Borough Council recently adopted the 2024 Budget, a balanced spending plan for the community that totals $7,933,161.93 for all funds combined. There is no increase in Real Estate Taxes, millage remains at 10 mills on land and 6.5 mills on buildings. A mill is $1 of tax money for every $1,000 of a home’s assessed value. The quarterly fee for refuse service has increased to $72 based on a renewed contract with County Hauling, and there is an increase in sewer fees that essentially passes on the ALCOSAN 7% rate increase. Monthly sewer fees overall are increasing from $17.14 per thousand gallons with a $7.29 per month ALCOSAN service charge to $17.87 per thousand gallons with the $7.80 monthly ALCOSAN service charge, effective January 1st. The Bridgeville Borough portion of the sewer fee remains unchanged and represents $6.73 per thousand gallons of the total fee. The General Fund that provides the finances for the Borough’s essential services will cost $3,667,861.13.

Highlights of the 2024 Budget include:

    • Hiring of an additional full-time police officer, increasing the ranks to nine full-time officers.
    • Significant increases to the municipal contributions to the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company and SouthBridge EMS.
    • Replacement of a Public Works truck.
    • New bulletproof vests and tasers for all the police officers.
    • $336,000 for road resurfacing, which is estimated to repave three streets.
    • Contracted improvements to the Cook School Park Basketball Court area with the addition of a pickleball court.
    • Construction of the McLaughlin Run Park Meadow
    • Active Transportation improvements including the construction of sidewalk bump-outs on Bank Street and new sidewalks on Chartiers Street.
    • Consulting services to develop a downtown zoning ordinance amendment as recommended by the Comprehensive Plan.
    • Investments to the Sanitary Sewer System which includes extensive pipelining work, repairs to reduce stormwater infiltration, and cleaning / inspection contracted work.
    • A new garbage collection contract, and new recycling carts will be provided to all households in the Borough.
    • Complete permitting and engineering necessary to start the construction of Phase 1A of the McLaughlin Run Flood Control Project.
    • Installation of the first phase of Borough wayfinding signs to key locations within the community such as the downtown, public parking lots, parks, library and other public buildings.

Much of these projects and capital improvements are funded by awarded grants. The Sanitary Sewer Fund budget is set at $2,297,193, Capital Project Fund of $1,232,750, Garbage Fund of $598,479 and Liquid Fuels Fund is $136,877. The full 2024 Budget Report and a summary of 2023 projects and progress can be viewed at

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