Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Scroll down to see the election results form the May 21, 2013 Primary.
Peters Township Council - District B (4-year term) Republican (Vote for 1) Peters Township Council - District A - At-Large Seat (4-year term) Republican (Vote for 1) Hardy, Bowman, Smith and Anderson received the Republican nominations for school director, while Hvizdos, Smith, Anderson and Bowman received the Democratic nominations. Editor's Note: For more information on the race for Washington County Common Pleas judge, click here. Check for more Washington County 2013 Primary results here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Before you head to the polls, find out who's on the ballot.
Democrats and Republicans will be headed to the polls to support local candidates seeking nomination in today's primary election. Wondering what's going on in the Peters Township Council race? Peters Township residents will be voting for both Peters Township Council and Peters Township School District—as well as for local judge. Although there are four seats on Peters Township Council up for grabs in the November general election, only one district race will be contested in the primary. Three township residents will be vying for the Republican nomination to a four-year seat in District B. Incumbent Monica Merrell, the president of Vesta Business Services and member of council since 2008, will be facing off against Theodore J. Taylor IV and…
Here's what you need to know to vote in today's primary election.
Several candidates are seeking nomination for positions on Peters Township Council and Peters Township School Board. Democrats and Republicans can vote anytime between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., when the polls officially close. Don't know where to go to vote? Here are the polling places in Peters Township: Still not sure which one you should head to? Call the Washington County Elections Office at 724-228-6750. Check back with Peters Patch tonight and Wednesday morning for primary election results. Want to check results yourself? Here is a link to the county website. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here's what's happening in Peters Township this week.
Busy week. Here are five things you need to know about. 1. Peters Township Council will hold a meeting, and a public hearing regarding a conditional-use request from Fiori's starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal building. 2. The Peters Township school board will hold a finance committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the board room. 3. The Peters Township High School Orchestra Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium. 4. Those wishing to purchase tickets to the Peters Township School District Kennywood Day may do so from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the middle school. Those coming to purchase tickets are asked to enter through the LGI entrance. 5. The Peters Township High School Wind Symphany concert will be …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Councilwoman Monica Merrell faces opposition in the May 21 primary election.
Although there are four seats on Peters Township Council up for grabs in the November general election, only one district race will be contested in the primary. Three township residents will be vying for the Republican nomination to a four-year seat in District B. Incumbent Monica Merrell, the president of Vesta Business Services and member of council since 2008, will be facing off against Theodore J. Taylor IV and Michele A. Hvizdos. Taylor is a real estate broker. Hvizdos did not immediately return a message seeking further information on he background. Councilman Stiegel Jr. is seeking the Republican nomination for the open four-year at-large seat. In District A, Councilman David M. Ball is seeking re-election. He is the only candidate …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A possible amendment to include regulations for seismic testing associated with Marcellus Shale drilling is being addressed by council. And one company has said it would like to commence that activity in a portion of the community.
Peters Township Council on Monday discussed amending its oil and gas ordinance to include regulations for seismic testing. Seismic testing is used in the Marcellus Shale industry to determine the geo structure of an area, and where the best place would be to commence drilling activities. Manager Michael Silvestri said the solicitor is reviewing language in the oil and gas drilling ordinances of nearby Cecil and Robinson townships regarding seismic testing. Council took no action on the proposed amendment, instead opting to allow its solicitor to tweak language to ensure that it is compliant with the state's law governing Marcellus Shale drilling, known as Act 13. Silvestri noted that the topic of seismic testing was brought up a second …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Busy week. Here are five things that should be on your radar.
Here are five things you need to know this week: 1. Peters Township Council will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal building. 2. The Peters Township steering committee dealing the the community's comprehensive plan will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal building. The meeting will be held in council chambers. 3. The sale of Kennywood tickets for the Peters Township School District's annual picnic will begin Thursday. Click here for more information. 4. Parents and students are invited to attend a college planning night at Peters Township High School at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, click here. 5. Applications for the Freddie Fu Scholarship Program 2013 for Juniors must be postmarked …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Peters Council went against township staff's recommendation.
Peters Township Council awarded a contract to Premier Com to install and maintain a new phone system for township buildings. Premier Com submitted the least expensive bid. The second lowest was Advent Communications, whose bid was about $2,000 more than Premier Com. Township staff recommended council award the contract to Advent because the company is an authorized dealer of the Avaya phone system with a silver designation. The designation has to do partly with the number of trained and certified technicians the company has, according to township officials. A representative for Premier Com argued at the meeting last week that its trainers were qualified and expressed his desire to do the work for the township. The current phone system …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Peters Township Council on Monday night voted to appoint three new members to its Youth Commission. Find out who are the new members!
Peters Township Council on Monday night voted to appoint three new members to its Youth Commission. The council selected Kelly Rogers Bootman, Raymond Hsieh and Jamison Hardy to three of the five open slots on the commission. Bootman’s term expires in 2014; Hsieh’s term is up in 2015; and Hardy’s seat is up in 2016. There are still two more positions open on the nine-person board, but it’s not known if the council plans to fill those seats or keep the commission at its current size. The council members interviewed 10 candidates over several months.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Peters Township Council is waiting a little longer to fill five vacancies on the municipality’s youth commission.
Peters Township Council is waiting a little longer to fill five vacancies on the municipality’s youth commission. The council members have interviewed nine of the 10 candidates and want to wait until the process is over. There are five openings on the youth commission. The interview process began two months ago, and officials are confident they will conduct the final interview before the next meeting. “I think we would appreciate a little more time to think about it and review some of the documentation that they supplied,” Chairman Frank Arcuri said during the council’s Monday night voting meeting. Councilman David Ball asked township Manager Michael Silvestri to compile the list of candidates and their resumes to help them choose. Ball …