Governor Shapiro Signs Borough Code Amendment

April 22nd, 2024

Governor Josh Shapiro signed Senate Bill 753, sponsored by Senator Tim Kearney, which amends the Borough Code. SB 753 was prompted by PSAB’s advocacy of several necessary amendments to the Borough Code. 
While some of the changes are merely technical, others are significant and should be noted. Specifically, the reduction of council membership in at-large seats (not wards) from 7 to 5 or 3 members regardless of borough population, and conversely increase council size, repeals current provisions regulating the accumulation and collection of garbage and other refuse materials and creates a new chapter 25B “Solid Waste Collection and Disposition.”
The new solid waste change is significant due to the explicit inclusion of recycling fees in the Borough Code.
For more information on Act 2 of 2024, please click here to view the PSAB summary.
Act 2 becomes effective on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.