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Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 18, 2019 and I wanted to tell you what happened.

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, Click here. Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here is what happened:

  • Ohio Township Police Department Chief Joseph Hanny gave the police report for the month.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners approved the sale of the old Public Works pickup truck and heard what the Public Works department has been working on. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The financial reports for the month of October were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Commissioner Darragh explained that the Authority’s engineer is finalizing a 10-year capital plan for the Water and Sewer systems. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • A letter was received from Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority regarding their response planning for the upcoming work on the Sewickley Bridge. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to authorize the Solicitor to complete the settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Township by Masonic Village and to authorize the officers of the Township to sign the release documents. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to appoint Judy Haluka to the vacant Commissioner position for the term beginning January 1, 2020. (Former Commissioner Duplaga is unable to accept her recent election win and will not be sworn in for the term.)   (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Highlights of the proposed 2020 Budget were presented.  The budget is scheduled to be adopted at the December Legislative meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Several upcoming events were announced, including Christmas Tree Recycling on January 6, 2020 and Cookies and Coffee following the December Legislative meeting on December 16, 2019. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).

Our next Legislative meeting will be on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to join us. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me by email and I will be sure to convey your feelings to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager
aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 18, 2019 and I wanted to tell you what happened.

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, Click here. Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here is what happened:

  • Ohio Township Police Department Chief Joseph Hanny gave the police report for the month.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners approved the sale of the old Public Works pickup truck and heard what the Public Works department has been working on. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The financial reports for the month of October were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Commissioner Darragh explained that the Authority’s engineer is finalizing a 10-year capital plan for the Water and Sewer systems. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • A letter was received from Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority regarding their response planning for the upcoming work on the Sewickley Bridge. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to authorize the Solicitor to complete the settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Township by Masonic Village and to authorize the officers of the Township to sign the release documents. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to appoint Judy Haluka to the vacant Commissioner position for the term beginning January 1, 2020. (Former Commissioner Duplaga is unable to accept her recent election win and will not be sworn in for the term.)   (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Highlights of the proposed 2020 Budget were presented.  The budget is scheduled to be adopted at the December Legislative meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Several upcoming events were announced, including Christmas Tree Recycling on January 6, 2020 and Cookies and Coffee following the December Legislative meeting on December 16, 2019. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).

Our next Legislative meeting will be on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to join us. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me by email and I will be sure to convey your feelings to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager
aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 18, 2019 and I wanted to tell you what happened.

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, Click here. Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here is what happened:

  • Ohio Township Police Department Chief Joseph Hanny gave the police report for the month.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners approved the sale of the old Public Works pickup truck and heard what the Public Works department has been working on. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The financial reports for the month of October were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Commissioner Darragh explained that the Authority’s engineer is finalizing a 10-year capital plan for the Water and Sewer systems. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • A letter was received from Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority regarding their response planning for the upcoming work on the Sewickley Bridge. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to authorize the Solicitor to complete the settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Township by Masonic Village and to authorize the officers of the Township to sign the release documents. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • The Commissioners voted to appoint Judy Haluka to the vacant Commissioner position for the term beginning January 1, 2020. (Former Commissioner Duplaga is unable to accept her recent election win and will not be sworn in for the term.)   (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Highlights of the proposed 2020 Budget were presented.  The budget is scheduled to be adopted at the December Legislative meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).
  • Several upcoming events were announced, including Christmas Tree Recycling on January 6, 2020 and Cookies and Coffee following the December Legislative meeting on December 16, 2019. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).

Our next Legislative meeting will be on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to join us. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me by email and I will be sure to convey your feelings to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager
aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

Digest – October 2019

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

This digest contains the updates from both the October Workshop Meeting and the October Legislative Meeting.

Meeting Location Change: the November 11, 2019 Workshop Meeting will be held at the Aleppo Township Fire Station located at 131 Weber Road.  As always, the meeting is open to the public and we welcome your attendance.

Reminder: the Commissioners are still accepting letters of interest from residents to serve on the Board.  (If you recall, Commissioner Michelle Duplaga resigned her seat in September.)  The Board is requesting that letters of interest be submitted by November 11, 2019.  Letters can be mailed to the Township Office at 100 North Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, emailed to aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com, or hand delivered.

First, the October 14, 2019 Aleppo Workshop Meeting:

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • The Commissioners discussed Committees assignments and will revisit the assignments at the Reorganization Meeting in January 2020. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Committees, #Reorganization
  • The Board heard an update about the drainage request from the property owner at 990 Glen Mitchell Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad
  • The owner of the AirBnB/Short Term Rental property has agreed to stop renting the property out as a short term rental.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB
  • The Township website has been updated to include a Latest News button for timely Township updates. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Website
  • The Board adopted a Resolution entering into an agreement with PennDOT for winter maintenance on state-owned roads for 2019-2024. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PennDot
  • Meeting Location Change – the October 21, 2019 Legislative Meeting was held at Masonic Village, and one November meeting will be held at the Aleppo Township Fire Station. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #MeetingLocationChange

And now, the highlights from the October 21, 2019 Legislative Meeting:

The audio quality from this meeting is somewhat off. (The meeting was held at Masonic Village, and this was our first attempt at filming the meeting off-site.)  The voices are often distorted, and do not sync up exactly with the video, but they are generally understandable.

