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11/16/2020 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

Please see the following information regarding the Aleppo Township Workshop Meeting that will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020: 

  • The Commissioners will meet electronically as we continue to work within COVID-19 protocols.
  • Click here to see the meeting agenda.
  • We will be following our normal broadcast procedures and the electronic meeting will be streamed live on YouTube. Click here for the Aleppo Township YouTube channel.
  • Citizens are invited to participate in the following ways:
    • Call or email your comments/concerns to me in advance of the meeting at 412-741-6555 x19 or aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com.
    • If you are watching the meeting live, you can email your comments to me during the meeting (aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com) and I will convey them to the Commissioners during the electronic meeting.
  • Please continue to check the Aleppo Township website for updates on meetings and other news: www.aleppotownship.com 

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We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 16, 2020 and I wanted to tell you what happened.

Before the start of the regular Legislative Meeting, the Board held a Conditional Use Hearing to consider amending the approvals for the commercial garages located at 695 Glen Mitchell Road (Louie & Sons).  They also learned about the Trapizona Plan of Lots No. 4 Subdivision Plan submitted for the same property.  To watch the Conditional Use hearing and learn about the new proposed uses for the property, Click here. #ConditionalUseHearing

(Note – the Board went into an executive session after the hearing, so there is a gap between the hearing and the regular meeting.  Feel free to fast forward the video to the start of the regular meeting, or simply click the link below.)

If you want to watch the regular Legislative 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:

  • Representatives from Linde Gas presented their Land Development plan for improvements to their site at 503 North Drive. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #LindeGasLandDevelopment
  • Ohio Township Police Chief Joe Hanny gave the police report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Board discussed the closure of the Township Building due to COVID-19. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). (Note: the Township Building is now closed, but the staff is working; check the website for more information). #COVID19
  • The Commissioners heard what the Public Works department has been working on. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • Commissioner Richert reported on the recent status meeting with Amazon, and we heard about a resident’s suggestion regarding deer culling. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Amazon #Deer
  • The Tax Collector and Treasurer Reports were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • We are currently in the public comment period for the updated ASO Joint Comprehensive Plan between Aleppo, Sewickley, and Glen Osborne.  The public hearing will be held on December 17, 2020 via Zoom. Click here to learn more and to view the plan. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ASO #PublicHearing
  • The draft of the 2021 Budget was presented to the Board.  The budget will be voted on at the December 21, 2020 Legislative Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, December 14, 2020 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

11/9/2020 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

Please see the following information regarding the Aleppo Township Workshop Meeting that will be held tonight, November 16, 2020: 

  • The Commissioners will meet electronically as we continue to work within COVID-19 protocols.
  • Click here to see the meeting agenda.
  • We will be following our normal broadcast procedures and the electronic meeting will be streamed live on YouTube. Click here for the Aleppo Township YouTube channel.
  • Citizens are invited to participate in the following ways:
    • Call or email your comments/concerns to me in advance of the meeting at 412-741-6555 x19 or aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com.
    • If you are watching the meeting live, you can email your comments to me during the meeting (aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com) and I will convey them to the Commissioners during the electronic meeting.
  • Please continue to check the Aleppo Township website for updates on meetings and other news: www.aleppotownship.com 

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We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, November 9, 2020 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 heard that the 2021 Budget is scheduled to be presented at the November Legislative Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget
  • At the November Legislative Meeting, the Commissioners will consider a Land Development Application from Linde Gas regarding the expansion of their operations at 503 North Drive. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #LindeGasLandDevelopment

Our next Legislative Meeting is tonight, Monday, November 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (reminder – the meeting will not be in person at the Township building.) 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

8/17/2020 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

The Aleppo Township Board of Commissioners will be meeting in person tonight in the Township building for their September 14, 2020 Workshop Meeting.  However, to ensure proper social distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the room at one time.  Anyone attending the meeting must wear a face mask. We encourage residents to submit their comments in advance of the meeting when possible.

Please continue to check the Aleppo Township website for updates on meetings and other news: www.aleppotownship.com 

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We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, August 17, 2020 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:

  • Prior to the beginning of the Legislative Meeting, two Conditional Use Hearings were held regarding applications to develop two commercial parking lots on North Drive in the 79 North Industrial Park. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ConditionalUseHearing #IndustrialParkLot12And14
  • The Board heard a presentation regarding the Parcel B Land Development Application to construct a warehouse building along Deer Run Road in the 79 North Industrial Park Parcel B Land Development.  The Commissioners then voted to approve the Application. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #IndustrialParkParcelBLandDevelopment
  • Auditor Mark Turnley presented the 2019 Audit. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Audit
  • Sergeant Beck gave the police report for the month of July. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Public Works Supervisor Tim Scott gave his report to the Board. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • The Aleppo, Sewickley, Glen Osborne Joint Comprehensive Plan (ASO Plan) update was presented to the Commissioners. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ASO
  • The financial reports for the month of July were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector

Our next Workshop Meeting will be tonight, Monday, September 14, 2020 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

7/20/2020 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

The Aleppo Township Board of Commissioners will be meeting in person tonight in the Township building for their August 10, 2020 Workshop Meeting.  However, to ensure proper social distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the room at one time.  Anyone attending the meeting must wear a face mask. We encourage residents to submit their comments in advance of the meeting when possible.

