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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.


Meeting Agendas

Due to there being no business on the agenda, the Planning Commission Meeting, for Tuesday, September 19, 2023, has been cancelled.  Sorry for any troubles.  Thanks

September Supervisors Agenda

Road Updates for Upper Burrell Township

Greensburg Road Bridge Project



Support Our Local Businesses!

We are currently looking to update our website with the names of local businesses, as well as links to their website, and/or online presence.  If you would like your business listed, please visit our Local Businesses Page.


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Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) Encourages Submissions to

“Lens on Litter” Photo Contest

(Media, PA)  Despite decades of efforts to improve recycling and waste management practices, Pennsylvanians still experience too much littering and illegal dumping in their communities. Since 2008, the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) has held the Gene Capaldi “Lens on Litter” Photo Contest, which focuses on capturing ugly and avoidable examples of littering and galvanizing public commitment to solutions. PRC encourages Pennsylvanians to submit photos showing the ways in which litter spoils our Commonwealth in the hopes that education and action will follow. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2023.

“Littering and dumping impacts Pennsylvanians everywhere and is both an environmental and economic problem,” said Darren Spielman, Executive Director of PRC. “We must tackle the Commonwealth’s growing waste problem and start moving toward the goals of a zero-waste and circular economy where post-consumer materials are reused and recycled.” 

Participants in the photo contest are urged to use their camera or mobile device to snap eye-catching examples of litter in their Pennsylvania community. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Contestants will be divided into two categories—students (through 12th grade) and adults. The first-place winner in each category will receive $500, second-place $250 and third-place $100. Entrants are also encouraged to initiate a clean-up of their photographed area for extra judging points.  Clean-ups can be registered with Keep PA Beautiful’s Pick-Up PA Program.  Additional program information is available by visiting https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/programs/pick-up-pa/

Entries (limit five per person, no smaller than 4x6 and no larger than 8x10) should be sent to: PRC Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Contest, 1671 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063.  High resolution digital submissions may be sent to lensonlitter@prc.org. All entries (including digital) must include the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, title given to photo, location of litter site and how you learned about the contest. Students should also include age, grade and name of school. Photos submitted without all required information will be disqualified. All photos may be used by PRC at their discretion.

Program sponsors to date include Carolyn Capaldi, Robert & Mary Capaldi and Sheetz, Inc.

For complete details, previous winners and an online submission form, visit: https://prc.org/programs/projects/lens-litter/.

About Pennsylvania Resources Council

Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization. Since 1939, we have worked to protect the Commonwealth’s resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns, and much more. For more information, visit https://prc.org.

All residents and business owners are asked to visit westmorelandbroadband.org
to take the online survey from their residence or business.

Just in: We recently made big improvements to our FEMA app that will allow you to effectively take charge of any disaster thrown your way. You can now personalize the information you receive so you can better plan, protect, and recover quickly from disasters.
Check out all the new updates and features here:

Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation plan can be viewed here - Westmoreland County Hazardous Mitigation Plan

Westmoreland County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update - Entire Document

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!

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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

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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.

September Supervisors Agenda

The regular meeting of the Upper Burrell Board of Supervisors will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 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, ubtwp@upperburrelltwp.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.

September Supervisors Agenda

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
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.

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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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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.