About Us

Borough Government Working for You

Mayor - Ron Tyger  (724) 622-6282

Council President - Bill Starn  (724) 630-1707

Council Vice-President - Jim Turnbull  (724) 494-3306

Council Member - Connie Klein  (724) 462-8241

Council Member - Bryan Landman (724) 494-1024

Council Member - Fran Levinger (724) 513-8085

Council Member - Sue Pokego  (724) 971-4942

Council Member - Tim Weisenburger  (724) 987-8468

Solicitor - Frank Paganie

Tax Collector - Nadine Galbreath  (724) 494-1846

Secretary/Treasurer - Jack Doyle (724) 462-0923

Zoning Officer - Vacant

Zoning Board Chair - Tony Sadaka

Zoning Board Member - Ruthanne Bentley

Zoning Board Member - Joe Spratt

Auditor - Dave Hurley

Auditor - Martha Pietsch

Auditor - Sandy O'Shea

Vacancy Board Chair - Caren Turnbull

Code Enforcement  - Dawna Pella  (724) 494-4207

Police Chief - Dave Stanislawski (724) 775-0883 -      non-emergency

Fire Chief - Jason Medlin

Emergency Management Coordinator - Bryan Landman

District Magistrate - Dirk Goodwald  (724) 770-2002

The Borough

     Patterson Heights was incorporated on June 19, 1899, and is one of the smallest municipalities in Beaver County.    When incorporated, Patterson Heights had 27 residents.  As of 2010, there were 636 residents living in the 268 homes in Patterson Heights.  Part of the old Beaver Valley Country Club, now the Beaver Valley Golf Club, lies within the boundaries of Patterson Heights.

     The first business in Patterson Heights was a general store owned and operated by Rosser Prosser.

     The Patterson Heights Street Railway Company operated the Patterson Heights Incline beginning in 1895, which connected residents with lower Beaver Falls.  The lower station was located at the factory of Penn Bridge Works, the area now known as Bridge Street.

     Alum Rocks, located overlooking Beaver Falls and the Beaver River, has been the site of discovery for many Native American artifacts that have taught us a lot about the Indians that once resided here.

     The Patterson Heights Volunteer Fire Department incorporated on November 4, 1903, making it the first incorporated fire department in Beaver County.

     Patterson Heights does not have its own police department.  Patterson Township Police serve and protect in Patterson Heights.

     Patterson Heights is part of the Blackhawk School District.

     From the Beaver County  Historical  Research & Landmarks Foundation

Announcements and upcomong events

Some Attaboys

You've probably noticed all the fire alarms going off recently.  Don't forget that the police also respond to those calls, as well as taking care of their regular duties.  Kudos to the fire fighters (led by Chief Jason Medlin) and police officers (led by Chief David Stanislawski) who protect Patterson Heights.

Hats off to Bryan Landman for some recent work done on sewer lines in the Borough--in the rain--in the dark--after hours.  He could just as easily called for professional assistance, probably costing the Borough thousands.  Several residents have also taken the time to tell me how much they appreciate Bryan's keeping the Borough Park in such great shape.

Patterson Heights Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary

 The Ladies Auxiliary organizes programs, fundraisers, and other activities for the benefit of the residents of Patterson Heights.  The Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Borough Building.  They welcome all guests, and would love to have you as a member.  Contact Fran Levinger or Sue Pokego (numbers listed above) for more information.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 2nd.  Be sure to mark your calendar. 

Election Day - and Bake Sale

 November 6 is the date of the Fall election this year.  We are part of a new Congressional district now, and should see a hotly contested race, with many campaign ads.  As always, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale the day of the election.  They will gladly take any baked goods you are able to donate. 


Halloween will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Have a great time, and be safe.

Here's an idea!  Order some meatball subs from the Ladies Auxiliary, pick them up on the 30th, and have an easy dinner while you greet the Trick-or-Treaters.  See below for ordering information.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town!

In order to save wear and tear on his reindeer and sleigh, Santa will be riding through the Borough in the Patterson Heights fire truck, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.  At around 7 p.m. he will settle in at the Borough Building for hot chocolate, cookies, and lots of pictures, so be sure to bring your cameras.  Many thanks to the Volunteer Firefighters, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and her elves (also known as the Ladies Auxiliary).

