Two Mile Run Park Reservations Now Being Taken for the Remainder of 2015
Township residents and Beaver Area School District residents may now reserve Two Mile Run Park for dates after Labor Day. Brighton Township had 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. Grant funding was not secured, and the Board of Supervisors, at their meeting of January 12, decided not to proceed with the project at this time. Reservations can be made by calling the Township Office at 724-774-4803.
Are Solicitors Knocking at Your Door?
All individual who solicit in Brighton Township are required to obtain a soliciting permit from the Chief of Police and are advised that when they solicit, they are required to exhibit a copy of the permit upon contact with the resident. If they cannot produce a permit, they are soliciting illegally.
Soliciting is prohibited on Sundays and holidays, before 9:30 a.m., or after sunset or 6:00 p.m., which occurs first.
If you come in contact with an individual who is soliciting illegally, please call the Brighton Township Police Department at 724-774-1134 or Non-Emergency County Dispatch at 724-774-1789.
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.