Township News

 

The Brighton Township Municipal Building is open to the public between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon and between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The office will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. for sanitizing.  Please use a mask when entering and practice social distancing when in the lobby. 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE – FLUSHING PROGRAM BEGINS JULY 20TH

 

The Brighton Township Municipal Authority will be conducting a Flushing Program on the Township’s water distribution lines.

 

Flushing will begin July 20, 2020 and will last approximately three (3) weeks.  While the crews are completing the Flushing Program, there may be a discoloration of the water.  It is recommended that customers check the water before laundering or drawing large quantities of water during this period.  If you do experience problems, or the discoloration persists for long periods of time, please contact the Municipal Authority Office at 724-774-4800.

 

 

 

RABIES VACCINE DISTRIBUTION TO BEGIN IN BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP

 

The US Department of Agriculture will continue their Wildlife Services National Rabies Management Program in 2020.  This program has been conducted in Pennsylvania and surrounding states for 19 years to prevent the further spread of raccoon variant rabies.  Baits containing the rabies vaccination will be dispersed as follows:

 

Vehicle vaccine distribution:  July 31 through August 10

Fixed wing vaccine distribution:  August 10 through August 31

Helicopter vaccine distribution:  August 10 through August 17

 

For more detailed information on this program and information related to rabies, please click on the links below.

 

United States Department of Agriculture Letter

Oral Rabies Vaccination Area

Rabies and Oral Rabies Vaccination Fact Sheet

 

 

 

SEBRING ROAD TO BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EFFECTIVE JUNE 22ND

 

Brighton Township has awarded Contract No. 20-R03 2020 Slide Repairs Contract B – Sebring Road to A. Folino Construction, Inc. in the amount of $342,250. The contractor will move on site beginning Monday, June 22nd to begin the project.  As a result, the road will be closed to through traffic. The location of the slide repair is south of all homes located on Sebring Road, including all side streets, so access can be gained from the Tuscarawas end of Sebring Road. The contract must be completed by September 13th, although they have indicated that it will be completed prior to that date.

 

The project will include removal of existing fill material at this location; placement of suitable fill material; and grading to provide positive drainage. A subsurface drainage system and stormwater collection and conveyance system will be installed; the guide rail will be removed and reset; and Sebring Road will be regraded and repaired in this area. Following completion by A. Folino, the Township Road Department will install additional stormwater collection.

 

Thereafter Sebring Road will be paved from the intersection of State Route 68 to approximately 1100 Sebring Road. This project will include full width resurfacing of the roadway; shoulder restoration; installation of curbing where required; and driveway adjustments. The contracts for the paving have been awarded to Youngblood Paving, Inc.

 

 

 

GYPSY GLEN ROAD TO BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC EFFECTIVE JULY 6TH

 

Brighton Township has awarded Contract No. 20-R03 2020 Slide Repairs Contract A to Stefanik’s Next Generation Contracting Company, Inc. in the amount of $361,432. The contractor will move on site beginning Monday, July 6th to begin the project.  As a result, the road will be closed to through traffic. The location of the slide repair is in the area of 2615 Gypsy Glen Road. Access to homes to the south of that location, or those traveling to Two Mile Run Park or Beaver Area High School, will need to make access from the area of Buffalo Street. The contract must be completed by September 13th, although they have indicated that it will be completed prior to that date.

 

The project includes removal of existing fill material at this location and installation of an engineered fill embankment including a subsurface drainage system. The existing stormwater system will be extended above this location to capture and convey surface water around the work area. The Municipal Authority maintenance staff has already relocated their 12-inch waterline to allocation outside the project area. Following completion by Stefanik’s, the Township Road Department will install additional stormwater collection.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Released by the Brighton Township Municipal Authority

The Brighton Township Municipal Authority has issued their 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report on water testing performed in 2019.  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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