Ellwood City Borough council meets monthly. Council members hold their agenda-setting meeting at 6:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month in council chambers, located on the first floor of the borough municipal building on Lawrence Avenue. Council holds its regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the same location. All meetings are open to the public.
The duties of Council include, but are not limited to, establishing rules, enacting/repealing ordinances, setting compensation for officials and employees, and hiring/discharging of employees. Council also prepares budgets, allocates funds, levies taxes, and sets fees. Council makes appointments to boards, commissions, and municipal authorities and oversees civil services. Council is mandated to provide public safety services and maintains streets and infrastructure. Council ensures that records of its proceedings are kept and retained.
Council Committees include Finance, Public Works, Public Safety, Recreation, Utilities, Administration, Personnel, and Community Development and Planning.
Council elects a president and vice president. The president presides at meetings and appoints council members to committees. The vice president presides over meetings in absence of the president.
The Borough of Ellwood City Council also appoints the position of Junior Council Person. The term of office is during his or her junior or senior school year. Candidates for the office shall submit an application and letter highlighting the applicant’s interest in the position.
Borough Council Meeting Minutes/Agendas:
Borough Manager’s Office
The Borough Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Borough and is responsible to the whole of Council. The Manager’s powers and duties shall relate to the general management of all Borough business that is not expressly imposed or conferred by ordinance upon other Borough officers.
The Manager shall be responsible for and in charge of, but not limited to, Administration, Public Works, Wastewater Treatment, Electric Distribution, and all other matters and activities as may be directed by Council from time to time, except the Police Department.
Phone: 724-758-7777 x4
The mayor assumes full charge and control of the police department. This includes directing the time, place, and manner in which the officers perform their duties and enforcing ordinances via the police department. The mayor also administers oaths and affirmations for council members and has the authority to perform marriage ceremonies.
Phone: 724-758-7777 x3