Braddock Hills

The Borough of Braddock Hills

Braddock Hills

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Historical Background

Braddock Hills is nestled on the hilltops over-looking the Monongahela River and is located just northwest of Braddock’s Field, the site of General Edwards defeat during the French and Indian War in 1755.

The two main roads used in earlier days are still the major thoroughfares of Braddock Hills today.  Brinton Road, which winds along the tops of the hills, was originally a Native American trail through the woods.

Churches are a staple of the Mon region and the first known church was the First Baptist Church established in 1921 in the home of Mrs. Ella Delany on Garfield Avenue.  In 1922, the church was relocated on a freshly erected structure on Wilkins Avenue.


 Braddock Hills Today

The past fifty years, the community has seen many new businesses, organizations and construction starts all of which added to the growth of the Borough:

  •  A playground, ball field, picnic facilities, a pavilion and a basketball court were constructed next to the Municipal Community Center Building.

     

  •  Braddock Hills Shopping Center at Storefront, once the site of the Ardmore Drive In movie theater,  is a relatively new shopping center with a Giant Eagle, Citizens Bank and Braddock Hills Propel School acting as its anchor establishments. 

     

  •  Brinton Manor Apartments opened in 1973 provided the town with 219 townhouse units and Brinton Towers which opened in 1975 created a six-story high-rise for Senior Citizens.

     

  •  The Braddock Hills War Memorial was relocated from Brinton Road to its present location at the Senior Citizen Building.  This memorial is dedicated to the veterans of WWI and WWII.   Plaques were added to recognize the Braddock Hills veterans of the Vietnam War, Korean War, Persian Gulf Wars.  A memorial was dedicated to honor Mr. Leonard Funk, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and resident.

Demographics

Total Population:1,880
Minority Population:546
Total Housing Units:1,078
Vacant Housing Units:5.8%
Median Household Income:$30,382
Per Capita Income$18,545
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 21.9%

Community Profile 

Braddock Hills


Borough Updates

School Reunion 2015

  • The 3rd School Reunion at the old Hannatown School will be held Saturday, July 18th 2015. Please download the Event Flyer for details. 

911 System

  • If you have and emergency that requires POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, or an AMBULANCE, please DIAL 911 immediately!
  • All other non-emergency requests please dial (412) 371-1637.  In the event that a police officer is not in the station, leave a clear and detailed voice mail and one of our officers will return your call.

Seasonal Guidelines

Street Sweeping – 2015 Schedule

    • Sweeping will occur on the following dates, please be aware of the parking restrictions on your street.

Date:April 9th (Thursday)May 6th (Wednesday)June 11th (Thursday)July 2nd (Thursday)August 6th (Thursday)September 3rd (Thursday)October 1st (Thursday)
 

Snow Removal

    • Do not park in the street during a heavy snow so that the street can be cleaned.
    • Do not throw snow from the driveways and sidewalks into the street.  This creates hazardous conditions and adds time and cost to the public works crew.

Pets are Family too!

    • Do not keep your pets outside in frigid weather.  They should have shelter from the cold either in the house or the basement.
    • Do not let your pets run loose through the neighborhood.  They could get hurt or lost.

Prohibited Activities

  • There are County and Borough ordinances regarding burning solid waste.  This activity is a violation. 
  • Hunting is also prohibited in the Borough.  Residents should notify the Police Department immediately if any activity is witnessed. 

Borough Offices and Council

The Borough offices are located at 1300 Brinton Road |Pittsburgh PA 15221 and be contacted by Phone at (412) 241-5080 or by Fax at 412-242-2860.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – Noon / 1:00 pm – 4:30pm ; Friday: 8:30 am – Noon / 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Borough Offices will be closed on the following Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Borough Staff

Staff PersonPosition
Cheryl SorrentinoBorough Secretary
Betty Ann HorvathBorough Tax Collector
David MillerBuilding Inspector
Dean HelinskiPolice Chief
Cory BruckerFire Chief
Dave ChecchioPublic Works Foreman

Borough Council

Elected OfficialPosition
Jack BrownMayor
Robert HenkelCouncil President
Charles ArthrellCouncil Vice President
Vincent GambinoCouncil Member
Marguerite BoltonCouncil Member
Michael EvonichCouncil Member
Thomas EvansCouncil Member
Jessica KostelecCouncil Member

Council Meetings

The Borough of Braddock Hills Council convenes at the Borough Offices at 7:30 on the third Wednesday of every month. Any person requiring special accommodations should notify the Borough Secretary no later than 5 business days prior to the meeting. The Borough Offices are wheelchair accessible. The following table presents the Council’s meeting schedule:

