General City Questions
You can use the standard right to know form, and forward your request to the City Clerk, via email, US mail, or in person.
Please contact the City Administrator to learn about available locations for your donation(s).
Monessen has many local and regional organizations! Organizations include, but are not limited to: Monessen Knights of Columbus, Monessen Lions Club, Monessen/Rostraver Rotary Club, Monessen Community Development Corp.; Greater Monessen Historical Society, Monessen Communities that Care; Monessen Youth Commission; Mon Valley Opioid Coalition; Friends of the Monessen Library; Monessen Elks; Monessen Parks Restoration Group; Monessen Tobacco Free Coalition; PuppyUp Monessen; Monessen Amphitheater Committee; Mon Valley NAACP.
You may contact City Hall with the exact location of the light, and a telephone pole number (if possible).
Currently, plastics (1 and 2), paper, cardboard, glass, and aluminum.
Mayor: $4,800 per year; City Controller: $2,800 per year; City Treasurer: $6,800 per year (1/3 paid by the city, 1/3 paid by the school district, and 1/3 paid by the county); Council: $2,800 per year, as set by Ordinance.
You may submit a letter of interest for vacant positions to City Hall (Attn: City Administrator), via email, email, or in person. Please also include a completed application found here.
9.Where can I find help for small businesses?
Here are some local and regional resources for small businesses https://www.sba.gov/; https://www.bridgewaycapital.org/; https://www.monmade.org/; https://mvrchamber.org/ ; https://monvalleyinitiative.com/; https://pasbdc.org/centers/university-of-pittsburgh ; http://neighborhoodallies.com/resources/business-financing-assistance/ ; https://dced.pa.gov/business-assistance/small-business-assistance/ ; https://pghworks.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Search&utm_campaign=July&utm_content=Together
You can find a list of precincts here or contact the Westmoreland County Election Bureau, if you aren’t sure.
Please submit a letter to Mayor and Council, requesting the permit, a proposed location, a copy of you handicap placard. The Chief of Police will review your request, and then City Council will accept or deny your request, based on the information provided.
You may contact the Treasurer’s Office to reserve a park pavilion or the City Park Amphitheater, or other park facility. Please click here [insert pdf] for the current fee schedule.
Depending on the type of event you are having, you may need any of the following: vendor permit, fireworks permit, or alcohol permit. Please contact the Treasurer’s Office to see what kind of permit you may need, based on your event.
The following forms of payment are accepted: Cash, personal check, money order, cashier’s check and credit card are all acceptable forms of payment to the City. (All checks must be made payable to “City of Monessen”.) However, credit card payments may NOT be made on any line usage payment, park fees, civic center fees, county taxes or school taxes. A service fee to the cardholder may apply, when paying by card.
For a list of City-Owned properties, please click here.
For a list of Redevelopment Authority-Owned properties, please click here.
You may contact the City Administrator, or directly contact the Mon Valley Refuse Authority at email@example.com.
Ratepayers in Monessen pay the Sewage Line Maintenance Fee. Each ratepayer is charged $12 per month. The fee goes towards the following, as related to the maintenance of sewer lines: equipment, engineering fees, manpower, inlet repair, or any other work related to the upkeep or sanitary and storm sewers in the City of Monessen.
You can access the Westmoreland County GIS Tax Map at https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/1980/Tax-Mapping-Site-Disclaimer or contact the Monessen Treasurer’s Office, or the Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau.
You may contact the Treasurer’s Office to request a recycling bin.
The best way to report a potential code violation, property maintenance issue, or other code related issue is by contacting the Code Office directly. Please include an address where the violation is taking place, and photos, if possible.
The City’s right-of-way extends 15 feet from the center of the roadway, in either direction.
The following types of permits are required: occupancy, habitation, building, zoning, curb opening, sewer tap, sign, solicitation (through the Police Department), street and sidewalk openings, mercantile machines, on and off street permits (through the Police Department), business parking, city park/pavilion (through the Treasurer’s Office), demolition, dumpster.
You can go online to [insert link] to view the city’s ordinances. More complete ordinances can be viewed at City Hall.
Please see the Code Enforcement Office to file for a Zoning Variance.
A zoning and a building permit is required prior to installing a swimming pool.
You may shoot off fireworks, depending on the type. The City of Monessen’s Ordinance limits where you can shoot fireworks in the city, and has set a curfew, as well. Please follow the State Police Guidelines here: [https://www.psp.pa.gov/public-safety/Pages/fireworks-safety.aspx] and view Monessen’s Ordinance here.
Please contact the Monessen Code Office. They will provide you with the information needed. You will also be asked to sign a waiver for the bait.
You may contact the City Garage at: 724-684-8441, or Monessen City Hall at 724-684-9000. Please include exact location of the pothole(s) needing immediate attention.
Please contact the Water Company at 724-483-3585
Please contact your Gas provider. If there is a leak or other emergency, please call 911!
Please contact Mon Valley Sewage at 724-379-4141
Please contact City Hall at 724-684-9000, and provide details about your item(s), so you can be advised on the best method possible.
The City Collects yard waste for a fee. Please contact the City Garage at 724-684-8441 for more information.
Main roads and bus routes are typically paved first, followed by main hills, and neighborhood routes, then other secondary roads. Alleys are a last priority. A reminder that it is unlawful to shovel your snow into the road, and residents must keep their sidewalks shoveled.
Primarily, roads in Monessen are paved using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money, although there are exceptions, depending on the availability of funds. CDBG funds can only be used in low-moderate income neighborhoods. Road paving is based on roads that are: 1. Most damaged and/or near or at imminent failure; 2. Most traveled; 3. Impact the most residents. When there are utility issues, and roads need to be opened due to a line needing replaced, it is the responsibility of the utility company opening the road, to pave the road curb-to-curb, for at least the duration of the opening.
The City of Monessen Police Department Non-Emergency Number is 724-684-4620
You can get a Downtown Parking lease by calling or visiting the Monessen Police Department, during business hours.