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Township News

 

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.

 

Easter Egg Hunt - April 19th

The Brighton Township Park & Recreation Board will be having the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Two Mile Run Park for children ages 2 thru 10. Adults and children under 2 are welcome at Shultz Lodge for cookies and a beverage. Treat bags will be furnished for eggs which will be filled with candy and prizes. Register at the Township Office or online by clicking on the link under Upcoming Events & Registration by Monday, April 14th.

 

Township Receives $16,200 Matching Grant from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources for a Greenway & Trail Plan

Brighton Township is the recipient of a  $16,200 matching grant from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources for the preparation of a Greenway & Trail Plan.  The Township has created a study committee to meet with the planning consultant, Pashek Associates LTD, to provide guidance throughout the plan's creation.  The project will begin upon execution of a Grant Contract with the State.

 

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,

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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.


Governance

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.

 

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