Monday, February 18, 2013
Looking for a volunteer position? The Canonsburg-Houston Joint Authority needs a new member.
If you're looking for a way to volunteer in the Canon-McMillan community, Canonsburg Council has an opportunity for you. Council is searching for a resident to serve on the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Authority. It is prefered that the successful candidate have a financial background. Sound like something you'd be interested in? To submit your name to council, please call the borough at 724-745-1800.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Here's what happened at this week's council meeting.
Canonsburg Borough Council will add three alternate members to its Civil Service Commission, which is responsible—among other things—for screening applicants for the police department. Alternates recommended for the board include Anthony L. Colaizzo, Robert Jeffrey Smith and David A. DeLuca, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said. Council is expected to approve the appointments at its voting meeting Monday, along with the appointment of Councilman Rich Russo to the Parks and Recreation Board. Council will also consider an appointment to the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority to fill out the term of Robert Luksis, who has resigned. In other business, council President John Bevec appointed Councilmen Peter Lucas and Councilwoman Pat Romano…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The memorandum would give CHJA control of all operations at the sewage plant in exchange for $3 million to be paid to the borough.
Canonsburg Council met Monday, and borough officials said the majority of the almost three-hour agenda meeting focused on memorandum of understanding proposed by the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Authority. The memorandum has been under consideration for nearly six months and would give CHJA control of all operations at the sewage plant in exchange for $3 million to be paid to the borough, according to the document. The memorandum would also extend the borough's lease-back arrangement with CHJA so that the authority could obtain 30-year bonds to expand and update the plant. At the meeting, CHJA Chairman Mike Alterio said design for the expanded plant is 60 percent complete and was scheduled to be bid out in August. Alterio said council had …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wondering what's on tap for tonight's meeting? Discussion of the 2013 budget, for one thing.
Here is the agenda for Canonsburg Council's meeting at 7 p.m. Monday—tonight. Guests Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority Public Comments (Please limit comments to three minutes) President’s Comments Set date(s) for public works director interviews Possible Discussion Items and/or Voting Items for next week (1) Approval of the Oct. 8 meeting minutes (2) Approval of Vogel Disposal Service, Inc., as low bidder for sludge hauling at $238,680 (three-year extended price) (Attachment G) (3) Resolution regarding police pension contribution at 2.5% (Attachment F) (4) Proposed agreement with Sarris Library (Attachment H) (5) Tentative approval of 2013 budget (6) Tentative approval of 2013 Sewer Plant budget (7) Discussion of sidewalks – Rich …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
CHJA board President Mike Alterio addressed Canonsburg Council on Monday.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5 p.m. to include comment from Diane Altland. Canonsburg-Houston Joint Authority board President Mike Alterio asked council members to raise their hands Monday if they were familiar with a state Department of Environmental Protection Act 537 Plan. Only three hands went up. Alterio said that's one reason he attended Council's meeting Monday—to explain what the Act 537 improvement plan means to CHJA and its customers, and to update members on why former authority engineer Diane Altland is still on the payroll. Canonsburg Council members had questioned last month why Altland—who had resigned—had rejoined the authority in a part-time capacity. Alterio said Atland stayed on to help in the transition of …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Canonsburg Council asked about what role former Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority engineer Diane Altland now plays.
Questions arose Monday night at the Canonsburg Council meeting into what role Diane Altland, former engineer for the Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sewer Authority, is currently serving at her former employer. According to Richard Zollinger, sewer plant engineer, Altland has been serving as a consultant since she left her role as authority engineer several months ago. Zollinger expressed a need for Altland to serve in this role temporarily during the transition of her replacement. Members of the council, though, felt a clearer picture needs to be painted of what Altland’s specific role is and how long she will be kept on as a consultant. “Diane quit. She should no longer be employed by the authority, particularly as a consultant. Perhaps we need…