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Welcome to Carnegie

charming, walkable Main Street, quiet residential neighborhoods, 400 businesses large and small, and all just five minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and 20 minutes from the airport, Carnegie welcomes you to visit, live, shop, work and worship in our community.

Please browse our website for information for both residents and visitors of Carnegie. You'll find information on borough administration and committees and agendas and minutes for recent borough council meetings. You can read and download basic tax information for residents and businesses, plus forms and applications required by the borough.

If there is information you need that you cannot find on this website, please contact the Borough at 412-276-1414.

 

 

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Borough Meeting Schedule

  • BOROUGH COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS:  First Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  (Except legal holidays when the meeting will take place the next business day.)
  • BOROUGH COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING:  Second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  (Work Session for this meeting is held at 6:00 p.m.)
  • PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:  Last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • OTHER BOARDS MEET AS NEEDED:  Example, Zoning Hearing Board.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

& EVENTS

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FREE Tax Preparation

 

1.  Federal, State, Local Taxes and PA Property

     Rebates.

2.  Tax documents electronically filed for faster tax

     rebates.

3.  Printed copies of Tax Returns provided.

Available to all Moderate / Low income families and Seniors

Sponsored by the all-volunteer AARP Tax-Aide Foundation in cooperation with

              The Borough of Carnegie and the Lifespan Chartiers Senior Center

WHEN:     February 1 through April 11, 2015 from

                               10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

                      (Call to arrange an appointment)

  

WHERE:   Offered at two local Sites:

Mondays

The Carnegie Borough Building

 (412) 276-1414, extensions 1420 / 1421

 

Thursdays

The Chartiers Senior Center

(412) 276-5056

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your Tax Returns completed free of charge.  Reserve your appointment now!!

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LIHEAP Program Opens

 

 

 

Beginning Nov. 2, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (www.dhs.pa.gov) has been accepting applications for this season’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  The program helps low income families pay their heating bills.  You can apply and check the status of your application on the state’s COMPASS website.  You can also pick up an application in my district offices or download one yourself from the DHS LIHEAP website.  Completed paper applications should be returned to one of the Allegheny County Assistance Offices.

Funding for LIHEAP is provided by the federal government and eligibility is based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.  The income limits for this season are as follows:

 

Household Size

Income Limit

1

$17,655

2

$23,895

3

$30,135

4

$36,375

5

$42,615

6

$48,855

7

$55,095

8

$61,335

9

$67,575

10

$73,815

For each additional person add

$6,240

 

After your application is received you will receive a written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive.  Payments are generally sent directly to a utility company or fuel provider and will be credited to your heating account.  Crisis grants may also be available if you have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your heat.  For more information, please contact the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095.

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DEP Encourages Winterizing of Homes

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With colder, winter weather on the way, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

(DEP) is encouraging residents to stay safe and warm this winter by winterizing their homes which can keep you warmer while using less energy and costing less money. The DEP offers the following tips to keep your home running efficiently:

 

  • Set back the thermostat.  Each degree lowered can save up to 3 percent on heating.  A programmable thermostat, which cost as little as $20 at a local hardware store, can be programmed to be setback automatically at designated timeframes, saving you more energy and money.
     
  • Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators regularly and make sure they are not blocked by furniture, carpeting or drapes.
     
  • Weather-strip windows and exterior doors where you can feel air leakage.  Check the bottom of the door to see if there is a gap.  If there is a gap of a quarter inch or more, significant air can flow in and out of the house.  Install a door sweep on the bottom of the door.  Weather-stripping for the windows and doors is available in foam, rubber, vinyl and metal.  For homes without storm windows, consider purchasing a window insulator kit.  Install insulating drapes or curtains for windows that still feel drafty after weatherizing.
     
  • Use the sunlight to heat your home by opening the curtains on south-facing windows during sunny days and close all curtains at night.
     
  • Check the door to the attic to make sure it seals well and closes tightly.  Some manufacturers make insulated attic covers.
     
  • Do not heat unused spaces, other than as needed to prevent freezing of pipes.  Close vents in unused rooms.
     
  • If you have a wood stove, be sure to clean the flue vent and inside of the stove regularly.
     
