Welcome

Welcome to the Borough of Bell Acres established on March 14, 1960. Population is approximately 1,350. Bell Acres Borough is 5.5 square miles and is located in Allegheny County, conveniently located 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, PA. It is comprised of mainly single family homes, two parks, a premier youth recreational facility, and numerous hiking trails.


PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of Bell Acres, Allegheny
County, Pennsylvania, intends to take action on proposed Ordinance No. 317 at its
regular meeting on December 12, 2022, at 6:00 P.M., at the Big Sewickley Creek Fire
Hall, 1850 Big Sewickley Creek Road, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143. The title of the
ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF BELL ACRES, ALLEGHENY COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 153 IN THE CODE OF THE
BOROUGH OF BELL ACRES, “TAXATION”, TO AMEND THE BOROUGH OF BELL ACRES
“TAX ASSESSMENT LIMITATION PROGRAM”. Section 1 revises Article III of Chapter 153
to establish a Senior Citizens Tax Relief Program consistent with Act 77. Section 2, 3,
and 4 are the repealer, severability, and effective date clauses. The proposed ordinance
is available in the Allegheny County Law Library and the Office of the Borough Manager,
Bell Acres Borough Building, 1153 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143
during regular business hours.

Jill Palko
Borough Secretary


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Council of the Borough of Bell Acres will hold a special meeting for the purpose of reviewing and approving the proposed 2023 budget, and for any other general purposes, on Monday November 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. prevailing time. The meeting will be held in person at the Bell Acres Borough Building, 1153 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. The public is invited to attend.

Jill Palko,
Borough Secretary


BUDGET NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of Bell Acres on
November 28, 2022, adopted a proposed budget for the year 2023 showing estimated receipts of $2,156,261.00 carryover of $61,074.60, and expenditures of $2,217,336.60. This proposed budget is based on a property tax levy on real property of 4.32 mils, a new fire tax on real property of 0.5 mills, the continuation of other taxes under the terms of the Local Tax Enabling Act, and anticipated Liquid Fuels receipts and other fees. Final action on the 2023 Budget will be taken at the Regular Meeting of Borough Council to be held on December 12, 2022, at 6:00 P.M., at the Big Sewickley Creek Fire Hall, 1850 Big Sewickley Creek Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. The proposed budget may be inspected at the Office of the Borough Secretary during regular business hours at the Bell Acres Borough Building, 1153 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.

Jill Palko
Borough Secretary
12/01/2022


PUBLIC NOTICE
BOROUGH OF BELL ACRES

At its regular meeting to be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. prevailing local time, at the Big Sewickley Creek Volunteer Fire Hall, 1850 Big Sewickley Creek Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, the Council of the Borough of Bell Acres will consider the adoption of, and if appropriate enact a proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF BELL ACRES, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 153 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, “TAXATION,” TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPERTY TAX PENALTY WAIVER PROVISIONS REQUIRED BY ACT 57 OF 2022. The Solicitor drafted the title of the ordinance which summarizes all the provisions in reasonable detail. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available at the Bell Acres Borough Building, 1153 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, and the Allegheny County Law Library.


Valley Waste Pricing


One-Time Boost to Property Tax Rent Rebate Program


Bell Acres Special Meeting Agenda 11-28-2022

QVCOG Drop-Off Yard Waste Program

QVCOG Glass Recycling 365 days per year!

QVCOG Glass Recyling Rules


Donations for the Bell Acres food bank will be accepted at the Big Sewickley Creek VFD.
Please leave your unexpired donation in the foyer entrance to the banquet hall during daylight hours.
Food boxes will be delivered on Wednesday.
If you need assistance or would like to help, please contact the Big Sewickley Creek VFD.



ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the Coronavirus situation, and out of an abundance of caution, please be advised that the Bell
Acres Borough has taken steps to limit the exposure or possible spread of the Coronavirus within our
community. We have no greater responsibility than to protect the safety, health, and welfare of our
community.
Therefore, Effective March 16, 2020, the Borough Municipal Building is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is working and available. If you need to contact the Borough Staff, please call (412) 741-5448.
The Bell Acres Police Department will be handling non-emergency calls via phone, in order to limit
exposure. If you need to speak with a Police Officer for non-emergencies, please call (412) 741-3010.
For emergencies, please call 911.


Bell Acres History

YOU’RE INVITED…to share special memories, stories & photos of life in Bell
Acres/Sewickley Township. Now is the time to dig out those forgotten scrap books
& boxes of childhood photos. Please join in telling the Bell Acres story & preserving
its history for future generations.

Contact Bell Acres at secretary@bellacres.org
Phone: 412 741-5448 Fax: 412 741-6302

News & Updates

Local Food Bank Information



If you know a Bell Acres resident who has served in our military, kindly send the information to secretary@bellacresborough.org Thank you!
Resident Survey results can be found in the Communication section of our website

Bell Acres Police Department
Bell Acres Comprehensive Plan