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Welcome to the Borough of Zelienople

                         111 West New Castle Street

                    Zelienople, PA  16063

                    724-452-6610 (Phone)

                    724-452-6613 (Fax)


                    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)


 News & Announcements

Zelienople Pool Opens May 30th

Due to unforeseen facility maintenance the Zelie Pool will be opening Saturday, May 30th instead of Saturday, May 23rd. We will be adding hours onto the end of several days at the pool this summer to make up for the 24 hours of lost time. If you know someone that is not on the FOTP email...please email flood@zoominternet.net to add their name. That way everyone will know which days we will stay open late. Thank you for understanding!

Zelienople Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Zelienople will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the incorporation of the borough during the week of May 26th through May 31st. Festivities will include a 2 hour long parade, a community picnic, dinners, concerts, fireworks, and a donkey softball game featuring the Zelienople and Harmony Fire Departments and much much more. For more information, visit: zelie175.weebly.com or find them on facebook at facebook.com/zelie-175.

Skilled Worker Needed

The Borough of Zelienople is seeking to fill a part-time position, which requires skilled manual work in the operation and maintenance of the Borough’s Water, Electric, and Street Departments.  The nature of the work requires physical effort and extended periods of manual labor.  Base wage rate is $11.00 per hour; estimated 38 hours per week; benefits not included. Applicant should possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a CDL (Commercial driver’s license).. High school diploma or equivalent required.  Applications will not be mailed out to prospective applicants. Applications can be picked up, in person, at the Zelienople Municipal Building 111 W New Castle St., Zelienople PA 16063, during regular business hours.  Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on May 27, 2015. (EEO/AA)  

Seasonal Laborer(s) Needed

The Borough of Zelienople is accepting applications for the position of temporary seasonal laborer(s) for the period of May 2015 through September 4, 2015.  The hourly rate of pay for this position is $9.00.  Applicant should have high school diploma or equivalent.  Applicant should possess a valid driver’s license.  Applications will be accepted through May 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications will not be mailed out to prospective applicants. Applications can be obtained during regular business hours at the Zelienople Municipal Bldg, 111 W New Castle St, Zelienople, PA 16063.   EEO/AA.

Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) Opening

The Borough of Zelienople is seeking an interested a person to fill the position of ALTERNATE Zelineople Zoning Hearing Board.  This is an unexpired term that ends on June 8, 2016.   

The Zoning Hearing Board is a three-member Board whose function is to hear appeals of the decisions of the Zoning Officer.  The Board has the authority to approve exemptions from certain requirements contained in the Zoning Ordinance by granting a variance.  Although Council appoints this Board, the Board's decisions can be appealed only through the State Courts.  The Zoning Hearing Board meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Building, provided that there is business to conduct. To be eligible for appointment, you must be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in, or be a citizen of the Borough of Zelienople. All appointments are made by Council Resolution as defined by the PA Municipal Planning Code.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, June 1, 2015.  Anyone wishing to apply for this position should immediately submit a letter of interest or an email to:  Mr. Donald C. Pepe, Borough Manager, Borough of Zelienople, 111 W. New Castle Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 or mgrzelieboro@zoominternet.net.

Brush Pile Pick Up

Brush pile pick up will resume on May 6th.  Please note that only tree limbs (6" diameter or smaller) will be picked up.  NO GARDEN DEBRIS.  Call the Borough Office at (724) 452-6610 to schedule a pick up.     

Street Sweeping

The Borough will be begin sweeping on Zelienople's streets on Thursday, April 2nd.  Please be sure to have your sidewalks (including street corners), storefront areas and properties swept, this will ensure the street sweeping will be as effective as possible. 

Electric and Water Rates to Increase

Both of these rate increases are the actual rates increases to the borough that we need to pass along to the consumer.  The rate increases are as follows: • Electric rates are increased by 7.7%, effective with the April 2015 billings. • Water rates are increased by 4%, effective with the April 2015 billings.

In addition, there have been changes in the regulations for providing of utility services in the Borough that are part of Ordinance # 840-15 scheduled for adoption on March 30, 2015. These changes are summarized below as follows: • The delinquency period, prior to termination, will be reduced from 90 days to 60 days. • The winter “no shut-off period” has been modified to December 1st thru March 1st and also provides for the use of load limiting meters. • The elimination of winter “no shut-off periods” for non-residential accounts has been added. • Clarifications of technical requirements for extension(s) of electric service have been included. View Letter

Market Street Bridge Closure

Butler County has closed the Market Street Bridge (the bridge by WBCA) for repairs. We will post more information as it becomes available.


Beginning the 1st quarter of 2015, the borough will begin mailing a quarterly newsletter to all residents, in an effort to keep you informed of what is happening throughout the borough.  The newsletter will be included in your monthly utility billing, and where appropriate, please pass it onto tenants, etc.  Additional copies may be obtained through the borough office.  We realize that it will take some time for our newsletter to evolve, but it is our wish to not only include happenings by Borough Council but to also include articles submitted by anyone or any organization in the borough having news of interest to our residents.  Articles of interest may be dropped off at the borough office or emailed to zelieboroughnewsletter@zoominternet.net for inclusion in the next quarterly mailing.  The newsletter will be published the 1st, 3rd and 4th quarters of each year.  For the 2nd quarter of each year we will publish our Manager’s Budget Message which has become a Don Pepe tradition. View First Quarter Newsletter.

