Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is an attempt to establish guidelines for the future growth of a community.

The elements of a comprehensive plan can vary from one jurisdiction to another. In most cases though, the plan consists of a study of existing conditions and a discussion of future trends, goals, and objectives. Land-use patterns, housing conditions, population, infrastructure, and the economy are usually the primary areas studied. However, the content of plans has evolved as the needs of society and technology have changed. Today, plans may take into consideration sustainability issues as well as public health concerns.

The Comprehensive Plan for Tarentum is available for download and review in the DOWNLOADS area of our website. There are 25 documents comprising the plan, each can be downloaded independently.


Latest News

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection (WM)
    Dec. 25. 2013

    As part of the residential solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) safely, easily and responsibly. Introducing At Your Door Special CollectionSM, a new residential service offered by WM to provide year-round HHW collections for you.

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    Oct. 27. 2014

    Now Available - Online Utility Payments

    Tarentum Borough now offers Online Utility Payments for your water, electric and garbage. Please see the link on the upper right corner of our web page (PAY ONLINE), and begin making your monthly payments online. Contact the borough office at 724-224-1818 with any questions.

  • Project D.U.M.P.
    Jun. 27. 2016

    Please see the Documents Tab/Community Events to learn more about disposing of unused perscription narcotics and medications such as Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin.

  • PA Right To Know Law
    Nov. 12. 2013

    Ensuring open and honest government is a bedrock principle of democracy. It can only be attained through the unfettered exchange of information between citizens and their government. A citizen's right-to-know, sometimes known as freedom of information, fosters accountability, prevents abuses of power and promotes trust in government.

  • ALLegheny Together
    Jan. 16. 2014

    The ALLegheny Together website, is now officially launched!  Visit the website for news and updates about the downtown program, and contact information for the ALLegheny Together team.  If you are interested in learning more about any of the downtown focus areas, such as business development, you'll find an extensive list of innovative resources in the Reference Center of the website.