Please continue to check the Aleppo Township website for updates on meetings and other news: www.aleppotownship.com 

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Glass Recycling: the traveling Glass Recycling Bin will be in the area for a few more days.  The bin is in the lower lot at Quaker Valley High School through Thursday August 13th.  Click here for more information.

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We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, July 20, 2020 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 Chief Joe Hanny gave the police report for the month of June (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Public Works Supervisor Tim Scott gave his monthly report (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • Citizen emails were read during the Communications report (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Communications
  • Engineer Ben Gilberti presented HRG’s proposal for the upcoming zoning ordinance revision (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #HRG #ZoningOrdinance
  • The Tax Collector/Treasurer reports were read into the record (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Vice President Art Williams updated the Board about the QVCOG’s recent trash and recycling forum (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #QuakerValleyCOG
  • The easement agreements for the proposed emergency exit from Sewickley Heights Drive are closer to completion (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SewickleyHeightsDrive
  • The Township received a request for flagpole on Sewickley Heights Drive, and this request will be sent to Sewickley Heights Manor Homes Association for comment (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Flagpole #SewickleyHeightsDrive
  • The Commissioners voted to contribute $400,000 from the sewer bond account toward the upcoming refinancing of the 2015 sewer bonds. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SewerBonds

Our next Workshop Meeting is tonight, Monday, August 10, 2020 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

6/18/2018 Legislative Digest

Hi, Neighbors. We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting last week 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’s what happened:

  • We continued and concluded Masonic Village’s Conditional Use Hearing concerning its plans to build additional villas. The hearing culminated in a trio of motions, all of which we voted (5-0) to approve. All of the motions required Masonic Village to comply with written conditions. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to read the conditions.) #MasonicVillage #Villas #ConditionalUseHearing
  • Our Township Auditor presented a draft of the 2017 Audit Report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting. #Audit
  • Our police chief told us about police activity in the township, including a resurgence of the popular “Grandmother Scam”, which he suggested everyone know how to recognize. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to review our video about Fraud Schemes Commonly Seen in Aleppo–look for the “Family Member in Distress” portion. The police report also referenced the rules for door-to-door solicitation in Aleppo … click here to review our video on Solicitation Awareness.) #Police #Soliciting #Ordinance
  • Our Township Manager told what our public works crews have been up to for the past month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • Our Township Engineer updated us on the progress of the summer’s road paving projects, including the hope that the paving of Sewickley Heights Drive in The Manor would take place sometime in mid-July and would last for about a week to 10 days. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Paving #SewickleyHeightsDrive
  • I read several emails from residents, including a note in support of renewing our contract with the Ohio Township Police Department and one expressing concern about the possibility of an Amazon facility moving into the old FedEx building. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Communications
  • Our Treasurer told us how much money we have collected in taxes and how much we have in the bank. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #TaxCollector
  • We voted (5-0) to exonerate 3 real estate taxpayers. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #RealEstateTaxExonerations
  • I reminded residents that the Quaker Valley Council of Governments will hold a recycling event on 30 June 2018 at the Quaker Valley High School. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here for a flier with more details on the recycling event.) #QuakerValleyCOG #Recycling
  • However, I also reminded residents that many of the items being collected at the COG recycling event can also be picked up for free at your door under our existing contract with Waste Management. (Click here for information about curbside collection of special materials through the AtYourDoor program.) We pay for this program, so you should use it! #WasteManagement
  • I read an email from the Executive Director of the QVCOG about Sewickley’s intention to leave the COG at the end of the year. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #QuakerValleyCOG
  • We voted (5-0) to ratify the sale of the old dump truck bed to John Fulmer for $1,750.00 through Municibid with the proceeds to be deposited into the Truck Fund. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • We voted (5-0) to renew our contract with Ohio Township for police services. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • We voted (5-0) to adopt the amendment to the Ordinance Regulating Junk Yards and Storage Lots. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Ordinance
  • We voted (5-0) to approve the Perciavalle-Chandler Lot Line Revision Plan. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PlanningZoning
  • We discussed a draft of a Street Opening Ordinance and agreed to discuss this matter further at additional meetings. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Ordinance
  • We talked about fracking ordinances and–again–agreed to discuss this matter further at additional meetings. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Fracking
  • During Citizen Participation, a resident further discussed the possibility of an Amazon facility moving into the old FedEx building. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CitizenParticipation #Amazon

Our next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, July 9, 2018 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 other commissioners.

As always, thanks for making Aleppo a great place to live.

Best wishes,

Matthew Doebler
Aleppo Township Commissioner