Borough News

ONLINE CITIZENS COMMENT FORM

If you have a comment, question, or feedback for West Mayfield Borough officials, please use the borough’s online citizens comment form on the borough’s website.

NOTE: This form and the borough’s social media platforms are not intended to receive or replace formal correspondence pertaining to official borough business or legal matters. Citizens are advised to attend council meetings to have their issues formally addressed by borough officials. The Borough is not obligated to address anonymous correspondence.

To contact your government officials directly, please visit the borough’s online Government Directory.


COUNCIL MEETINGS

BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETINGS HELD AT FIRE STATION – UPDATED SEPTEMBER, 2021

Starting October 2021 until further notice, council will resume all meetings at the West Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department.  

2021 Schedule of Meetings

January 7, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2021
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021
December 9, 2021

BOROUGH SERVICES

BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER – PRINT EDITION – UPDATED APRIL 9, 2021

To better inform residents who do not have the internet and cannot access the borough’s website or Facebook page, council members Michelle McNeely and Monica L. Sepp have started a print version newsletter.

The first edition of this newsletter will be mailed to borough residents. Future editions will be available at the Borough Building (4609 W. 8th Ave.)

SNOW PLOWING & WALKWAYS

The borough maintenance department is committed to keeping roadways clear and passable during all weather events. Residents are asked to keep vehicles off roadways when possible and to clear their roadways of obstacles that might affect snow plowing.

Due to the high cost of road salt, the borough does not salt alley ways. Sand is used instead. However, if an alley way is impassible due to icy conditions please contact the borough.

The borough maintains all walkways on its property. By ordinance, residents are responsible for keeping their walkways clear and passable.

RECYCLING PROGRAM RESUMES – UPDATED MARCH 12, 2021

The borough’s “Second Saturday” recycling program has resumed. Bins for brush, leaves and grass clippings are still available for our residents.

SOCIAL HALL & PARK SHELTERS – UPDATED MARCH 12, 2021

The borough has resumed taking online reservations for both the social hall and park shelters. However, renters are now responsible for following all appropriate CDC safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Social Hall Reservations

Park Shelter Reservations

BOROUGH REFUSE PICKUP – UPDATED JULY 30, 2021

Starting August 9, 2021, trash pick up in the borough will change from Wednesdays to Mondays. The last day for Wednesday trash service will be August 4, 2021.

WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ABOUT . . . OUR CURRENT REFUSE SERVICE PROVIDER?

Council wants to know about your experiences with our current residential refuse sanitation service provider, J. Young Refuse. Are you satisfied with the service, or have you had specific issues such as trash not being picked up, damaged property, customer service problems, billing errors, etc.

Help us better serve the borough by giving us feedback through our website’s Online Citizen Comment feature. You can also provide feedback to Councilwoman Michelle McNeely at 724-601-6907 or mcneelymichelle50@gmail.comWe also ask you to be a good neighbor and share this post with other West Mayfield residents.


NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

If you are having an emergency, call 911. Please report all illicit activity (car break-ins, vandalism, suspicious persons, etc.) to the Beaver Falls police dept. (non-emergency: 724-846-7000).


WEST MAYFIELD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The borough’s Emergency Management Program oversees 4 basic phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Mayor and Council work very closely with the Borough’s Emergency Management team to provide the support that is needed to be effective in all phases.

The borough’s Emergency Management Coordinator is Bill Heaton. Please contact Mr. Heaton if you would like to volunteer on our Emergency Management team.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH – UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2021


Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.

Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.


WEST MAYFIELD FIRE DEPT. NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Like so many fire departments throughout Beaver County, West Mayfield desperately needs help from volunteers to provide fire protection to the borough and surrounding communities–especially during the coronavirus emergency.

If you have an interest in fulfilling this critical public service to your community, please contact us today. Spread the word and share our need with others who might be willing to help.

– Direct fire fighting or support positions available such as traffic control, rehab service, equipment repair, station cleaning, fundraising, fire prevention education

REQUIREMENTS

– Junior fire fighters must be at least 16

– Active fire fighters must be at least 18

– No experience necessary

– Departmental training and certification provided

– On-call insurance coverage provided

– Resident of the borough not required, but those who live in the borough or surrounding communities (Chippewa Twp., White Twp., Beaver Falls, Big Beaver) preferred.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chief Lou Little: (724) 601-7166


WEST MAYFIELD TRIVIA

In 2023 West Mayfield will celebrate its centennial as an official municipality.

Our un-official motto: A Nice Place to Live

West Mayfield was originally led by a burgess, a position we now call mayor. The first burgess was Harry Ridings, but our second burgess was his wife, Martha. Milton Richeal served as West Mayfield’s first mayor.

Boroughs in Pennsylvania operate under a “weak mayor” form of government, typical of nineteenth-century municipalities.  The governing body of the borough is the elected council. Boroughs have a strong and dominant council (led by the council president), a weak executive (mayor), and other elected officers such as a tax collector with powers independent of the council.