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Legislative Digest – April 8, 2019

Hi, Neighbors. We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night and I wanted to tell you what happened.

Before I get into the bullet list, let me plug an upcoming event. We will be holding our Third Annual Earth Day event on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 AM. Over the past two years, this event has been growing bigger and bigger. Last year, we had 22 participants and collected 45 bags of trash, 20 tires, and 1 car battery. This is great for our community and it’s great for our planet. This year, we’ll gather for coffee and donuts in the Township Building, where we’ll have a brief educational component discussing changes to the recycling industry (with an emphasis on the changes in glass recycling). Then, we’ll hit the streets. We will–literally!–be cleaning up your neighborhood. So please join us … it’s a fun community event and it’s a great way to improve the place where you live. Click here for the event’s poster and click here for information about this event during our meeting.

Alright–on to the meeting–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. Here’s what happened:

  • We continued the discussion of the potential sale of vacant lot 422-G-351 and heard that Allegheny County has ordered an appraisal. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #VacantLot
  • We talked about the Sewickley Borough Lot on Glen Mitchell Road and agreed to wait 30 days for Sewickley to return its application to use that lot as a storage yard. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad
  • We heard more about the Emergency Communication Sign Up process. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #EmergencyCommunication
  • The Township Manager told us that an engineer would be at our next meeting to present the William Eaton Subdivision Plan, which is a development in Osborne that may affect Aleppo. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #EatonSubdivision
  • We discussed Quaker Valley Council of Governments’ Emergency Management training. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #COG, #EmergencyManagement
  • I briefly reported on my review of our Cyber Liability Insurance Policy and we discussed our next steps for this issue. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CyberLiabilityPolicy
  • We talked about techniques to reduce speeding on township roads and agreed to have our engineers and Public Works crews investigate further. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Speeding, #PublicWorks
  • A motion was proposed to “authorize our solicitor to draft an amendment to our fracking ordnance to include seismic survey, injection well, and use table default for unlisted uses using the Belle Acres ordinances for reference.” We will be voting on this issue at our next meeting, so if you have thoughts to share on this issue, please send them to me by email. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Solicitor, #Ordinance
  • We discussed the proposed merger between Sewickley’s sewer system and Leetsdale and agreed to draft a letter requesting participation in the analysis and decision making progress. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #ATA, #Sewage
  • Commissioner Duplaga reported about a county landslide prevention task force. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Landslide
  • We discussed a website that helps coordinate road projects to hopefully limit the number of road openings. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks, #RoadOpenings
  • One of our residents asked questions about mirrors placed on roads throughout the municipality and another resident asked a question about speed control. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Residents, #Speeding

Our next Legislative meeting will be on Monday, April 15, 2019 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.

Best wishes,

Matthew Doebler
Aleppo Township Commissioner