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • Chief Hanny of the Ohio Township Police Department gave his report and shared information about some recent scam phone calls that have been happening in our area.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • The Board heard about some of the activities of the Public Works department this past month.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • Several emails from residents and property owners were shared during the Communications report. The Latest News button on the website was also explained. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Communications
  • Commissioner Williams gave the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) report, including an update on the Route 65 Corridor Project. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #QVCOG

The next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Station. If any of these issues are important to you, we welcome your attendance at the meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me via email and I will be sure to pass your comments along to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

Legislative Digest – September 16, 2019

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

This Digest combines the updates from both the September Workshop Meeting and the September Legislative Meeting.

An important note: Commissioner Michelle Duplaga announced her resignation at the September Legislative Meeting.  She has accepted employment that does not allow her to continue to serve as an elected official, but she promised to remain involved as a citizen.  The Township wishes her well in her new venture!  This resignation creates a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.  If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please send a letter of interest to the Township.  (The First Class Township Code requires you to have been a township resident for one year before being eligible to serve.) #BoardOfCommissioners

First, the September 9, 2019 Aleppo Workshop Meeting:

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of interest to you.
Here’s what happened:

  • The Township Engineer reported on several subjects, including a pavement repair of Rhodes Avenue, geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue, pavement markings / speed monitoring, and a drainage issue along Deer Run Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Engineer, #RhodesAvenue
  • The Commissioners decided to send a letter regarding the operation of a short term rental / AirBnB property.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB
  • The 2020 Pension Minimum Municipal Obligations (MMO) were presented.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Pension
  • The Commissioners approved a request from Highmark Mobile Clinic to use the township parking lot as a location for a one-day health clinic.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #HighmarkMobileClinic
  • The Commissioners heard about a resident at 990 Glen Mitchell Road who is requesting assistance in solving a drainage issue on Glen Mitchell Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad

And now, the highlights from the September 16, 2019 Legislative Meeting:

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • Police Chief Hanny discussed police issues in Aleppo, including a warning about fraud calls where the callers requests gift cards and noise complaints.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • The Commissioners approved the final payment for the 2018 paving project; approved an agreement for geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue; and authorized the township engineer to seek quotes for the repair of the storm sewer pipe along Deer Run Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PavingProject, #RhodesAvenue
  • The Board learned about the Quaker Valley COG’s Route 65 Corridor Study. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #QVCOG
  • The Board voted to accept the 2020 Police Pension MMO of $0 and the 2020 Non-Uniform Pension MMO of $14,190. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PolicePension
  • The Commissioners discussed budget requests/priorities for 2020 Budget. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Budget
  • During Citizen Participation, residents shared their thoughts on transparency, communication, and the Columbia Gas line extension along Weber Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CitizenParticipation, #ColumbiaGas, #WeberRoad

The next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Township Building. If any of these issues are important to you, we welcome your attendance at the meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me via email and I will be sure to pass your comments along to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

Workshop Digest – September 9, 2019

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

This Digest combines the updates from both the September Workshop Meeting and the September Legislative Meeting.

An important note: Commissioner Michelle Duplaga announced her resignation at the September Legislative Meeting.  She has accepted employment that does not allow her to continue to serve as an elected official, but she promised to remain involved as a citizen.  The Township wishes her well in her new venture!  This resignation creates a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.  If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please send a letter of interest to the Township.  (The First Class Township Code requires you to have been a township resident for one year before being eligible to serve.) #BoardOfCommissioners

First, the September 9, 2019 Aleppo Workshop Meeting:

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of interest to you.
Here’s what happened:

  • The Township Engineer reported on several subjects, including a pavement repair of Rhodes Avenue, geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue, pavement markings / speed monitoring, and a drainage issue along Deer Run Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Engineer, #RhodesAvenue
  • The Commissioners decided to send a letter regarding the operation of a short term rental / AirBnB property.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB

 

  • The 2020 Pension Minimum Municipal Obligations (MMO) were presented.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Pension
  • The Commissioners approved a request from Highmark Mobile Clinic to use the township parking lot as a location for a one-day health clinic.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #HighmarkMobileClinic
  • The Commissioners heard about a resident at 990 Glen Mitchell Road who is requesting assistance in solving a drainage issue on Glen Mitchell Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad

And now, the highlights from the September 16, 2019 Legislative Meeting:

If you want to watch the meeting from the beginning, click here.  Otherwise, feel free to click the links below to jump to the portions of the meeting that are of particular interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • Police Chief Hanny discussed police issues in Aleppo, including a warning about fraud calls where the callers requests gift cards and noise complaints.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • The Commissioners approved the final payment for the 2018 paving project; approved an agreement for geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue; and authorized the township engineer to seek quotes for the repair of the storm sewer pipe along Deer Run Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PavingProject, #RhodesAvenue
  • The Board learned about the Quaker Valley COG’s Route 65 Corridor Study. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #QVCOG
  • The Board voted to accept the 2020 Police Pension MMO of $0 and the 2020 Non-Uniform Pension MMO of $14,190. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PolicePension
  • The Commissioners discussed budget requests/priorities for 2020 Budget. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Budget
  • During Citizen Participation, residents shared their thoughts on transparency, communication, and the Columbia Gas line extension along Weber Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CitizenParticipation, #ColumbiaGas, #WeberRoad

The next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Township Building. If any of these issues are important to you, we welcome your attendance at the meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me via email and I will be sure to pass your comments along to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19