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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

 

5/15/2023 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, May 15, 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 April.  He reminded residents to lock their vehicles to prevent items being stolen from unlocked cars. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Public Works report was presented, and the Board approved the purchase of a thumb attachment for the Township backhoe. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks #ThumbAttachment
  • Treasurer Clayton Steup presented the Tax Collector/Treasurer (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Solicitor Anna Jewart reported that she and Solicitor Stone are working on the concept of an Emergency Management Coordinator serving multiple municipalities. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Solicitor #EmergencyManagementCoordinator
  • Several roads (Ingleside Drive, Park Way, and Veshio Drive) may be added to the tar and chip list during the 2023 Paving Project. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PavingProject
  • The Board considered two donation request letters, and voted to approve a donation to the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Donation
  • The Board intends to appoint someone to fill the vacant seat on the Planning Commission at next month’s meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PlanningCommission #Vacancy

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, June 12, 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

4/17/2023 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, April 17, 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 March. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Communications: we received a resident email regarding dirt and debris on Glen Mitchell Road in the area where the new homes are being constructed. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Communications #GlenMitchellRoad
  • The committee updating the Township’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance is continuing to draft the proposed updates. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SALDO #Ordinance
  • The Tax Collector/Treasurer reports were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Solicitor Stone is working on an agreement for the potential sharing an Emergency Management Coordinator with another municipality. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Solicitor #EmergencyManagement
  • The 2023 Earth Day Roadside Cleanup Event was announced, including potential rain date procedures.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).  The cleanup was held on Saturday April 29th – click here for photos from the event! #EarthDay
  • State Representative Valerie Gaydos attended the meeting to congratulate Aleppo Township on being awarded the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.  The Township won the award for this meeting digest system – we were recognized for the way we stream and record the meetings, send out digests following the meeting, and categorize the discussions using hashtags on our website so that topics are searchable by keyword. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting).  (For more information about the award ceremony and other statewide awardees, click here.) #ValerieGaydos #GovernorsAward
  • President George Jones gave an update on the educational sessions that were presented at the Allegheny League of Municipalities (ALOM) Spring Conference.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ALOMConference
  • Solicitor Stone and Representative Gaydos explained the current litigation regarding property tax assessments in Allegheny County (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PropertyTaxAssessments

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, May 8, 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.

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

3/22/2022 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

The Workshop Meeting scheduled for tonight (April 11th) is CANCELLED.  All business will be discussed at the April Legislative Meeting next Monday.

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We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Tuesday night, March 22, 2022, 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 Commissioners adopted a Weight Limit/Road Bonding Ordinance covering several roads in the Township, including Weber Road, Ferndale Avenue, Ingleside Drive, Weber Road Extension, and Sycamore Road Extension. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #WeightLimitRoadBonding #Ordinance
  • Ohio Township Chief Joe Hanny gave the police report for the month of February 2022. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Company Chief Bill Davis Jr. gave the annual fire report and explained some of the upcoming truck and equipment replacements. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #FireCompany
  • Emergency Management Coordinator/Commissioner Judy Haluka explained that we will follow CDC masking guidelines in the Township building but that we may have special circumstances where we will still require a mask.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #EmergencyManagement #COVID19
  • An email from a resident was read during the Communications report.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Communications
  • The Tax Collector/Treasurer report was presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Property Tax Refunds for eligible first responders under Act 172 were approved. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Act172
  • The long-term closure of the ramp to Northbound Route 65 from Kilbuck Street was announced. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #RampClosure

Our next Meeting will be on Monday, April 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners.

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

1/17/2022 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, January 17, 2022, 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 Joseph Hanny of the Ohio Township Police Department gave his monthly report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Commissioners heard what the Public Works staff worked on over the past month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • Engineer Ben Gilberti gave an update on the Rhodes Avenue Geotechnical Study. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #RhodesAvenue
  • Zoning consultant Laura Ludwig of HRG Engineers presented some highlights of the draft of the new township Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #HRG #ZoningOrdinance
  • Treasurer Clayton Steup gave his monthly report to the Board. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • The Commissioners discussed a request from the Quaker Valley COG to host a semi-permanent Glass Recycling Dumpster at the Township Building. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #QuakerValleyCOG #GlassRecycling
  • The Board approved drafting a short letter requesting that the Quaker Valley School District remain in one legislative district during the PA House Redistricting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #QuakerValleySchoolDistrict
  • A complaint about excessive cats at 111 Nancy Drive was discussed. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #CatPopulation

Our next Workshop Meeting is tonight, Monday, February 14, 2022, at 7:00 PM. If any of these issues are important to you, please feel free to contact me via phone or email and I will convey your thoughts to the Commissioners.

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