News & Announcements

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.


August 12, 2016

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM WEST PENN POWER

On Friday, August 12, there will be a planned outage to make emergency repairs.  The outage will impact customers in the vicinity of Bagdad Road Indian Hill Road, Lucesco Road and Route 56 in Leechburg.  Customers will experience a service interruption between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.  Customers will be notified of the outage via an automated phone message.  If customers have questions, please contact the center at 800-686-0021.


June 17, 2016

ROAD CLOSURE June 27 and 28

The entrance to Indian Hill Road from State Route 356 will be closed on Monday June 27 and Tuesday June 28, 2016 from 6:30pm to 5:00pm.  The detour for homes/properties on Indian Hill Road is Bagdad Road.  If rain prevents the work from being accomplished on these days, the work will be performed instead on Wednesday June 29 and Thursday June 30.  The road closure will allow for completion of work on the storm water drainage system, and will be performed by the Allegheny Township Public Work Department.  Emergency services, and delivery/mail carriers are also being notified of the closure.


May 11, 2016

SPC Invites Public Comment for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Please click the link below to see details of the upcoming public meeting being held on June 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA.

The Southwest Pennsylvania Commission is our Regional Planning Office that is tasked with preparing transportation priorities throughout the region which includes Westmoreland County. By clicking the link below you will see all projects on the list throughout the County and highlighted are projects specific to Allegheny Township. We are extremely lucky to have this many projects on the priority list and we want to keep them there. This is where we ask you as taxpayers and residents to attend this meeting and make your voice heard that these projects are important and vital to Allegheny Township and need to remain on the TIP. Plan on attending and make your voice heard as this process works its way to an end point.

If you have any questions on what you read please do not hesitate to contact the Township at 724-842-4641.

SPC Invites Public Comment for the Transportation Improvement Program (PDF file)


May 2, 2016

PennDot Holds Public Meeting to unveil RT 356 Climbing Lane Plans

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2-7 p.m. PennDot Officials and Representatives from A.D. Marble Consulting Engineers held an open house and presentation at the Allegheny Township Community Building to display plans and answer questions regarding the $15 Million dollar safety project that will take place on RT 356 from the Freeport Bridge south to White Cloud Road. The project will provide much needed safety enhancements along the corridor in the form of a climbing lane and related storm water improvements. The project when finished will provide 2 lanes South and North on RT356 for most of the project area for motorists to utilize, it also relocates a portion of the road west approximately 250’ eliminating the curve the currently exists as you travel south up the hill at the end of the Freeport Bridge. The map depicting what the project will look like is on display at the Allegheny Township Community Building or you can click here

SR356map

Unofficial and subject to Change

The following link provides additional information on the project as presented at the open house. SR 356 Climbing Lane (PDF file)


May 1, 2016

Allegheny Township’s Tredway Trail Selected as One of Nine Regional Transportation Alternative Awards

Allegheny Township’s Tredway Trail Selected as One of Nine Regional Transportation Alternative Awards by the Southwest PA Planning Commission in the amount of $327,000. Download the news release >>


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