Council Meeting
October 27th @ 7 PM

Halloween Parade at
the Georgian Place
October 30th @ 7:00 PM

Daylight Saving
Time Ends
November 2nd

Election Day
November 4th

Open Office Hour
Every Thursday
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Somerset Borough manager Benedict G. Vinzani Jr., Ph.D.

Inside Somerset

By: Benedict G. Vinzani Jr., Ph.D.
      Borough Manager

May 2014

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Somerset County Act 32
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ACT 44 Disclosure
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ACT 13

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Report 2012


Water Notification System

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As a reminder to Somerset Borough residents, the Borough’s
Code Enforcement Department will continue to enforce the
Property Maintenance Codes and the High Grass Ordinance. Common causes for violations being issued are:

              • grass exceeding 6” in height
              • garbage around the property
              • structural deficiencies
              • unsecured vacant structures with broken
                windows / open doors etc.


With the arrival of warmer weather, here are some tips for those planning construction projects: Permits are required:

• To construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure.
• When sanitary facilities (water / sewer) are added.
• When a proposed change occurs in the use of a building.
• When driveway construction is planned.
• When fencing is erected.
• When streets are excavated.

A comprehensive listing of activities requiring permits is available at our Inspections Department; by calling Building Inspector Tom Jury at 445-5595; and on our web site


Somerset Borough reminds residents not to place signs on trees or utility poles. The Somerset Borough Zoning Ordinance prohibits signs from being attached to trees or utility poles. Recently there have been incidents of yard sale signs being placed on trees, utility and sign poles, as well as traffic signal poles.

This is a violation of Section 183-34 of the Somerset Borough Zoning Ordinance, and is subject to a fine of up to $250 per day for each violation.

Water Report2013 Annual Drinking Water
Quality Report

PWSID# 4560042

Posted February 20th, 2014

We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Click to view.

Telemarketers have been falsely representing the Somerset Borough Police Department

TelemarketersA company named Team Spirit Promotions has recently been engaging in a telemarketing campaign in the Somerset area to sell ad space on a refrigerator magnet they plan to distribute in Somerset.  In addition to the ads, the magnet is to also contain emergency numbers.

Unfortunately, the telemarketers have been falsely representing that the Somerset Borough Police Department is “sponsoring” their efforts and that they are “working hand-in-hand” with the department.  A common ploy is also to tell people that Chief Randy Cox has personally endorsed the effort.

None of the above is accurate or true.  The Somerset Police Department does not engage in solicitation of funds to the general public and never engages in any type of phone solicitation.  Further, neither the Somerset Borough Police Department nor any of its members, including the Chief of Police, have any type of relationship or agreement with Team Spirit Promotions.

Any community business may feel free to contact the department should they have any concerns.

Posted 3-8-13

Recycling Collections

Recycling CollectionsWaste Management will be picking up recyclables for every resident in Somerset Borough beginning Monday, March 26th, 2012.

Please place your plastics, clear and colored glass and aluminum in a container near the curb of your street. Collection days will resume every Monday thereafter.

There is no charge for this service.

Posted 3-23-12

Public Comment Policy

Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Somerset: January 24, 2011


Council The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act (65 Pa. C.S. 701, et seq.) provides that the Board or Council of a political subdivision shall provide a reasonable opportunity at each advertised regular meeting and advertised special meeting for residents of the political subdivision or for taxpayers of the political subdivision or to comment on matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be before the Board or Council prior to taking official action. (710.1).

To assure compliance with the Act, to inform members of the public who may wish to make comment, and to provide for predictable and orderly implementation of the public comment period, Somerset Borough Council has adopted this Public Comment Policy. READ MORE >