News & Events – SUmmary
Berkheimer New Beaver County Tax Officer For Earned Income Tax Collection
The Beaver County Tax Collection Committee has approved the assignment of the contract for the collection of earned income taxes within Beaver County to Berkheimer effective September 1, 2012. The prior collector, Central Tax Bureau (CENTAX), was unable to perform the requirements of the contract and is no longer available to respond to public inquiries. The assignment includes all CENTAX collection services contracts, including the Local Service Tax within Brighton Township. Click here for additional information.
SUPERVISORS AMEND OUTDOOR BURNING CODE
At their meeting of July 9th, the Brighton Township Supervisors adopted an ordinance to revise and restate the regulations for Outdoor Burning. The regulations have been written in a format that make their enforcement before a judicial magistrate easier by creating two sections to independently specify permitted activities and prohibited activities. Revisions to the prohibited activities in the proposal are updated. They specify that the burning of any material designated to be recycled is a violation. Leaving a smoldering fire unattended is a violation. In addition to requiring a 10-foot setback from the property line for outdoor burning, a setback of 50-feet from buildings is being added. Click here to view a copy of the ordinance.
TOWNSHIP ACQUIRES PROPERTY FOR PARKS & OPEN SPACE
Brighton Township has recently closed on the purchase of 37.7 acres of property from the Perry family. The purchase price was $37,712. The acquisition provides for the preservation of open space and environmentally sensitive acreage, while also providing the Township with an opportunity for the development and construction of trails and a green corridor along Two Mile Run Creek, which includes a large wetland and floodplain areas. The property purchase expands an existing township walking trail and disc golf course, and is immediately adjacent to the Township Municipal Complex and Public Works site. The Township has identified an additional property for future acquisition that would provide a final link to Two Mile Run Park on Gypsy Glen Road. Click here to view the location map identifying the property purchased.
The Brighton Township Municipal Authority has approved a Service Connection Fee Analysis prepared by their Consulting Engineer, Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. The analysis was prepared in accordance with the provisions of PA Act No. 2003-57 and includes the Connection Fee, Customer's Facility Fee and Tapping Fee components. View PDF
To comply with PA DEP Public Notification Rules the Municipal Authority has implemented the services of Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as its emergency notification provider. More
The Township has posted the Two Mile Run Park Extension, located below the Public Works Site on Brighton Road, as a No Hunting Zone. This action was taken to avoid conflicts with people who use the walking trail within the park. Other Township properties remain open to hunting conducted in compliance with the Pennsylvania Game Laws. More
Following are special bonus articles of special interest to you as a Township resident. These articles are
designed to inform you about issues that affect our community. More
The Board of Supervisors has initiated an Adopt-A-Roadway Program in an effort to clean-up litter and improve
the overall appearance of roadways. There are now thirteen individuals or families who have volunteered their time and energy for our community. They have been at work and are making a difference. It is not too late for you and your family to become involved. More
Tenants of Residential Rental Properties to be Registered with Township – Brighton Township Ordinance No. 122
requires the owners of residential rental properties to register the names and addresses of their tenants, with such registration to be renewed on or before February 1st and August 1st of each succeeding year. More
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the National Flood Insurance Program, has launched a map modernization program. The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMSs) within Beaver County, including Brighton Township, are being updated using the latest in digital technology to make the FIRMs more accurate. More