Monthly Archives: March 2020

Parks and Rec Opening

Following the recommendations and guidance provided by state, local and global health organizations, the Municipality of Penn Hills is taking the following steps in its parks.

Penn Hills Municipal Parks will open on Monday, April 13th.  The parks will be open for walking and light exercise.  Please follow social distancing and other personal health recommendations from the CDC during your time in the parks.

  • Restroom facilities will be closed.
  • Playgrounds will be closed.
  • Municipal ball fields will be closed.
  • All pavilion rentals scheduled through April 30th have been cancelled.
  • All parks & recreation events scheduled through April 30th have been cancelled.

While in the parks, please remember the following:

  • Practice safe social distancing
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Carry water, hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms or illness

April 4th 2020, Litter Cleanup Cancellation

Due to the Stay-at-Home order, The Litter Cleanup scheduled for April 4th 2020 has been cancelled. Please stay safe in these trying times.

Reminder: COVID-19 Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.

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2020 Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt Cancelled

The Penn Hills 2020 Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt has been cancelled due to recent events.

March 2020: Litter Cleanup on Duff Road

Penn Hills DPW is conducting litter cleanup on Duff Road and other places today.

Thank you DPW for helping to keep Penn Hills Beautiful!

Urgent Alert: Water Pollution Control

Please refrain from flushing non human waste, such as: latex gloves, baby wipes, sanitation wipes, etc down the toilet as it is clogging Pumping Stations.

COVID-19 Update: Life Sustaining Businesses

Here is an updated list that Gov. Wolf’s office has released.

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FY2020-2024 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The Municipality of Penn Hills is an entitlement community under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). In accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, each entitlement community must “affirmatively further fair housing.” In order to demonstrate that an entitlement community is “affirmatively furthering fair housing,” it must complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice which identifies any barriers to fair housing choice and what steps it will take to address the identified barriers and impediments.  Copies of the DRAFT are available at the Planning Department or it can be mailed to you upon request.  The date of the public hearing has yet to be determined.

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FY2020-2024 Five Year Consolidated Plan

The Municipality of Penn Hills anticipates receiving a CDBG Entitlement Grant of $723,655.00 for FY2020.  In order to receive these funds, the Municipality of Penn Hills must prepare a Five Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for the use of CDBG funds.  Copies of the DRAFT are available at the Planning Department or it can be mailed to you upon request.  The date of the second public hearing has yet to be determined.

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.