Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bridgeville Borough Council lowered its property tax millage rate on Monday night due to the Allegheny County real estate reassessment. Find out how much taxes you'll be paying in 2013.
Bridgeville Borough Council officially lowered its property tax millage rate on Monday night due to the Allegheny County real estate reassessment. Council voted unanimously to lower the tax rate from 6.75 mills to 5.5 mills. That means a property owner with a home assessed at $100,000 in 2013 would pay $550 a year in municipal taxes. The borough decided that any windfall revenue above the 5 percent increase allowed by law would be funneled into sewer line improvement projects. And it appears the borough could be reaping a revenue increase. According to the most current reassessment figures from April 2012 provided by the Chartiers Valley School District, the borough’s overall assessment went up more than 35 percent. Calculating revenue …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Bridgeville residents and officials are baffled over a column published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that likens the borough council to the disarray in Libya.
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- Mike Jones
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A column published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that likens Bridgeville Borough Council to the disarray in Libya has baffled the community’s residents and government officials. Columnist Dan Simpson wrote an opinion piece in the P-G on Dec. 5 about why the U.S. should not become engaged in more wars when he, for some reason, cited the tiny borough’s government council. While opining about potential problems should the Syrian regime fall to rebel forces, Simpson wrote this sentence: “If the opposition were to somehow take power in Syria, there is every reason to believe it would make today's disorder in post-Gadhafi Libya – no authority, no law and order – look like the Bridgeville Borough Council by comparison.” That sentence ruffled …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
But the borough's property tax rate will remain the same.
ALCOSAN Hike on the Horizon By a majority vote, in which councilmembers Michael Chiodo and William Colussy opposed, council passed an ordinance pertaining to general rates charged for sewage service given to the customers of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) within the borough. Borough manager Lori Collins explained that the proposed change reflects an ALCOSAN rate increase of $0.28 per 1,000 gallons of water usage and an increase in the service charge of $0.59 per bill issued. The Borough of Bridgeville’s proposed change reflects an increase of $1 per 1,000 gallons of water usage. This sets ALCOSAN’s proposed rate at $4.32 per 1,000 gallons and the borough’s proposed rate at $3.50 per 1,000 gallons, for a total rate of $7.82 …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Jason Sarasnick, Mike Tolmer and Nino Petrocelli appear to have won seats on Bridgeville Council
Two incumbent Bridgeville councilmen appear to have won re-election while a political newcomer looks to have captured a seat on Bridgeville Borough Council. Jason Sarasnick blew away the competition with 582 votes that accounted for 21 percent of the total votes, according to unofficial Allegheny County results. This will be the 42-year-old Democrat’s second term on council. Michael Tolmer, 42, won his first election with 463 votes and nearly 17 percent of the total. The Republican said he was excited for the opportunity to work on the council and learn from the other members. “I’m looking forward to working with people I’ve known for a long time,” Tolmer said. “One of the things were looking to do is the beautification of Main Street and …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Six candidates are running for three spots on Bridgeville Borough Council.
Six candidates are vying for three spots on Bridgeville Borough Council in the Nov. 8 local election. The three Democratic incumbents are trying to fend off a challenge from three Republicans, one of whom previously served on the council. All of the seats are for four-year terms on Council. All of the candidates and profile stories can be found in our 2011 General Election Guide Michael A. Chiodo, 54, has been on council for eight years and thinks the borough has done a good job working to improve the business district’s streetscape. He added that one of the main issues facing the borough is getting business and home owners to clean up their properties to make Bridgeville more appealing for residents and outsiders. Chiodo is running …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Our voter guide will inform you about each candidate.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and we will have live coverage with streaming election results of all the races. We'll also have full stories up on the election early Wednesday morning. Click on this link to find your polling place and all of the candidates on your ballot. So get out there and vote! The off-year school board and municipal elections are Tuesday and a number of candidates are running for local office. Six people are running for five seats on the Chartiers Valley School Board, which will change the makeup of the governing body. There is also a competitive race in one Scott Township ward and three seats are open on Bridgeville Borough Council. We have interviewed those people running for office and will be …