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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-
Notice Of Grant Application Submittal
Public Notice Of Pending Ordinance
Etna Borough 2014 Budget
Allegheny County Launches 2014 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program
Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program Application
LAD Joint Comp Plan
Etna Borough Rain Garden Project
Kids & Teens Free Food Program
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 Teen Day
Back by POPULAR DEMAND, the Cops vs Kids Basketball game to be held Saturday, August 23 at the Etna playground! Basketball game to begin at 6 p.m. The Playground and pool will close to the general public at 5 p.m. and open up for our Teens at 5:30 p.m. Free Swimming, food and prizes for all teens ages 13 through 18. We would like to thank our local churches for food donations and the local business community who donated to the free prize raffle for our teens! What a partnership!
“Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House”
The ScareHouse is rated as one of the best haunted attractions in the country by Travel Channel, Forbes, Fangoria and Haunted Attraction magazine.
The ScareHouse returns for another season of screams on Friday, September 19th and is open select dates and weekends through November 1st. General admission tickets will be $24.99. Special discounts and promotions will be available throughout the season. Subscribe to the e-
“Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House” is located just minutes from downtown at 118 Locust Street with parking avail-
So be prepared…..You are sure to be SCARED STIFF!!!!!! Exit doors are available for those unable to continue through to the end of what will prove to be the most terrifying, blood curdling, scream filled event of your life! FEAR IS HERE!!!!! Not recommended for children under the age of 13, no one under 7 admitted.
Stairway To Vista Beautification Project
Have you noticed the tremendous improvements made to the steps leading from Vine to Washington Streets?? In April, the Vista Street Home Owners Association in conjunction with the Vista Street Beautification & Planning Commission and the Borough of Etna made plans to clean up and beautify the area surrounding the steps to Washington Street. The neighbors surrounding the area rallied and created a landscaped area everyone can appreciate and be proud of.
They removed years of vines, trees and overgrowth and replaced them with plants, mulch and stone. What a huge labor of love! Etna Borough provided the railing for the steps, the stone to control the erosion of the hillside and traffic control while the area was under construction.
Many thanks to the volunteers who donated their time and labor, the use of their trucks or donated plants or money to purchase materials needed to complete this worthy endeavor. They are: Volunteers: Jeff Plowey, Gary and Karen Berner, Fielding Quinerly, Denise Ceh, Jason Belavic, Fay Cristina, Bill and Deb Kimmel, Tom Olzak & kids Tyler and Ray, Drew Hohman, Jon Hernandez & kids Johnnie and Shayla, Tomica and Rico Coates, Donations: Walt and Dot Bronowicz, Michael Kestner, Marianne Haggerty, Jeff Plowey, Gary and Karen Berner.
This is just an example of the wonderful things that can happen when everyone works together towards a common goal! Thank you to all the volunteers and the Borough of Etna for a job well done!
Is there an overgrown area in your neighborhood that you would like to re-
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.
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-
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
There is still one more Free Concert in the Park; the Molly Maguire’s will be playing at the playground on September 13 from 8 to 10 p.m. Anyone who attended an Etna school during the 1960’s and 1970’s will remember this famous Etna High School Band!! This concert is being held in celebration of their 50th anniversary! Don’t forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair as seating is limited!!
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’s final Free Movies in the Park night will take place on Saturday, August 30 beginning at dusk! Featured movie is “RIO 2”. Free popcorn and drink with some extra’s that evening! Come and set up a lawn chair and enjoy!
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!