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.
Special Thanks to all Borough Public Works staff, Borough Council, Millvale Businesses and our fantastic Volunteers, without all of you working together Millvale Days could not happen. We appreciate your help and look forward to next years Millvale Days on September 15, 16 and 17. Millvale Days FaceBook Page
CHILDREN'S HARVEST FEST - CANCELLED
It is with deep regret that the MBDC announce that the 2015 Children’s Harvest Party is cancelled.
The Harvest Party scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015, 6-8 pm will not take place due to lack of registration.
HARVEST MOON WINE FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE BUY NOW
The Millvale Borough Development Corporation and Borough of Millvale will host the FIFTH Annual Harvest Moon Wine Festival on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
The event will feature a single session; 5-8 PM.
Tickets include WINE, live music by the ETTA COX BAND, UNIQUE VENDORS, Fresh Locally Grown Food, WINE, HONEY, TEA, SPECIALTY BEERS (yes beers at a wine fest), MORE LOCAL FOOD, MORE WINES, DESERTS, A BONFIRE, CHOCOLATE, COFFEE and WINE. You also get a bottomless souvenir logo wine tasting glass.
Ticket cost is $45; designated drivers can purchase a food ticket for $25.
Back this year is the Very Important Wine Drinker Ticket (VIWD) for $75. The VIWD ticket includes entrance to the Fest at 4:30, a wine tote, wine coaster, VIWD tent serving unique food and wines from around the country and world.
*Bike or kayak to the festival and receive a free gift.
The Harvest Moon Wine Festival will be held at the Millvale Riverfront Park on the shore of the Allegheny River. Pennsylvania wineries will be featured, wine will be available for purchase by the bottle and case, merchandise and other sundries are offered by various vendors on a pay-per-item basis. Monies raised will help the Nonprofit Millvale Borough Development Corporation stabilize, revitalize and rejuvenate Millvale's neighborhoods, through the development of housing, and businesses.
THE SECRET IS OUT: MILLVALE IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Not that we didn't already know this but our town is being recognized across the County and Commonwealth as an interesting and fun place to visit and live. Check out this great article from NEXT Pittsburgh.
DOWNLOAD THE 2015 MILLVALE EVENT CALENDAR HERE
(Calendar provided by the MBDC)
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
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