In 2020 West Leechburg Borough and Allegheny Township initiated a study of a potential consolidation between the borough and township. This study was carried out by the state Department of Community and Economic Development and was initiated due to interest expressed by some residents of the borough. After several hiccups, the study is now complete and can be found below the following information from the borough.
Council would also like to highlight important factors when considering the report.
1) The report confirms that merging the borough with Allegheny Township will not change the school district boundaries, leaving West Leechburg residents with the same school district and same school taxes they have now.
2) The report shows that Allegheny Township has a lower tax rate than West Leechburg. However, the report does not take into account certain services and how they are provided.
The completed report is below. If you are having difficulty viewing it, click here.
Council Meeting Highlights 4/13/22