  • If you have a fireplace, reduce heat loss from the fireplace by keeping the damper closed.  Install tempered glass and a heat-air exchange system that blows warmed air back into the room.  Check the seal on the fireplace damper and ensure it is snug and add caulking around the hearth.  It is a good idea to have a carbon monoxide monitor as well.

 

If you have a furnace, have it checked by a heating professional.  This will make the unit more efficient and provide peace of mind that it is running safely.    A heating professional should check the exhaust flue and venting to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.  Be sure to replace the air filter as directed to keep the air in your home clean and the unit running well.  A properly maintained furnace can result in a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption.

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2015

Parkway West

Improvement Project

 

Click Here  for:

Project Description and Team

Project Schedule

Detour Routes

Project Hotline

Public Outreach, and

E-Mail Notifications

 

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Pitcher Park / Carnegie Park Skate Park

Winter Schedule

During the first quarter of 2015, the skate park will be closed to the public.

  If, however, the weather allows for very dry conditions in the park, the facility may be open.   However, on days where conditions include snow, ice, extreme cold, rain and wet pavement the park will remain closed.

The Borough reserves the right to close the park at any time for the safety of those utilizing the facility.  We greatly appreciate your understanding, and also your support for Pitcher Park

For any questions, please contact Carnegie Borough at 412-276-1414.

Thank you

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Wheels for Wishes

benefiting

Make-A-Wish

Greater Pittsburgh & West Virginia

To get information regarding recycling of your used vehicle click here: http://pittsburgh.wheelsforwishes.org/

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Trash & Recycling Update

The Trash Pickup and Recycling page has been updated. Please click here to visit the updated page to view the 2014 / 2015 Recycling Schedule and Allegheny County's 2014 Collection Events Schedule for chemicals and electronics.

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UPDATE:

Allegheny County

Standard Vacant Property Recovery

Program

 

While the 2014 Side Yard and Blighted Structure Program concluded on August 30, 2014, applicants may continue to apply for properties in Carnegie Borough through Allegheny County's Standard Vacant Property Recovery Program, which operates on an ongoing basis.

 

Click here   for program information and application.

 

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Carnegie Borough is proud to honor our men and women who are or have served this country through our banner program.

FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND NEIGHBORS
SERVING PRESENT AND PAST
IN TIME OF PEACE AND IN TIME OF WAR.
THIS IS OUR TRIBUTE TO YOU

Click Here  for Website, Application

and Additional Information.

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Allegheny Alerts

Get notifications about important community news by signing up for Allegheny County's Community Notification System.  This system enables the County to provide you with timely information that is important to you.  The free, non-emergency notification service allows individuals to sign up to receive information from the County on topics that they choose in a variety of formats.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile, or business phones, e-mail address, text messages and more.

You pick where, you pick how.

You can also download the Mobile Member Application to receive alerts directly to your Android or Apple Device.  Please visit the Google Play or iTunes app stores to download.   If you have any questions, please contact servicedesk@alleghenycounty.us, or create a user account by visiting www.alleghenycounty.us/alerts.

Click Here for details.

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As a member of the Allegheny Together Program, the Borough of Carnegie is featured in the latest Downtown Carnegie E-Newsletter.  To view this newsletter, please click the

Allegheny Together icon above.

This latest issue entails a business recognition recipient as well as spring 2012 events.  To learn more about Carnegie's participation in the Allegheny Together program and other municipalities who are involved please click here.

Thank you for your interest and support in this local business initiative.

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Borough E-Mail Blast:

Connect with Carnegie for news,

upcoming events and activities 

To receive information and updates being sent via E-Mail Blast please click here and provide an e-mail address, subject E-Mail Blast.  If one may have any suggestions as to what they would like to see included in the future Blast, please include in e-mail.

  To learn more information on Carnegie’s E-Mail Blast and related events , please feel free to call the Carnegie Borough Building at

(412) 276-1414.

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WEBSITE UPDATE:  Code of Ordinances now available

at www.carnegieborough.com.

The codification of Carnegie Borough ordinances was adopted December 10, 2012 via Ordinance 2384.  For access, please view links below and for any questions, please contact: (412) 276-1414.

 

Codification completed by:  Keystate Publishers, Inc.

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