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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

 

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

10/17/2022 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, October 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:

  • Sergeant Beck gave the police report for the month of September.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Commissioner Haluka is updating her certifications for Emergency Management and will be updating the Emergency Management Plan in 2023.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #EmergencyManagement
  • The Communications report covered deer concerns and some questions regarding the conversation at the Workshop about the property tax penalty waiver ordinance.   (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Deer #PropertyTaxPenaltyWaiver #Ordinance
  • The Tax Collector/Treasurer report was given to the Board. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Commissioner Haluka invited residents to participate in Halloween activities in the large island at the entrance to Sewickley Heights Manor on October 31, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Halloween

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, November 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 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

11/21/2022 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, November 21, 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:

  • Ohio Township Police Chief Hanny gave the police report for the month of October.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Board approved a proposal from HRG Engineers to update the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance at a cost of $14,160. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #HRG #SALDO
  • Tax Collector/Treasurer Clayton Steup summarized the reports for the month of October, and he presented an overview of the finances for 2022 and a look forward at 2023. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • The 2023 Budget Draft was presented to the Commissioners.  The millage rate will remain at 3.5 mills for 2023 (no increase). (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget #TaxRate
  • Commissioner Darragh reported that the Aleppo Township Authority is studying a potential sewer connection for Fern Hollow Nature Center. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #AleppoTownshipAuthority #Sewer
  • Commissioner Haluka reported that the Quaker Valley Ambulance Authority’s 50th Anniversary celebration was a success. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #QuakerValleyAmbulanceAuthority
  • The Board authorized sending a letter to Representative Gaydos encouraging the legislature to allow municipal websites to serve as legal advertising locations. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #ValerieGaydos #Advertising
  • Solicitor Stone was authorized to draft an ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer within the Township. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Ordinance #Deer
  • It was reported that the outdoor cat population at Masonic has decreased.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #CatPopulation

Our next Workshop Meeting will be on Monday, December 12, 2022, 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

11/14/2022 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, November 14, 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 2023 Draft Budget will be presented at the November Legislative Meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Budget
  • Deer Culling programs and a potential ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer were discussed.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Deer
  • The Township’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) is due to be revised, and a proposal from HRG to revise the ordinance will be on the agenda for approval at the November Legislative Meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #SALDO #HRG
  • The Commissioners discussed the possible changes to state law regarding municipal advertising regulations. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Advertising

Our next Legislative Meeting will be on Monday, November 21, 2022, 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