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The Village of Westmont was a small farming area in 1889 when the Great Johnstown Flood struck the City. Following the 1889 flood, the Cambria Iron Company, the City of Johnstown’s major industry, in search of a safer place, planned the hilltop section as a suburban residential district and built the Inclined Plane for direct access to the City. The Borough of Westmont was created by Decree of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Cambria County, from parts of Upper Yoder Township and Lower Yoder Township, on June 13, 1892.


  • Population: 5,181 (Largest Borough in Cambria County)
  • Street Miles: 26.77
  • Square Miles: 2.47
  • Assessed valuation of taxable property: $61,332,850
  • Borough Real Estate Taxes (2014): 21.00 Mills
  • Garbage Fees (2014)
    • Curb: $180
    • Backyard $280
    • ($15 discount if paid by 2/28)

Upcoming Events

Dec 13
Council Meeting
Westmont Municipal Building 7:00 P.M.
Dec 20
Police Commission Meeting
Westmont Municipal Building 5:00 P.M.
Dec 21
Fire Commission Meeting
Westmont Municipal Building 7:00PM
Dec 15
Fire Department Meeting
Westmont Municipal Building 7:30PM


Just wondering what it would take to get a dog park place here in the borough. The one down town is to difficult for a disabled person ((like myself) to take their dog to that park. I don't think it would be all that difficult to put together. There is a large section of land off Gouache. Even with the softball field there is ample room next to the trees at the opportunity end. All that might be needed is a fence, water source, waste disposal cans they could even be placed in the ground for the waste to compost into the ground. A couple of benches, something for the dogs to climb on or jump over. As a taxpayer in the bough I think something like a dog park would show excellent use of our taxes. ...

How would one go about trying to get a dog park in Westmont borough? The one downtown is extremely difficult for disabled people to use it. They are not that expensive to put together. A fence, some waste collection containers, they could even be in the ground so the breakdown into the soil, add a water source with objects for a dog to clime or jump over. I an sure something that simple would give the borough residents some confidence that our tax dollars are being used to make lives better. Just saying. ...

We had a large tree fall in our backyard. Live on Wyoming st. Any suggestions for clean up? ...

One may see the exposed telephone wiring in the junction box. Of course, the technician's idea of protecting the inner wiring it to loosely drape a plastic bag over. It will NOT be of any real use come winter. ...

While walking along Goucher Street, in front of the baseball field, I noticed this telephone junction box in such bad condition. I've seen it many times before, while driving. But seeing it up close, I just had to stop, study, and realize that, because it is in such disrepair, it could impact people who are especially dependent on phone lines from their house such as Life Alert which is carried over phone lines. I suppose that since Verizon isn't making the money they used to make off of land lines, it is not as important and as such isn't as critical an "investment" in it replacement. ...