The new hires include:
- Eric Dunmyer, a current Baden Firefighter who has multiple firefighting certifications, an Air Force Veteran, currently employed also as a Rochester Borough Police Officer and has served as Rochester's Code Enforcement Officer.
- Robert Charlovich, the current Conway Borough Fire Chief who has multiple firefighting certifications, a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science and is also an EMT with Medic Rescue.
- Lawrence Charlton, a current Ambridge Volunteer Firefighter who has multiple firefighting certifications and is also an Ambridge Borough resident.
“The borough’s mission as it relates to code enforcement activities is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community. While the efforts are sometimes challenging, it is in the best interest of our community to have safe and properly maintained properties. This benefits the entire community through safer neighborhoods, maintains or increases the values of our homes and makes Ambridge a better place to live and visit,” stated Council President Michael A. Mikulich.
The new part-time Firefighter / Code Enforcement Officers will be responsible for the enforcement of the Borough’s Property Maintenance Code. Through this new effort, there will be two paid firefighters on duty during the daylight weekday hours, and will expand Code Enforcement to have service on Saturdays. By switching to this new program the Borough saves funds versus having a full-time code enforcement officer, expands the hours of code enforcement to six days per week, and increases the staffing and improves the efficiency of the Fire Department. In addition to their firefighting duties, the current three full-time firefighters inspect all rental properties in the Borough every two years, and perform commercial fire code inspections.
How to Make a Code Related / Property Maintenance Complaint:
If you have a complaint about a specific property in the Borough, you may contact the Borough's Fire Department / Code Enforcement at724-266-4070 x205 or visit the Borough Office.
The International Property Maintenance Code of 2009 is the code used by the Borough as its criteria. This code covers the inside and outside of all properties in the Borough and sets forth the minimum standards of maintenance. Property Maintenance is an essential part of maintaining the safety and appearance of the Borough of Ambridge. This code holds property owners responsible for the upkeep of their properties. The Borough takes an aggressive approach toward addressing and correcting property maintenance violations. In addition to regulating the overall appearance of properties, the code addresses maintenance of grass, weeds, trees, shrubs, trash, debris, building exteriors, fences, and vehicle storage. Owners whose property violates any provision of the code are notified to correct the violation(s) and comply with the regulations. Owners who do not abide to the notices are cited, taken to court and if necessary, the Borough can make the necessary repairs and bill the owner.