Tune to 1670 AM for the Etna Borough Emergency Radio Alert Radio Station
"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.
Dewey Street Bridge
The Borough of Etna is pleased to inform you that the final inspection has been completed on the Dewey Street Bridge. While there are some minor items that will need addressed, they do not preclude the opening of the bridge and can be completed after the opening. We are happy to inform you that the Bridge opened MARCH 4, 2014.
We want to thank all of the residents who live above the bridge for their patience during this difficult reconstruction. They have lived daily with the problems since 2008 and it has been a challenge for the Borough as well with acquiring the $750,000.00 + needed for this work. We are so very grateful to all of them and want to them know how very much they are appreciated. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.
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
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!!!