Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) Revision
The Township is updating the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (the SALDO). This ordinance establishes the design standards, procedures, and other requirements for Subdivision Plans and Land Development Plans within Aleppo.
A Public Hearing to consider this ordinance will be held on September 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM before the start of the September Legislative Meeting. Click here to see the draft of the new SALDO. A printed copy is also available for review in the Township Offices.
Proposed Landslide Legislation
State Representative Valerie Gaydos and her colleague Representative Emily Kinkead are holding a Town Hall Meeting regarding their proposed Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program. This Town Hall will he held at the Sewickley Valley YMCA Activity Center on Wednesday September 20, 2023 from 6-8 PM. Please call 412-262-3780 to RSVP.
2023 Paving Project
The majority of the paving work is complete. Contractors will be back to sweep the loose gravel from the tar-and-chipped roads, seal some paving joints, and restore the yards behind the new curbs.
Raccoon Rabies-Prevention Baiting Program
The annual PA program that places raccoon rabies bait packets in the area will be from July 31 – September 1 of this year. You may see low flying helicopters or planes over your neighborhoods as the bait packets are dropped. Click here for more information about the program.
Earth Day 2023 Cleanup Event
Aleppo’s annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup Event was held on Saturday, April 29, 2023. The weather was cloudy and a little damp, but that didn’t stop the crews from collecting a lot of miscellaneous debris and many bags of trash. Thanks to all who turned out to help!
Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence
Aleppo Township was recently awarded the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in the Information Technology category. This honor was given to the Township for the Meeting Digest system. The system was described as follows at the award ceremony:
“Aleppo Township has adopted new and modern technology that has allowed residents to be more active in their community. By giving the resident the ability to stream meetings, receive emails breaking down topics discussed at meetings, watch videos of meetings, and search digests from the last six years through an indexed database on the Township’s website, Aleppo Township provided its residents with a refreshing form of communication. Residents no longer need to put their lives on hold to attend a meeting because, if they miss a meeting, Aleppo Township will still be able to provide updates on every topic and every outcome through videos and digests, serving as an example of transparency.”
Former Board President Matthew Doebler and Township Manager Gwen Patterson attended the award ceremony in Harrisburg. Thanks and congratulations to Matt for creating the Meeting Digest system!
Click here for more about the award ceremony and to learn how other communities are serving their residents.
Upcoming Opening on the Aleppo Township Authority
The Township is seeking a candidate to serve on the Aleppo Township Authority Board. The Authority Board is tasked with managing the water and sewer service in the Township and surrounding service areas. The candidate must be a resident of the Township or a customer of the Authority. The Authority meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM. Please contact Township Manager Gwen Patterson at 412-741-6555 x19 or email@example.com with any questions or to submit a letter of interest.
Do Not Feed the Deer
The Commissioners adopted an ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer in Aleppo Township. Click here to see the ordinance.
A recent article in the Sewickley Herald discussed deer culling programs in the surrounding areas. Click here to see the article.
Suburban Whitetail Management of Wexford is an organization that conducts controlled culling programs. They work with individual property owners to determine if your land is suitable for the program. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PA Game Commission has produced a pamphlet explaining why people should not feed deer. Please click here to read the information.
Residential Yard Waste Drop-off
The Quaker Valley COG has partnered with Michael Brothers in Reserve Township for a Residential Yard Waste Drop-off program. At this time, there is no charge to drop off your yard waste. This pilot program is open to individual homeowners/residents within the QVCOG communities, but is not open to any commercial businesses and/or landscapers. Please click here for more details and for participation rules.
Open Burning Regulations
Aleppo Township follows Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) regulations regarding open burning. Fires may be no larger than 3 feet wide by 3 feet long by 2 feet high – the size of a recreational fire pit. Residential burn barrels are not allowed.
To file a complaint about a nuisance or smoky fire, visit callcenter.alleghenycounty.us and follow the prompts to File Complaint >> Health Department >> Air Quality.
Zoning Ordinance and Map Update
The Township adopted the new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map on August 15, 2022.
Glass Recycling in the Quaker Valley
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) has found two permanent local locations for glass recycling that are open to all QVCOG communities – this includes Aleppo residents. The glass recycling dumpsters are located at Sewickley Riverfront Park, 300 Chadwick Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 and Avalon Borough (across from the Public Works Facility), 629 New Brighton Road, Avalon, PA 15202. Please click here for the glass recycling rules: Glass Recycling Rules.