West Mayfield Borough

Established 1923 | A Nice Place to Live

West Mayfield Borough - Established 1923 | A Nice Place to Live

Public Safety Alert

No Soliciting Sign_37th St ChippewaAugust 22, 2014 – Residents report that persons claiming to be Comcast representatives are soliciting in the borough.

At this time, these persons do not have a valid solicitation permit and their activities are unlawful according to Borough Ordinance 820.01.

Residents are advised to inform the police of any door-to-door Comcast activities in the borough.

West Mayfield regulates solicitation for public safety and nuisance concerns.  Visit the borough website for more information about solicitation regulations and a current list of authorized solicitors.

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West Mayfield Borough Preliminary Flood Hazard Data

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FEMA has released preliminary data so that Beaver County and West Mayfield Borough residents can look at their home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. Preliminary data include: new or revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases.

View FEMA map 42007C0064D in detail.

Understanding the Changes to Your Community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map

FEMA Disclaimer: Preliminary data are for review and guidance purposes only. By viewing preliminary data and maps, the user acknowledges that the information provided is preliminary and subject to change. Preliminary data, including new or revised FIRMs, FIS reports, and FIRM Databases, are not final and are presented on the MSC as the best information available at this time. Additionally, preliminary data cannot be used to rate flood insurance policies or enforce the Federal mandatory purchase requirement. FEMA will remove preliminary data once effective data are available.
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Borough Getting New LED Street Lights

In coming GASLIGHT Bweeks West Mayfield Borough will replace eleven street lights with energy efficient LED fixtures.

“Our goal is to replace all 103 street lights incrementally,” said Councilman Jim Bostek at the August 2014 council meeting.  Mr. Bostek manages the new effort to save taxpayers money by lowering the borough’s energy bills through Duquesne Light’s LED Municipal Street Light Conversion Pilot Program.

The borough is scheduled to replace twenty lights by the end of 2014, forty lights in 2015, and the remainder by 2016.  The first eleven LED street lights will be installed on 37th St.

The LED Municipal Street Light Conversion Pilot Program helps municipalities convert a minimum of 10 street lights (70 Watt & 150 Watt High Pressure Sodium) to their equivalent 43 Watt and 106 Watt Cobrahead LED fixtures.

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Jim Bostek

Municipal street lighting is costly.  In 2014 West Mayfield Borough budgeted $20,000 to cover street lighting.  As of August, the borough spent more than $11,759 to illuminate roadways.

According to a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University, municipalities typically spend up to 40% of their electricity budget on outdoor public lighting.   West Mayfield’s existing sodium vapor and incandescent-style street lights currently consume 59% its electricity budget.

Until the recent availability of affordable LED street light technology, the only way municipalities could reduce their lighting cost was to remove street lighting where it is not needed, as West Mayfield did over the past decade—with noticeable complaints from many residents, pedestrians, and motorists.

Cobrahead LED street lighting installed in Tarentum, PA.

Of course, energy efficient LED streetlights are more expensive to purchase, averaging between $200 to $300 each.  Traditional lights cost between $50 and $100.  However, another Carnegie Mellon University study concluded that LEDs use 50-90% less energy to operate, yielding 40-70% savings in operating costs.

 

 

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Next Council Meeting: August 14, 2014

West Mayfield Borough Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Council Chambers, 4609 W. 8th Ave.  All citizens having business before the council are advised to be on time for the start of the meeting.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT!

No Soliciting Sign_37th St Chippewa

August 1, 2014 – Residents report that Direct Energy representatives are soliciting in the borough.  At this time, these persons do not have a valid solicitation permit and their activities are unlawful according to Borough Ordinance 820.01.

Residents are advised to inform the police of any door-to-door Direct Energy activities in the borough.

West Mayfield regulates solicitation for public safety and nuisance concerns.  Visit the borough website for more information about solicitation regulations and a current list of authorized solicitors.

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Next Council Meeting: July 10, 2014

West Mayfield Borough Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Council Chambers, 4609 W. 8th Ave.  All citizens having business before the council are advised to be on time for the start of the meeting.

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