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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 Borough 2016 Budget
Etna Borough Rain Garden Project
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Every Drop Counts: 33 Ways to Conserve water
Vacant Property Program renewed for 2015
2015 Public Safety Newsletter
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Heating Fire Safety
Free Senior Transportation Service
Local Tax Return is Due April 18
Facade Grant Open To All Businesses
Better Backyards for Health Streams
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.
Waste Management Will Now Pick Up More of Your Unwanted Stuff!
(By appointment only)
Waste Management will now pick up what they call Household Generated Special Materials
As part of the residential solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your household generated special materials -
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. To Participate, you must set up a collection appointment.
There are three ways to schedule a collection:
· Go to www.WMAtYourDoor.com
· Call 1-
· Email AtYourDoor@WM.com
2. Preparing for collection
The collection kit includes an instruction sheet and other items to help pack and secure your household generated special materials. Please read the instruction sheet included in the kit.
3. Material is collected
On the scheduled date, the customer service technician will collect materials directly from your home. They will sort and pack the materials for proper transportation, recycling and disposal. Participants will receive a postage-
4. You have more material than will fit into the Kit?
Remember, this service is available year-
For a complete chart of the materials that Waste Management will collect by appointment please click here
Etna Celebrates Status as a Live Well Allegheny Community
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker and Council Member Ed Kress today joined elected and appointed officials, as well as residents of Etna Borough, at the Borough’s Community Day to formally designate the borough as a Live Well Allegheny community.
“Etna Borough has been working hard to make the best life possible for its residents, and by joining the Live Well Allegheny community they are just furthering that commitment,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “Etna is a neighborhood full of life and I am certain that its residents will take full-
Live Well Allegheny was launched in January 2014 as a comprehensive, innovative strategy on wellness that embraces a broad concept of living well to include physical health, mental wellness, personal and community safety, prevention and preparedness, and much more. The effort is being led by the Board of Health and Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker.
“As someone with family ties to the borough, I applaud the efforts of the Borough Council and of Mayor Rengers on taking this important step to create a healthy environment for the residents of Etna,” said Council Member Kress. “Living well requires a behavioral change and through planned programming, events, and the coordinated efforts of Live Well Allegheny, the residents of Etna will have every opportunity to lead healthy lifestyles. I am proud to support all efforts to promote the health and welfare of Etna and of Allegheny County as a whole.”
The Live Well launch happened today at the Etna Pool and Playground during the Borough’s annual Community Day celebration. Residents were able to learn about the Live Well program and take part in the planned activities and celebration.
“I am so proud of the way our local communities have taken to the Live Well Allegheny initiative,” said Dr. Karen Hacker. “Etna Borough offers a variety of ways for its residents to live a healthy, active lifestyle, from joining a sports league, swimming at the pool, or shopping at a farmer’s market. I am also excited to see that promoting smoke free parks, buildings and perimeters is a goal established in their resolution, as secondhand smoke can lead to serious health conditions including asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.”
Etna Borough has committed to promoting participation in a voluntary wellness campaign for employees, developing outdoor wellness trails accessible to residents of all abilities, developing walking maps, encouraging multi-
“Etna will do all it can to further the goals of the Live Well Allegheny initiative in our community. Our residents are the life blood of our community and are precious to us,” said Etna Borough Council President Pete Ramage. “We want to make every effort to ensure their safety and health and keep Etna a great place to live and work. We are grateful for this opportunity and partnership with the County.”
For more information on the Live Well Allegheny campaign, including how to become a Live Well Allegheny community, visit www.LiveWellAllegheny.com
See the article on TribLive; County recognizes Etna for efforts to promote healthy living.
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program, Program Pricing Update
Etna Borough participates in the Allegheny County Vacant Property Program. Attached are the Program guidelines, application and application instructions for this program. Through this Program, you can obtain either a vacant lot or a vacant blighted structure that has at least three years of tax delinquency. An applicant must be current on their own property for real estate taxes, water, sewage and refuse bills on any property they own in Allegheny County. They must also have NO outstanding code violations or municipal liens on any property they own in Allegheny County. This program has helped people acquire properties, including vacant lots, in our community that were vacant, abandoned or blighted at a reduced cost and with a clear title at time of transfer. PLEASE READ THE ATTAHCED INFORMATION IN ENTIRETY FOR COMPLETE ELIGIBILTY REQUIREMENTS. Because 51% of Etna’s households are low to moderate income, the acquisition fees will be partially underwritten subject to funding availability.
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
Etna has now been designated a Sustainable Pennsylvania Certified Silver Community.
Free Senior Transportation Service
There is a Free Rides for Seniors Shuttle that transports seniors in your community to grocery shopping and UPMC medical appointments in the Route 28 corridor.
Communities served by the shuttle include: Brackenridge, Cheswick, Etna, Millvale, Oakmont, Natrona Heights, Springdale, Tarentum and Verona. The shuttle runs on different days for different communities. Please call 412-
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
At the December Council meeting, the new ZONINGORDINANCE, NO. 1361, was unanimously adopted by Etna Borough Council. This ordinance is the culmination of over two years work by the Borough, first with the adoption of the new Comprehensive Plan, Riverbend, in June of 2014 which included a major goal of a total rehab of our zoning laws. You can check the new ordinance out at www.etnaborough.org. We thank the committee who participated in the long process and all of those residents who attended public hearings and meetings on both the Comprehensive Plan and the new zoning ordinance and provided their input. We hope and believe this new ordinance will help us achieve other short and long term goals of our Comprehensive Plan.
On the day after Thanksgiving, Etna celebrated their annual Light the Night from 6:00 p.m. until well after 9:00 p.m. Etna kicked the night off with a parade and the streets were packed with people! Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were there along with their reindeer. There were snowmen and bag pipers, even the Pirate Parrot celebrated with the community! And to top off the night, Zambelli Firework’s lit up the sky over Dougherty Field.
Pilot Parking Permit Program
In November, Council adopted Ordinance No. 1360, which institutes a Pilot Parking Permit Program which takes effect April 1 of 2016. This Pilot Program affects a very limited area of the community. Residential parking permits will be required for parking on Maplewood Street from Hickory Street to Locust Street, a portion of Pine Street (the side across from the playground and swimming pool -
Parking Permit Application
Weatherization Assistance Program