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Upper Burrell Township

Senior Citizens Holiday Drive-Thru Celebration

Saturday, December 11
Line-up begins at 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Township Building

Seniors must reside in Upper Burrell Township and must register by December 3 by calling 724-335-3517

Upper Burrell Township
Public Notice

The Upper Burrell Township Supervisors intend to consider and adopt a resolution summarized as follows:


The Supervisors intend to consider and adopt the proposed resolution on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm at their regularly scheduled meeting.  (The 2022 budget has revenues and expenditures each totaling $1,205,630 dollars).  The full text of the resolution, as well as the 2022 proposed budget, is available for inspection at the Office of the Township Secretary, 3735 Seventh Street, New Kensington, PA 15068.

Melissa Cortileso
Township Secretary



The Upper Burrell Township Supervisors,  3735 – 7th Street Road, New Kensington, PA, will accept sealed bids until 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on Friday, November 26, 2021, with the bids opened and read at the December 1, 2021, regular meeting for the following:   2006 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty, 1 Ton Dump Truck with plow and salt spreader.  Proposals must be in a sealed envelope, with the envelope marked “2006 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty”, and must be accompanied by a Certified Check, payable to Upper Burrell Township. Please call to make an appointment to view the truck; 724-335-3517.   The truck is being sold “as is” with no representations or warranties.  The Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informalities.



Melissa A. Cortileso

Halloween Party Pictures 2021

Coronavirus Updates

The Township Office will remain open, but will restrict visits.  If any information is needed, residents should please call the Township Office at 724-335-3517 before making a trip.

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.

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 on the right to see 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, December 1, 2021, 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 11/30/2021. 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.

Supervisor's December 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.