​​​​​​​​OFFICE HOURS:  TUESDAY & THURSDAY 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunshine Notice for Borough 2023

Monday January 2, 2023 - Re-Organizational Meeting 6:30 PM followed by Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday February 9, 2023             Thursday March 2, 2023         Thursday April 6, 2023

Thursday May 4, 2023                       Thursday June 1, 2023            Thursday July 6, 2023

      Thursday August 3,  2023                     Thursday September 7, 2023  Thursday October 5, 2023

Thursday November 2, 2023                Thursday December 7, 2023

Sunshine Notice for Parks for 2023
Meeting time is 7 PM
Borough Building
622 Washington St, Bolivar PA 15923

 Thursday January 19, 2023             Thursday February 16, 2023       Thursday March 16, 2023 
        Thursday April 20, 2023                   Thursday May 16, 2022               Thursday June 15, 2023          
 Thursday July 20, 2023                    Thursday August 17, 2023           Thursday Sept 21, 2023 
Thursday October 19, 2023          Thursday Nov 16, 2023                   Thursday Dec 21, 2023

Volunteers are welcome.  If you can spare an hour or two you are very welcome to help us
during one of our events.  All help is greatly appreciated.  


 Clark Baird - Mayor       Lewis McLaughlin   -   President            Keith St. Clair -  Vice President

 Ron Betts- Street  Commissioner                Lewis McLaughlin  - Assistant Street Commissioner 

                           Sue Bartow - Council Person    Gladine McMaster - Council Person

                           Jeffrey Miller - Solicitor ​    Patricia Betts - Secretary / Treasurer   


 Jessica Betts  - Tax Collector           724-990-8052       

Office Hours :  Wednesdays  12 Noon to 6 PM

To pay taxes in person -  894 Walnut Street Bolivar

By Mail:  Address to Jessica Betts - Bolivar Borough Tax Collector - PO Box 52, Bolivar PA 15923

Note:   2% Discount price for Spring Taxes ends April 30th.   2 % Discount price for Fall Taxes ends September 30th

          Face Value Spring taxes ends June 30.          Face value Fall taxes ends November 30th

          10% Penalty on Spring Taxes starts July 1      10% Penalty on Fall Taxes starts December 1


Tax Rates for 2023 are as Follows:

Amusement Tax 5%  OR $10.00 PER MACHINE                   Ordinance # 1994-3

 Local Services Tax $ 52.00 per year    Ordinance # 2016-1

Per Capita Tax 1/2 %   OR $5.00 PER  PERSON 18 AND OLDER       Ordinance # 2018-2

 Real Property Tax  20 Mills         Ordinance # 2022 - 3

 Real Property Transfer Tax 1/2 %  Ordinance # 1985-1

Occupational Privledge Tax  / also knowns as Earned  Income Tax  1 % of earnings 


When purchasing a home in Bolivar the following Lien Clearance Letters are required before closing:  Please contact the listed Authority to find out the cost of a Clearance Letter:  All letters need to include the property Parcel # and physical Address and current owner name.

Bolivar Borough - Municipal Lien Clearance Letter    724-676-9950   Mailing address: PO Box C Bolivar PA 15923 $5.00 fee required - this includes research fee plus clearance letter.  Make check payable to Bolivar Borough. 

Jessica Betts, Tax Collector - Real Estate Clearance Letter - 724-990-8052  Mailing Address: PO Box 52 Bolivar PA 15923  $10.00  fee required - this includes research fee plus clearance letter.  Ck made payable to: Jessica Betts, Tax Collector

Tri- Community Sewage Authority - Sewage Clearance Letter - 724-676-5631  Mailing Address PO Box 86 Bolivar PA 15923  $50.00 fee required- this includes dye test and letter.  Ck made payable to Tri-Community Sewage Authority

HighRidge Water Authority - Water Clearance Letter - 724-459-8033 Mailing Address 17 Maple Ave, Blairsville PA 15712  $15.00 fee required - this includes research and clearance letter.  Connection fees- are determined by HighRidge Water Authority ,  Mandatory must connect to public water.

Web Site:  www.//HighRidgeWater.org

Embrace Recovery from all types of Addiction and Abuse:     www.FAVORWESTERNPA.ORG 724-676-2111

Mesothelioma:  https://mesothelioma.net/ for health and safety issues 

History  of our Town 

Incorporated in 1863, the Westmoreland County Borough, partially surrounded by Fairfield on the Indiana County line, was then a flourishing community.  It consisted mostly of Eastern European and Scottish immigrants who came to work at the Pennsylvania Canal, located along the Conemaugh River.  Later, when the canal was closed, those same people got jobs in the several brickyards that gave Bolivar the name of "brick town."  Bolivar is said to have been one of the oldest centers for fire brick manufacturing in the United States, second only to Mt Savage in Maryland.  The area around Bolivar is rich in flint clays which is ideal for making fire brick.  It is interesting to note that within the first twenty or thirty years of brick making in Bolivar, the industry had gone from building bricks to fire bricks.  With the industrial rise of coke production and steel making, the demand for high quality fire bricks had started on an upward rise that would last for several decades.  The presence of unusually fine fire making clays in the area and the proximity to steel furnaces in Pittsburgh made Bolivar the center of this industry. 

The 2020 census reflected a population of 435.

Check out our Web site for additional information on our town. 

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622 Washington Street, P.O. Box C, Bolivar, PA  15923  ♦  Phone: 724-676-9950  ♦  Email: BoroTreas@comcast.net