Etna is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny River, opposite Pittsburgh. Etna was named after the volcano Mount Etna, an allusion to blast furnaces, steel mills, galvanized-pipe works, and other manufacturers located there.
Boroughs are defined, incorporated political subdivisions, but they tend to be smaller than cities. Most of the 959 boroughs in Pennsylvania, for example, have populations under 5,000, though there are exceptions. Boroughs follow a Borough Code; whereby Council is the governing body and the mayor is primarily responsible for oversight of law enforcement, but can break a tie in council, as well. The council can appoint a manager to institute policies.
The Mayor, elected every four years, is responsible for the day-
Etna council is comprised of nine members who are elected to four-
Council, as a whole, governs the town and is generally responsible for: drawing up a budget, setting tax rates, hiring and disciplining employees, appointing members to various boards and commissions, and overseeing zoning and planning, public works, recreation, streets, lighting, and refuse removal.
Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Building. These meetings are open to the public and citizen attendance is encouraged.
Etna citizens with questions, problems, complaints, etc., may address Council at their regular meetings. To do so, a letter indicating their intentions must reach the Borough Office ten (10) days prior to the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.
|Dave Becki||Ward 3||Chairman||(412) 781-
|Megan Tuñón||Ward 1||Vice Chairman, Police, Borough Property||(412) 660-
|Greg Porter||Ward 1||Refuse & Engineering, Fire||(412) 781-
|Alice Gabriel||Ward 1||Streets, Sewers & Fire||(410) 948-8388|
|Ron Trader||Ward 2||Zoning & Planning, Flood Plain Management, Borough Property||(412) 782-
|Edward V. Burke, III||Ward 2||Storm Water Management, Police||(412) 781-
|Jessica Semler||Ward 3||Administrative & Finance, Storm Water management||(412) 779-5704|
|Colleen Schaefer||Ward 3||(412) 298-5476|
|Daniele Rothmeyer-McElhaney||Ward 2||(412) 418-4169|
Etna Borough participates in the Pennsylvania State Association of Borough’s Junior Council Program. Etna has participated in this Program since 2006. Through this program, the Borough has established an Etna Teen Advisory Board, made up of local teens that help with monthly litter campaigns, the planning of Etna Teen event and the COPS VS. KIDS annual basketball game, held the weekend before Labor Day each year.
The Etna Borough Office is located at 437 Butler Street, phone (412) 781-
The Borough Office is open Monday through Friday’s, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments for Water, Sewage and Garbage collection should be mailed to Hampton Shaler Water Authority, P. O. Box 6444391, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-
The Borough Office is also available to local civic groups wishing to hold a meeting.