About West Homestead

Proud of its history and fully encompassing the technological and cultural advances of the twenty-first century, West Homestead is a safe, family-friendly community offering a welcoming array of shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to suit any need or appetite.

We are proud of the folks serving and protecting our community – our law enforcement officers, our volunteer firefighters, first-rate maintenance crew and borough personnel, and our local government officials are all working together to make West Homestead a wonderful place to call home.

Borough of West Homestead Ordinances and Alerts

Proud of its history and fully encompassing the technological and cultural advances of the twenty-first century, West Homestead is a safe, family-friendly community offering a welcoming array of shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to suit any need or appetite.

We are proud of the folks serving and protecting our community – our law enforcement officers, our volunteer firefighters, first-rate maintenance crew and borough personnel, and our local government officials are all working together to make West Homestead a wonderful place to call home.

THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM WEST HOMESTEAD BOROUGH.

BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS!

Recently, there have been reports of  phone scams on residents landlines and cell phones.  These scams involve the caller informing the resident that they have won a large amount of money or must send money to a loved one in need!

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR BANK INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.

BY STAYING ALERT AND KNOWING THE WARNING SIGNS, YOU CAN KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

Also, the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) is seeing a growing number of tax-related phone scams.  Some calls have said that you owe delinquent taxes and demand immediate payment.  Other calls state that you are owed a large refund and they want to pay you immediately.

REMEMBER THAT THE IRS WILL NEVER:

*Call about money owed without first mailing you a bill.
*Demand immediate payment by phone.
*Demand payment without allowing you to question or appeal the amount.
*Ask for your bank account or credit card information.
*Require that you pay taxes in a certain manner, like a prepaid debit card.
*Threaten to send the police to arrest you.

Even if you owe money to the IRS, they will not call you.  You can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and IRS workers can help you sort out what you owe!

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, don't talk to the caller or give out any information.  Hang up immediately.  Report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), either online at IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting (https://treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml) or by phone at 1-800-366-4484. 

Report any scammer calls to the Federal Trade Commission using the FTC Complaint Assistant (https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov/).

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE SITUATION, PLEASE CALL THE WEST HOMESTEAD POLICE BY DIALING 911.

ATTENTION WEST HOMESTEAD RESIDENTS!  It has recently been brought to the attention of Police that residents in the Steel Valley area have had their sheds broken into and lawn equipment stolen.  West Homestead Police ask that you make sure to lock and properly secure your sheds and garages at all times.  If upi notice any suspicious behavior, call 911 and file a report with the Police.  West Homestead is committed to the safety of our residents.

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Blanket & Towel Drive

 Blanket & Towel Drive:  Donate your old blankets and towels to South Hills Pet Rescue & Rehabilitation Resort.  Blankets and towels should be in good shape without frays, tassels, or other loose fabric.  Blankets and towels can be donated at the West Homestead Borough Building during business hours. 

Events

WEST HOMESTEAD FARMERS MARKET every Thursday from 3:00-7:00 across the street from the West Homestead Borough Building.

WEST HOMESTEAD SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM Begins Monday, June 13th up at Calhoun Community Park!  Click here for schedule!  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9AvDNmNOc9qV3lWTEhHVWN4eGM/view?usp=sharing

West Homestead Community Day - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24th - free concert at the West Homestead Fire Department beginning at 8:30 pm. 

9:00 am - 5K Race.  Race begins at Calhoun Community Park and ends at the West Homestead Volunteer Fire Department.  Register for this run by visiting our sponsor's website Runner's High Home Page below:

Click Here!

The route for the 5K race will be as follows:

Starting at Calhoun Park, left onto Fieldstone Drive, left onto Cascade Drive, around Cascade loop, back up Cascade Drive, left onto Edgewood Drive, right onto Pinewood Drive (staying on the right side of road) to dead end; back along Pinewood Drive, left onto Breezewood Drive, right onto Manorwood Drive, right onto Brierwood Drive, left onto Pinewood Drive, left onto Laurel Hill Drive, left onto Forest Avenue; right onto West Eighth Avenue, finish at West Homestead Volunteer Fire Department. 

