Public Works Department
Public Works Superintendent: Bernie Rossman
2344 West Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
This department is responsible for maintaining
approximately 57 miles of Borough roads; performing snow
removal on all roads within the Borough, except private roads;
maintaining all Borough equipment, including police cars
and staff vehicles. Franklin Park Public Works employees also
pave and maintain roads and are responsible for projects such
as: Blueberry Hill Activity Center, masonry work for digital
sign, and various other projects.
NO DUMPING OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED IN
ANY BOROUGH PARK
STORM WATER GUIDELINES
Stormwater Management Ordinance
(Borough wide regulations)
here to view or download Storm Water Guidelines
DEP Information Municipal Storm Water
Flood Plain Ordinance (Apply to flood plains only)
POT HOLE CONTACT INFORMATION
FRANKLIN PARK BOROUGH - PUBLIC ROADS
CONTACT INFORMATION: (412-364-4115 ext. 316)
Franklin Park Public Works
2344 West Ingomar Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
PA STATE ROADS
Camp Meeting Road
Little Sewickley Creek Road
Pine Creek Road
Reis Run Road
Wexford Bayne Road
CONTACT INFORMATION: (1-800-349-7623)
PennDot Designates Allegheny County as District 11
this form to report potholes at PennDot
ALLEGHENY COUNTY ROADS
Brandt School Road
CONTACT INFORMATION: (412-931-2517)
Allegheny County Department of Public Works
501 County Office Building
429 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
ORDINANCE 202-13 PARKING PROHIBITED DURING CERTAIN HOURS
This Ordinance states: "No
person shall park a vehicle upon any Borough street
between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am prevailing local
time, and/or during snow removal time." Residents who
violate this Ordinance are subject to the fines and
penalties according to the Code of the Borough of Franklin
For the safety and convenience of our residents, we ask
all motorists to strictly comply with the requirements of
LEAF BAG PICK-UP
The Borough will only collect leaves in biodegradable paper
bags. Please refrain from putting rocks, sticks, plastic
bottles, etc. in the bags. These items will contaminate the
mulch. Do not close leaf bags with duct tape. Duct tape is
not biodegradable and must not be used. Please leave enough room
at the top of the bag so you can either fold or roll it closed.
Leaf bags are paper bio-degradable bags and can be purchased
at the municipal building (.40¢ each) or at any store. Bags should
be taken to the curb for pick-up. The leaf mulch will be available
at Blueberry Hill Park in the Spring.
Fall Leaf Bag pick-up: Mondays only -
October 26th - November 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2015
(All bags must be placed at the curb. Pick-up begins at
All brush (1/2" to 4" in diameter only)
must be placed at the curb. Our Public Works Department
provides brush-chipping service twice a year.
Fall Collection Begins: Monday November 9, 2015
(All brush must be placed at the curb by 7:00am.)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BRUSH CHIPPING PLEASE READ:
Collection will begin on the dates listed above. The
chipper will pass through the Borough one time. If your
brush is not out at the curb when the chipper passes, you
have two options:
1.) Take your branches to the mulch pile on Blaine's Way
in Blueberry Hill Park. The Borough will then mulch the
branches. YOU MUST HAVE A PERMIT FROM BOROUGH OFFICE
2.) Wait until the next collection date
The chipping service may take several weeks to get to all
areas of the Borough depending on the amount of brush
placed at the curb. Although we cannot provide specific
dates, they will get to your area as soon as possible. It
is imperative that residents have your brush at the curb
on the first Monday of the chipping season! Please cut and
place your brush perpendicular to the curb with the butt
This service is provided for brush and tree trimmings
only. Bushes or trees with thorns will not be
accepted. If you have a tree or trees to dispose of, you
must contact a private contractor. Borough crews will
more than 15 minutes chipping brush at your home.
Please cut and place your brush accordingly.
The location of wood chips and leaf compost is located at
the south end of Blaine's Way in Blueberry Hill Park, near
McDevitt Road. The same rules will apply: Chips and
compost are free to Borough residents only.
CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP
Christmas trees should be placed at the curb on Mondays,
January 4, 2016 and
January 18, 2016 by 6:00AM. The public works crews will
only make one trip for each scheduled collection but
depending on weather conditions and the amount of trees
that are placed at the curb, it could take them a full
week to collect the trees. It is still important that the
tree is placed at the curb on the Mondays specified. DO
NOT leave plastic or any decorations on the tree.
SNOW REMOVAL MADE EASIER BY CITIZEN
The Franklin Park Borough Public Works
Department has the responsibility of clearing municipal
streets of snow and ice from winter storms. Our goal is to
provide you with the highest possible level of service. We
take our responsibility very seriously since it is the
safety and welfare of our residents and children that we
are protecting. We cannot stop the snow from falling,
however, we do fight the effects of snow by plowing and
salting roads to keep them passable.
At the beginning of a snow fall when snow begins to lay
on the roads, be assured that salt crews are out, but all
roads cannot be treated at once. Some roads may be treated,
but others may not. Untreated roads may be slippery and
treacherous. If possible, stay off the roads during this
period. Once the roads have been salted, the potential for
accidents is substantially reduced.
Priorities for snow removal are: 1)state roads and
arterial streets 2)PAT bus and school bus routes 3)local
roads. Plowing operations usually occur with the
accumulation of 1 to 3 inches or more of snow. During
snowfalls when plows are used, the initial passes of the
snowplow are to open the road for traffic flow. Expect to
have the snow pushed back to the curb on a later pass. This
is done to provide more space to push away future snow and
to provide drainage when the snow melts, so that water runs
along side of the road, and not in the lane where it may
re-freeze at night when temperatures drop. Because
cu-de-sacs are not thruways to the majority or motorists or
school students, they are done last. Snow Plows cannot pick
up and carry snow, so it is placed where we think it will be
the least problem.
To minimize the snow that gets deposited in front of your
driveway, public works has the following suggestion: Stand
facing your driveway from the street and shovel the snow to
the left of your driveway. This will not completely
eliminate snow from being deposited in front of your
driveway when the plow comes, but it will reduce the
amount that is deposited. Property owners and businesses are
reminded that snow and ice must be removed from the sidewalk
along your frontage within 12 hours of the end of a
snowfall. If snow continues to fall, sidewalks must be
cleared and open for passage. Blowing or shoveling of snow
into the street is a violation of municipal ordinances and
can cause accidents. Property owners assume a serious
liability for such a practice.
In order to assist the public works department during
snow removal, we suggest that you adhere to the following
1. Do not drive unless absolutely necessary. If possible
wait an hour or so from the time that the snow begins to lay
on the road to give salt crews a chance to treat roads.
2. Remove your vehicles from the street. Park in your
driveway or yard.
3. Do not shovel or plow snow from your driveway or walkway
into the street. Pile snow in your yard instead.
4. If you hire a plowing or cleaning service, advise them
not to push snow into the street or in front of neighboring
5. Clear areas for pedestrian crossings at intersections.
6. Remove snow from around fire hydrants.
7. If your vehicle should become stuck in the snow, do not
abandon it in the roadway. Get it moved over to the curb or berm
so that snow plows and emergency vehicles can get past it.
8. When you notice a salt truck approaching from the
opposite direction, slow down and move away from the center of the
road to avoid salt from blasting your vehicle. Salt trucks are
designed to drop more salt near the center of the road.
9. When following a salt truck, keep a safe distance. Expect
trucks to make sudden stops or turns while in the operation of
10. Be sure your vehicle is equipped for winter driving.
Good tires with deep tread are a must. Also put the following
items in your trunk; tire chains, shovel, salt, sand and
emergency road kit.
11. When calling the Public Works Department or other
municipal offices for service, keep messages simple and
direct. Be certain to state the problem and its location.
12. Finally, if you must be on the road during a snow storm,
remember to take your cell phone. In areas where there is not
a 911 services, have the emergency numbers written down or
stored in your phone.