Welcome to the Borough of Patterson Heights

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, locating 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 children belong to the Blackhawk School District.

     From the Beaver County  Historical  Research & Landmarks Foundation

Announcements and upcomong events

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.

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. 

Recycling Tip of the Week

MYTH:  Most Americans recycle all they can.

FACT:  Research shows convenience and commitment are required for maximum recycling.  For instance, is there more than one location in a household to store recyclables?  If not, recyclables in areas other than the kitchen get thrown away.  Additionally, is there only one committed recycler in a household (usually the person who picks up after everyone)?  If so, studies indicate making this a family/partner affair where everyone participates, allows the most recycling of the right materials.


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).

Upcoming Council Meetings

Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21, 7 p.m.

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

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.

Paper and Cardboard Recycling

 We now have boxes for paper and cardboard recycling behind the Borough Building!  The green and yellow box is for paper, and the dark box is for corrugated cardboard.  Please do not throw plastic bags into the PAPER recycling box!  The plastic bags can be recycled at Giant Eagle, or placed in your recycling bin for Monday pickup.  If you bring cardboard to recycle, please be sure that your cardboard box has been broken down (flattened).  If you have any questions about what materials are acceptable, please call the Borough office at (724) 846-0677. 

Grass on the Street

 Grass that is blown onto the street ends up being washed down to the storm sewer.  It often clogs the sewer, and chemicals used on your lawn end up in the river.  The DEP will hold the Borough responsible for permitting this practice.  So please sweep or blow the grass cuttings off the roadway. 

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. 

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. 

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 you own containers.  The ladies can 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!

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.

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.

Recycling Is Here!


Actually, recycling has been with us for a long time. We recycle things every day without even thinking about it. You put leftovers in the fridge to finish tomorrow. You lend a book or a garden tool to a friend. You might wash out that Cool-Whip container for storing the aforementioned leftovers, and what garage doesn’t have odds and ends of lumber from some previous household project?

We have received our first boxes!  Called a "retriever," the paper retriever will accept just about any kind of paper, including newspaper, magazines, envelopes, junk mail, and catalogs. The cardboard retriever will take corrugated cardboard. Corrugated cardboard is the stuff that has two layers, with a honeycomb structure between the layers. Most of the boxes you get from Amazon, for example, are made from corrugated cardboard. The non-corrugated, thinner material, like cereal boxes or tubes from toilet paper or paper towel rolls, can actually be thrown in with the paper!

So why should we bother separating this stuff from our regular garbage, when Valley Waste will take just about anything we put out on Monday morning? The State of Pennsylvania is so committed to keeping paper and cardboard out of landfills, that they are actually willing to pay us to separate it.


Here are some interesting facts, 1 through 4 provided by the EPA: 

1. In 2011, 2/3 of all paper consumed in the United States was recycled.

2. Every ton of paper recycled saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

3. Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees.

4. Every ton of paper recycled saves 7,000 gallons of water.

5. In 2017 Patterson Heights recycled about 125 tons of yard waste, which equates to 376 cubic yards of landfill space. This yard waste was turned into compost.

6. In 2017 Patterson Heights recycled 90 tons of leaves, which equates to 360 cubic yards of landfill space. The leaves, too, were turned into compost.

In case you don’t care to do the math, little Patterson Heights saved a local landfill from using a space 27 feet long by 27 feet wide by 27 feet deep just last year. Add to that almost 30 tons of mixed recyclables picked up by Valley Waste. 

Getting back to Pennsylvania, why would the State pay people to recycle? Unfortunately, land that is available for landfills is not limitless. And most of the people in Pennsylvania don’t particularly want a landfill in their backyard. It is in the interest of the State, and of course, the people of the State, to limit the amount of trash that goes into landfills. Luckily, paper and cardboard are among the things that are most easily removed from the trash stream, and among the things that take up the most space.

Now, Pennsylvania is not going to send us a check each time we fill a box. They will however, pay us back in grant money once we can demonstrate a track record of having a successful recycling program. We can then use the grant money for a new leaf machine, a rotating brush for sweeping and cleaning the roadways, upgrades to the playground—many things that can be used to maintain and enhance the beauty of our community.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity to recycle, for all the reasons listed above. The retrievers are located behind the Borough Building, and you can drive up to them from 7th Street. If you have any questions at all, feel free to call the Borough office at (724) 846-0677, or email the office at pattersonhgts@verizon.net.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Borough of Patterson Heights

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