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The Borough of Dormont has the following updates relevant to our community (updated 8/20/2020):
Fireworks/Fall Events Update: Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the postponed 2020 Zambelli firework display has been officially cancelled. Without the ability to gather, many throughout the community would not be able to enjoy this community event. The Dormonster Dash and the 13th Annual Dormont Street and Music Festival are also cancelled for 2020. This has been an unprecedented time and while many of our larger events have been cancelled, we look forward to celebrating our amazing community as soon as we can. Council, staff and community members are continuing to brainstorm and organize smaller pop-up events similar to the Dormont Dine Outside Day and the Dormont Drive-in. To stay in the know about these smaller pop-up events please follow our Facebook page and download the Savvy Citizen App. Turn those notifications on to make sure you never miss an event or announcement. All events will also be posted on our website at boro.dormont.pa.us. Thank you for your continued support of the #DormontTakeOutChallenge and supporting our small business. While we might not be able to gather, we are all still a part of an amazing community.
Dormont and Mt. Lebanon residents who need help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can get assistance from Neighborhood Aid, a newly organized group of municipal and borough staff and volunteers. Call 412-253-4104, weekdays from 9 to 5, or visit neighborhoodaid.org, and be connected to a customer service representative versed in a vast array of available services. Get help with obtaining food and medication, financial assistance, business resources and general information. Volunteers also are available for errands for those who cannot or should not leave their homes to get urgently needed supplies. The service is free, although residents are expected to pay for any purchases requested. It will continue as long as there is need.
- July Street Sweeping Update: Street Sweeping will resume on schedule in July. The mandate to move your vehicle will NOT BE enforced beginning July 1st. For the full schedule: Street Sweeping Schedule 2020
Parking Update: Meter/kiosk parking enforcement will begin today, Monday, June 15th with a week of warnings. Actual enforcement will begin on June 22nd. More information about permit parking will be available soon.
- The Borough of Dormont has made the difficult decision to postpone the annual July 4th fireworks display until Labor Day weekend. The fireworks display is now tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2020.
- Dormont Summer Camp has been cancelled for the summer of 2020: more information: boro.dormont.pa.us/summer-camp
As we enter the green phase today, here is a list of park facilities and their current status:
Open now (Friday, June 5th):
– Tennis Courts
– Basketball Court
– Castle Playground
– Large Pavilion Playground
– Beggs Snyder Playground
– Pop Murray Bathrooms
– Pop Murray Field (only for use for organized DABA events/rentals)
– Beggs Snyder Bathrooms (only for use by organized sports)
Closed for at least the short term:
– Water Fountains
When using the parks, please follow all CDC guidelines including:
– Individual or single family play only
– Social Distance whenever possible
– Do not share equipment
– Face masks are encouraged
– Avoid using facilities if sick or showing symptoms
– Wash hands often and sanitize before and after use of park as well as any equipment
- June Street Sweeping Update: For the month of June, the mandate to move your car for street sweeping will NOT be enforced.
- Dormont Summer Camp 1st four weeks cancelled. Registration limited to 22 for six remaining weeks.
- The Friends of Dormont Pool Annual Public Meeting is being delayed due to the COVID19 Restrictions
- Dormont pool will not open for 2020 season.
Waste Management Update: Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, Waste Management will resume regular schedule for the collection of all yard waste (grass clipping, brush, or tree limbs) and bulk items (furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances) collected at the curb.
All trash/refuse must be bagged and sealed, and whenever possible, placed in containers. Loose trash will not be collected. Recycling will resume regular collection of loose cardboard as long as it is broken down and placed in a pile.
- The Borough of Dormont has worked with Waste Management to bring two special yard waste collection events to Dormont. The special yard waste collections will take place on Tuesday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 19th. All yard waste must be in closed, brown, biodegradable, paper bags and placed at the front curb. Rollier’s, Lowes and other places still sell the bags but at this time we are unable to sell them at the Borough Offices.
- Street Cleaning might occur in May, but the mandate to move your vehicle will not be enforced.
On Monday, April 6th at the Borough Council Meeting, Council established a 2% discount for all 2020 property taxes paid by July 15, 2020. Official Motion: Motion to Adopt Resolution 5, 2020, a RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF DORMONT, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, SUSPENDING §187-1 FOR TAX YEAR 2020 AND ESTABLISHING a 2% DISCOUNT FOR ALL 2020 PROPERTY TAXES PAID BY JULY 15, 2020.(Requested by Benjamin Estell, Borough Council)
- All playgrounds, sports courts and athletic fields are closed. Dormont Park will remain open and available for walking/exercise as long as proper social distancing practices are followed.