Borough Council Adopts Amendments to Zoning Ordinance

The Borough of Zelienople Council will approved the adoption of the following ordinance #837-14 during its meeting on Monday November 24, 2014.  View Ordinance.

New Skateboard Ordinance Approved

On September 8, 2014, Zelienople Borough Council approved Skateboard Ordinance 836-14Click here to View Ordinance.

Fire Sirens in Zelienople

Ever wonder what those fire horns mean? According to Zelienople Fire Chief Rob Reeb, the Zelienople Fire Siren blows for 3 reasons:  a)  If it blows just once = It's normally a test or some sort of check on the system, unless there is a system failure.  b) If it blows 7 cycles = it's for an Emergency - Fire, Rescue or people in need of assistance.  c) If it blows and keeps blowing = it's a close weather related sighting. 

CCR Water Report

The 2013 Zelienople Borough Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available!  Paper copies of the report may be obtained at the borough administrative office.  


Attaching signs to structures, poles, objects, etc., by means of chains, cords, rope, wire, etc. is prohibited.  Signs placed in violation of this ordinance will result in immediate removal of the sign.   

"The key to Zelienople's past-Unlock History Today". 

We are spreading the word that Zelienople is a unique historical treasure. Come join us!  For membership information contact our office at (724) 452-9457 or find us online at www.zelienoplehistoricalsociety.com.  You can also stay up-to-date on events and historical acquisitions when you "like" us on Facebook at:                                                    https://www.facebook.com/ZelieHistory.

Sign up for the Receive SwiftReach Notification System

If you haven't done it yet, Zelienople Borough is reminding residents and businesses to sign up for the SwiftReach Notification System.  SwiftReach is an alert notification system used to contact you during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates via phone calls, text messages, and email.  To sign up to receive these alerts, please complete the SwiftReach Contact Form.  The Borough's alert system is free; however, standard text messaging rates from your carrier may apply.

Reminder of Sign Ordinance

In our effort to not clutter up our 4 corner park area, no signs are to be placed anywhere within the 4 corner park area ( borough property) without first obtaining permission. This is required by Borough Ordinance. Any signs that are placed there can be removed immediately without notice to the owner. Please understand we support our local organizations but this area is not to be used as a place for advertisement whether it be for profit or nonprofit. If any organization  wants to place a sign of some kind please notify the borough office  well before the event being advertised so your request has time to be considered and decided upon. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. 

Zelienople Downtown Revitalization/Improvement Project

The preliminary design for phase I for the Downtown Improvement/Revitalization project is beginning now.  Click here for project information. 

Recyclable Materials

Recyclable materials must be placed in containers provided by the Borough or cut and baled, tied, bundled, stacked, or packaged.  Recyclable materials may include clear glass, colored glass, aluminum steel and bimetallic containers, high-grade office paper, newspapers, corrugated paper, and plastics.  Hard to Recycle Guide

Burning Ordinance

Please be aware that only recreational burning/bonfires and container burning is permitted within the Borough of Zelienople.  All burning may not be more than five (5) feet in diameter and not more than five (5) feet in height and shall not burn longer than three (3) hours.  continue reading.....

Community Park Rules & Regulations

Amendments to the park rules and regulations were approved on July 25, 2011.  Amendments were made to the park hours, amplification and sound systems, tobacco free zone, and to an age 12 and under play zone.  Click here to view the amended resolution.  The final copy of the full rules and regulations which incorporated the changes in resolution #211-11 can be found here:  Rules and Regulations for Park use and Conduct  


Borough Manager's Corner

2015 Budget Message

Open Records

ACT 44

ACT 13

Press Releases

Public Notices/Bid Openings

Park and Pool

Park:  724-452-0231

Pool:  724-452-5208

Parks & Recreation: 


Park Hours:  6 AM to Dusk

Pool Hours:  12pm-8pm

Zelie Park Recreation Guide

2015 Community Park Book

Community Park

Park Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Zelie 175th Celebration Info


Zelienople Airport Authority Meeting

Zelienople Municipal Building

5/20/15                           7:30 PM


American Legion Annual Memorial Day Service

5/25/15                         10:30 AM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Donkey Softball Game

Zelienople Community Park

5/26/15                           5:00 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration: Johnny Burgh Band

Strand Theater

5/27/15                           7:30 PM


Zelienople Zoning & Hearing Board Meeting (meets as needed)Zelienople Municipal Building

5/27/15                           7:30 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Zelienople Past, Present & Future Presentation Passavant Retirement Center

5/28/15                           7:30 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Harmony-Zelienople Community Band

Zelienople Community Park Amphitheater

5/28/15                           7:00 PM


Zelienople Planning Commission Meeting (meets as needed)

Zelienople Municipal Building

5/28/15                           7:00 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Open House Passavant Abundant Life Center

5/29/15           1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Community Dinner

St. Gregory's Catholic Church

5/29/15                           7:00 PM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Donuts & Coffee for Veterans

English Lutheran Church

5/30/15          9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Celebration Parade

Main Street

5/30/15                         11:00 AM


Zelienople 175th Anniversary Celebration:  Fireworks

Zelienople Community Park

5/30/15                          Sundown


Zelienople Pool Opens




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