2014 Tire Disposal Date Set for September 20th
The Township's annual tire collection program, conducted in cooperation with the Independence Conservancy continues to be well attended, demonstrating the need for a continued method for the disposal of waste tires. Tires are excluded from the curbside refuse collection program. In 2013, 263 tire were collected. Since 2004, 2,951 tire have been collected at the Township's site. These are tires that may have otherwise been improperly disposed of.
This year's collection will be Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 A.M. to noon at the Public Works Site, 1250 Brighton Road. The fees are as follows:
Up to 18" off rim - $2.00 each, up to 18" on rim - $4.00, tractor trailer up to 22.5" (no rims please) - $20 each, farm tractor rear (no rims please) - $20 each.
You can pay with cash or check (with proper ID). The collection is provided for individuals and small businesses, and there is no limit to the number of tires you may bring. Proof of residency is not required. Additional donations to Independence Conservancy are welcomed to help this non-profit organization's drive to eliminate illegal dumping and littering.
Household Chemical Collection Saturday, October 11
The Beaver County Recycling Center, located in Bradys Run Park, is hosting a Household Chemical Collection on Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fee for collection is $2/gallon -- cash only. Acceptable items are aerosol cans, automotive fluids, batteries, chemistry sets, compact fluorescent bulbs, gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners, mercury, paint products, pesticides/herbicides and photo and pool chemicals. For more information call the Beaver County Department of Waste Management at 724-770-2066.
2015 Two Mile Run Park Reservations - Saturday October 11
Brighton Township residents may begin reserving the Two Mile Run Park facilities for 2015 dates on Saturday, October 11 in person only at the Municipal Building from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Telephone reservations for residents of Brighton Township will not be accepted until Monday, October 13th starting at 8:00 a.m. Payment for telephone reservations will be due within one week. Please call 724-774-4803 to make reservation.
Shultz Lodge, Shelter #1 and Shelter #2 will not be available for rental after September 7, 2015 due to the renovation project scheduled. (See the information below.)
Shultz Lodge Renovation - Two Mile Run Park
Brighton Township has made application for grant funding through the PA DCED Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program for the renovation of Shultz Lodge, including the parking lot area. The total project cost is $290,000 and grant funding of $246,500 has been requested. If funded, the project construction will be the period between Labor Day 2015 to Memorial Day 2016. As a result, reservations for Shultz Lodge, Shelter #1 and Shelter #2 will not be available after September 1, 2015.
The renovation of Shultz Lodge will include construction of a new main entrance in the location of the stage area. The entry will provide full ADA access and permit full use of the main room for increased seating. Flooring. lighting, ceilings and window replacement will take place. The parking lot will be reconstructed to provide a lower profile, improve drainage and provide a drop-off circle to the new entry vestibule. This area will also serve the adjacent picnic shelter. The first entrance into the parking lot will be closed due to the steepness of the entry driveway and to improve overall traffic circulation in the parking lot. This will also allow for relocation of the refuse storage area that is located in the location of the new entry vestibule. Shultz Lodge is in use over 225 days per year. Renovation will allow the park to remain viable for service to the community many years into the future.
If grant funding is not secured, a determination will need to be made to proceed or not proceed with the project. If the Township does not proceed with the project, the rentals for the period after September 1, 2015 will be made available. A decision on grant funding is to be made prior to December 1, 2014.
Annual Nature's Bounty and Greens Sale Saturday November 22
Tusca Ridge Garden Club is sponsoring this annual sale held at the Beaver United Methodist Church on College Avenue in Beaver on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. until noon. Free admission, fantastic prices, wreath and live garland roping. To pre-order fresh roping and wreaths call Judy Robertson at 724-728-5856.
2% Discount on Water & Sewer Charges Now Available!
Residential accounts can now receive a 2% discount on water and sewer charges by enrolling in the Automatic Bill Payment Option. With this payment option, charges are automatically drawn from the enrolled checking account. For more information on this payment option or to get an enrollment form, go to the Water Sewage Authorities page.
Municipal Authority Establishes Electronic Payment Service
Customer Assistance Needed for Success
For water and sewage customers using on-line banking we need your help. To begin in May, the Municipal Authority is establishing through their utility billing software provider a service that results in bank issued payments being made electronically. As a result, payments will be received much quicker, typically within a 24-hour period. For this to be successful we need customers to verify the accuracy of their Account Number when issuing payment through a bank. The Account Number is listed on the billing card.
The Payee Name should be one of the following: BTMA/BTSA (preferred use), BTMA, BTSA, Brighton Township Municipal Authority, Brighton Township Sewage Authority.
Using an incorrect Account Number or Payee Name could result in the payment being rejected for electronic service.
What are the Benefits?
Hundreds of customers have their water and sewage payments issued through on-line banking. Prior to this service, those payments were received by paper check through the mail, sometimes taking up to 10 days for receipt in the Municipal Building. With the new service, payments will be transferred electronically, much like other payments made with on-line banking to electric, gas or credit card companies.
The service benefits our water and sewer customers who can avoid late payment penalties through quicker payment application. It also benefits the Authority by eliminating the handling of paper checks and the steps associated with their processing.
Other methods of payment are available and can be reviewed by going to the Water/Sewage Authorities Page in the Resident's Center on this web site.
New FEMA Flood Maps Posted
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the National Flood Insurance Program, has released updated studies and mapping for floodplains. The Township has posted all related information on the Planning & Zoning Page, including maps prepared by the Township Engineer that show the new floodplain areas that include property lines and structures so property owners can more easily determine the impact of the new FIRMs.