Upper Burrell Township Office Hours
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Letter from the Township Solicitor for Landlords
State Requirements for Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms
I am the Solicitor of Upper Burrell Township. I have been directed to inform you of the PA. state requirements for smoke detectors and fire alarms, as well as carbon monoxide detectors.
Smoke detectors and fire alarms are required by PA. state law at 55 PA CODE 6400.11. Carbon monoxide detectors are also required by PA. state law at 35 P.S. 7225. Failure of the landlords to install these fire alarms and detectors can cause the landlord to face a fine of $50 plus $125 court costs per unit. Also, no occupancy permit will be issued for properties without the detectors and alarms.
If the detectors and alarms are not installed and a fire occurs, if someone dies you will be sued. Please install the detectors and alarms. This information is available on the internet.
Very truly yours
Stephen Yakopec, Jr. Esquire
Upper Burrell Twp. Solicitor
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Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation plan can be viewed here - Westmoreland County Hazardous Mitigation Plan
The Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County
The Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County is a Federally Funded Grant Program which focused on homes built prior to 1978 since, they are more likely to contain lead-based paint. Additional requirements include: households must meet maximums income limits per number of household members as listed on the flyer. *Eligible households must also have a child(ren) 6 years or under (that includes a pregnant woman) that either live in the home, or visits the residence at least 6 hours a week for 60 hours or more per year. For instance, if a grandparent cares for a grandchild who is under the age of 6 years in their home at a minimum of six hours per week, their home was built prior to 1978, and the grandparents meet the income requirements for household, they could qualify. This program covers lead-based paint abatement and possibly other hazards that are related to lead poisoning in the home e.g. lead in windows, siding, and railings, and/or contributing factors to lead poisoning such as a leaky roof (water causing paint that contains lead to chip).
This program focuses on young children because, they are the most impacted by the effects of lead poisoning but, it also effects adults as well.
We also need certified, licensed, Lead-Abatement contractors as well. The program will pay for licensed contractors to become lead-abatement certified. This is a great employment opportunity!
About Upper Burrell Township
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, what 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.
Important News and Updates
You can view the entire Hazard Mitigation Plan on the Westmoreland County website by clicking here
- Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program of Westmoreland County
- The Westmoreland County Affordable Homes Website has been updated. Click here to see the new website.
- Recycling Center Flyer
- Landlord Occupancy Inspection Ordinance
Township Supervisor Meetings
Supervisor's meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Click the Agenda link to view the agenda for the upcoming meeting. Agenda's are normally available on the Monday before the meeting.
The regular meeting of the Upper Burrell Board of Supervisors will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Municipal Building, 3735 7th Street Road, Upper Burrell, PA.
Public participation through written comments is encouraged and preferred due to COVID-19. Written comments may be submitted by US Mail or the Township's email account, email@example.com, up until 4pm on the day before the meeting. The agenda is available at the Township website or municipal building. Physical presence by the public and residents will be limited and subject to Governor Wolf's Face mask and Safe Distance (6 feet) Orders. No one will be permitted into the meeting without a face mask. Please refrain from physically attending the meeting due to COVID-19 unless your issue needs immediate attention.
Other News and Information
Funds available for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
Westmoreland County residents may be eligible for funds to rehabilitate homes they own and
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.
Get rid of your old medications
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.