Welcome to the Borough of Patterson Heights

About Us

Check Out Patterson Heights

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 love to walk or jog 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 PA Turnpike can take us to Youngstown, Ohio, and points east as far as Harrisburg and Philadelphia.


I-376 can also take us to 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 - 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

Rest in Peace Charles Morris Andrews

     Charles ‘Chap’ Morris Andrews, 91, a resident of Patterson Heights, with long time connection to Beaver, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018.  Charles was born February 25, 1927, to Ruth Ann Morris Andrews and Clement Mathew Andrews.  His grandparents were William Andrews and Bessie Laughlin Andrews of Beaver, and all gave many years of service to Park Presbyterian Church.  Chap served as an Elder, Trustee and Sunday School teacher. 

     

     He graduated from Beaver Falls High School, lettering in baseball.  He Attended Virginia Military Institute and joined the United States Navy at the age of 18, serving in France and China during World War II, attaining the rank of Seaman Second Class.  He graduated from Penn State University in 1950 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and upon graduation worked for Michael Baker Jr., Inc.  After earning his professional engineering license, Chap became City Engineer for the City of Beaver Falls.  His family moved to Patterson Heights in 1929 and he enjoyed telling people how long he lived there. 

     

     Charles served multiple terms on Patterson Heights Council.  He Later became manager of the Beaver Falls Municipal Authority, and under his tenure the Hydro-Electric Plant was built.  Upon retirement, he became the manager of Operations with American Commonwealth Management Company.  Chap also served as president of the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. 


     An avid Penn State football fan, holding season tickets for over fifty years, he attended every bowl game and entertained Penn State head coach, Joe Paterno, in his home in 1973.  Charles was a member of the Beaver Valley Country Club from 1950 until it was sold and became Beaver Valley Golf Club.  He continued to play 18 holes of golf several times a week until three years ago.  Chap was a member of the Beaver Falls Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He volunteered at the Beaver County Rotary Auction for many years, and took great pleasure in ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.  During the winter months he did volunteer tax work. 

     

Charles is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joann Stewart Andrews, and son, Charles Mark Andrews.  Friends will be received Tuesday December 11, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Noll Funeral Home, Inc., 333 Third St., Beaver.  A funeral service will be held at Park Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, followed by full Military Rites by the Beaver County Special Unit with a reception to follow.  Online condolences may be shared at nollfuneral.com. 

Announcements and upcomong events

Leaf and Brush Pickup Has Ended (Almost)

Despite having to use a very uncooperative and breakdown-prone leaf vac,  Bryan has managed to pick up all the leaves that were placed in the streets.  This is despite the fact that wet leaves are very difficult to pick up.  

As this is being written on December 4, the borough truck is still full of salt.  Unfortunately, we do not have a place to temporarily store the salt.  Once the truck is empty, however, Bryan will attempt to pick up any yard wast bags that have been left out.  Like everything else, it all depends on the weather.

Winter Is Here!

Whether we consider the coming of winter as a good thing or a bad thing, we all need to keep going places, most of us by driving.  Here are a couple of things about winter driving in Patterson Heights you might want to consider.


Children will still be going to school, sometimes when it is dark in the morning, and sometimes when it is dark as they arrive home.  PLEASE drive slowly through the Borough, and be mindful of the kids, who might need to stand in the street waiting for the bus, or walk in the street on their way home.


Just as he did last year, Bryan will concentrate on spreading salt in the intersections of the Borough.  The streets between the intersections will be plowed, so if we are driving slowly (see above), we should be able to move about safely.  Also, he does not salt the alleys.  Salting an unpaved alley will only turn it into a muddy, slushy mess.  Finally, the cost of salt has risen dramatically this year, and the Council is concerned about making the best use of our road funds.

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 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.  At 6 p.m. he will settle in at the Borough Building for hot chocolate, cookies, and lots of pictures, so be sure to join him, and bring your cameras.  Many thanks to the Volunteer Firefighters, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and her elves (also known as the Ladies' Auxiliary).

Some Attaboys

Thank you to Jake Barsottini and the Viet Nam Veterans for providing the new POW/MIA flag at the Municipal Building.  Our American flag appears to be able to last a while longer.


Another fine job by our election team, Rosemary Bellan, Sue Philipp, and Lynn Doyle.  


Thank you to David Bentley for providing us with some great pictures of homes in Patterson Heights.  We will be able to rotate them on our front page.

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.  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.  

Election Day

It was a busy Election Day, as more than 69% of our registered voters participated.  316 ballots were cast, with many young and first-time voters.  

152 voters cast straight-party ballots, 92 Republican, 58 Democratic, and 2 Libertarian.  In the race for PA Governor, Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner tied with 153 votes each.  In the U.S. Senate race, Lou Barletta received 161 votes to Bob Casey's 148.  For the U.S. House, Keith Rothfus received 169 to 146 for Conor Lamb, and Patterson Heights voters chose Jim Marshall over Amy Fazio, 193 to 120 in the race for the Pennsylvania Assembly.

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 have gotten more heavily involved with recycling 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!


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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.

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.

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.

 

IMPORTANT:

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.

Upcoming Council Meetings

Wednesday, December 19, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 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 lights, some only have one.

We have sent them a list which includes the locations of six lights which are out, and have been told they will get to them within a couple of months.

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, 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.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Borough of Patterson Heights

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

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

Hours

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