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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

9/13/2021 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, September 13, 2021, 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 Board learned about the Refuse and Recycling Contract Bid Results.  This contract is on the agenda for a vote at the September Legislative meeting.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Trash #Recycling
  • The Commissioners reapproved the Core Sampling Proposal from HRG for Roads in Sewickley Ridge Neighborhood to include Rockledge Drive. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #HRG #SewickleyRidge #RockledgeDrive
  • An update on the enforcement of the property complaint about 241 Weber Road was provided.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PropertyComplaint

Our next Legislative Meeting will tonight, Monday, September 20, 2021, 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

9/16/2019 Legislative Digest & 9/9/2019 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

This Digest combines the updates from both the September Workshop Meeting and the September Legislative Meeting.

An important note: Commissioner Michelle Duplaga announced her resignation at the September Legislative Meeting.  She has accepted employment that does not allow her to continue to serve as an elected official, but she promised to remain involved as a citizen.  The Township wishes her well in her new venture!  This resignation creates a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners.  If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner, please send a letter of interest to the Township.  (The First Class Township Code requires you to have been a township resident for one year before being eligible to serve.) #BoardOfCommissioners

First, the September 9, 2019 Aleppo Workshop 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:

  • Auditor Mark Turnley presented the 2018 Audit. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Audit
  • The Township Engineer reported on several subjects, including a pavement repair of Rhodes Avenue, geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue, pavement markings / speed monitoring, and a drainage issue along Deer Run Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Engineer #RhodesAvenue #DeerRunRoad
  • The Commissioners decided to send a letter regarding the operation of a short term rental / AirBnB property.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB
  • The Commissioners approved a request from Highmark Mobile Clinic to use the township parking lot as a location for a one-day health clinic.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #HighmarkMobileClinic
  • The Commissioners heard about a resident at 990 Glen Mitchell Road who is requesting assistance in solving a drainage issue on Glen Mitchell Road.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad

And now, the highlights from the September 16, 2019 Legislative 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 particular interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • Police Chief Hanny discussed police issues in Aleppo, including a warning about fraud calls where the callers requests gift cards and noise complaints.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Commissioners approved the final payment for the 2018 paving project; approved an agreement for geotechnical monitoring of Rhodes Avenue; and authorized the township engineer to seek quotes for the repair of the storm sewer pipe along Deer Run Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PavingProject, #RhodesAvenue
  • The Commissioners discussed budget requests/priorities for 2020 Budget. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Budget

The next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Township Building. If any of these issues are important to you, we welcome your attendance at the meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me via email and I will be sure to pass your comments along to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19

8/12/2019 Workshop Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

The Board of Commissioners held an Aleppo Workshop Meeting on Monday night, August 12, 2019 and we wanted to let you know 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 interest to you.

Here’s what happened:

  • The Commissioners discussed the Verizon Franchise Agreement Ordinance that will be on the agenda for adoption at the August 19, 2019 Legislative meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Verizon
  • The Commissioners discussed the draft of updates to the Meeting Procedures. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Meetings
  • The Board discussed various options regarding geotechnical monitoring and surface repairs for a portion of Rhodes Avenue. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #RhodesAvenue
  • The Commissioners were asked to review the list of committees for a future discussion and possible change in roles. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Commissioners
  • A resident stated their concerns about a possible AirBnB/Short Term Rental in the Township. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB
  • During Citizen Participation, the Board heard a resident’s concerns regarding idling trucks.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CitizenParticipation

The next Legislative meeting will be on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Township Building. If any of these issues are important to you, we welcome your attendance at the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, please feel free to share your thoughts with me via email and I will be sure to pass your comments along to the Commissioners.

Gwen Patterson
Aleppo Township Manager

aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com
412-741-6555 x19