COVID-19 Office Restrictions

COVID-19 Office Restrictions

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Board of Supervisors of Washington Township are taking proactive measures in an attempt to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Washington Township and the health of Township employees.

Effective immediately, access to the Township Office, the Township Tax Collector’s Office, Zoning Office, the Township Maintenance Garage and Township employees will be restricted. The public will have no access to the main vestibule area of the Municipal Building. Township employees and Supervisors will continue to work and may still be reached via telephone and email. Contact information is available on the Township website at www.washingtontownshipbellevernon.org or you can call the Township office at (724) 929-6333 and leave a message with the answering service. Zoning phone number is (724) 434-8431.

During this time, tax payments may only be made by mailing your payment. The Tax Collector’s office will be available to answer resident questions by phone at (724) 929-4965, will continue to process payments, and will provide paid receipts for tax payments via the mail if you provide a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Disaster Emergency Declaration

A Disaster Emergency Declaration has been issued by the Washington Township Supervisors due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. This declaration identifies the existence of a public health local disaster emergency in Washington Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and gives the Township Supervisors, in conjunction with the Township Emergency Management Coordinator, the authority to suspend such regulatory requirements deemed necessary to respond to this disaster emergency and to conduct Township business.   Please see the full declaration below.

Disaster Emergency Declaration 31920

Open Positions for Secretary and Police Chief

The Washington Township Supervisors are seeking applications for a full time Secretary to work in the office Monday through Friday.  Daily responsibilities will include greeting visitors, answering incoming phone calls, and emails, purchasing office supplies and maintaining inventories, and serving as the point of contact for the Township residents, businesses, and government officials.  Applicants are required to have three or more years of experience in office administration, a notary license, and a high school diploma.  Other expectations include:

*Overseeing general day to day office operations

*completing and maintaining Human Resources forms, payroll, grant applications, and other Township reports

*Collaborating with auditors and supervisors on the annual budgets and audits for the Township.

*Financial responsibility including writing checks, making deposits, and completing financial reports

*Computer proficiency including programs such as Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, and Outlook

*Taking and drafting the monthly meeting minutes


The Washington Township Supervisors are seeking applications for a Full time Chief of Police.  Daily Responsibilities will include managing all officers in the department, conducting and supervising training, and managing all daily operations for the police department including writing and reviewing reports and issuing instructions regarding current investigations.  Applicants are required to have three or more years of experience in police administration and certification in law enforcement.

*Establishment and maintenance of a healthy working environment for all personnel

*Assisting with developing new policies, procedures, and regulations within the department

*Proficient written and verbal communications skills

Performing public relations duties and attending meetings and press conferences as needed

*Computer proficiency, specifically in writing and reading reports and reviewing crime statistics, graphs, and other important documents

For both positions, salary is negotiable and commensurate on experience.  All applicants must submit resumes to the Washington Township office: Attn: Chairman  1390 Fayette Avenue Belle Vernon, PA 15012 by the end of the day Tuesday January 21, 2020.  Washington Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2020 Final Budget

Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Budget is available for inspection at the Municipal Building-1390 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.  The budget was adopted at the regular Supervisors meeting held on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at 1392 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

2020 Budget

Jan Amoroso

Township Secretary

2020 Tentative Budget

Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Proposed Budget is available for inspection at the Municipal Building-1390 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.  This proposed budget will be adopted at the regular Supervisors meeting to be held on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at 1392 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

2020 Tentative Budget

Jan Amoroso

Township Secretary

Final Draft Zoning Ordinance

Please see the final draft Zoning Ordinance below.  A  Public Meeting was held on September 4th and the 45 day public comment period ended on November 11.

A public hearing was held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6 PM and the supervisors will plan to enact the new zoning ordinance at the regular December supervisor’s meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6 PM.  Both meetings will be held at 1392 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon PA  15012.

Zoning Ordinance 12.2.19

Please direct any comments or concerns to Jenni Easton at jeaston@mackinengineering.com or by calling Jenni at 412-788-0472.

2019 Halloween

2019 Trick or Treat will be Saturday October 26 from 2 – 4 pm.  Please drive safely and watch for children.

Lien Letters

Washington Township requires a lien letter for property lien information.  The fee is $25, payable to Washington Township Supervisors, 1390 Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA  15012.

Effective March 13, 2019 Washington Township requires a dye test for any property sale, transfer or  refinance. Details are included in the lien letter.

Zoning Ordinances

If you have a zoning complaint about property maintenance or have questions regarding pools, please see some of the ordinances below.  If you have an issue not addressed here, please contact the office or zoning officer for the proper ordinance.  If there is a violation according to the ordinance, please complete a zoning complaint form and email it to the zoning officer Bill Bergman at wtzoning@comcast.net or drop off or mail the form to the office.  The office is open Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm and is closed on Friday.

Zoning Complaint Form

Zoning Responsibilities Updated

O 01-02 POOL ENCLOSURE

O 03-02 Property Maintenance (Grass/ Vegetation)

Abandoned-or-Junked-Vehicle-Ordinance-01-16

driveway-ordinance-03-16

O 01-01 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (REVISED)

NEW BURNING O-03-19

Zoning-Permit-Fees-Resolution-07-03

Animal Control 04-09

Street Opening Application

Solicitation 05-03                             Solicitation Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Meeting Zoning Ordinance Update

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Washington Township Planning Commission will hold a public meeting for the purpose of presenting and receiving comments on a draft Zoning Ordinance. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Township VFC Hall (Small Hall), 1314 Axton St., Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

Planning Ordinance Public Meeting Flyer

Jan Amoroso, Secretary

August 21, 2019

 

 

NEW BURNING ORDINANCE

Washington Township has a new burning ordinance effective July 10, 2019. Burning is no longer permitted in residential areas except in certain specific instances.

A copy of the ordinance can be viewed here.    NEW BURNING ORDINANCE O-03-19

ZONING

We have a new zoning officer effective January 8, 2019.

Zoning Officer: Bill Bergman
Phone: 724-929-6333  Please leave message for the zoning officer.
Cell: 724-434-8431
Fax: 724-929-6921
Email: wtzoning@comcast.net

Please call for an appointment.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLE

Effective January 1, 2018, Big’s Sanitation is the residential hauler for Washington Township.

Garbage pickup is Monday or Wednesday, depending on your area.

Recycle is every other Monday.        2019 BIG’S RECYCLE CALENDAR

E-waste (TV’s, monitors, etc) will be picked up curbside.  Please call Big’s at 724-379-4331 to schedule large items.

Contact phone number for Big’s is (724) 379-4331.

Big’s website is www.bigssanitation.com.

email: bigssanitation@gmail.com