Versailles

The Borough of Versailles

Versailles 
Historical Background

Although it wasn’t incorporated until 1894, Versailles was originally a township (one of the first municipalities in the United States). The borough’s population peaked around 1950, reaching nearly 2,500 residents. Since then, in tandem with the surrounding region, the borough as witnessed population loss and now stands at around 1,500 residents. Origionally named after the great Palace of Versailles in France, residents and locals pronounce the town’s name as ver-sales.


Versailles Today

The town still boasts a small but quaint business district along Walnut Street where one can visit a number of restaurants and shops. While not officially a part of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a bike trail nick named “the loop” passess through Versailles and connects with the GAP over the Boston Bridge.


Demographics

Total Population:1,557
Minority Population:134
Total Housing Units873
Percent Vacant Housing Units:12.2%
Median Household Income:$33,750
Per Capita Income:$21,457
Individuals Below Poverty Level:16.8%

Community Profile

 Versailles Community Profile 


City Offices & Council

The Borough offices are located at 5100 Walnut Street | McKeesport PA 15132 and can be contacted by Phone at (412) 751-3922.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 am

Borough Staff

Staff PersonPosition
Reba SchultzBorough Secretary
Charles RokaPolice Chief
Dave ObleyFire Chief
Patricia McGrailSolicitor
Michael GlisterEngineer

Borough Council

Workshops and Regular meetings are held the first and second Monday of each month respectively at the municipal building, 7:00 pm. 

Elected OfficialPosition
James J. FleckensteinMayor
Emerson FazekasPresident
Cynthia RichardsVice President
Evelyn CoddingtonCouncil Member
Lisa FleckensteinCouncil Member
Dennis KeefeCouncil Member
James SheedyCouncil Member
Linda SheedyCouncil Member