Welcome to the Borough of Patterson Heights

About Us

Check Out Patterson Heights As We Celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Our Founding This Year!

Patterson Heights is a small community in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  We are almost completely residential, yet close to schools, churches, and shopping.  We have our own park, with a playground and an all-weather basketball court.  Some of our residents publish a community newsletter, "A View from the Heights," so we can keep up with the latest local news.  Our residents and their pets love to walk, jog, or ride their bikes on our quiet streets.

We are located near I-376, which connects us with Pittsburgh (only 31 miles, often just a 45-minute drive) and New Castle.  The Turnpike can take us to Youngstown, Ohio, and points east as far as Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

I-376 can also take us past the new Shell ethane cracker plant, only about 10 miles away.  It's interesting to see the plant get larger every time you drive by.

Whether you're relocating, or would just like to visit a beautiful little town with tree-lined streets and friendly people, be sure to check out Patterson Heights.  And if you have any questions, email us at the address shown below.

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 - Bryan Landman (724) 494-1024

Council Member - Fran Levinger (724) 513-8085

Council Member - Sue Pokego  (724) 971-4942

Council Member - Andy Briggs  (724) 651-7875

Council Member - Andrew Why  (412) 956-0765

Solicitor - Frank Paganie

Tax Collector - Nadine Galbreath  (724) 494-1846

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

Zoning Officer - Jack Doyle  (724) 462-0923

Zoning Board Chair - Tony Sadaka

Zoning Board Member - Ruthanne Bentley

Zoning Board Member - Rosemary Bellan

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  non-emergency number (724) 775-0883

Fire Chief - Jason Medlin

Emergency Management Coordinator - Bryan Landman (724) 494-1024

District Magistrate - Dirk Goodwald  (724) 770-2002

Open Records Officer - Jack Doyle  (724) 846-0677

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 items of interest

Emergency Alerts

If you are interested in being alerted in the case of an emergency (like the chlorine gas leak in Rochester on July 12), start by going to the Beaver County website (www.beavercountypa.gov).  

On the right side of the page, about halfway down, there is a link to "Swift 911 - Emergency Notification Services."

Click on that box, and you will be taken to a portal where you can sign up to receive emergency alerts.

Roadwork Information

Beaver Falls Municipal Authority will be working on 4th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue this week.  They have told us they are replacing a large section of water pipe, to be followed by repaving of that section of the street by a paving company.  They will also be repaving a small section of road on 9th Avenue just south of 4th Street, and repaving the intersection at 8th Avenue and 5th Street.

We will add more information as it becomes available.

43 Years Ago!


On America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976, a parade through Patterson Heights was led by our young mayor, Perry Small, pulling the Borough's old hose reel.  Not sure about the outfit. Was that standard firefighter gear in 1976?  The picture is too good to move it right to one of our History pages.



Blackhawk School District real estate tax bills were sent to residents of Patterson Heights or their banks last week. If you usually pay your bill directly (as opposed to having your mortgage company escrow and pay it for you) AND you did not receive it in the mail, please contact our local Tax Collector, Nadine Galbreath, at(724) 494-1846.

 We want to avoid anyone having to pay penalties because they never received their bill. 

The law states that the homeowner is responsible for knowing when the Boro and School Taxes come out, and for seeking them out if not received. 

Did you like the food trucks?

A big THANK YOU to all the people who came out to make our first "Food Trucks in the Park" a great success!

We received a lot of good feedback regarding the event on June 26th.  The food was great, people enjoyed spending time with their neighbors, and the weather could not have been better!

The goals were to have an event that was inexpensive, and one that would be enjoyed by the residents of Patterson Heights.  The trucks came at their own expense, so no cost to the Borough.  We saw many people who stayed after eating to enjoy the playground, enjoy the shade, and enjoy each other.  It was interesting to see so many of our neighbors from surrounding communities, like Patterson Township, and Beaver Falls.

Several people have asked when we are going to have another Food Truck Day.  The truth is, we did not plan a second day, because we didn't know if the first one would be successful!  Be assured that we will have at least one more, probably in August or September.  Watch this site for more information, and


Glass Recycling

If you are not aware of it, Valley Waste no longer wants glass in the mixed recycling bin you put out on Monday.  Without getting into all the reasons why it has become difficult to recycle glass, we want you to know that the County Recycling Center in Brady's Run Park will begin taking glass bottles and jars on Wednesday mornings starting in June, from 8 until 11 am.


The Through Beaver County's Lens: Glass to Glass program collects eyeglasses, sunglasses, and reading glasses for reuse.  Collected eyeware are then shared with local doctors or sent abroad through Mission Vision for use in developing countries.

Please keep eyeware bound for reuse separate from glass bottles and jars.

Get Ready for the Patterson Heights Community Day!

Community Day is back!

Come to the Park for food, fun, and lots of entertainment.  Mark your calendar for August 3rd, and check out our Community Day page for more information.

At this time plans include recognition and awards for our firefighters, a DJ, face painting, magic, Brusster's ice cream, balloon animals, a movie, popcorn, cotton candy, and fire trucks for the kids to explore, ALL FREE!!

Available for purchase will be food and baked goods provided by the Fire Department and the Ladies' Auxiliary.

