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4/19/2021 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

Please see the following information regarding the Aleppo Township Workshop Meeting that will be held tonight, May 10, 2021:

  • 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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Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting on Monday night, April 19, 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 Commissioners approved two Resolutions: they approved the destruction of certain old records as permitted by the Municipal Records Manual, and they adopted a procedure for the sale of Surplus Personal Property (property means old office and/or public works equipment, not real estate property.) (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Resolution
  • Chief Hanny gave the monthly Police report. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • Aleppo Township adopted the Allegheny County 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #AlleghenyCounty
  • The Board heard the monthly Public Works report.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • Commissioner Richert reported on the most recent meeting with Amazon, and she discussed an email from a resident reminding people to clean up after their dogs while walking them. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Amazon #Resident
  • Planning and Zoning: the Commissioners approved the Mygrant Development Plan for Parcel B in the 79 North Industrial Park for a new warehouse building to be constructed along Deer Run Road; they approved the DEP Resolution for New Land Development for the same proposed building; and they approved an addendum to the Developer’s Agreement between the Township and Alderman Holdings Deer Run Road LLC regarding the parking modifications that were recently approved.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #MygrantDevelopmentPlan #DEP #DeerRunRoad
  • The Commissioners voted to approve a stipend increase for the position of Tax Collector/Treasurer.  This stipend will increase to $3,145 per year to match the Commissioner salary increase, and will take effect following the next election. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Stipend #TaxCollector
  • Commissioner Darragh gave the Aleppo Township Authority report, including updates on delinquent accounts, the Culligan manhole repair project, and the Kilbuck Run sewer study. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #AleppoTownshipAuthority #Sewer

Our next Workshop Meeting will be tonight, Monday, May 10, 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

3/16/2021 Legislative Digest

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

Please see the following information regarding the Aleppo Township Workshop Meeting that will be held tonight, April 12, 2021:

  • 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 Tuesday night, March 16, 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:

  • Chief Hanny gave the police report and some reminders about computer fraud incidents. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Police
  • The Watchword Partners Plan of Lots subdivision plan was approved.  This plan subdivided a lot that was in both Aleppo and Glen Osborne and combined the Aleppo portion with a smaller parcel.  This approval is contingent upon the approval of the plan by Glen Osborne Borough as well. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #WatchwordPartnersSubdivisionPlan
  • The Commissioners adopted an Ordinance setting the new stipend rate for Commissioners. This ordinance will take effect for each seat on the Board of Commissioners at the beginning of the next term of office. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Ordinance #Stipend #Commissioners
  • The updated Engineering Services Retainer Agreement between the Township and HRG Engineers was approved. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #HRG
  • The monthly Public Works report was presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #PublicWorks
  • Communications Report: an update regarding the Amazon issues was discussed. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #Amazon
  • The Linde Gas Renovation that was originally approved in November 2020 was re-approved for date recording purposes (no changes to the plan.)  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #LindeGasRenovation
  • The February Tax Collector/Treasurer reports were presented. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #TaxCollector
  • Citizen Participation: a resident asked for some more information about the new Commissioner stipend.  The new rate is $3,145 per year, or $262/month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #CitizenParticipation #Resident #Stipend
  • Earth Day 2021 Roadside Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM at the Township Building.  It will be an outdoor-only event.  Masks are required when the group is gathered or when working nearby other volunteers. Safety vests, gloves, and trash bags will be provided.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting). #EarthDay

Our next Workshop Meeting will be tonight, Monday, April 12, 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

6/17/2019 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.

Before I get into the digest, let me just say that this was my last Aleppo meeting and I am very grateful to all the township’s residents for letting me serve for the last 6 years. During the meeting, I delivered a short farewell speech–if you’re interested in my retrospective on what we’ve done and what we’ve left undone, take a look. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) Also, click here to watch a very sweet clip of my kids presenting me with a going away present.

Also, as a reminder, my resignation will create a vacancy on the board. If you are interested in being considered to be appointed to fill this vacancy, please let me know.