2:00 pm - Parade of fire trucks will begin at Hays Street and continue down West Eighth Avenue.

4:00 pm - Events will continue at Calhoun Community Park.  Food, drinks, activies for children are planned.  Shuttle service will be available from the Fire Hall to the park!

Dusk - Zambelli Fireworks!

If you would like to volunteer for the day of the event, contact the Borough Administration Office at 412-461-1844, extension 2.

Attention West Homestead Residents: Parking Ordinance 681, prohibiting parking in certain locations, certain days and hours.

Roads affected by this ordinance include the following: Laurel Hill, Sullivan, Dogwood, Breezewood, Lynnwood, Manorwood, Pinewood, Overdale, Daniel, Cascade, Revenue. Fieldstone, Edgewood, Gates Park, Schauffler, Longview, Brierwood.

The Ordinance states that vehicles on the above streets cannot park on the street between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, Sunday through Saturday.  During these times, all vehicles must be parked in the driveway area of the dwelling in which the owner or operator of said vehicle either resides or is visiting.

Special permits are available at the Borough building for those that must park on the street due to unavailable car space in their driveways. Permits will be issued for the following reasons:

  1. Lack of appropriate driveway or parking pad space upon which to park all registered vehicles of residents at said address. 
  2. Visitors staying with a resident for a period not exceeding one (1) week.  
  3. Special events such as a social gathering, holiday party, graduation party, etc.

Vehicles are prohibited to park on the grassy area surrounding or abutting a structure on the designated thoroughfares, or on any other surface on said real property that has not been approved by the Borough.

For more information, or to view the full ordinance, please contact the Borough during business hours at 412.461.1844, extension 2.  After hours, please call 412-461-1844, extension1.

Recycling Notice

By law, West Homestead Borough can no longer take televisions, laptops, computers, printers or other electronic computer and/or audio-visual items as part of the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act. It is against the law for these items to be thrown out with your trash and for us to take them. They must now be recycled and can be dropped off at a designated collection point.  Below are some of the collection sites, but you will need to call to find out what they accept, procedures, if there are any fees, times they are open, etc.

 
EVOLUTION E-CYCLING (W)
2235 Mary Street, South Side
412-390-3450

eLoop, LLC (E)
625 Plum Industrial Court, Pittsburgh

724-519-7646

For more information on the covered device recycling act, please visit the State's website by clicking HERE

For more information on other places to recycle, please visit www.zerowastepgh.org

Regarding Freon-Containing Appliances:  By law, West Homestead can not collect FREON-CONTAINING APPLICANCES (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifers, water coolers, etc.).  If you need to dispose of any freon-containing device, call 1-888-GO-FREON (1-888-463-7366) Appliance Disposal, an authorized recycler.  They offer curbside pickup, in-home removal or drop-off.  There may be a small fee associated with their services.

The Borough of West Homestead Planning Commission, on behalf of the Council of the Borough of West Homestead, is seeking a Development Partner to redevelop two tracts of land along or near the Eighth Avenue Commercial Business district.

Please click HERE for more information.



Click here to sign up for CodeRED emergency notifications

West Homestead keeps residents and businesses informed of emergencies and other time-sensitive information through CodeRED, a high-speed emergency notification solution provided by Emergency Communications Network. The borough uses CodeRED to quickly and effectively keep the community informed of time sensitive information that may impact the entire borough, or specific neighborhoods. To see how the CodeRED system works, click here.

West Homestead will use the CodeRED system to keep you informed of emergency information that may impact your safety by sending you telephone calls, text messages and emails. Messages may regard evacuations, police activity, missing children, boil water notices or other information that you are asked to take immediate action or precautions for.

Please note: If you are unsure of whether your contact information is in the emergency database, or you have recently moved or changed your telephone number, it is important to visit the enrollment page above to add or update your information. Do not assume you are automatically enrolled to receive notifications. 

For more information about Code Red, click here.