- April street sweeping is cancelled.
- Glass Recycling Pop-Up Event postponed until at least May.
- Waste Management Update: To see latest information and sign up for alerts, www.wm.com/alerts. Waste Management has announced a number of changes to their collections, including: no bulk/appliance collections, spring cleanups, or yard waste collections. All trash/refuse must be bagged and sealed (and wherever possible) placed in containers. Loose items will not be collected. All recyclables must be placed inside a recycling bin. Loose items will not be collected. These services will restart when social distancing recommendations have eased. *******More Waste Management Clarification: Waste Management has put a hold on “Yard Waste” collection events. Dormont has eight per year. This does not stop you from placing yard waste in a regular garbage can for the weekly collection. Items put out for garbage collection should, at minimum, be put in a garbage bag. If you have cans, please use them. Items placed out for recycling must be in a container labeled for recycling. Loose items, such as broken down cardboard boxes, will not be collected if they are placed outside of the container.
- South Hills Memorial Day Parade is cancelled for the safety of the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Office staff will be in for limited hours starting this week. The building remains closed to the general public.
Message from Manager Ben Estell (3/18/2020):
Effective Immediately (3/18/2020):
Due to the ongoing concern of the Coronavirus both nationally and locally, the Borough Offices will be temporarily closed to the general public until further notice. Residents will still be able to call and email with Borough staff during regular office hours. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Future updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available.
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Latest Information Allegheny County Health Department:
Rep. Dan Miller COVID-19 Resource Guide – Your resource guide for pretty much everything.
– United Way SWPA 211 – 24/7 hotline: 888-856-2774 (County COVID Hotline)
– Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
– Food Map Tinyurl.com/pghfoodmap
– The Keystone Oaks School District will be offering a free bagged lunch with milk to any child age 18 or younger, beginning Tuesday, March 17. Children do not have to qualify for free or reduced price school lunches to receive this free bagged lunch.
– Duquesne Light has halted electrical shutoffs through at least May 1, 2020. Contact Duquesne Light at 412-393-7100 if you are in need of assistance.
– The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority has halted shutoffs until at least May 31, 2020. Contact PWSA at 412-255-2423 if you have recently had your water shut off or have difficulty paying your water bill.
– Pennsylvania American Water Company has halted water shutoffs indefinitely. Contact them at 1-800-565-7292 for water service restoration. Update 1/14/2020: Bill Paying Assistance Program Virtual Session – PA – 01-2021 Includes information that PA Water it was extending its suspension of water service shutoffs until April 2021.
– Columbia Gas has halted shutoffs indefinitely. Call 1-888-460-4332 to discuss payment arrangements and/or financial assistance programs.
If you are a student or worker who will be working remotely from home, Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service through the Internet Essentials program. People can sign up at www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.
– Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families has a warm-line available at 1-855-284-2494. It is for those who are experiencing anxiety and stress or just need someone to talk to (related to stay-at-home orders with children at home).
– Emotional Support – Peer Support and Advocacy Network is available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m: 1-866-661-9726; Resolve Crisis Services available 24 hours/7 days a week: 1-888-796-8226
– Statewide Support & Referral Helpline – 1-855-284-2494; for TTY, dial 724-631-5600
The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. This helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Staff at the Helpline refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. The Helpline was created by the Department of Human Services DHS and the Center for Community Resources (CCR).
– Local Intimate Partner Violence organizations are operating and Women’s Center & Shelter has expanded services to meet increased need. Hotline: 412-687-8005; email email@example.com; RUSafe App; www.wcspittsburgh.org/COVID/
Rep. Dan Miller COVID-19 Resource Guide – Your resource guide for pretty much everything.
– PA Department of Community and Economic Development https://dced.pa.gov/business/
– University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence put together a full guide to resources for small businesses from federal to local http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu/business-resources-covid-19/
-U.S. Small Business Administration Program Options https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these tips:
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Clean and disinfect (per label instructions) frequently touched objects and surfaces. A list of EPA registered cleaners that kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- To help prevent the spread of germs, the Allegheny County Health Department asks residents to call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or contact the Allegheny County Health Department at 412-687-2243 (www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus.)
Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
*Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure
If you have been in China or in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 in the past two weeks and develop symptoms, call your doctor.
*If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, you are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
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