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4
January 21thApril 15thJuly 15thOctober 21th
February 18th May 20stAugust 19thNovember 18th
March 18thJune 17thSeptember 16thDecember 16th


Requirements and Permits

Borough Requirements on Refinancing & Purchase of a Property:

  • Municipal Lien Letter ($50.00) – Covers any municipal liens, delinquent borough taxes, delinquent garbage and sewage up to certain dates.
  • Dye Test ($25.00) – Covers cost of the form of the dye test that a registered master plumber must complete. The borough has a list of plumbers that they can recommend should you need one. A Dye Test Application are available online or at our Borough Offices.
  • Three-Year Tax Certification ($30.00) – This is prepared by the Tax Collector. This certification lists the borough and school taxes that were paid or not paid for the three previous years. 

Borough Permits

  • Occupancy Inspection/Permit ($30.00) – If you’re renting or selling a house in the Borough, an occupancy inspection is required. The Building Inspector must complete a walk through the house to check on smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, furnace, wiring, etc. Please contact the borough office to make arrangements with the Building Inspector. An Occupancy Permit are available online or at our Borough Offices.
  • Building Permits are required for many types of repair/renovation work for properties within the Borough. Building Permits cover structural repairs, renovations and alterations including but not limited to: roof replacement, retaining walls, electrical wiring, fencing and pool installations. Please pick up all applications for permits at the Borough Office and be prepared to pay by check, money order or the exact amount in cash. The Borough Office does not have cash on the premise to make change. 
  • Block Party Permits – If your street is planning to have a block party, you must provide a letter to the Borough Council with details (date, time and what will be involved).  This must be done at least one month prior to the party so that Council can discuss and inform the Police Dept. for safety reasons.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Garbage Collection 

Garbage Days are on Fridays. If the holiday falls on a weekday, services will be delayed by one day for that week only.  Your regular schedule will resume the following week.  There is not interruption in service if the holiday is on a Saturday or Sunday.  For example: If the holiday falls on a Thursday, the Thursday services will be provided on Friday and Friday services on Saturday or Sunday, etc.

Your garbage must be out and visible for pick-up by Waste Management.  However, fines will result if garbage is placed out early.  The Borough is not responsible for non-pick-up if your bags are behind a tree or parked car.  Waste Management will accept 1 big item (sofa, chair, stove, etc) per week.

Please be aware that vacant lots should not be billed for garbage collection services.  If you have a vacant lot and are being billed for garbage collection, please call the Borough Offices.


Tax Information

Taxes are submitted to Borough Offices and payments can only be made on Friday Evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Braddock Hills Borough Real Estate Tax 

  • Millage – 6.2052
  • Real Estate tax statements typically sent out March 1st.
  • Tax payments are paid to the Borough Secretary at the Borough Offices and must be in the form of a check or money order.
  • If payment is sent by mail and you would like a receipt, you must provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope. 
  • If your payments are Delinquent please contact Pennsylvania Municipal Services at (412) 826-0300
  • If you think you have overpaid your taxes please contact the Borough Offices.
  • Tax schedule dates are as follows:

Payment PeriodAmount Paid
March 1st - April 3thDiscount of 2%
May 1st - June 30thFace Value
July 1st and onPenalty of 10%

Woodland Hills School Tax

  • Millage – 22.4000
  • If your payments are Delinquent please contact Jordan Tax Service, Inc. at (412) 835-5243
  • If you think you have overpaid your taxes please contact the Borough Offices. 
  • Tax schedule dates are as follows:

Payment PeriodAmount Paid
July 1st - August 31stDiscount of 2%
September 1st - October 31stFace Value
November 1st and on Penalty of 10%


General Information

New Residents

  • Please read and print our New Residents Letter which contains all the essential information useful when first moving in.

Requests for For Public Records

Pursuant to Resolution 9 of 2002, requests for public records must be submitted on the PA Office of Open Records “Standard Right-To-Know Request Form” and submitted to the Borough Office. If you are unable to access the form please contact the borough offices. 

Allegheny Vacant Property Program 

  • This program allows residents to acquire a vacant lots within the borough. Please contact the Borough offices or the program’s homepage for more detail.
  • For a limited time only, Allegheny County will be accepting applications to acquire vacant properties in 28 municipalities at reduced cost to the applicant. Applications must be submitted no later than August 30, 2014.  Please review the program guidelines for more information.