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1.  Memorial Day Parade Events - Check the events calendar for further details

2.  Bolivar Westview Cemetery is having a Fund Drive.   They need your help.  The cemetery board have a major project that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.  The road throughout the cemetery is in need of sealing to protect it from crumbling.  This will cost quite a bit of money that the cemetery does not have. 

The cemetery also needs to replenish their Perpetual Care Fund to help cover the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.  Your generous donation can help make this happen.  Any amount would be greatly appreciated.  As with any donation to the cemetery it is also tax deductable as they are a Charitable Organization under Federal and State Law.

You may send your donation to the following address :  Bolivar West View Cemetery, PO Box 367 Bolivar PA 15923.  Please make your check payable to : Bolivar West View Cemetery Association. 

3.  Bolivar is Currently seeking a Street Commissioner.  This is a Non- Paying Position. 
Your main Objective will be to set up weekly work schedule and oversee the Borough Worker, Ensure the Streets and Drains are kept clear of any debris, Ensure the equipment is maintained  and in proper working order and so forth.  Anyone interested may apply by mail or come to our monthly Council meeting at 7 PM and bring your letter of interest.

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MEETINGS:  FIRST THURSDAY EVERY MONTH 7:00 PM - BOROUGH BUILDING

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

Sunshine Notice

Tuesday January 3, 2017 - Re-Organizational Meeting 6:30 PM followed by Regular Monthly Meeting

Thursday February 2, 2017                 Thursday March 2, 2017          Thursday April 6 2017

Thursday May 4, 2017                         Thursday June 1, 2017            Thursday July 6, 2017

      Thursday August 3, 2017                     Thursday September 7, 2017   Thursday October 5, 2017

Thursday November 2, 2017                Thursday December 7, 2017


COUNCIL MEMBERS

Tom Pickup - Mayor                               Amy Lickenfelt - President                      Ron Betts - Vice President

​Sue Bartow - Council Person                 Clark Baird - Council Person                  Jeffrey Miller - Solicitor

​Mark Scribe - Council Person                 Patricia Betts - Secretary / Treasurer


Wanda Clawson - Tax Collector           724-676-5545           Office Hours : Tuesdays 12 Noon  - 6 PM

To pay taxes in person -  854 McKinley St Bolivar, PA 15923 

By Mail:  Address to Wanda Clawson - Bolivar Borough Tax Collector - PO Box 120, Bolivar PA 15923

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Tax Rates for 2017 are as Follows:

Amusement Tax 5%                      Local Services / Occupational Privilege Tax $ 52.00 per year

Per Capita Tax 1/2 %                    Real Property Tax  10 Mills          Real Property Transfer Tax 1/2 %

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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

Wanda Clawson, Tax Collector - Real Estate Clearance Letter - 724-676-5545  Mailing Address: PO Box 52 Bolivar PA 15923

Tri- Community Sewage Authority - Sewage Clearance Letter - 724-676-5631  Mailing Address PO Box 86 Bolivar PA 15923

HighRidge Water Authority - Water Clearance Letter - 724-459-8033 Mailing Address 17 Maple Ave, Blairsville PA 15712

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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 2015-2016  census reflected a population of 465.

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

Several additional web sites  of interest :

www.bolivar150yrs.weebly.com            www.bolivarvfc.com         www.bolivarparks.webs.com     






REMEMBERING ~ YESTERDAY ~ TODAY ~ TOMORROW

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

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