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.
Borough Office -
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.
Etna Borough Junior Council Program
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.
At the January 4 Reorganization Meeting of Etna Borough Council, Jake Davis, a junior at Shaler Area High School, was appointed as Junior Council member. Jake was sworn in at this meeting with his mother and father in attendance and he will serve on Council until his graduation from Shaler Area High School. We congratulate Jake on his appointment and thank all those who submitted resumes for this position. It was a very difficult selection process as all candidates were fantastic. We wish Jake the best of luck and look forward to working with him on town Council.
Wards and Polling Places
Etna is divided into three wards whose boundaries were drawn so that the population of each ward is nearly equal to the others. The break‚down of the wards are as follows:
Facing Etna from Route 28 -
First ward residents vote at the Calvert Memorial Presbyterian Church on High Street.
Includes all the homes on the right hand side of Butler and Grant Avenue from the Route 28 entrance through the entire borough to the Shaler line. Some of these streets are Cherry, Bridge, Bitner, Kittanning, Greismere, and Highland.
Second ward residents vote at the Borough Office on Butler Street.
Begins where the first ward ends and includes all the homes on the left side of Grant Avenue from the ball field to the Shaler line. A sample of these streets are Dewey, Spring, Wilson, and Park.
Third ward votes at the All Saints Activity Building.
How to Register to Vote
In order to vote in the borough, you must be registered as a citizen of Etna. Registration is easily accomplished by filling out a registration form and sending it to the Allegheny County Department of Elections. These forms are usually available at the Borough Office, or may be requested, by phone or letter, from the Elections Department.
Borough Of Etna Right To Know Law
In 2008, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed Act 3, otherwise known as the new “Right to Know” law which took effect on January 1, 2009. This law provides access to public records of the Borough of Etna as well as other public entities.
All Right to Know requests must be submitted in writing to the Borough of Etna’s Open Records Officer:
Mary Ellen Ramage, Secretary-
Borough of Etna
437 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
The Borough of Etna is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of holidays.
Inquiries can be faxed, mailed or submitted through email using the attached form:
If you are submitting
With a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our agency (all agencies) has five business days from the date the Open Records Officer receives the request. The agency (Borough of Etna) may request additional time to fill the request but will submit a request for the 30 (30) day time extension within the initial five business day period (from receipt by the Open Records Officer).
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Additional information can be found at http://www.openrecords.pa.gov/
Appeals to denied requests shall be filed with the following agency:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Front Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-