Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Local municipal leaders say they are ready for the storm.
The Canon-McMillan area is under a winter weather warning, with the National Weather Service calling for up to 8 inches of snow into early Wednesday. But local municipal officials say they are ready for the white stuff. "We are prepared," Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett said Tuesday afternoon. He said that public works employees are on call for tonight's storm (with several backups confirmed, if needed), and that there is plenty of salt available to the combat the inclement weather. Cecil Township Manager Don Gennuso echoed those statements. He said with about 6 inches expected, the public works department is primed and ready to combat the snow. "We had a heads up on this storm Monday. Our trucks are ready and the plows are on," he said. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Interested in applying? Here's what you need to know.
Canosburg is seeking a new borough manager following the retirement announcement of Terry Hazlett, who currently holds the position, and has posted the following job description for those interested: Canonsburg Borough, with a population 8,900, 24 miles south of Pittsburgh, seven member council/mayor; $4.3 m budget, 42 full-time and 19 paert-time employees. Position requires a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis in public administration/government or business. Applicants must have three to five years work experience in municipal government and/or transferable experience and skills in progressively responsible positions. Candidates should possess effective communications skills, be proficient in the use of office …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Borough officials said they have not been made aware of a water main break—but at least one business has indicated it was without water on Thursday morning.
At least one business in Canonsburg was without water because of unknown issues Thursday. Cutters Edge, located on Pike Street, posted on its Facebook page that it would be closed because it was without service. "Due to a water main break in Canonsburg, we will not be open this morning. We are unsure exactly what time we will have water again, so please call before you stop by. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Have a happy Valentine's Day!" the message read. Reached Thursday morning, borough Manager Terry Hazlett said that the municipality had not been made aware of any water main breaks as of 9:45 a.m. He added that water company trucks were working across the street from the borough. A spokesperson for Pennsylvania American Water…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Council accepted the retirement of Terry Hazlett on Monday night.
Canonsburg Council on Monday unanimously approved the retirement of its borough manager—and members thanked him for his years of service. Terry Hazlett’s last day in his capacity as manager is April 12. He has held the position for more than 10 years, and said Monday night that he believed a major accomplishment made during his tunure had to do with Town Park. "It wasn't an 'I' it was a 'we' but we were able to turn the park around," Hazlett said. "It went from losing money to making money." Council on Monday also approved a motion to enlist the help from the Department of Community and Economic Development to search for a replacement. A representative of the government agency, Michael Foreman, will assist the borough at no cost. The …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Check out what's going on this week.
There's a lot going on this week. Here are five things you need to know. 1. Canonsburg Council will hold its voting meeting at 7 p.m. tonight—Monday—in the borough building. Among the items for consideration is a motion to accept the retirement of borough Manager Terry Hazlett. For more information about his retirement, click here. 2. Canon-McMillan school directors will hold their agenda meeting at 7 p.m. tonight—Monday—in the district administration building. 3. The Muse Fit Club will meet at the Muse Volunteer Fire Department. The hour-long workout starts at 6:30 p.m. The event is held each Tuesday and is free. Those interested in attending should bring a towel and a water bottle. For more information, click here. 4. The Frank Sarris …
Here's what to expect at tonight's Canonsburg voting meeting.
Canonsburg Council will hold its voting meeting tonight—Monday—in the borough building. Here's what's on the agenda: Call to order – Borough Council President a) Moment of Silence b) Pledge of Allegiance c) Roll Call Guests Public Comments (Please limit comments to three minutes) President’s Comments Voting items 9. Motion to approve borough manager and engineer reports of Feb. 4, 2013 Mayor’s Report Finance Report a) Presentation of bills for approval – Peter Lucas Unfinished Business New Business Executive Session (If necessary) Adjournment
Friday, February 8, 2013
If approved, Canonsburg borough Manager Terry Hazlett would retire this year.
Accepting or declining a retirement letter from Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett will be an action item at borough's council meeting Monday. If approved, the retirement would become effective April 12. Hazlett has served as borough manager for more than 10 years. Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the borough building.
Two bands have been announced for the second-annual event. See who.
Canonsburg borough Manager Terry Hazlett has announced the first two bands to play "Hot Diggity Days"—what he calls Washington County’s premiere oldies festival. Sugarcane, what Hazlett calls a "mainstay" at area music venues since the 1970s, will be featured starting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The band will be preceded at noon by American Pie. "Hot Diggity Days," with its accent on ‘50s and ‘60s music, will also feature food booths, crafts, a children’s area and other attractions in downtown Canonsburg. The event is a fundraiser for America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame, which is expected to open its doors later this year.
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…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The festival return—in a slightly different form.
Last year’s “Hot Diggity Dog” festival was created as a one-time event honoring the 100th birthday of Canonsburg's native son, Perry Como. But borough Manager Terry Hazlett said it will return this spring—but in a slightly different form. He said the two-day festival exceeded everyone’s expectations by way of attendance, which caught the attention of the America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame committee. The committee announced Friday that it will be presenting “Hot Diggity Dog” days May 18 and 19 and that the spotlight would be on oldies bands. Presenting the festival the same weekend as the National Pike festival seemed to be a good fit, Hazlett, who described the event as an amalgamation of “Hot Diggity Dog Days” and the former “Doowopalooza” …