West Mayfield History Day

Saturday, May 7, 2022

West Mayfield History Day

On May 7th during the hours of 12 noon to 3pm, the West Mayfield Centennial Committee is hosting a community event to collect and preserve historical artifacts and memories related to the Borough’s first 100 years.

Bring your old photos, paper documents, maps, and other objects to be photographed and scanned by our historical preservation team. Share your favorite stories about growing up and living in the borough with our oral historians.  Oram’s donuts, coffee, and other beverages provided.
If you’d like to help capture, preserve, and share West Mayfield history or lend a hand in some other way to the Centennial Committee, please contact the borough through the Online Citizens Comment Form.

Save our Sewers! Remember the 3 Ps

Photos: Clogged and broken sewer pipes on 37th St. in West Mayfield.

Taxpayers' Dollars Down the Drain

West Mayfield residents are now enduring the inconvenient closure of 37th Street due to repairs of clogged and broken sewer pipes.  Repairs to the pipes must be made as quickly as possible to protect the health and safety of the community and to keep the waste water infrastructure in working order.

“I’ve never before seen anything like this damage to our sewer pipes,” said Bill Heaton, long-time chair of the Sewer and Sanitation Committee.  “Most of this damage is coming from the stuff residents keep flushing down the toilette, like baby wipes, and our aging pipes just can’t handle the blockages.  They just burst.” 

Mr. Heaton estimated the total cost of sewer line repairs may reach as high as $100,000.  The borough’s public works department will help defray some of the cost and the West Mayfield Volunteer Fire Dept. will help with traffic control when needed to help reduce the cost of outsourcing for that service.

“There’s no way around this problem,” Mr. Heaton says, “we have to fix this problem now.  And we’ll have to figure out a way to pay for it.” 

But he also added that borough residents can do their part by not abusing our old and fragile sewer system. 

Residents Must Do Their Part

Residents are reminded to help keep our sewer system in top working condition and to protect the quality of our waste water, which eventually ends up in our rivers and drinking water supply.  

Remember the 3 Ps

Poop – Pee – Toilette Paper


  • Only human waste and toilette should be flushed down toilettes.  Nothing else should be flushed down drains even if labeled “flushable,” “safe for toilets,” or “biodegradable.” 
  • Do not use the toilette as a trash can.  Do not flush:

Cotton balls and cotton swabs

Cat litter

Dental floss and dental picks

Menstrual products such as pads or tampons

Paper towels and tissues

Wipes and cleaning cloths



Burnt matches

Household cleaning chemicals

Household hazardous wastes (paint, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers)

  • Do not pour fats, oils, or grease down the drains. 

Council Meeting Agenda: April 2022

The agenda is now online for the April 2022 regular council meeting. As a reminder, council meetings will resume in the council chambers at the Borough Building.
For more information about Borough meetings and to access past agendas and minutes, visit the Meetings page on the website.

Borough of West Mayfield

Regular Meeting April 14, 2022
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Consent Agenda – Approval of March minutes
5. Officers Reports for March
6. Consent Agenda – Approval of Officers Reports
7. Correspondence – 2 letters to fill vacant council seats; Emergency responders appreciation day from Rochester Borough

At this time citizens may comment on any item on today’s agenda or voice a concern. Name and address must be provided and the comments will be limited to a 3 minute period of time.

OLD BUSINESS – Committee Reports

Streets, Lighting Bridges – Wendy

Building, Grounds & Equipment – Bill – Signs for 4th Ave – not a GPS Route; main garage lower garage door panel needs replace; GMC dump truck 5500 is fixed; parts truck is stored in the side building; bids on tree at borough building.

Fire & Police report – Wendy – ISO inspection of Fire Department is complete – borough should adopt a fire code; fire department also inspected for food license.

Sewers & Sanitation – manhole issue on Ann Street; sink hole on Rock Avenue

Finance & Litigation

Parks & Playground

Ordinance Report

President – Team Fisher has been told that there will be no more dumping at the end of West 8th Avenue; water issue on Craig Street (Alley) is still not resolved; no information received on MS4 yet



NEW BUSINESS – Committee Reports

Streets, Lighting, Bridges – pot holes filled more to come; park opens May 1; trees on side of road need cleaned up; take pictures after dye testing is complete to create a paper trail

Building, Grounds, Equipment – Bill – update borough building to code( folding handicap rails in rest rooms; handicap sign by main entrance to council room; 3-way wire & switches); new brushes for Bob cat.

Fire, Police – Wendy – need keys for shelter 1; park rental starts June 1 time 11 am to 8 pm;

Sewers & Sanitation – 37th Street sewer project; work needs done on Harbison

Finance & Litigation

Parks and Playground

Ordinance report

Presidents reports – damage caused by downed wires; appoint a replacement for the vacant council seat

Mayor – report

Solicitor- report

8. Payment of Bills – each council member has received a list and reviewed the bills
Consent Agenda – Approval to pay the bills

9. Ratify Purchases made by committees
Consent Agenda – Approval to ratify purchases made by committees


Council Vacancy

On March 10, 2022, Borough of West Mayfield council duly accepted the resignation of council person Monica Sepp, effective immediately. 

As per Title 8 of the Borough Code and Title 53 of the Statutes of Pennsylvania, council now seeks to fill the vacancy within 30 days by appointing a registered elector of the borough to fill the vacated office until it expires in 2024.

Also, applicants must have resided within the borough continuously for at least one year immediately prior to appointment.

Borough residents interested in filling this council vacancy should contact borough secretary Pat Landsberry at 724-847-1867 or in writing to 4609 W. 8th Ave,  Beaver Falls, PA  15010.

DCL Power Outage Notice (Feb. 8, 2022)

Here is an updated notice from Duquesne Light Company regarding power outages scheduled between 9am and 12pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 for Boyd, Coolidge, Mayfield, Rock, Ross, Patterson, West. 3rd, and Wilson Avenues.  An alternative date for these outages will be Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: The borough has nothing to do with these service interruptions, so all questions and complaints should be directed to DLC customer service by calling 412-393-7100.

New Borough Government in 2022

The Borough of West Mayfield ushers in a new local government at its January 3, 2022 reorganization meeting. Incoming Mayor Licia Cogley administered the oath of office to council members Jeffrey Seybert, Bill Heaton, and William Sepp. 

Technically, Ms. Cogley is West Mayfield’s first woman mayor in nearly a century, although Martha Ridings served the borough’s first and only woman burgess in the 1920s.

Council also chose Lou Little as its new president and Monica Sepp as vice president.  Committee assignments will assigned by the president.  And new this year is the ad hoc Centennial Committee open to all residents who want to be a part of the borough’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2023.