Etna's Public Works Department consists of a Public Works Director and five crewmen. This department is mainly responsible for the maintenance and repair of borough streets and sewer lines, as well as salting and plowing the borough streets when necessary during the winter. However their work does not stop there! Our Public Works crew work diligiently on various projects within our community that strengthen Etna's sense of place each year. For example, our crews decorate Butler Street for the seasons, prepare and maintain our beloved swimming pool, set up and tear down many of our community events, and so much more!
Monday - Friday
The Borough Administration staff manage the day to day operations of the Borough as a whole. Administration Staff includes the Borough Manager, Project Manager and Assistant Manager, Administrative Assistant and Financial Officer, and the Treasurer and Receptionist. Staff contact information can be found on the Staff page located under About Etna.
Contact Administration staff for the following:
When selling a property in the Borough of Etna, there are two (2) forms that need to be completed by the current owners. The first is an application for Certificate of Code Compliance: Sale of Property. A Certificate of Compliance for the sale of a property is required to ensure that properties in the Borough meet the safety and maintenance requirements as outlined by the most recent edition of the International Property Maintenance Code.
The second form is an application for Zoning Certificate. This application is completed for permission for use of the property described for the purpose stated on the form.
The fee for these two applications is $30.00, check made payable to the “Borough of Etna”. A cash payment will also be accepted. When this paperwork and fee have been received by the Borough Office, current owners can call and schedule an inspection with the Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer, Nicholas B. Leffakis, at 412-781-0569, Ext. 16.
Additional paperwork required before the closing can take place; a Municipal Lien letter - $25.00 per unit and a Tax Certification from the tax collector. There is a $25.00 fee, check made payable to “Karen Tomaszewski, Tax Collector”.
For a final water reading, the current owners should be in touch with Hampton Shaler Water Authority, the provider of the water distribution service to Etna Borough residents, at 412-486-4867.
A Sewer Rental Contract and new Occupancy Registration (as required by Ordinance No. 1091) must be completed and signed by the buyer within 5 days from the date of the closing. There is a $20.00 charge for the new Occupancy Registration that can be paid by cash or check at the Borough Office.
Please be advised that if the property being sold is a rental property, the buyer is required to obtain a current rental permit. The buyer is to contact the Occupancy Office at 412-781-0569, Extension 16, within 10 days from the date of the closing to set up an appointment.