Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Peters Township Council this week unanimously approved a conditional-use application for the development Fiori's.
Peters Township is one step closer to getting a new Italian sit-down restaurant. Council this week unanimously approved a conditional-use application submitted by Fiorentino Moscatiello to develop his restaurant—Fiori's Pizza and Italian Restaurant—at 3801 Washington Road. This will be the second Fiori's location in the South Hills. The first is located on Capital Avenue in Brookline. However, the approval came with 10 conditions. They include: The building—fomerly a bank—will be modified to enclose two drive-thru tell lanes, turning the former lobby into the main dining area and making two former offices a kids' area for birthday parties and other functions. There will also be a Wi-Fi lounge. The restaurant will seat 100. No delivery will…
Monday, April 22, 2013
About 16 roads are on the schedule.
A list of roads on the schedule to be resurfaced in 2013 was presented to Peters Council earlier this month. They include: Two other roads are on the list to be repaved by an organization other than the Peters Township's contractor.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Peters Township police chief encourages residents to sign up for email notifications on the sex offender registry websites.
Links to two sex offender registry websites recommended by Peters Township Police Chief Harry Fruecht have been added to the homepage of the township website. Fruecht attended Monday night's council meeting due to questions the council had about restricting where sex offenders could live. Fruecht told council that it is against the law to restrict sex offenders from living in Peters Township. Law also does not allow police to notify the community when a sex offender moves into the township, unless he or she is a violent sexual predator or violent sexual predator delinquent. In light of the limitation, Fruect encourages community members to sign up for email notifications on the Megan's Law website and/or Family Watchdog website. The email …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Parents rushing to pick up their children caused a traffic disaster after a bomb threat was found on calculators.
Peters Township Police Chief Harry Fruecht told Peters Council Monday night that he made the decision to evacuate Peters Township Middle School on Friday after school authorities found a threat on calculators that said the school would blow up at 10:40 a.m. Fruecht said police received the report of the threat around 10:15 a.m., which did not give them enough time to sweep the building before the supposed detonation. Four bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the building and no credible threat was found. Meantime, students were evacuated to buses outside of the school to keep them warm. It was then decided to shuttle the students to McMurray Elementary for the rest of the day, but the traffic from all the concerned parents coming …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The decision was unanimous.
Peters Township Council unanimously passed Monday night a crematory ordinance with regulations more stringent than the state's. Township Manager Michael Silvestri said there are no regulations in the township's old ordinance and that the new one will "give us more protection." He said it is illegal for the township to ban crematories and that the ordinance could not include a setback from the Montour Trail because there would then be no place in the industrial district zone for a crematory to be built. The ordinance passed includes so many revisions township staff felt they needed to hold Monday night's second public hearing. Some of the revisions include: Click here and scroll to the bottom of the Peters Township website homepage to find …
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: Click here and scroll to the bottom of the Peters Township website homepage to find the link to the entire proposed ordinance. What are your thoughts on the revised crematory ordinance? Tell us in the comments below.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The township budget does not include a real estate tax increase.
Peters Council adopted a 2013 budget Monday night with no tax increase. The real estate tax will remain at 13 mills. However, property owners will see a slight jump in their garbage/recycing bills. The fee will go to $51.00 per quarter. The fee had been unchanged for the past five years. The 2013 budget includes the first ever gas well impact fee from the state, which will total $259,000 for Peters Township. The money is planned to be spent on road paving. A total of $1 million is budgeted for road paving in 2013. Click the pdf in the media box to the right to see the "Budget At a Glance."
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
There was discussion to increase the rent.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Township officials are reviewing public comments.
At their next meeting on Oct. 22, the Peters Township Council will not be reviewing the zoning ordinance amendment to regulate crematories as a conditional use in the light industrial zoning district. Currently, township officials are reviewing comments received with the intent to provide revisions to the proposed ordinance. They will then need to assess whether or not the revisions will require advertising and an additional public hearing. An official public notice will be made once the date for review by council has been set. A capacity crowd, mainly against the ordinance, attended the public hearing earlier this month.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The township engineer said the bridge is old and action should be taken.
Peters Township Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday night authorizing submission of a grant application for the Sugar Camp Trail Bridge Project. The grant application will go to the state's Local Share Account which disburses a share of gaming revenues to help fund community projects, improvements and organizations. Township Engineer Mark Zemaitis says the bridge is old and needs to replaced. "It's the same type of bridge that was built around the same time as the Bebout Road one by the same railroad company. They are bridges that the township inherited when it bought the Arrowhead Trail property back in the 1980s. They've reached their useful lifespan and we're just trying to plan ahead for replacements," he said. The …