OK, sentimentality out of the way, here’s what happened:

  • We heard what the police department has been up to in Aleppo Township. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • Our Public Works Director told us what the road crews have been doing. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • I read an email from a resident in support of HR 763. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Resident #HR763
  • We voted (5-0) to approve the submitted Verizon covered parking lot plan as recommended by the planning commission and HRG subject to entering into a Developer’s Agreement prepared by and acceptable to the Township Solicitor. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Verizon #HRG
  • We heard a presentation from Braiden Blosser, who is a candidate for the opening on the Zoning Hearing Board and made a motion to appoint him. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) We will be voting on this motion at the next meeting, so please let me know if you have any input on this topic. #Vacancy #ZoningHearingBoard
  • Our treasurer told us how much tax revenue we have collected and how much money we have in the bank. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #TaxCollector
  • Our solicitor told us that the Verizon Franchise Agreement is ready for board approval–we will be discussing that next month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Solicitor #Verizon
  • We voted (5-0) to contact the DEP to ask them to make a site inspection of 690 Glen Mitchell Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #DEP #GlenMitchellRoad
  • We voted (5-0) to adopt the May 2019 version of the Emergency Operations Procedure for Aleppo Township. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #EmergencyManagement
  • We voted (5-0) to hire technicians to perform AV tasks at Township meetings in the amount of $100 per meeting. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AVTechnicians
  • We made a motion to adopt a statement saying “The Board of Commissioners of Aleppo Township support HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. We urge our elected leaders to support this as a potential solution to climate change.” We voted (5-0) to defer this motion until there are 5 members of the board. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #HR763
  • During Citizen Participation, a resident opposed any action concerning HR 763, another asked about plans for repair of Redgate Road, and a third expressed concern for litter in the lot that is being used for truck parking along Deer Run Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #CitizenParticipation #HR763 #RedgateRoad #DeerRunRoad

Our next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, July 8, 2019 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.

4/15/2019 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 heard what the police department has been doing. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to view our Police Blotter online.) #Police
  • Our Emergency Management Coordinator updated us about our ongoing compliance. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #EmergencyManagement
  • Our Public Works Director told us with the township crews have been doing. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • We heard an application for a subdivision of a lot that is half in Osborne and half in Aleppo. We will be voting on this application during our May meeting, so if you have any feedback on this issue, please let us know by reply email. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to see the plan.) #SubdivisionPlan
  • We voted (5-0) to refund several taxpayers. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #RealEstateTaxExonerations
  • We continued our discussion of the potential sale of vacant lot 422-G-351 and heard that there are some questions that need to be answered about the procedure to sell this property. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PlanningCommission, #BingoLots
  • We voted (5-0) to authorize the Solicitor to draft an amendment to our fracking Ordinance to include seismic survey, injection wells, and use table default for unlisted uses using the Bell Acres ordinances for reference. #Solicitor #Ordinance
  • We voted (5-0) to authorize Manager Patterson to contact the owner of the property at 690 Glen Mitchell Road to say that if the request to remove tires within 30 days is not met, we have no option but to contact DEP regarding the tires and other potential hazards at 690 Glen Mitchell Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad #DEP
  • We voted (5-0) to permit the placement of a geocache on Aleppo Township’s Property. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Geocache
  • One of our residents asked questions about fracking and her sewer bill. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Sewer
  • We had a lengthy conversation about a resident’s concern about his neighbor. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Resident
  • One of our residents asked questions about development on Weber Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #WeberRoad
  • A neighbor asked a question about our statement regarding development. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Development

Our meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 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

 

3/20/2018 Legislative Digest

Hi, Neighbors. We had an Aleppo Legislative Meeting a few weeks ago 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:

  • Chief Davis reported on the fire company’s activities so far in 2018. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to see the written report.) #FireCompany
  • An officer from the police department told us about their activity in the last month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • Our Township Manager told us what the Public Works department did in the last month. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • I read an email that we received from a resident expressing concern about Masonic Village’s plan to build new villas on its campus. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #MasonicVillage #Villas
  • We heard that at the April Legislative Meeting, we will have several hearings concerning Masonic Village’s application to build villas. These hearings will take place on 16 April 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Aleppo Township Building and are open to the public. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #MasonicVillage #Villas
  • We heard that the Aleppo Township Authority still has not reached an agreement with Culligan concerning the allegations of dumping unapproved substances into our sewer. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AleppoTownshipAuthority
  • We learned that Aleppo received a 5 year waiver of the requirements of MS4. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #MS4
  • We voted (3-0) to adopt the Social Media Policy (as amended). (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting and click here to read the Social Media Policy.) #SocialMedia #Policy
  • We voted (3-0) to approve our engineer’s proposal for the 2018 Road Paving Program (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Paving
  • We voted (3-0) to authorize the drafting of an amendment to section 232-2 of our Township ordinance to increase the cost for a license to operate a junk dealer or storage lot to $1,500 annually. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Ordinance
  • We voted (3-0) to approve the publishing of the township’s new website on 31 March 2018. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) In the next couple of weeks, I will be sending an email outlining some of the features of the new website, but in the meantime, feel free to click here to visit the new website and tell us what you think! #Website #Technology
  • A resident expressed concerns about traffic on Weber Road. Citizen Participation (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Resident #WeberRoad #Traffic

Our next meeting will be this Monday 9 April 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