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Digest – October 2019

Hello Aleppo Residents and Friends –

This digest contains the updates from both the October Workshop Meeting and the October Legislative Meeting.

Meeting Location Change: the November 11, 2019 Workshop Meeting will be held at the Aleppo Township Fire Station located at 131 Weber Road.  As always, the meeting is open to the public and we welcome your attendance.

Reminder: the Commissioners are still accepting letters of interest from residents to serve on the Board.  (If you recall, Commissioner Michelle Duplaga resigned her seat in September.)  The Board is requesting that letters of interest be submitted by November 11, 2019.  Letters can be mailed to the Township Office at 100 North Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, emailed to aleppomgr@aleppotownship.com, or hand delivered.

First, the October 14, 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:

  • The Commissioners discussed Committees assignments and will revisit the assignments at the Reorganization Meeting in January 2020. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Committees, #Reorganization
  • The Board heard an update about the drainage request from the property owner at 990 Glen Mitchell Road. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #GlenMitchellRoad
  • The owner of the AirBnB/Short Term Rental property has agreed to stop renting the property out as a short term rental.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #AirBnB
  • The Township website has been updated to include a Latest News button for timely Township updates. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Website
  • The Board adopted a Resolution entering into an agreement with PennDOT for winter maintenance on state-owned roads for 2019-2024. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PennDot
  • Meeting Location Change – the October 21, 2019 Legislative Meeting was held at Masonic Village, and one November meeting will be held at the Aleppo Township Fire Station. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #MeetingLocationChange

And now, the highlights from the October 21, 2019 Legislative Meeting:

The audio quality from this meeting is somewhat off. (The meeting was held at Masonic Village, and this was our first attempt at filming the meeting off-site.)  The voices are often distorted, and do not sync up exactly with the video, but they are generally understandable.

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 Hanny of the Ohio Township Police Department gave his report and shared information about some recent scam phone calls that have been happening in our area.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Police
  • The Board heard about some of the activities of the Public Works department this past month.  (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #PublicWorks
  • Several emails from residents and property owners were shared during the Communications report. The Latest News button on the website was also explained. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #Communications
  • Commissioner Williams gave the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) report, including an update on the Route 65 Corridor Project. (Click here to watch this portion of the meeting.) #QVCOG

The next Workshop meeting will be on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Aleppo Township Volunteer Fire Station. 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

March 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.) #Fire
  • 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.) #Authority
  • 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
  • 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 #Roads
  • 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.) #ResidentRequests #Police

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