Borough Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
A Declaration of Emergency has been issued by the Mayor of South Connellsville.
Unfortunately, as a result of an increase in rates from the Connellsville Municipal Authority, the South Connellsville Borough Municipal Authority must also increase rates. The Borough is billed by the Connellsville Municipal Authority, and it must pass on those costs to its customers. Effective on September 1, 2020, the base rate for each equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) will be $40.00. The base rate for each EDU covers 3,500 gallons of water consumption. The rate for consumption per each 1,000 gallons over each EDU will be $5.50. The Connellsville Municipal Authority has indicated that this increase is necessary to cover the cost of plant improvements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Please know that the South Connellsville Borough Municipal Authority has made every effort to minimize these rates and any increase. We thank you for your understanding at this time.
Even though the Authority was not subject to the Governorís order regarding the suspension of service and abatement of late fees and interest, the Authority approved the suspension of late fees and interest for delinquent balances shortly following the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year. The Authority took this step in order to provide relief to struggling households and residents during that difficult and uncertain time. Now that the economy has reopened, the Authority will return to its standard billing delinquency and collection policies effective September 1, 2020. The Authority will, once again, begin assessing late fees and interest on past due balances. Additionally, once water utilities are again permitted to terminate water service for nonpayment of sewage bills, the Authority will begin requesting water service shut-offs on delinquent accounts.
Please note that installment payment agreements for delinquent balances are available for those who qualify. Most importantly, however, please note that account holders who have not entered into an installment payment agreement with the Authority (or have not continued to remain current with their installment payment agreement) will not be eligible for an installment payment agreement once water service shut-offs are again permitted by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). At that time, account holders with past due balances will be immediately subject to water service shut-offs and will not have the option of entering into an installment payment agreement for their past due balance. In order to avoid water service shut-off, delinquent account holders will then need to pay the full past due balance on their account.
Please note that the prompt payment of your sewage is necessary for the continued effective operation of sewage service within the Borough. Individuals who do not pay their sewage bills pass those costs onto their neighbors and other residents within our community who pay their sewage bills. It is crucial that we all cooperate and work together to ensure the continued operation of our vital sewage system during this time.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME
SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE BOROUGH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
Borough of South Connellsville
A resolution of the council of the Borough of South Connellsville. Ratifying and extending the Declaration of Disaster Emergency regarding the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, which creates a serious threat to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the borough.
911 SIGNS TO BE DISPLAYED:
Ordinance No. 249 of South Connellsville Borough (enacted in 1995) requires each property to be numbered in minimum 4-inch letters to be displayed on either the mailbox or a conspicuous place on the front of the residence. This Ordinance helps ensure that emergency responders are able to quickly and easily identify properties. The Borough has ordered signs that are compliant with the Ordinance and they will be available for purchase at the Borough building for $10 per residence. Once the Borough has received a request, the street department will assemble the signs and deliver bi-monthly to homes. No one is required to purchase the signs from the Borough, but each residence MUST display the house number to be compliant with the Ordinance.
Our Code Enforcement Officer will begin to deliver Notifications of Violation in the near future. If your property is cited for being non-compliant with the Ordinance, you will have 15 days to obtain and install a sign. Failure to do so, under the Ordinance, may result in a charge and possible conviction of a summary offense and/or carry a fine of up to $600.
A copy of the Ordinance can be found at this link:
New Garbage Holiday Pickup Schedule for 2020
Attention: South Connellsville Residents,
Garbage pickup is every Wednesday.
Please have your garbage at curbside the night before or at least by 5:00 AM Wednesday morning.
We want to provide you with advance notice of a change that Advanced Disposal is making to their 2020 observed holiday schedule. Please be advised that they will not observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in their 2020 schedule. Advanced Disposal observed holidays for 2020 are as follows: New Yearís Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Please remember collection schedule varies during holiday weeks. If your normal day falls on or after the holiday, your service will be delayed by one day that week.
Garbage & Recycling Pickup
is the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.
Please have it placed at the curbside the night before.
Newspapers are picked up the last Monday of each month.
South Connellsville Borough Community Yard Sale:
Saturday October 3, 2020
South Connellsville Borough Fall Cleanup
Wednesday October 7, 2020
Please have all your items out the night before. For a list of items that will not be accepted, please see the Hard to Recycle flyer hanging on the borough building door or stop in the office to pick up a copy.
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