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.


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Borough of Bell Acres will continue to hold its regular meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. prevailing local time via telephone conference call or other authorized telecommunications device until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting agenda is available at www.bellacresborough.org the Friday before the meeting at the latest, and the Borough’s return to in-person meetings will be announced on the website. The conference call number can be requested from the Borough Manager during regular business hours. Residents and taxpayers of the Borough may submit written comments on current matters of concern or agenda items by U.S. mail or to bellacrespubliccomment@gmail.com prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day of the monthly meeting in order to be considered at the meeting.

Lisa J. Fleming
Borough Manager


The Council of the Borough of Bell Acres will hold a special meeting for the purpose of
interviewing candidates to fill a vacancy on Borough Council on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:00
p.m. prevailing time. The meeting will be held in person at the Big Sewickley Creek Fire Hall,
1850 Big Sewickley Creek Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. The public is invited to attend in
accordance with CDC recommendations.

Lisa J. Fleming,
Borough Manager

Agenda Special Meeting – 5-3-21


Bell Acres Council needs to appoint an individual to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Council Member Dennis Young, Jr. The individual would serve on Council until December 31, 2021. Any resident interested in being considered as a candidate to fill this vacancy should contact the Borough Manager, Lisa Fleming, at lisafleming@bellacresborough.org or 412-741-5448. Council intends to appoint an individual to fill this vacancy during the regular meeting to be held May 10, 2021.


The Borough of Bell Acres is seeking a qualified, highly-motivated applicant for a part-time Assistant Borough Secretary to provide administrative support to the Borough Manager’s Office. Must be proficient in Quickbooks, Word and Excel. A minimum 3-5 years administrative and financial experience required. Submit cover letter and resume to: Borough Manager, Borough of Bell Acres, 1153 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 or email to secretary@bellacresborough.org.

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.


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
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 Comprehensive Plan Makes Progress

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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 historian Debby Rabold at history@bellacres.org
Phone: 412 741-5448 Fax: 412 741-6302

News & Updates

Community Food Drive - Saturday April 24th - Click for info

Camp Meeting Road Landslide Closure
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