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.
November Council Meeting Location Change
The November 9, 2015 Council Meeting will be held at Beulah Presbyterian Church in the Community Room. A public hearing will begin at 6:00 pm to consider amending Chapter 304 ("Zoning") of the Code of the Borough of Churchill by amending and restating Section 304-37 ("Gas and Oil Well Production") in order to prohibit Gas and Oil Well Production and related activities in the residential zoning districts and C-2 Commercial Districts within the Borough. The Regular Council Meeting will begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please view our Proposed Zoning Amendment PDF download.
Relocation of Polling Places for Districts 2 & 3 in Churchill
The Administrative Staff of the Woodland Hills School District has relocated to Braddock, and the Woodland Hills Administration Building is now closed. Therefore, a new polling place has been identified for Districts 2 & 3 in Churchill.
If you voted at the Woodland Hills Administration Building during prior elections, you will now be voting at St. John Fisher Church in Beaufort Hall, 33 Lewin Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Entrance to and exit from the church property are clearly marked with yellow arrows. Once on church property, follow the Voter/arrow signs to the entrance of the polling place (Beaufort Hall is 3/4 of the way around the church at the back). Handicap parking spaces will be set up right outside the entrance to Beaufort Hall. All other voters should follow the signs for voter parking by driving past the entrance to the polling place, continuing straight and taking the second left-hand turn into the parking lot.
District 1 residents will continue to vote at the Churchill Borough Building, and District 4 residents will continue to vote at PACE School.
If you are new to Churchill or not sure what district you reside in, please refer to our Polling District Table to see the streets which are located in each district and the respective polling place.
A 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:
Now that summer is fading to an end, we can turn our attention to the season that has that fun stuff falling from the skies above, no not snow yet! LEAVES. Leaves will soon be raining down from the trees above, falling onto the yards below and with that, now would be a good time to plan on the method and frequency for getting all that colorful, albeit burdensome, foliage picked up and recycled.
Not only are the fallen leaves considered an accumulation of rubbish if left to pile up, but they also pose a fire hazard and can potentially harbor rodents and insects. Fortunately the Borough has a recycling program established and that in itself gets you on track to seeing your lush lawns until the last drop of color falls from autumn into winter.
From the Borough Code:
· Chapter 252 Solid Waste; Article III Collection and Disposal
o §252-17 Collection Procedures for Leaves – Collection of leaves may be made on such days of the week and at such times as shall be determined by the Borough Council or the Borough Manager. Leaves for collection shall be placed in paper biodegradable bags. Leaves shall not be placed in plastic bags. The collector shall employ suitable equipment that will properly confine the leaves so that they will be transported over streets of the Borough without spillage or littering of the streets.
Additional information courtesy of the Borough’s web page on recycling of leaves:
· Fall leaves cannot be land filled (by law). Put them into biodegradable bags (available at the Borough Office or at hardware stores) and set them at the curb for scheduled collection days (listed in the borough newsletter each fall or call 412-241-7113). The borough composts these leaves at a joint composting site near Rodi Road. The resultant fibrous mulch or "black gold" is made available to residents on two weekends in early summer. The spring newsletter contains dates and details. Even better, if you have room, chip the leaves in a simple string chipper (inexpensive, barrel-shaped appliance available at garden/home centers) and use the resulting chips around your shrubs, trees, and perennials to protect against soil heaving and drying. They will compost in place.
Lastly, I would like to remind residents of the Code sections regulating collection procedures for garbage and rubbish.
· §252-14 - A maximum of two standard residential garbage cans with lids may be, stored at any side or rear yard location properly screened or shielded from adjoining residential properties prior to collection. All garbage and trash containers shall be properly stored until the designated pickup days when the containers must be brought to the curb as described in §252-15.
· §252-15 - All rubbish designated for collection must be ready by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. However, no containers shall be placed at curbside earlier than 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the day prior to collection. Exceptions may be granted on an individual basis by the Borough Manager for occasional, special circumstances (e.g., illness). The owner should remove containers placed at curbside on the same day after being emptied by the contractor.
If you have any questions regarding these or any other local ordinances please feel free to get in touch with the Borough staff at 412-241-7113 or my office directly at 412-372-3831.
Jason Heider, Code Enforcement Officer
Vacancies Available for Churchill Residents interested on the following committees:
There are available vacancies respectively as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send via mail to the Borough of Churchill at 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
SAVE THE DATE:
Backyard Composting Workshop
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Yagle Community Center. Cost $70.00/person or $75.00/couple. You will receive a composting bin at class! To register go to: http://prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/ or call 412-488-7490, Ext. 226.
Leaf Pick-up dates are on the following Mondays, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, and 23. Please place LEAVES ONLY in biodegradable paper bags at the curb on Sunday evening. Leaf Bags are available at the Borough Building or Tyke's Auto Service at 2531 Greensburg Pike, at a cost of 5 bags for $3.00.
Annual Children's Halloween Party
Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM throughout the Borough of Churchill.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Yagle Community Center. Cost $70.00/person or $75.00/couple, which includes one vermicompost bin with worms! Pre-regstration is required - To register on-line go to: http://prc.org/programs/conservation-workshops/ or call 412-488-7490, Ext. 226.
Pittsburgh Memorable Places
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Yagle Community Center. Speaker: Louise Sturgess, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Reception to follow presentation.
Annual Table & Vine Dinner
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Shelly Pie Pizza in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. Dinner will be buffet style and it is a BYOB Event. Price is $26.00/person. Please send and make checks payable to the Borough of Churchill, 2300 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or call at 412-241-7113 by 1-19-2016.
Woodland Hills EMS Open House
Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Churchill Borough Building. Meet the New Director, Frank Mastandrea and crew.