Borough of Thornburg
Established 1896, Incorporated 1909

Pennsylvania's "Best Little Borough" Celebrated its Centennial in 2009

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Borough Officials

NamePhoneEmail Address
Thomas Mackin, Mayor412.921.7876
Members of Borough Council
Sigo Falk, President of Council412.261.5533
Vince Coppola, Vice Pres. of Council412.937.8733
Anthony (Fino) Caliguire412.527.0707
Michael Dwyer412.937.4555
Mark Perrott412.921.0178
Scott Quinn412.928.1940
Anthony Szmul412.875.5305
Borough Secretary-Treasurer and Right to Know Officer
Meg Alarcon412.921.3713
Borough Maintenance Director
Rob Murphy412.921.3720 Garage - Leave msg.

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Public Records and Right to Know Policy

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Click the link below to obtain a Records Request Form

Complete form and submit to Meg Alarcon, Open Records Officer, Thornburg Borough

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Public Parks and Green Spaces

Residents may reserve use of the picnic shelter, park or community center, click the link below for needed form.

Print and complete the form, and submit to the Borough Secretary.

Resident Use of Facilities Permit

Print and complete the form, and submit to the Borough Secretary.

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Park Use - - Rules of Use with Dogs - Permit Application

A permit is required for use of "golf course" area conservation park with a dog. The permit for 2015 is provided below. Please print, follow the enclosed instructions for completing and submitting the application, including payment.

  • 2015 Permit Application - Park Use with Dog(4 pages)
    • Please refer to the application or your permit for details on rules of use.

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    A View of Thornburg from "Backbone Road"

    Community Center nee Thornburg School

    Playground and Picnic Shelter

    Tennis Courts and Soccer Field Beyond

    "Golf Course" - Conservation area park

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    Garbage and Recycling Schedule and Information

    Weekly trash collection is on Friday. Recyclables are collected bi-weekly - See schedule below

    All garbage will be picked-up on the Saturday following these holidays:

    New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

    Thornburg Recycles!! Bi-Weekly - Pick-up Dates

    Saturday, January 3 and Friday, January 16 and Friday, January 30
    Friday, February 13 and 27
    Friday, March 13 and 27
    Friday, April 10 and 24
    Friday, May 8 and 22
    Friday, June 5 and 19
    Friday, July 3 and 17 and 31
    Friday, August 14 and 28
    Saturday, September 12 and Friday 26
    Friday, October 9 and 23
    Friday, Nov 6 and 20
    Friday, December 4 and 18

    For a comprehensive list of recyclable materials, click here:

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    Budget and Tax Information

    Click the link below to view the Borough Budget for 2015 (5.6 mils)

    PA Act 32 - Earned Income Tax Information

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  • Click here to be directed to Jordan Tax Services website
  • Jordan Tax Servicesor
    Phone: (724)731-2300 or (412) 835-5243 Email

    Real Estate Tax Collector

    102 Rahway Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
    Phone: 724.731.2300 or 412.835.5243

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  • Property Tax Information

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    Population and Demographics

    Information Courtesy of the PA State Data Center

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    Planning and Zoning

    Click the link below to VIEW the COMPLETE Thornburg Borough Zoning Ordinances

  • Thornburg Borough Ordinances - adopted Dec 2009

    Click the link below to SEARCH borough zoning ordinances by Borough or Municipality<>

  • Search function for Borough ordinances

    Click the link below to view the Thornburg Borough Zoning Map - adopted February 2005

  • Thornburg Zoning Map (1 page)

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  • "The Talk of the Town" - Our Community Newsletter

  • Current Edition

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    A Brief History of Thornburg

    Welcome! Thornburg is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, in the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. According to the 2000 Census data, Thornburg is home to 468 residents living in 182 households. These numbers do little to capture or convey the essence life in Thornburg. The story begins long before the year 2000.

    Thornburg, Pennsylvania was established in 1899 when cousins, Frank and David Thornburg formed a company to develop 250 acres into a suburban community. The Thornburg School was constructed in 1910 and educated the children of the borough until 1971, when Thornburg joined the Montour School district. The playground and tennis courts were added in 1939. Our beautiful green space and park at the foot of town was first laid out as a golf course in 1898, and was one of the first in Allegheny County. By 1908, a clubhouse had been added, serving as a social center for the neighborhood. Members cut the grass on Saturdays, and played golf on Sundays. The land was then privately owned for many years. In the spirit of "faith can move mountains", in December of 2005, Thornburg acquired the golf course property. This initiative began as a grass roots committee effort, gathering support throughout the community. Acquisition of the golf course was a result of fundraising, including private and government grants, and most importantly the overwhelming support and generosity of past and current residents. The "golf course" is now a conservation area to be enjoyed by present and future generations of Thornburgers. It provides a popular walking trail for people in the area.

    Thornburg has always been a friendly, family centered town with a vibrant community spirit. The Thornburg Village Players, founded in 1937 continue to keep community theater alive, enjoyed by cast members and audiences alike. The Thornburg Community Club, founded in 1930 remains busy year round with children's programs and activities, adult education, civic and social events. Whatever your interests, from yoga to international cuisine, from ballroom dance to gardening, from hiking to discussing a good book, Thornburgers have, or will gladly embark on an activity that interests or inspires you. You are sure to have some good neighbors eager to join in the fun. It has often been said that you'll never be without a fourth for bridge or tennis in Thornburg. We encourage you to experience "Pennsylvania's best little borough" and make your own contribution to the history of Thornburg.

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