Dear Millvale Friends, Families and Business Owners,
Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020 the Borough of Millvale has issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 virus. The Declaration is to ensure we are prepared and able to obtain the necessary resources for the Borough. At this time there no confirmed cases in the Borough of Millvale or surrounding communities.
The Borough is instituting the following steps to ensure the safety of residents and Borough workers, effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
The Borough Office will be staffed but closed to face to face contact. Staff will be available by phone and email during the following office hours, M-F, 8 AM – Noon and 1-4:30 PM. Any payments can be placed in the drop-box in-front of the Borough Building, payments will be collected several times daily and processed. Any requests for permits or reports can be made by phone or email and will be sent by email or US mail.
All pavilion and hall rentals are suspended until April 1, 2020. Any rentals within this timeframe should contact Borough staff to reschedule.
Public Works will continue to operate as normal but with a modified workload.
Code Enforcement Occupancy Inspections will be rescheduled after April 1, 2020 (any penalties will be waived). Sale inspections will be scheduled with restrictions.
Zoning department will operate by email and phone through April 1, 2020. All permitting is subject to modification based on the County, Commonwealth and Federal guidelines.
Police and Fire Departments are instituting procedural modifications, but no changes will occur in service or response time. As always call 911 with any emergency.
Utilities and trash services have not changed at this time.
The Borough is currently reviewing procedures set forth by Allegheny County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Borough asks that you follow all recommended procedures and continue to check the Borough webpage and Social Media for any updates.
The Borough asks that you follow guidance set-forth by the County, Commonwealth and Federal Governments, including limiting gathering sizes to under 250 people, social distancing and all handwashing and general health recommendations.
Please recognize that the COVID-19 virus has made our normal lives fluid, we should expect continuing changes to our daily routines. Please continuously update yourself through approved social media, tv and radio.
Finally, please respect the safety and wellness of all persons as we work our way through this trying time.
Thank you and stay healthy,
Mayor Brian P. Spoales, Council President, James Machajewski, Jr., Borough Council, Borough Emergency Management and Staff