News & Announcements

January 24, 2017

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report for 2016

Per the requirements of Act 13 of 2012, the Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors are posting the required report and Budget certification to meet the Public Utility Commission’s regulations as they relate to our Unconventional Gas Well revenue for 2016. If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Township Office during normal business hours.

Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report for 2016 (download PDF)


February 1, 2017

Kiski Valley Baseball & Softball Registrations – 2017

Allegheny Township – Washington Township – Vandergrift Home Organization of Kiski Area School District

Kiski Valley Baseball & Softball Registrations – 2017 (PDF file)


January 17, 2017

Treadway Trail Project

Township Supervisors have announced an informational meeting to be held on February 8, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building regarding the upcoming development project for the Treadway Trail. Last spring the Township was successful in their application to receive federal monies under the Tap program (Transportation Alternatives Program) to develop the next section of the trail from the end of the existing, developed trail, to the Freeport Bridge. The Public Works Department has begun to clear tress on this undeveloped section as residents have certainly noticed.

Although at this point there is no final design on the project, Senate Engineers will be present to explain what the project consists of, what timelines are involved and address any other questions or concerns residents may have.

Please plan on attending.


January 17, 2017

Allegheny Township to Host “Do it Yourself Workshop” for County Comprehensive Plan

Township Officials have announced that a “Do it Yourself” Workshop on the County Comprehensive Plan will be held at the Community Building on February 1, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The County Comprehensive Plan initiative entitled “Reimagining Our Westmoreland” has been underway for several months now. The County Planning Department has hosted numerous workshops around the county to gather data that will be used to help shape the comprehensive plan and the vision for the County over the next 15 years. The most recent workshops were held at Penn State New Kensington as well as at the Knead Cafe in downtown New Kensington. On February 1, a workshop will be help right here in Allegheny Township in order for our residents to provide their input into our County’s future.

  • Where do you think it makes sense to invest in infrastructure?
  • Are there ample recreational opportunities throughout the County?
  • Where do you see the areas workforce centered?
  • Are Land Use Regulations providing the appropriate outcomes?

Please make sure you write this date down and plan to attend. This visioning only happens once every 10-15 years so let Allegheny Township’s opinion be heard loud and clear. Learn more about the County planning process.


October 26, 2016

Trick or Treat Scheduled for Allegheny Township

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Trick or Treat will take place throughout Allegheny Township on October 31, 2016 from the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Board of Supervisors voted several years ago to always schedule the activity on October 31. Both fire departments (Markle and Allegheny #1) as well as the Township Police Department will be out in full force that evening patrolling our neighborhoods as to proactively enforce a safe experience for your children.


October 5, 2016

Westmoreland County Planning Process has begun!

Westmoreland County Planning Process has begun and it needs Allegheny Township residents to participate!

Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming County Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! In order for the plan process to gather accurate information and measurable data the County needs input from all of their citizens. It is very important for Allegheny Township to have its voice heard in the development of this plan so that the County gives proper merit to what is occurring in the northern part of the County. Please take time to attend one of the planning meetings listed on the website below and/or participate by completing the citizen survey also on the website.

Why is the County updating the Comprehensive Plan?

The County has been experiencing a declining population, rapidly increasing median age, and relative lack of diversity. Reimagining Our Westmoreland will establish priorities, projects, investments, and recommendations that can reverse these trends and make it a more competitive place to live, work, invest, and visit.

What are the contents of a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan describes future goals and objectives for development, as well as an action plan to achieve those goals. Topics that the Reimagining Our Westmoreland may address include: land use and development; neighborhoods; employment; transportation and mobility; parks and green spaces; public facilities and infrastructure; sustainability; tourism; arts and culture; and more.

Who is involved in creating the Comprehensive Plan?

The new Comprehensive Plan will be community-driven, and its vision and policy recommendations will be grounded in extensive community outreach. Over the course of the next year, residents and stakeholders will have numerous opportunities to participate both in-person and online. Ultimately, the Comprehensive Plan will be approved by the County’s Board of Commissioners.

Get Involved

Reimagining Our Westmoreland provides a great opportunity for residents and businesses to communicate their vision for the County and identify what issues are most important to address in the near term and in the future. The planning process is designed to promote community involvement and encourage citizen participation. We know that the success of this planning effort will depend on engaging our community, so community outreach is included throughout the planning process. This following website is just one of many ways you can participate. Click on a link below to learn more.

http://www.hlplanning.com/portals/westmoreland/get-involved/


September 14, 2016

SCHOOL ROAD PAVING PROJECT

The School Road Paving Project will take place on Friday September 16, 2016.  Both lanes of School Road will be paved from the intersection at Hyde Park Road to Helen Street which is just past Hawk Valley Drive.  Please exercise caution and driver safety for the construction workers while they work.


September 6, 2016

Public Hearing Regarding Cable Franchise Renewal for the Township of Allegheny, Westmoreland County

Notice is hereby given that the Township of Allegheny, Westmoreland County will hold a public hearing regarding cable franchise renewal.  The public hearing will take place on Monday September 12, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Municipal Building located at 136 Community Bldg Rd, Leechburg, PA 15656.  Citizens are invited to testify.  The purpose of the public hearing is to review the past performance of the cable operators, Comcast and Consolidated, and to identify the future cable-related community needs of the Township.  Questions may be directed to Gregory A. Primm – Township Manager at 724-842-4641.


August 25, 2016

Allegheny Township Historical Society Farm & Home Tour

Allegheny Township Historical Society Farm & Home Tour
September 24, 2016, 10am-4pm
$10 in advance/$12 the day of
Call 724-304-1271 for details

  • 1824 Walker Farmhouse
  • Insko Home and Leather Shop
  • Pounds Turkey Farm
  • Starr Organic Beef Farm
  • Tunnel Hill Farm and Home
  • Wooden Door Winery

Ticket must be presented at each site for admittance.


August 17, 2016

Finnin Park Re-opens

As many residents are aware, Finnin Park has been partially closed for several months. Vandalism occurred at the park last year where beer bottles were broken throughout the brown rubber mulch around the equipment. In an abundance of caution and liability this mulch was removed to ensure that no park patrons would be cut by the glass. While this was happening the vandals were caught and prosecuted for the vandalism. The damage to the park totaled over $12,000 due to the cost of rubber mulch being so expensive. As the Township awaited the judicial system to run its course for restitution the park was partially closed. Part of the case has been settled however part has not. Last month the Board of Supervisors directed the staff to move forward to replace the mulch even though we have not received restitution to date. We are happy to report that the new mulch arrived yesterday and Finnin park has been fully reopened.


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