WELCOME to MILLVALE
We're a rural town in an urban setting, only minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Come by to relax, slow down, and discover the things that really matter.
PWSA WILL BE REPLACING A 6-INCH WATER VALVE ON EMMA STREET IN MILLVALE
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will be replacing a 6-inch water valve on Emma Street at North Avenue in Millvale TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
The PWSA contractor will be working from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; customers at the following locations will have NO WATER service during that time and are being notified by robo call.North Avenue (Long Street - Evergreen Avenue)
Emma Street (North Avenue - Evergreen Avenue)
Any customer who needs additional information should call PWSA Emergency Dispatch 24/7 at 412.255.2423.
DOWNLOAD THE 2015 MILLVALE EVENT CALENDAR HERE
(Calendar provided by the MBDC)
SUSHI MAKING CLASS
Join the Gardens of Millvale on Sunday, April 26 at the Millvale Community Center for a demonstration class on sushi making. Learn the intricacies in the preparation of the roll using varied ingredients and simple techniques. All attendees will receive an informational packet of recipes as well as tips to help you at home.
Class from 11-1, April 26 at the Millvale Community Center.
FEE: $25 - Limited to first 20 registrants. REGISTER HERE
MAY DAY CELEBRATION
GET OUT! GET ACTIVE! GET INVOLVED!
A family friendly event brought to you by The Millvale Business Community, The Millvale Borough Development Corporation and The Gardens of Millvale.
Grab a map of Millvale and take a self guided tour of our wonderful and emerging business community. Each stop on the map will feature special events or sales and you will receive a seed packet as well.
Each stop you make givers you a chance to win our GRAND PRIZE which will be awarded at our closing ceremony at the Gardens of Millvale on Butler Street.
WHEN: May 1, 10 am - 7 pm and May 2, 9 am - 5 pm
Closing Ceremony and Prize Drawing May 2, 5:30 (Butler Street Gardens)
STOPS: Franks Pizza, Millvale Diner, Salon 22, P&G Diner, Lincoln Pharmacy, Panza Gallery, Millvale Studios, Jean Marc Chatellier's, Element Church, Vecenie's Distributing, Yetters, First National Bank, PNC Bank, Tobacco for Less, Double L Bar, Medicap Pharmacy, Millvale Community Library, Cousins Bar and more businesses joining daily.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY VACANT PROPERTY RECOVERY PROGRAM
For a limited time only Allegheny County will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties for side yards to an owner-occupied primary residence or blighted structure remediation at a reduced cost to the applicant. Under the 2015 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program, Allegheny County will waive the standard parcel fee of $3,000 for applicants for a side yard to their primary residence and applicants proposing to demolish a blighted structure. Allegheny County will reduce the fee to $1,400 for applicants proposing to rehabilitate a blighted structure. All applicants will be responsible for the appraised value of the property, a good faith deposit, and closing costs. The application, which contains additional details about the Program guidelines, can be accessed at the ALLEGHENY COUNTY WEBSITE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS
The Northern Area Boys and Girls Club is hosting several events over the next few weeks. Please checkout the events on the Clubs webpage HERE.
Local Tax Return is Due April 15
Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2014 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing).
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at www.KeystoneCollects.com.
Taxpayers with earned income in 2014 are required to file a tax return by Wednesday, April 15.
MILLVALE COMMUNITY LIBRARY HIRING SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
With many thanks to Neighborhood Allies and in partnership with the Millvale Borough Development Corporation, the Millvale Community Library is very pleased to announce the hiring of a full time Sustainability Coordinator. The Sustainability Coordinator will work to deepen the activation of the Millvale Ecodistrict plan that was created by Millvale stakeholders under the guidance of our friends, planners, and architects from EvolveEA. JOB DESCRIPTION
NOTICE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT & ZONING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Please be advised that the Borough of Millvale has updated all construction-oriented permits including building, demolition, dumpster, floodplain management, sidewalk, street and zoning. Accordingly, all Borough Codes, Ordinances and General Legislation will be enforced as defined and intended through the Borough of Millvale Code.
A Zoning Permit is issued for compliance to the Borough’s Zoning Ordinance. A Building Permit is issued for compliance to the regulations of Pennsylvania’s statewide Uniform Construction Code. Both permits will be required for many construction projects in the Borough of Millvale.
The major components of the permit review procedure are:
1) APPLICATION AND PLAN SUBMITTAL
• PERMITS MUST BE COMPLETE AND PROVIDE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION, INCOMPLETE PERMITS WILL NOT
• COPY OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CERTIFICATE.
• ALL CONTRACTORS LISTED ON PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST PROVIDE THEIR PA REGISTRATION NUMBER.
2) PLAN REVIEW
STATE LAW MANDATES THAT A FINE OF UP TO $500.00 TO ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT IF THE CONSTRUCTION IS OF A NATURE, WHICH REQUIRES A PERMIT, ADDITIONAL PENALTIES OF PROJECT CLOSURE, DAILY FINES AND CORRECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF ALL WORK DONE WITHOUT A PERMIT WILL BE ENFORCED.
If you have any questions, would like to review the updated permit procedure or need additional information about the Borough of Millvale Code and or zoning enforcement please contact Eddie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance will be strictly enforced and without exception, Thank you for your cooperation.
KIDSBURGH: DESTINATION MILLVALE
Kidsburgh is both a concept and an online resource.
As an idea (and community initiative), it’s an all-out push by a large and collaborative group in Pittsburgh–from parents to educators to anyone working with kids or on kids’ issues– to make Pittsburgh the best place to raise kids on the planet. (That’s why we call it Kidsburgh.)
WATCH DESTINATION MILLVALE NOW
NOTICE OF PENDING ORDINANCE
The Borough of Millvale has embarked on the development and update of the Borough Zoning Ordinance specific to the Riverfront District. Added to the existing zoning conditions of the Riverfront District will be an Overlay. The Overlay zoning district is being developed in accordance with all rules and guidelines set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. The Borough of Millvale has embarked on the development and update of the Borough Zoning Ordinance specific to the Riverfront District. Added to the existing zoning conditions of the Riverfront District will be an Overlay. The Overlay zoning district is being developed in accordance with all rules and guidelines set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
The Riverfront District overlay will provide guidelines that create a unique look and feel for Riverfront District, protect our valuable environmental resources and aid in meeting goals and objectives of Millvale as described in the Multi-Municipal Plan. Additionally, the Riverfront District Zoning overlay will maintain certain current codes while addressing special needs within the Riverfront District. The Riverfront District overlay zoning will include its own development standards, and any future development would need to comply with these standards.
OVERLAY STANDARDS DRAFT
REWARD YOURSELF for BEING GREEN
You may have heard us mention how you’ll soon be able to get rewarded for recycling – now’s the time to sign up for Recyclebank, brought to you by Waste Management. Hurry, you’re eligible to earn money-saving points each time you bring your Waste Management cart to the curb. But you have to sign up first!
Your points can be used for deals and discounts to hundreds of rewards for you, your family and your home. Visit Recyclebank.com/wm to sign up for your free account. You will need to confirm your home address so we can reward you for home recycling.
Once you’re signed up, find many other ways at Recyclebank.com/wm to earn Recyclebank Points:
• Recycling in the Borough of Millvale
• Referring your friends and family
• Learning about ways to green your lifestyle
• Entering points codes from our partners