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12/18/2023 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, December 18, 2023, 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:

  • Chief Hanny gave the Police Report for the month of November 2023. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Public Works Supervisor Tim Scott gave the Public Works report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • The Board approved two Change Orders with Youngblood Paving. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PavingProject
  • Treasurer Clayton Steup gave the financial reports for the month ending November 30, 2023. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • The Board approved the transfer of money from the Liquid Fuels Fund to the General Fund for the payment of a road salt invoice. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #LiquidFuelsFund
  • Ordinances adopting the 2024 Real Estate Tax Rate and the 2024 Budget were approved. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxRate #Budget
  • The Christmas Tree Recycling date is Monday, January 8, 2024 – please have trees at the curbside by 8:00 a.m. Please be sure to remove all decorations. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ChristmasTreeRecycling

Our next meeting will be the Reorganization / Workshop Meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM (there will be no meeting on January 8, 2024.) If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email prior to the meeting and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to attend in person.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

12/11/2023 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, December 11, 2023, 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:

  • Ordinances setting the 2024 Real Estate Tax Rate and adopting the 2024 Budget will be on the agenda for adoption at the December Legislative Meeting. There is no proposed real estate tax increase in the 2024 budget. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #RealEstateTaxRate #Budget
  • The 2023 Paving Project is mostly completed for the season. The Township Building parking lot will be repaved in the spring. The Board is scheduled to approve two change orders to the paving contract at the December Legislative Meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PavingProject
  • 2024 Meeting Dates for the Workshop, Legislative, and Planning Commission meetings have been set.  The dates are on the calendar on the Township’s website (www.aleppotownship.com). (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #MeetingDates
  • The Reorganization Meeting will be held on January 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM.  It is the Board’s intent to also have that meeting serve as the January Workshop Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Reorganization
  • Reappointments to Boards and Commissions will be made at the Reorganization Meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Reappointments
  • There is an opening on the Zoning Hearing Board.  Please contact the Township Manager for more information about the position. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ZoningHearingBoard
  • A recent pension audit determined that some administrative updates to the Police Pension Plan are required. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PolicePension

Our next Legislative Meeting will be on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email prior to the meeting and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to attend in person.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

11/20/2023 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 20, 2023, 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:

  • Chief Hanny gave the Police Report for the month of October 2023. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Commissioners voted to enter into a new 5-year Agreement for fire protection services with the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company and to contribute toward the purchase of a new squad vehicle. Fire Chief Bill Davis, Jr. gave the year-to-date Fire Company Report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #FireCompany
  • The Board approved an agreement with the Quaker Valley Council of Governments for zoning officer services. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ZoningServices
  • The Tax Collector/Treasurer reports were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • The 2024 Budget Draft was presented.  There is no proposed real estate tax increase in the budget. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email prior to the meeting and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to attend in person.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

11/13/2023 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, November 13, 2023, 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:

  • The draft of the 2024 Budget will be presented to the Commissioners at the November Legislative Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget
  • The Township Building parking lot reconstruction was scheduled to begin this week (and is now underway.) (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TownshipBuildingParkingLot
  • Meeting Location Change: the November Legislative Meeting will be held at the Aleppo Fire Station located at 131 Weber Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #MeetingLocationChange
  • A proposal for Zoning Services through the QVCOG is in the final stages of review and will be on the agenda for approval at the November Legislative Meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ZoningServices #QVCOG
  • Quaker Valley School District and Monark Bus Company are requesting a School Bus Stop Ahead sign on Duff Road near the intersection with Hill Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SchoolBusStopAheadSign
  • A contribution of $40,000 from the sewer bond fund to the Aleppo Township Authority is being considered.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SewerBondFund #Authority
  • The Commissioners will vote to exercise the first option year of the Police Protection Services Contract with Ohio Township at the November Legislative Meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PoliceProtectionServicesContract
  • The Sewage Planning Module for Trapp Subdivision No. 1 was approved. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TrappSubdivision
  • Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority is holding their annual fund drive and are seeking a contribution from Aleppo Township. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #QuakerValleyAmbulanceAuthority
  • The Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company has requested to reopen the contract with Aleppo Township, and they are proposing an annual percentage increase from 2% to 4% per year. They are also seeking a contribution toward a new squad vehicle.  The Commissioners will vote on these new contract terms at the November Legislative Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #FireCompany

Our next Legislative Meeting will be on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 7:00 PM. **This meeting will be held at the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Station, 131 Weber Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Please see the Latest News tab on our website for directions to the Fire Station.** If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email prior to the meeting and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to attend in person.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

10/16/2023 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, October 16, 2023, and I wanted to tell you what happened.  The meeting was held at Masonic Village in an effort to reach Aleppo residents who might not otherwise be able to attend a meeting in person.  (The November 13th Workshop Meeting will be held at the Township Building, but the November 20th Legislative Meeting will be held out in the community at the Aleppo Fire Station.)

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:

  • Police: Chief Joe Hanny gave the Police Report for the month of September. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Public Works: Supervisor Tim Scott reported on the public works activities for the month and the status of the new dump truck. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks #DumpTruck
  • Communications: Commissioner Amy Richert reported on that we have resumed our meetings with Amazon representatives, and a resident of Masonic Village is seeking assistance in getting better cell phone coverage on the Masonic campus. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Communications #Amazon #MasonicVillage
  • Planning/Zoning: In the last year and a half the Township has updated both the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SALDO #Ordinance
  • Tax Collector/Treasurer: Treasurer Clayton Steup gave the financial reports for the month ending September 30, 2023.  President George Jones explained that the 2024 Budget process is underway. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector #Budget
  • Vice President Art Williams explained PA House Bill 589 which proposes to establish a Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program for homeowners. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PAHouseBill589
  • Commissioner Amy Richert thanked the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company for hosting their Open House on October 7th.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #FireCompany
  • Citizen Participation: Residents thanked the Commissioners for holding the meeting at Masonic Village, and there was an inquiry about the history of Aleppo Township (note – if anyone has interest in sharing any history or old photos of Aleppo, please contact the Township Office!) (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #CitizenParticipation

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please fee free to contact me via phone or email prior to the meeting and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are invited to attend in person.

Gwen Patterson

Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19