for many, many years from the Spang Chalfant Co. which he was looking to donate. A week or so later, Joe popped in and gave the Borough the most astounding photo album! It was a leather-
Pride of Etna Monthly Litter Cleanup:
all at 9:45 am Municipal Building
Watch for some really cool stuff being added to the Dougherty Nature Trail! Owl boxes! How cool is that?!! The Borough will also be installing bat boxes to provide all our feathered friends a home within our home!!!
Have you seen the new slide at the swimming pool?? WOW! Check out the most recent addition to our swimming pool facility, installed this past March to enhance the fun for our children at our community swimming pool. This slide was the brain-
Memorial Day Parade
Begin your holiday weekend honoring our veterans by raising your flags and attending the Memorial Day Parade! Arrive early and reserve your spot along the parade route which begins at 9:30 a.m. on the corner of Butler and Maplewood Street. The parade route continues all the way through Sharpsburg to Kittanning Pike! Preceding the parade, stop by the cemetery on High Street for a Memorial Service at 8:45 a.m. Or, at 11:30 a.m. you can attend the ceremony at the War Memorial on Crescent Avenue at Dougherty Veteran’s Field for a moving tribute honoring those who gave their lives for freedom around the world.
The Garden Club will be selling memorial ribbons for $1.00 each where you can honor your loved ones by writing their names on the ribbons which will be hung on the fence at the War Memorial. Ribbons are available for purchase at the Borough Office Building and will be for sale along the parade route.
The Third Annual Bike Decorating Contest will also take place at 9:00 a.m. that morning. Decorated bikes, big wheels or wagons should be ready to roll and are meeting in front of the Bell Monument at the Etna Borough Municipal Building for judging. Trophies to First, Second and Third Place Winners will be awarded courtesy of Pittsburgh Trophy!
Shaler North Hills Library Free Reading Program
Back by popular demand, Ingrid and the SNHL Free Reading Program at the playground. Every Thursday beginning June 19 running through August 21 beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Playground, the Library will host a one hour program of stories, games and craft projects for our youth. New this year, free snack provided to participants at 2:30 p.m., as part of the Summer Food Service Program.
Free Youth Craft Program
The free youth craft program will continue this summer on the following Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. June 25, July 9, July 23 and August 6. Our favorite Instructor, Margie Vinski will be back to run this program.
Lots of good stuff for you and your family to enjoy this summer at our recreation facilities. We hope that you take some time out of your busy schedules to come down and check out some of these wonderful programs being brought to you by Etna Borough in partnership with so many of our local organizations!
Free Concerts In The Park
This year’s lineup includes the following concerts:
Friday, June 13 ............ SHOT OF SOUL, Firemen’s Street Fair
Saturday, July 12 ......... ELVIS LIVES, Playground
Saturday, Sept. 13 ........ MOLLY MAGUIRES, 5OTH REUNION!
Playground, Sponsored by the Etna Neighborhood Association!!!! THANK YOU!! All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m.
Etna Neighborhood Association Movie Nights
The Etna Neighborhood Association is hosting three free movie nights this summer at the playground on Pine Street. The movies will begin at 8 p.m. on the following Saturdays – June 28, July 26 and August 30. Bring the family down for an evening of free fun with your neighbors and friends and ENJOY THE SHOW!
Murder Mystery Dinner
Get ready Trekkies!!! On Sat. Oct. 11, the Fifth Annual Murder Mystery Dinner will be held at Fugh Hall. Join Mystery’s Most Wanted for an out of this world evening of comedy, mystery and dinner with STAR TREK: Set phasers to Murder! Join the universe’s favorite crew for an adventure that will definitely be the final frontier for one crew member!