Borough News

CORONAVIRUS NEWS – STAY HEALTHY

General guidance for Pennsylvanians: Stay home as much as possible. Try to get groceries once per week instead of daily. Several counties are under Stay at Home Orders through April 30. Freedom of travel remains, but please refrain from non-essential travel. Essential travel includes things like commuting to an essential job, picking up supplies like groceries and medicine, and checking on family and pets in other households. Do not host or attend gatherings.

For more info:
https://www.health.pa.gov/…/coronavi…/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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 – UPDATED OCTOBER 30, 2020

Until further notice, all council meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the West Mayfield Fire Hall.  No more than 25 people will be permitted in the building including our council members, law and code enforcement and the solicitor.  We will be practicing social distancing and all attendees will be required to wear masks or some type of facial covering.  

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

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.

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.