ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by the Dollar Energy Fund.

Who is eligible? How much will I save? How do I apply? Do I live in the ALCOSAN service area? The answers to these questions, and for more information, click here.

Notice About Snow Removal

Our Public Works Department is ready for the winter season. There are ways you can help them do a more efficient job and keep the roadways safe.

1. Keep parked cars off the street during snowfalls. Snow removal crews need to able to remove the snow from the entire roadway.

2. Be patient during a heavy snowfall. The snow removal plan prioritizes major roads and streets as well as hazardous intersection. The crews will clear your street as quickly as possible.

3. If you notice a hazardous section of the road, please report it at 412-279-6911.

Please be advised that ordinance 1486-01 prohibits shoveling or placing snow out onto the public streets to protect the health, safety and welfare of others.

Citiparks calling for volunteers to assist elderly residents with home snow removal this winter

The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks & Recreation (Citiparks) today announced Pittsburgh Snow Angels, a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months.”The Pittsburgh Snow Angels program represents so much of what being a Pittsburgher is all about – extending kindness, compassion and assistance to neighbors in need,” said Mayor William Peduto. “I am very pleased that we are again able to offer such a valuable resource and connect our residents to snow removal volunteers.”

Previously operated by Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Snow Angels will operate out of the Citiparks Healthy Active Living (HAL) program. Residents of the City of Pittsburgh 60 years of age and older and those with disabilities are eligible to register for Pittsburgh Snow Angels if they are not able to provide snow removal on their own. The city will do its best to match angels and participants in need, adding another layer of information and support services ensuring that all residents 60 years old and older live active and healthy lives.

“This program wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers that come forward to provide a helping hand throughout the winter,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Griffin. “Our goal is to match 100% of the need this winter but we need generous volunteers to come forward in order to meet our goal.”

Citiparks and the Department of Innovation & Performance are in the process of developing several enhancements to the volunteer snow removal program, including an interactive map that provides volunteers with information on unfulfilled requests and a text message alert system that notifies Snow Angel volunteers of upcoming weather events. Citiparks HAL personnel will also connect inquiring elderly residents with additional information and resources available through the Healthy Active Living programs and facilities.

“This program isn’t just about shoveling sidewalks and driveways,” said Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith. “I would like to thank the Peduto administration for restarting the Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program, allowing our most vulnerable residents to stay in their homes and be safer and healthier during the winter.”

Residents in need of snow removal assistance should call Citiparks HAL staff to register: (412) 475-2459.

Interested volunteers can sign up to be a Snow Angel via the Pittsburgh Snow Angels website: http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/snowangels/index.html.

Snow Angels was originally launched in 2011 by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative, which successfully matched hundreds of volunteers to shovel over 50,000 square feet of city sidewalks. In 2013, the program was adopted by the United Way’s Open Your Heart to a Senior program, giving volunteers the opportunity to make an even larger, county-wide impact. For the past two years, Snow Angels was operated in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and North Hills Community Outreach.

To better serve our community, we’ve created a “Safe Exchange Zone”

To better serve our community, we’ve created a “Safe Exchange Zone” on the library side of the township building that is under 24 hour video surveillance. This is intended for anyone with custody exchange concerns, and Internet or local purchase concerns. Please make use of this benefit and contact us if there are any issues.

          

Scott Police Allegheny County Pa. Community Advisory: Please be aware of individuals going door to door asking to check on things around your house. Do NOT walk anywhere with them or allow them into your residence. If for some reason you do exit your residence to speak with them make sure you lock your doors behind you as you exit. Distraction activity is a long term problem in residential areas where thieves try to take advantage of your sense of security in your own home. If you don’t see a valid permit or have any reason to doubt, err on the side of caution and call 911.

Correction to the 2016 Township Real Estate Tax Receipt

2016 TOWNSHIP REAL ESTATE TAX RECEIPT

It was recently brought to our attention that there was a computer error in the printing of the 2016 Township TAX RECEIPT. The Tax Statements that were mailed on July 1, 2016 are correct, this only affects the taxpayers who paid their 2016 Township Real Estate Tax prior to July 22, 2016 and requested a copy of their TAX RECEIPT.

The Library Millage rate, Total Millage rate and tax amounts printed correctly, only the Township Millage printed incorrectly. The Township millage is stated as 4.265914, the rate is 5.2659144. Everything else on the Tax Receipt is correct and the tax was calculated properly. This is only on the TAX RECEIPT copy.

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused. If you have any question or concerns please contact Lisa Riley, Tax Collector, at 412-276-5300 x278.

Saturday May 14th – Scott Twp. Community Clean-up

VOLUNTEER

Scott Twp. Community Clean-up

Saturday, May 14th

Scott Township Municipal Bldg.

301 Lindsay Rd.       

Join us for a Pizza Party following the clean-up!

Help keep Scott Township looking great!  Join your friends, neighbors and Pennsylvanians across the state and participate in the “Great American Cleanup of PA.”

Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, May 15th.

Help pick up litter that has accumulated along township roadways.  Roads currently being targeted are Greentree Rd., Washington Pike, Hope Hollow Rd, and Scrubgrass Rd.  If you are planning to help and would like to work elsewhere in the township, that can be arranged.

Both individuals and groups are welcome.  If you would like to bring a group but would like to come on a day other than May 14th, contact us.  We will work with you.

For safety reasons, children may participate but only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11:30 with a pizza party to follow at the Scott Twp. Municipal Bldg.  Come late.  Leave early.  Any amount of time you can give will be appreciated!   Volunteers will be provided with bags, gloves and safety vests.    It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants, sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing.

For more information contact:  Jane Sorcan.  Phone: 412-276-5820, Email: jasorcan@verizon.net.

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