BOROUGH OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
BOROUGH OF WHITE OAK
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA
Notice is hereby given of the various Council Workshops/Caucuses, Executive Sessions and Regular Meetings as well as the Planning Commission, Recreation Board and Zoning Hearing Board. All meetings will be held at the White Oak Borough Municipal Building, 2280 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131
White Oak Borough Council
Council Workshops/Caucuses, Executive Sessions will be held the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. The Regular Meeting will be held the third Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m. All Workshops/Caucuses and Regular Meetings are open to the public. Council may take official action at any meeting which is opened to the public. Executive Sessions are closed to the public.
White Oak Recreation Board
The Recreation Board meeting will be held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
White Oak Borough Planning Commission*
The Planning Commission meeting will be held the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 p.m. This meeting is opened to the public. (If necessary)
White Oak Borough Zoning Hearing Board*
The Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held the fourth Thursday of each month. Workshops/Caucuses, which are closed to the public, will be held at 7:00 p.m., with the public meeting being held at 7:30 pm. (If necessary)
*Contact the Code Department at 412 672-9727 Ext. 231 to see if there are any items on the agenda for the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board, as meetings will only be held if there are items on the agenda.
Oral Rabies Vaccination Area
Cooperating Federal, State, and county agencies are conducting an oral raccoon rabies baiting project in western Pennsylvania. A vaccine packet is coated and placed inside a fishmeal block, which is very tasty to raccoons. The baits are dropped from low-flying airplanes or helicopters, or by local teams on foot or in vehicles.
This year's operation will run:
August - September 2017
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS:
Please make sure that your dog is on a leash!
August 4-11, 2017 rabies vaccine baits are being distributed accross Allegheny County, espeially in parks.
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
Currently hiring School Crossing Guard for the McKeesport Area School District 2017/2018 school year- for a school located in White Oak, PA will be seeking one part-time school crossing guard.
Part-time School Crossing Guard must be able to coordinate the movement of traffic while providing safety to students exiting vehicles and entering the school premises. This position has morning hours (before school begins) and afternoon hours (school dismissal). You will be required to work outdoors during all weather conditions. Must possess good communications skills as well being a self-motivated individual.
- Must possess physical requirements of good sight, hearing and mobility.
- Have knowledge of basic traffic laws, signage and pavement markings.
- Work professionally and effectively with the public
- Be able to provide information to the police regarding motorist violations.
- Able to pass a yearly medical exam.
- Successfully complete PA Child Abuse History and PA Criminal Background checks.
Interested individuals 18 years and older are encouraged to send a cover letter to the White Oak Police Department, 2280 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. EOE
Please include the following information:
First and Last Name
City, State and Zip
Phone Number (with area code)
White Oak Borough would like to welcome our new Borough Manager, Mr. John Palyo.
Mr. Palyo will be joining the Borough family on Monday, February 6th. Please feel free to stop in the Borough offices any time on Monday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to meet Mr. Palyo.
Duquesne Light Meter Exchange Program
System-Wide Duquesne Light Meter Switch Out
What Is Happening?
During the next several weeks, Duquesne Light will exchange existing electric meters with new, digital models. This exchange is part of an overall upgrade of the company's metering infrastructure required by Pennsylvania Act 129.
What Are the Benefits of Getting a Digital Meter?
The new digital meter will operate as the existing meter does today, and customers will not notice any difference in how it measures your electric use. In the future, as the advanced metering infrastructure is activated in the area, Duquesne Light will offer a variety of programs and services that can help you save energy, in addition to benefiting the environment.
- Online tools that help manage your bill
- Email or phone alerts to manage high-usage activity
- An optional Time-of-Use program that may provide benefits to customers who can shift portions of their power use to non-peak hours
- Outage alerts and restoration estimates that will help our customers plan during storm-related service interruptions
Customers will recieve additional communications when these new services start to become available.
When Will the Meter Exchange Take Place?
In September of 2014, Duquesne Light began the first phase of a multi-year process to install digital meters for all of our approximately 600,000 residential customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties.
How Will Customers Be Notified?
Duquesne Light will send a letter to customers notifying them of the upcoming meter exchange. This notification letter will provide details about the meter exchange and outline any actions the customer should take. Three to Five days before the day of the exchange, customers will receive a reminder call. They will not need to home for the exchange.
Will Customers' Electric Service Be Affected?
In some limited cases, the meter replacement will result in a brief (approximately 10 minutes) interruption of customers' electric service. After the exchange is complete, the service will return to normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.
Please note: Even if customers electric service is not interrupted, we recommend the check and, if necessary, reset clocks, surge protectors, Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) outlets - the type of outlet commonly used near water sources such as kitchens and bathrooms - and other electronic devices.
We hope all questions will be answered in the notification letter. For any additional questions, customers can visit the FAQs on the Meter Exchange Section of our website, DuquesneLight.com, email us at MeterExchangeInquiry@duqlight.com or call 188-928-8539. Press "1" and follow the prompts to reach a Customer Service Representative.
