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Township News

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.

Welcome to Brighton Township!

Brighton Township is one of the Western Pennsylvania region’s most affluent, beautiful and serene communities that is within minutes of the Borough of Beaver, a Pittsburgh Magazine “top 10 stable great neighborhood” and the Beaver Area School District, a Pittsburgh Business Times “top 10 percent regional district.” The township features immediate access to local recreation and medical center, Pittsburgh attractions, interstate highways, an international airport and excellent shopping. With significantly lower property taxes, the township has grown steadily during the past five years as a safe, vibrant bedroom community in which to raise a family. Our Web Site provides a continuing flow of meaningful information to our residents and encourages increased communication between the Township and the public that we serve.


Founded in 1816, Brighton Township is a residential community blending a rural setting with a progressive attitude. A Township of the Second Class, it is governed by a board of three elected supervisors, each serving a six year term.


The Board of Supervisors appoints a Township Manager who is charged with the day to day operations and fiscal management of the Township. The Board meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 1300 Brighton Road. Any necessary change in this schedule is advertised in the local legal ads, and special meetings are advertised as well. All meetings of the Board are open to the public with an opportunity at each meeting for public comment. Further, any individual is encouraged to contact the Township offices with concerns or comments. Residents are encouraged to present their views on Township matters on any of the means that are available, including letters, e-mail, telephone and in person.


This website is updated regularly, so please return again soon to be as up to date as possible with Township departments and happenings. We want and need your input for topics you would like to see added to our site. Please share your ideas.