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Upper Burrell Township

3735 Seventh Street
New Kensington, PA 15068

Fax 724.335.9475

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Office Hours :

8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday



Upper Burrell Police

3735 Seventh Street
New Kensington, PA 15068

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Administrative 724.335.0664
Fax 724.335.2167

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Welcome to Upper Burrell Township


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Established in 1879, Upper Burrell Township, Westmoreland County, PA, is a rural farming community of 15.6 square miles with approximately 2,326 residents. We are a growing community in both population and industry. We are proud to have located within our community Alcoa Technical Center, Penn State University and the Westmoreland Business and Research Park.
Our residents enjoy country living while minutes away from regional shopping areas. As with any township we are rich with history. From the thriving family businesses in the past to the educational and industrial center we have become today, makes Upper Burrell Township a distinctive community.

Upper Burrell Township is a Township of the Second Class, and it is governed by a board of supervisors. The board consists of three elected supervisors, each serving a six year term. Be sure to check out the Board & Administrative Section for meeting minutes.

Huntley & Huntley Conditional Use Application has been “Stayed” by Order of Court. The Validity Challenge will be addressed before the Conditional Use proceeds.


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Received a court order stating “The stay of the Conditional Use application process pending before Upper Burrell Twp. issued in this Court’s Order of August 10, 2017 is lifted and dissolved”. The hearing scheduled for October 16, 17 and 18, 2017 is continued indefinitely.






At its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Burrell Township Municipal Building, 3735 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA, the Upper Burrell Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on and consider an application filed by Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration, LLC, requesting conditional use approval to permit development of a unconventional natural gas well pad and associated wells, access road and stormwater management features on property located at 7602 Guyer Road in the Township's R-A Agricultural Residential Zoning District and currently designated as Westmoreland County Tax Parcel No. 62-02-00-0-022.


At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors may take action on the application. The public is invited to attend and patiicipate in the hearing. A copy of the application is on file at the Upper Burrell Township Municipal Building, 3735 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA, and may be examined by members of the public during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

The Budget Workshop meeting planned for
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, has been cancelled

Meeting Agenda's

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

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Funds available for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation

Westmoreland County residents may be eligible for funds to rehabilitate homes they own and
live in through a program coordinated through the Westmoreland County Housing Authority
Weatherization Program. The Westmoreland County Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation
Program will use funds that Westmoreland County received as a grant made available through
the 2012 Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) Fund
and the Marcellus Shale Impact Fees. click here for more information


Wheels for Wishes

Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At no cost to donors, we pick up or tow away vehicles, anywhere in Pennsylvania or West Virginia.

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Now located at the Township building is a container that all residents can use to discard old, no longer needed, prescriptions, prescription patches, medications, ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples, and pet medications. Will not accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions or needles, medications from businesses, liquids, thermometers.