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Employment Opportunity: Concession/Playground Staff

Looking for summer work? Etna Borough Pool needs you! We're looking for Concession/Playground Staff. $13/hour & individual pool pass. Must be at least 16 years old. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION to apply. 

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Employment Opportunity: Summer Lifeguards

Employment Opportunity: Summer Lifeguards
Class dates are March 17th, March 24th, and March 25th.
Are you interested in becoming a certified lifeguard to work at the Etna Borough swimming pool? Maybe the cost was a bit out of your range; or the location of classes difficult to get to? Etna Borough Council is ONCE AGAIN accepting applicants for FREE lifeguard training which will take place at the Shaler Area Elementary School on March 17th, March 24th, and March 25th. Etna Borough will cover the cost of instruction for five applicants ages 15 to 18 years old! Successful candidates MUST complete the course and commit to working at the Etna Swimming Pool for our third party Certified Bathing Place/Lifeguarding Company, SWIM AMERICA. Starting wage $10.00/hour. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your wish to be considered for this program, or drop off or send Letter of Interest by Tuesday, March 1, 2023 HARD DEADLINE to: Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager, Borough of Etna 437 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15223. Last year, we were able to provide this opportunity to three young adults from our area!

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Etna Human Relations Commission Vacancies

The Borough is seeking candidates to fill 2 positions for the Etna Human Relations Commission, as per Ordinance 1384. One member shall serve a 2 year term, and one shall serve a 3 year term. Members shall not hold office in any political party and all shall be residents of Etna Borough, or own a business or property in Etna Borough. Members will serve without compensation.
Letters of interest/application will be accepted until March 24, 2023 and should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."
Read the Etna HRC ordinance and mission statement here: Etna Human Relations Commission ("

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Etna is proud to announce the opening of the Etna Eco Park

Etna Eco Park

Etna is proud to announce  the opening of the Etna Eco Park

For several years, the corner lot at the intersection of Wilson St. and Grant Ave. sat vacant and abandoned. However, when the Borough of Etna came into recent ownership of the property, we teamed up to transform the site into a beautiful, green parklet for all in our community to enjoy. To date, we have raised funds through grants, fundraisers, donated professional services, and in-kind donations to build 90% of the parklet. Over the last quarter of 2020, Etna Borough Public Works removed asphalt from the rear of the site and brought in compost to start soil remediation. To aid in storm water management, a 900 square foot rain garden with 250 square foot drainage swale (1/3 of the total site) was installed. We were also able to plant four large trees with the assistance of Tree Pittsburgh and community members. And just before temperatures dropped, volunteers came together to construct a shadow box fence and rain garden barrier to enhance and protect the site. Once fundraising goals have been met, the additional site improvements will be: a accessible pathway that utilizes permeable pavers; two benches and a picnic table; park and educational signage; a raised herb garden and a free little pantry.

Concurrent with the development of the park, ECO and Etna Borough have been working closely with Etna resident and artist Lindsay Huff on the creation of two kinetic sculptures that will reside in the center of the rain garden. Two aluminum frames that recall the shape of a leaf will hold smaller enameled plates, each with the ability to independently rotate and interact with wind and light. These sculptures are nearing completion and will be installed in the early spring.

We are starting to plan for additional volunteer construction and planting days for March - June 2021. If you are interested in being contacted about future EcoPark Workdays, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be placed on the contact list. All COVID-19 requirements will be in place during these events.

The Etna EcoPark will be open to the public mid-summer 2021

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March 2023 Council Meeting Agenda



7:30 pm


Reports:  Treasurers Report, Expenditures/Bills List/Minutes

Committee Reports:

Police Chief Report – February stats; PELRAS Conference; Streetskate; Nonfatal overdoses; 2 referrals made to LEAD Program; Graffiti

Engineer’s Report – Sewers -General – Richard D. Minsterman, P.E.; Etna CSO Reporting- Richard D. Minsterman, P.E.;  51 Bridge Street Stormwater Management Review – Richard D. Minsterman, P.E.; Etna Streetscape Phase 5 – 2022 319 Grant – GROW Grant – Robert J. Maher, P.E.; ALCOSAN Regionalization Repair Contract – Robert J. Maher, P.E.;  CDBG Year 49 Grant Applications – Robert J. Maher, P.E.; Dewey Street and Spring Street Sewer Separation Project – GROW Grant – Robert J. Maher, P.E.; Etna Streetscape Phase 4 – Robert J. Maher, P.E.

Etna VFD Report – All Zones – 02/01/2023 thru 02/28/2023

EMS Report – February Data


1.) Jenny Mendak – Millvale Youth                                                  1.) Summer Time Kiddo Fun

2.) PNC                                                                                               2.) Pension Update                                                                    


1.) Council Vacancy                                                                           1.) Appointment

2.) Keith Taylor                                                                                   2.) Retirement                                                                          

3.) Local Government Academy                                                      3.) No Internship this year

4.) Ordinance and Memorandum of Understanding                     4.) Compassion Community

5.) Ordinance                                                                                      5.) Quality of Life

6.) Army Corps                                                                                   6.) Risk Assessment

7.) Fur Ban Ordinance                                                                       7.) Solicitor update

8.) Human Relations Commission                                                   8.) Reappointment

9.) Handicap Parking Space                                                             9.) 17 Vine Street – Chief Rodman

10.) Zoning & Code Enforcement Update                                     10.) Chairman Report

11.) Etna Community Organization                                                11.)  Use of Riverfront Park

Council/Mayor and Manager Reports:

Manager Report – Public Works; COG Updates; Engineering Updates; Code/Zoning Updates; Dewey Street Sewer Separation; Lifeguard classes; City of Bridges Land Trust; Cyber Security University of Pittsburgh Project; Recreation Updates; Trash Receptacle Delivery; Connect; Liquid Fuels; Riverfront Park Vandalism

Public Comment


Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ellen Ramage, Secretary/Manager

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