Township News

Brighton Township Planning Commission’s April 6, 2020 Meeting Through Zoom Video Communications

 

The Brighton Township Planning Commission’s April 6, 2020 meeting will be conducted remotely through the Zoom Video Communications remote conferencing application. The meeting will be held at 7:30 P.M. Participation is available through the following link(s):

 

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Click here to view the Planning Commission’s meeting agenda.

 

Brighton Township’s COVID-19 Response To Continue Through April 30th.

 

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” to include additional counties. All stay-at-home orders are now extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

 

You can read Governor Wolf’s amended order here: Governor Wolf’s Amended Order

 

You can read Secretary of Health Dr. Levine’s order here: Secretary of Health’s Amended Order

 

Their Stay at Home Guidance is available here:  Stay at Home Guidance

 

Township government is an essential core function that has specific life safety, health and welfare duties. And as such, the Township will continue to operate, but with some areas working a limited schedule to maintain essential services.

 

Disc Golf Course — In accordance with the directive of Governor Tom Wolf’s order to suspend all non-life sustaining businesses, the disc golf course is closed for use.  The directive included all sports to close physical operations.  The walking trail will remain available for use.  Practice social distancing during use.

 

The Municipal Building remains closed to the public. The office staff will work restricted hours and schedules in an effort to follow all PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis.

 

Police/Fire

Call 911 for all Emergencies.

 

Water / Sewer / Roads

For non-emergency or basic service needs call the Municipal Building at (724) 774-4800 and you will be assisted. If you receive no answer as a result of the restricted hours and schedules in effect, follow the voice mail prompts and leave a message. You may also email brightontwp@brightontwp.org with a message. All non-emergency service calls will be first addressed by phone and followed up with in person only as needed.

 

Call the Beaver County Non-Emergency Dispatch at (724) 774-1789 for matters relating to loss of water, backed up sewage, waterline breaks, trees down, blocked storms drains or similar matters and the appropriate personnel will be contacted.

 

Two Mile Run Park Rentals

All rentals for park facilities are cancelled until further notice. Applications for future dates can be made pending availability and as circumstances permit.

 

Garbage Collection
J. Young Refuse – Like other businesses, J. Young Refuse is taking measures to limit the exposure of their employees. Therefore, they are suspending their collection of Bulk Items i.e. furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc. at this time. The haulers are already experiencing extended work hours with households generating additional refuse with the stay at home orders of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. Normal pickup of these items will resume once the crisis is over.

 

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

Brighton Township Supervisors

Brighton Township Municipal Authority

Brighton Township Sewage Authority

 

 

Brighton Township Municipal Building and Tax Office Closed to Public Effective March 18

 

In an effort to follow all PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, Brighton Township will be closing the Municipal Building and Tax Office to the public on  through April 30, 2020. 

 

Circumstances surrounding this crisis are rapidly changing and this decision is for the safety of our community, our employees and their families. This decision may be updated/changed as additional information becomes available.

 

The Municipal Office phone number is 724-774-4800 if you have any questions or need to discuss a specific matter. 

 

Emails can be sent to brightontwp@brightontwp.org.

 

Although our doors are closed, employees will be on duty and all services and functions will be performed as promptly and professionally as possible during this building closure. 

 

Water/Sewage Bills  – Bills can be paid by placing payments in the drop box on the left side of the Municipal Building door.

 

Yard Waste Permits – During this period of closure the Yard Waste Site may be utilized without obtaining your 2020 Permit. Please apply for your permit once the Municipal Building reopens to the public.

 

Building/Zoning Permits – Applications and Customer Assistance Guides are available on the Applications & Forms Page of the website www.brightontwp.org. Dropped off applications will be processed as received.

 

Park Rentals – Applications are available on the Applications & Forms Page of the website www.brightontwp.org. Completed applications and payments can be mailed or placed in the drop box on the left side of the Municipal Building door.

 

Brighton Township will refund the rental fee to any person who decides to cancel their scheduled event in Two Mile Run Park over concerns with the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

 

Tax Office  – James Onuska, Tax Collector, will accept payments by mail or drop box only until March 31.  If you require a tax receipt, please include a self-addressed stamp envelope with your payment so your receipt can be mailed to you.  Please call 724-774-2622 with any questions or concerns.

 

We encourage you to visit Pennsylvania’s Department of Health or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) for complete and accurate information.

 

 

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED —  Brighton Township Comprehensive Plan  Public Meeting #1 – Two Mile Run Park – Shultz Lodge March 26th at 6:30  p.m.

 

 

 

Jobs Available for the 2020 Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for temporary jobs starting in May  with a pay rate of $18.50 per hour plus $0.58 per mile.  If interested, please apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

 

 

 

Brighton Township Adopts Stormwater Management Fee

Brighton Township has adopted a Stormwater Management Fee to funds its compliance obligations with PA DEP stormwater permitting requirements.  The fee is effective for 2019 and was billed in February through Berkheimer Associates.  For more information read the Township’s December newsletter article “Township Adopts Stormwater Management Fee” by clicking here.

 

Bradys Run Slope Stability Project (SR 4012, B10)

Penn D.O.T. is planning a landslide repair on Bradys Run Road in Brighton Township, Beaver County, which includes reconstruction of the lane and shoulder on the embankment side of the road with milling and resurfacing of the lane and shoulder on the cut slope side.  The reconstruction length is approximately 500 feet.

 

Construction for this project is slated to begin in the spring of 2019.  For more information, click here.

 

 

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Released by the Brighton Township Municipal Authority

The Brighton Township Municipal Authority has issued their 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report on water testing performed in 2017. The Authority is pleased to report that their drinking water meets all Federal and State requirements. The report can be read or downloaded here

 

 

Rental Registration Reminder

Brighton Township code requires each owner of rental property located within the Township to register the rental property and tenants age 18 and over. The registration is to be renewed on or before February 1st and August 1st of each year advising the Township of any changes in occupancy.  Registration forms are available at the Township Office or under the Applications and Forms Page in the Residents Center on this web site. Once registered, if you have had no tenant changes you may report the information by calling 724-774-4800. 

 

 

New FEMA Flood Maps Posted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the National Flood Insurance Program, has released updated studies and mapping for floodplains. The Township has posted all related information on the Planning & Zoning Page.

 

 

WELCOME TO BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP!

Brighton Township is one of the Western Pennsylvania region’s most affluent, beautiful and serene communities that is within minutes of the Borough of Beaver, a Pittsburgh Magazine “top 10 stable great neighborhood” and the Beaver Area School District, a Pittsburgh Business Times “top 10 percent regional district.” The township features immediate access to local recreation and medical center, Pittsburgh attractions, interstate highways, an international airport and excellent shopping. With significantly lower property taxes, the township has grown steadily during the past five years as a safe, vibrant bedroom community in which to raise a family. Our Web Site provides a continuing flow of meaningful information to our residents and encourages increased communication between the Township and the public that we serve.

 

 

GOVERNANCE

Founded in 1816, Brighton Township is a residential community blending a rural setting with a progressive attitude. A Township of the Second Class, it is governed by a board of three elected supervisors, each serving a six year term.

 

The Board of Supervisors appoints a Township Manager who is charged with the day to day operations and fiscal management of the Township. The Board meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 1300 Brighton Road. Any necessary change in this schedule is advertised in the local legal ads, and special meetings are advertised as well. All meetings of the Board are open to the public with an opportunity at each meeting for public comment. Further, any individual is encouraged to contact the Township offices with concerns or comments. Residents are encouraged to present their views on Township matters on any of the means that are available, including letters, e-mail, telephone and in person.

 

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