Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Interviews for the final seven candidates starts tonight.
Canonsburg Councilwoman Fran Coleman said she hopes a new borough manager will be in place next month. Coleman, who is heading the committee charged with finding a candidate for the position, said that council received 37 applications for the position. She said that with the help of Michael Foreman, who is the regional local government specialist with the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, the committee overseeing the hiring process has whittled the field to just seven candidates. The committee, composed of Coleman and Councilmen Rich Russo and Joe McGarry, will interview the first four candidates Wednesday night. The remaining three candidates will be interviewed Thursday night. Coleman said the committee will then submit …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Borough officials remind you to move your car!
With spring comes spring cleaning—and in Canonsburg that means street sweeping will resume. Borough Manager Terry Hazlett reminds residents to check the schedule and remove their vehicles at designated times. The schedule is as follows: Business Area: 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday North Side – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday (includes all paved streets from Pike Street north, between Euclid Avenue and North Jefferson Avenue) South Side – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday (includes all paved streets south of Chartiers Creek West End – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday (includes all paved streets from Jefferson Avenue west and from railroad tracks north) East End – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday (includes all paved streets from Craighead Street east and …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here are the areas that will be affected.
Pennsylvania-American Water Co. has announced it will repair several water lines in Canonsburg over the next few months, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said.. The affected areas will include Franklin Avenue from First to Como; Fourth Street from Gladden to McNary, Greenside from Pike to Pitt; Harrison, Orchard, Meadow (possibly Washington and Lincoln) and Moore Avenue from Fourth to Como. Questions? Call the borough at 724-745-1800.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It opened for its third season this week.
The skateboard park at Town Park in Canonsburg is now open for its third season. It offially reopened on Monday, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said. Over the winter, sound-reducing materials was added to the ramps. Just by way of FYI for enthusiasts: The skateboard park closes at dusk throughout the season.
Monday, April 1, 2013
If you want to sign your child up, here's what you need to know.
There is swimming. There is playing. There are activities. And if you're thinking of signing your child up for Canonsburg's popular summer program, Camp Splash, note that dates are filling up quickly! Despite the persistant winter weather, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said that local kids are already thinking about summer—and Camp Splash. The camp will open at Canonsburg's Town Park June 24 and Hazlett said that as of the end of March, three of the seven weeks are already near capacity. Camp Director Susan Hazlett said opening week (June 24-28) and the weeks of July 8 and 15 are filling up quickly, with just a few slots available each of those weeks. Camp Splash is a full-day experience that includes a breakfast snack, hot lunch, sports, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
You voted. See if your favorite made it into the freshman class.
It's an impressive list. Frank Sinatra. Elvis Presley. The Beatles. And of course, Canonsburg's own Perry Como and Bobby Vinton. They are among the 14 pop acts selected by public vote for induction in America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame in the borough. Johnny Tillotson—an early ‘60s pop icon—revealed the first 14 inductees at a press conference Friday at the Canonsburg McDonald’s, home to a collection of Vinton and Como memorabilia. Those artists from Canonsburg—a borough of 8,900 people—have placed nearly 200 songs on the Billboard pop charts, Manager Terry Hazlett said. Inductees, who had to have a hit prior to 1970 to be considered, were selected from 40 nominees chosen on the breadth, depth and influence of their recordings. These, …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Violation of the ordinance could result in fines of $300 to $1,000 per violation.
Canonsburg Council this week approved an ordinance requiring an occupancy permit for all real estate transfers—including change in tenants—within the borough. "The key components of the ordinance are the right of the borough to inspect the building and a stipulation to name all adults and children who will be residing in the structure," according to borough Manager Terry Hazlett. "These ordinance components will determine whether the homes are single-family or multi-unit structures. A permit will also be required when any new tenant occupancy begins." The ordinance also stipulates that the building inspector/code official can deny occupancy if there are outstanding building code violations or building permits issued where no required …
The $650,000 line of credit will ensure there is no disruption to the borough building renovation.
Canonsburg Council this week decided to seek a $650,000 line of credit for its building renovation, which began earlier this month. The borough has already committed $650,000 to the project, which is being matched by a state grant. But borough Manager Terry Hazlett explained that the grant funding may not be received before the project concludes at the end of the year, prompting a need to secure a line of credit so there is no disruption in the work. In other business, council took the following action at its meeting this week: Counci meets again next month.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Mark your calendars for this two-day festival that will feature bands, a classic car show and more.
Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett described an upcoming two-day festival as "an amalgamation of 'Hot Diggity Dog Days' and the former 'Doowopalooza' festival." Hazlett confirmed that the community will again be host to the Hot Diggity Dog Days—a festival that was created last year as a one-time event celebrating hometown crooner Perry Como's 100th birthday. But he said the event exceeded everyone’s expectations in terms of attendance, which caught the attention of America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame committee. The fund-raising event will include—in addition to oldies bands—a classic car show, food booths, crafts, a children’s area and attractions geared specifically to the 1950s and 1960s eras. The event will be held May 18 and 19. American …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The line of credit would cover the cost of renovations to the borough building until reimbursement is received from the state.
Canonsburg Council on Monday discussed measures to ensure there is no disruption to its $1.3 million renovation of the borough building—one that might require the governing body to take out a line of credit. The renovation began Monday and will both double the size of the police department and make all of the borough building’s restrooms compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Borough Manager Terry Hazlett said council would need to commit $23,164 of its 2013 local share allocation to pay its portion of a match to the $650,000 that is being provided through a state grant. Council will also have to approve a $650,000 line of credit to cover costs until reimbursement is received from the state. Hazlett, who is retiring April 30…