Meatball Sandwich Sale

The Ladies Auxiliary will hold a meatball sandwich sale on Tuesday, October 30.  You may place an order by calling (724) 846-0186.  The deadline for ordering is October 23.  Pickup will be on the 30th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bring your own containers.  The ladies will put your meatballs and sauce in your plastic container, and buns in a separate bag, so you can reconstruct your sandwiches at your convenience.

A meatball sandwich is a quick and easy dinner for Halloween, the next night!

Patterson Heights Special Needs List

If you have a family member with mental or physical challenges, we can alert the Police Department, Fire Department, and County Emergency Management team by means of a list maintained in the Borough Office.

If you have any questions, or would like to have someone added to the list, give us a call or send us an email.

Do I Need a Building Permit?

If you are adding to the area of your yard that is covered by a structure - like adding a deck, an addition, a larger porch, a garage, a fence - you need a permit. If you have any questions call the Borough Office at (724) 846-0677, or send us an email.  By the way, your contractor is not always your best source for information about Patterson Heights zoning regulations.

We Need a New Leaf Machine!

Perhaps you noticed the recent article in the Beaver County Times about the municipalities in Beaver County that received grants to help with the costs of their recycling programs.  One of the reasons we got more heavily involved with recycling ourselves is to develop a track record that will be looked upon favorably by people who give out the grant money.  So keep on separating your recyclables, and, by all means, bring your paper and cardboard to the boxes behind the Borough Building!


If you have an extra $50,000+ and would like to have a new leaf machine named after you, give us a call at the Borough Office.

Speaking of Leaves...

You have probably noticed that most of the leaves are still on the trees this year.  Why they're so late in falling, who knows?   Bryan will be around soon to start vacuuming the leaves you place in the street, but there are a few things you should remember.  Most importantly, the machine is designed to pick up ONLY leaves--not trash, sticks, lumber, pumpkins, cornstalks, or grass!

He will continue to pick up leaves until he needs to put the snow plow on the truck.  Once the plow is on the truck, he won't be able to pick up any more leaves, and he will simply plow any leaves you leave in the street right back into your yard!

Little Free Library

 Stop by 498 Fourth Street, and check out the Little Free Library.  Take a book/leave a book.  This is truly one of gems of our community.  More information to come. 

New Soliciting Ordinance for Patterson Heights


The Borough Council has approved Ordinance 281, which regulates soliciting in Patterson Heights.  This ordinance DOES NOT affect soliciting by minors (Girl Scouts, Little League, school fundraisers).  Solicitors MUST have a Borough-issued ID, plus another photo ID.  If you see anyone soliciting without having first registered with the Borough, you are encouraged to contact the police.



If you do not want solicitors coming to your house at all, the Borough will add your address to a "Do Not Knock" list.  If you would like to be added to the list, contact the Borough Office by calling (724-846-0677), or by completing a Get In Touch form found at the bottom of this page.

Brush and Leaf Pickup

 All yard waste eventually goes through a shredder, and becomes compost.  The shredder cannot handle metals or large pieces of wood, like tree trunks or 4x4's.  Please keep this in mind.  Also, NO plastic, glass, or dog waste.  Only grass or other vegetation that grows in your yard!  In response to questions about when leaf pickup will begin...it depends on the trees, and when they decide to start dropping their leaves. 

Upcoming Council Meetings

Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21, 7 p.m.

Council meetings are held in the Borough Building on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.  Your attendance is encouraged!  Come and see your local government at work.

Let Us Know

Do you like the updated website?  Do you hate the updated site?  Do you have any suggestions for improvements?  We are working to add more features, but don't wait.  Let us know if there is something you would like to see on the Patterson Heights site.  Our email link is at the bottom of the page.

The Historical Committee Is in Business!

The Patterson Heights Historical Committee, led by Phyllis Aluseo, has placed a number of items in a case in the corner of the meeting room of the Borough Building.  Stop by the Borough Office (open most weekdays between 10 and 2) to take a look.  Hopefully, the case will be accessible on election day, and during other gatherings.  Anyone having Patterson Heights memorabilia is encouraged to call Phyllis at (724) 846-3937.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Borough of Patterson Heights

719 4th St, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010, United States

(724) 846-0677 / pattersonhgts@verizon.net


The door on the side of the Borough Building indicates that office hours are by appointment only.  Actually, if you see my car in the parking lot or the light on in the office in the corner of the second floor, feel free to stop in.  Generally, I am here between about 10 and 2 on weekdays.  -- Jack