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

Hair

Medicine

Burnt matches

Household cleaning chemicals

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

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

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.

Santa’s Coming to West Mayfield!

Santa’s Coming to West Mayfield! 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Starting at noon until 3:00pm Santa will visit the borough by fire truck bringing treats to all our boys and girls.  When you hear the fire truck coming to your street, you’ll know Santa is near!

Matilda Little Free Library

Borough resident Tracey Price has created a community library, which is located at 3615 Matilda St.–within walking distance for most borough residents. Grand opening for the library was October 2, 2021. The library is open to the public, and anyone can “take a book, share a book.” The cabinet will be open 24/7. There will be books for all ages and many genres. There is a street lamp directly across from the library, so it is well lit in the evenings. There are also cards for comments and to request books.

To learn more about the Matilda Little Free Library, check out this informative brochure.