We greatly appreciate customers' patience during this meter upgrade. Over time, the advanced metering infrastructure and the future services it enables will help customers better manage their energy use.
For complete details download this Meter Exchange Program Community Information Packet.
White Oak Borough Reorganization Meeting
and Swearing in Ceremony
PennDOT's Yellow Dot Program
Pamphlets are available at: White Oak Police Department, 2280 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA.
Pennsylvania's Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicles rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.
The program is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Health and Aging, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and First Responders and local law enforcement.
How does it work?
Participants complete a personal information form, which includes the participant's name, contact information, emergency contact information, medical history and medications, allergies and the participant's doctors names. A photo - showing only the participants head and shoulders - is then taped to the front of the completed information sheet.
The yellow dot decal provided in the program kit is placed in the lower left corner of the participant's vehicle's rear windshield. The decal should be no higher than 3 inches from the bottom of the windshield. This decal alerts first responders that vital information can be found in the vehicle.
Place the completed information sheet, with the attached picture, into the Yellow Dot folder, and then place the folder into the vehicle's glove box.
PennDOT website www.YellowDot.pa.gov
You can find all of the recycling information on the following Recycling Calendar.
We encourage you to "Do Your Part" and recycle.
2017 White Oak Borough Recycling Calendar.
*You may need the Adobe Reader to view and print PDF Files. If you do not have it installed on your computer you can download it for free here
The following plastic items are recyclable.
||Polyethylene terephthalate - Fizzy drink
bottles and frozen ready meal packages.
||High-density polyethylene - Milk and
washing-up liquid bottles.
||Polyvinyl chloride - Food trays, cling film,
bottles for squash, mineral water and
||Low density polyethylene - Carrier bags and
||Polypropylene - Margarine tubs,
microwaveable meal trays.
||Polystyrene - Yoghurt pots, foam meat or
fish trays, hamburger boxes and egg cartons,
vending cups, plastic cutlery, protective
packaging for electronic goods and toys.
||Any other plastics that do not fall into any
of the above categories. For example
melamine, often used in plastic plates and
White Oak Borough is on Facebook!
White Oak Borough now has an official Facebook Page! If you are a Facebook user please LIKE
our page so you can get notifications of the events, news and photo posts from White Oak Borough. Even if you don't use Facebook you can still view the page by going to:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
White Oak Borough Cell Phone Collection
As part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance, White Oak Borough has partnered with the 911 Cell Phone Bank to collect used cell phones for victims of domestic abuse in our area. Over 2 million women each year become victims of domestic violence. Many of these violent incidents can be prevented with a simple tool we all take for granted, the cell phone. Please consider donating you used cell phone. Your donation could be the critical link between law enforcement and someone in trouble. Phones will be collected at the White Oak Borough building.
LET'S KEEP WHITE OAK CLEAN TOGETHER!
Have you noticed some trash along the block you live on? Want to help and clean it up? Well here is your chance!! Adopt-A-Block(s).
Give a helping hand to keep the block(s) in White Oak BEAUTIFUL. An individual, family or group can adopt up to how many blocks they are willing to care for. Materials (bags, gloves and safety vests) will be provided for the days you will be cleaning your block(s).
How to get started?
Download and fill out the agreement and release form
. Return the form to Michelle at the White Oak Borough office. Start at any time to clean up the block(s) you choose. We ask that you clean your "adopted" block(s) at least once a quarter.
WHITE OAK SHELTER TEAM
On-Going Opportunity to Volunteer
We prepare for disasters by using resources in the community.
Community Response by:
You have the opportunity to volunteer in preparation for and response to a disaster in your community. You can play a vital role in your community's disaster response cycle.
Volunteer - Be part of a team that brings assistance to those in times of disaster.
- Preparing For An Emergency
- Responding With Resources
- Recovering And Returning To Normal
Nancy Greenland at 412-672-9727
Jason Russell at 412-673-2294
White Oak Borough Recycling
Wood chips are available to all Borough residents free of charge and can be picked up at the Heritage Hill Park. The ODB Leaf Collection System and the Woodsman Brush Chipper were purchased through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Yard waste recycling is a sensible solid waste management alternative for Pennsylvania municipalities and both programs have helped to reduce the amount of yard waste going into our landfills and at the same time produced beneficial mulch, which can be used for ornamental landscaping or garden pathways.
2017 White Oak Borough Recycling Calendar.
(*Portable Document Format - PDF File)
Paper Recycling Program
Paper Recycling Boxes Available.
In keeping with White Oak Borough's commitment to recycling, we now have paper recycling boxes available for purchase. the boxes can be purchased at the White Oak Borough Building for $3.00. The boxes measure 12" x 16" and are the perfect size for collecting newspapers. They also have handles, which make them very easy to carry and empty.