Water Line Flushing
May 15th,
May 17th thru May 21st

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Council Meeting
May 18th @ 7 PM

Spring Clean-Up
May 19th

Borough Offices will be closed for Memorial Day
May 25th

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


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Inside Somerset

By: Michele A. Enos
Interim Borough Manager

May 2015

Act 32 - Local Earned
Income Tax ReformAct 32 - Local Earned
Income Tax Reform

Local Earned
Income Tax Information

Somerset County Act 32
PSD Codes

ACT 44 Disclosure
PA State Seal
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ACT 13

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Report 2012


Water Notification System

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MAY 19, 2015
All items to be curb side by 6 A.M. May 19

All items must be placed along the road right-of-way before 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19. All objects, including carpets, must be cut into 4-foot lengths and tied or bundled.

The following items WILL NOT be picked up:

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners (unless the Freon was removed by a certified technician and tagged as such)
  • Other items containing Freon
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Car and truck parts
  • Shingles
  • Building materials from remodeling or demolition
  • Hazardous/infectious waste
  • Stones, rocks, dirt, concrete, yard waste
  • Normal household trash
  • Flammables
  • Paint or any liquid
  • No 55 gallon drums
  • No item two men cannot lift.
  • Paint cans accepted only if paint is completely hardened with the lids removed.
  • No Electronics

Special Notations:

  • Limit one large appliance and one large furniture item per household.
  • There is a 500 pound weight limit per household (excluding the furniture and appliance item).
  • There will be no return trips. Residents who do not follow the guidelines will be responsible for removal of items.

Water Line Flushing

May 15th, May 17th thru May 21st, 2015

Our flushing schedule is as follows:

  • The Borough of Somerset will begin flushing waterlines May 15th from 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Clover Hill Road, McKinley Drive, Forest Road, and Hickory Hill Lane.

  • May 17 through May 21 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. All remaining areas in the Borough of Somerset. Customers are asked to shut off their gate valve at their water meter from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Your water service may be interrupted. If you notice that your water appears discolored in any manner we recommended that you allow several hours for it to clear up. After time has elapsed, run the cold water faucet for a few minutes to see if your water is clear again.

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Types of payments accepted

  • Bank Account (ACH)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover

Credit Card Payments MasterCard, Discover Card,  American Express or Visa.


  • The Borough of Somerset does not charge a fee for Bank Account (ACH) payments.
  • A third-party fee will apply to all electronic credit card payments.
    • Fee for credit cards is 2.45% or $3.00 minimum charge.

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Borough Manager Position

Somerset Borough, located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, is a three-square-mile municipality of 7,000 residents, with 75 employees.  Applications are being sought for the position of Borough Manager.  Duties include all phases of supervision and management of administrative and public works staff.

Applicant should be an excellent communicator, with knowledge and experience in planning, zoning, grants, economic development and intergovernmental co-operation.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Five years of administrative/managerial experience in public administration are required.  Comparable private sector qualifications will be considered.  Salary range is $65,000 to $70,000 dependent on qualifications. 

For additional information, and application forms, click here.

Please note that if you have previously submitted an application for this position, you will not have to reapply.  All previous applications will be reconsidered.  Resumes and applications are due no later than May 1st, 2015.  Forward resume to the attention of:

Fredric A. Rosemeyer

Vice-President, Somerset Borough Council
Borough Manager’s Position
P.O. Box 71
347 W. Union Street
Somerset, PA  15501

2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Water ReportPWSID# 4560042

Posted: April 3, 2015

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.

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak to someone who understands it.)

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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.

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 >