Decision on Crematory Ordinance Expected Tonight

The public hearing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Peters Council is expected to make a decision Monday night on whether to approve a new crematory ordinance for the township.

A large crowd attended the first public hearing in October.

The public hearing begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the municipal building. Those wishing to testify at the hearing are encouraged to register in advance by contacting T. Gromek at 724-941-4180 or email MASilvestri@peterstownship.com.

Some of the revisions in the ordinance include:

  • A crematory must be 750 feet from existing residences.
  • Air emissions will be required to be monitored and studied by a third party.
  • Operation is only allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • No halogenic plastics can be burned.
  • A certified crematory operator is required.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the Peters Township website homepage to find the link to the entire proposed ordinance.

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