Patterson Heights Fireman's Ladies' Auxiliary

  The Ladies' Auxiliary organizes programs, fundraisers, and other activities for the benefit of the residents and fire fighters of Patterson Heights.  The Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Borough Building (although they are not meeting again until September).  The Auxiliary welcomes all guests, and would love to have you as a member.  Contact Fran Levinger or Sue Pokego (numbers listed above) for more information.   

Yard Waste Pickup

You have probably seen that Bryan is once again collecting bags of yard waste.  He will continue this service into the fall.  As we said previously, leaves will be picked up, but only if they are placed in paper bags.  While sticks, twigs, and branches can be bundled and tied (maximum four-feet long, each bundle small enough to handle), all other yard waste, including leaves, must be placed in bags.

DO NOT put your leaves in the street, as you do in autumn.

Some tips:  You can put any kind of plant material, such as twigs, branches, weeds, leaves, grass) into the brown bags, but nothing else.  This means no metal, plastic, plastic grocery bags, and especially glass.  Unfortunately, all these items were found in bags last year,  the glass causing severe cuts to Bryan's arm!  

Finally, a bag packed full with grass is either going to be too heavy to lift into the truck, or moisture in the grass will make the bottom fall out of the bag.  We ask you to keep the bags to 35 pounds or less.  Yard waste pickup is a valuable service provided by the Borough.  Please help by using common sense.

Recycling Report

Our paper recycling box, located behind the Municipal Building, was emptied last week for the second time this year.  Each full box holds between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 tons of paper, so we have already surpassed last year's total.  

The corrugated cardboard is picked up each Thursday.

Unfortunately, we still see lots of cardboard left out for the trash on Monday mornings!  

Bring your paper and cardboard down to the collection bins behind the Municipal Building.  Why?  See the item below about the Leaf Machine.

Some Attaboys

511 Website Views in the Last 30 Days!

It's great to see that so many of you are checking the website for information.  According to GoDaddy, the company that hosts our site, there have been 511 views in the last 30 days.  That's a phenomenal number, considering that the site has only been up for less than a year..  Keep on viewing, as this is a great (and inexpensive) way to get information out to the Patterson Heights residents.

More Yard Waste Info

 Please be aware that if you have a large amount of material set out for Bryan to pick up, it may very well take longer for him to get to it.  If he can service ten residents by picking up a couple of bags at each house, he will do that before he gets to a large pile of branches, etc. 

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.


All residents should have recently received a pamphlet with current emergency preparedness information.  If you are living with a person who has special needs, please complete and return the Special Needs Card enclosed in the pamphlet.

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.

We STILL Need a New Leaf Machine!

Since nobody offered to purchase a new leaf vacuum for the Borough, Council decided to apply for a grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  If the full amount requested is given to Patterson Heights, we will be able to purchase a new machine, and make some other improvements to our recycling program.  Being able to demonstrate the Borough's commitment to recycling (leaves, yard waste, paper, and cardboard) was critical in justifying our need for the grant money.

The good news is that our recycling program is off to a great start, and has been effective with limited resources.  The bad news is that we won't find out about grant awards until late this year, and won't receive any money until the end of the year.  Even if we are successful, we need to get one more year out of the old leaf vac!

Keep on separating your recyclables, and, by all means, bring your paper and cardboard to the boxes behind the Borough Building!

Do I Need a Building or Zoning Permit?

If you are adding or making changes to the structures on your property, you may need a zoning permit, a building permit, or both.  This includes adding a deck, an addition, a larger porch, a garage, or a fence. 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.

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.  The LFL librarians are always adding new books that are donated by Patterson Heights residents.

Upcoming Council Meetings

Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 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 and participation are encouraged!  Come and see your local government at work.

Is Your Street Light Out?

Not surprisingly, Duquesne Light does not monitor our street lights to make sure they stay in working condition.  It is up to us to alert them to the need for repair.

You can do this yourself, if you like, by calling Duquesne Light at 888-393-7100, or by contacting the borough office.  If you call Duquesne Light they will want to know the location of the light, and the number(s) on the pole.  Some poles have as many as three numbers, some only have one.

The Historical Committee Is in Business!

The Patterson Heights Historical Committee, comprised of Phyllis Aluseo and Carol Wagner, has placed a number of items in a case in the corner of the meeting room of the Borough Building.  Patterson Heights has been here since 1899, and has a rich history.

Stop by the Borough Office (open most weekdays between 10 and 2, or whenever a white Honda CR-V is in the lot) to take a look.  Hopefully, the case will be accessible on election days, and during other gatherings.  Anyone having Patterson Heights memorabilia is encouraged to call Phyllis at (724) 846-3937.

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.

Public Notice

Beaver Falls Municipal Authority Monitoring Violation (pdf)


Contact Us

Get in Touch!

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Borough of Patterson Heights

600 7th Avenue, Patterson Heights, Pennsylvania 15010, United States

Phone us at (724) 846-0677 Email us at pattersonhgts@verizon.net


Generally, I am in the office between about 10 and 2 on most weekdays.  Enter the building through the door on the side of the building, and take the elevator up to the second floor.  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.  -- Jack