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.
New Code Enforcement Program:
Spring has sprung! And with the changing of the season now it would be the perfect time to get re-familiar with some of the local codes concerning property maintenance that will be part of the new enforcement program administered by the Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments and the Borough of Churchill. With the rollout of this program, featured in the latest issue of the Borough Newsletter, as of March 9th 2015 Code Enforcement will be performed by Turtle Creek Valley COG for issues concerning Borough Ordinance #722 - 2012 International Property Maintenance Code - in addition to related ordinances governing property maintenance. Some of the more frequent violations and complaints from the community that are inspected are excerpted below;
· Weeds and grass
o All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of six inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
· Accumulation of rubbish or garbage
o All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
· Disposal of rubbish or garbage
o Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish or garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish or garbage in approved containers.
o Also, under Borough Ordinance #715 – Garbage – Rubbish – Recycling, regarding collection procedures.
§ A maximum of two (2) 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 pick up days when the containers must be brought to the curb.
§ Containers designated for collection must be ready by 7:00 am on the day of collection. However, no containers shall be placed at the curbside earlier than 6:00 pm, prevailing time, on the day prior to collection.
· Motor vehicles
o Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.
Code officers from the COG will be out in the community primarily on Tuesday and Friday and every other Wednesday. If you have any complaints or concerns please feel free to contact the COG Code Enforcement Office at 412-372-3831 or the Churchill Borough Office at 412-241-7113.
In the near future, Occupancy Inspections will be conducted through this office as well with the overall goal of both programs to keep and maintain the Borough as a wonderful place to call home and to attract new families to join in this peaceful community for generations to come.
As we all strive to maintain compliance, as an outreach effort to the community, we will provide periodic insight and updates to the program and try to communicate trends or swings in the type / frequency of violations.
Jason Heider, Code Enforcement
Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments/Churchill Borough
Open Burning Regulation Revisions:
Effective January 1, 2015, Allegheny County approved revisions to the Open Burning Regulation, which also applies to Churchill Borough. Please review attached release for details.
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:
Community Day & Picnic - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Bullock Pens-Park, 10:30 a.m. Schedule for the Day.
Spring Leaf and Yard Waste Pick-Up - Monday, May 18th, June 1st, 15th, and 29th throughout the Borough. Please place leaf and yard waste in paper biodegradable bags on evening prior to pick-up at the curb..
Churchill Garden Brigade - Saturdays, April 18th, May 2nd, May 16th, & 30th at Churchill Commons, 9:00 a.m.
Black Gold Compost Distribution - Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Compost Site - Rt. 22 @ Rodi Rd. from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PRE-PAID AT THE BOROUGH OFFICE BEFORE DELIVERY CAN BE MADE.
Computer & Electronics Collection Day - Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Forest Hills/Westinghouse Lodge Parking Lot, 10:00 a.m.
Churchill Art Event - Showcasing Local Artists - Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Yagle Community Center, 10:00 a.m. An enjoyable day for the entire family featuring an art show, art crafts for the children, entertainment, and refreshments.