Hi, Neighbors. We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night and I wanted to tell you what happened.
It was a relatively short meeting, but there were a few important elements.
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. Also, click here to read the Action Log from this meeting.
One note about the recording: we picked up an echo in the audio that makes it pretty difficult to hear. I debated about whether to even send this digest around. Again, however, some of these topics are so important that I thought it would be a mistake to just let it go. You’ll hear in the section on our 2018 goals that one thing we hope to do this year is invest in some new technology. Hopefully, this will solve some of our audio problems! If the poor sound leads you to have any questions, feel free to drop me an email and I’ll be glad to tell you what you missed.
There was one portion addressing the new sewer rates that was so important, I asked Commissioner Darragh to re-record it with me. If you’re wondering why your sewer bill is higher this year, click here for all the answers.
OK, here’s what happened:
- Our Township Manager said that she sent a letter to Sewickley regarding the status of their lot on Glen Mitchell Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.)
- We discussed the questions we would ask our Code Enforcement officer when he attends our meeting in February. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.)
- We, again, postponed discussion of our Social Media Policy for 30 days. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.)
- We read a letter from an attorney representing Masonic Village withdrawing its application for zoning changes that would accommodate a Children’s Home. In light of this letter we proposed a motion that would withdraw both pending main motions concerning the Children’s Home. We will vote on that motion to withdraw at our Legislative Meeting on Monday, so please let me know if you have any comments. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to read the letter itself.)
- We reviewed our proposed 2018 Goals. We proposed a motion to adopt these goals, which we will vote on at our Legislative Meeting on Monday, so please let me know if you have any comments. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to see the list of proposed goals.)
- We discussed the increased sewer rates. (Again, click here to watch the re-recording of this portion of the meeting.)
- A resident raised a concern about speeding on McCoy Place Road, which we agreed to discuss with our police chief at the Legislative Meeting on Monday. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.)
Our next Legislative meeting will be on Monday 15 January 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Township Building. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to join us and voice your opinion. 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 other commissioners.
As always, thanks for making Aleppo a great place to live!
Aleppo Township Commissioner