Welcome to Churchill Borough

A residential community located 10 miles east of Pittsburgh, the Borough of Churchill offers welcoming neighborhoods, wooded hills, and a rich history dating back to 1773.  2.5 square miles in area with a population of 3,011, Churchill Borough welcomes you.

After exploring our website, if you have any questions, please visit our Contact Us page or call the Borough office at 412-241-7113.

Public Announcements 

Churchill Borough Police Department News Alert!

The Churchill Borough Police Department would like to remind all residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times.  Please do not leave items such as cash, computers, wallets, or any other valuables inside vehicles.  If you observe or hear any suspicious activity, please call 911.
Please be aware of phone scams in our area!  Telephone solicitors have recently been targeting Churchill residents.  Here is an article that can help you identify if a phone call is a scam and what to do in the event you feel victimized - http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams or call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP.

Remember to call 911 in an event of an emergency.

Tax Millage

On Monday, December 14, 2015, Council approved the 2016 Budget and 2016 Real Estate Tax Millage Rate.  The new millage rate is 5.98, which represents a .5 increase.  This increase will be dedicated to Road Improvement within Churchill Borough.

2016 Borough of Churchill Budget Highlights 

View 2016 Borough of Churchill Budget Highlights

Public Hearing for Gas & Oil Ordinance

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235 amending Chapter 304 ("Zoning"), of the Code of the Borough of Churchill by adopting additional regulations governing Oil & Gas Well Production and related activities in the Borough and adding relevant definitions and conditional use criteria.  Please review the attached draft ordinance.

Silver Certified Community:     

The Borough of Churchill is proud to be recognized as a Silver Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program. Please review the attached Certification Release.

Memo from the Code Enforcement Officer:

Electrical Receptacle Outlets.
Questions have been brought to my attention pertaining to the requirements regarding electrical receptacle outlets for the Occupancy Inspection program that are being completed for a transfer of real estate or change in occupancy.
The Code section being referenced is:
International Property Maintenance Code Section 605.1 – Electrical Equipment, Installation; All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner.
Do I need to install grounded outlets or GFCI’s in my living room or bedroom? The short answer is no. The underlying issue is when outlets are not properly installed from the original 2-prong outlets to modern style 3-prong outlets. Meaning that the equipment ground is to be present at the outlet and protection is provided when utilizing an appliance or equipment with a corresponding plug. If the 3-prong outlets are installed with no ground built into the branch circuit, then alternative methods to meet the applicable code are identified below.
When doing the inspection, the Inspector checks accessible 3-prong receptacle outlets using a handheld tester, lights on the tester indicate if the wiring to the receptacle terminals show an open ground, open neutral, open hot, hot/ground reverse, hot/neutral reverse or if it is correct. When it is indicated on the tester that the wiring is not correct that receptacle is listed as a deficiency on the inspection report to the affect;
Receptacle outlet located on the right side of the room to the lower left of the window in the master bedroom showed open ground when tested. Please repair or replace the receptacle with the open ground.
For the issue of open grounds indicated on the tester, a licensed and qualified electrician or handyman will remedy the condition in one of several ways;
 Repair / replace the missing ground
 Replace and revert the 3 prong receptacle outlet back to a 2 prong outlet.
 Install a GFCI receptacle that is properly labeled indicating a lack of equipment ground
 Install a GFCI receptacle properly labeled no equipment ground and properly labeled 3 prong receptacles indicating they are GFCI protected with no equipment ground if controlled by that GFCI
The best solution to any potential electrical concern would be to contact a licensed and qualified electrician to look into the condition further to provide electrical expertise resolving the potential faulty or damaged installation and repairing the receptacle based on current electrical practices and Codes.
If you have additional questions or would like to talk in greater detail please feel free to contact my office at 412-372-3831.
Thank you.
Code Enforcement Officer
Turtle Creek Valley COG

Vacancies Available for Churchill Residents interested on the following committees:

There are available vacancies respectively as a Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority Board Representative, a member of the Civil Service Commission, an alternate member for the Zoning Hearing Board, and two members of the Recreation Board. Any interested residents must submit a letter of interest with a resume submitted to office@churchillborough.com or send via mail to the Borough of Churchill at 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA  15235.

Save The Date:

Churchill Garden Brigade - Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. - June 25th, & July 9th & 23rd.  Also on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at the Churchill Commons at the corner of Beulah & Churchill Roads.

2016 Spring Yard Waste Program - Yard Waste Only - Mondays, June 27th, Monday, August 1st, & Monday, September 12th - By appointment only via phone - 412-241-7113 (Borough Office) or email at office@churchillborough.com by 8:00 a.m. on day of pick-up in paper biodegradable bags. Acceptable items - Leaves, trimmings, cuttings & clippings from trees-small bushes and other plants, garden residue and tree branches must be no longer than 3 ft. - tied and bundled.  Non-acceptable items - dirt, stones, or grass clippings.  

2nd Annual Churchill Art Event - Saturday, June 25th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Yagle Community Center at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.  Entertainment - Refreshments - Fun for all.  There are still a few tables available, so if you would like to display your specific art, please contact us at churchillrecboard@gmail.com.  

"Quirks & All" Presentation - Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Yagle Community Center at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

More Articles and Local News

Visit our News page for more up-to-date information, our Calendar page for the latest happenings, and our Recreation section for details on upcoming community projects and events.

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