Good Afternoon JBA Members and Friends,
The date of the “Jimmy Sapienza and Five Guys Named Moe” concert has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 4th at the JBA Event Center inside the Jeannette American Legion. If you purchased tickets or you have tickets to sell, they will be honored on the 4th of November. If you are selling tickets please simply mark out the date of August 26th and write in the date of November 4th.
In a week or two I will be producing new tickets, flyers, posters etc. More details on the shows of November 4th will be forthcoming. One thing that I will tell you now is that there will be “two” acts for the same low price of $15.00. Our goal will still be to sell 300 tickets!
Next up is the Ethnic Food and Fall Festival on October 21st, followed by the newest event “The Ghostwalk” on October 28th.
Any questions…Please let me know. Thanks Very Much!!
Affordable Marketing & Entertainment Network
NOTICE: A new page dedicated to the Neighborhood Partnership Program has been created on our City website. (http://cityofjeannette.com/npp-program.html) You will be able to find information related to past, present and future projects which are primarily dedicated to beautification efforts within the City. There are a host of media articles at the bottom of the page, which will detail much of the history of the NPP program. We will work toward updating the site with more information, pictures of completed projects and prior agendas and financial statements.
UPDATE: State roads, Lewis Avenue and Agnew Road, have recently been milled, repaired and paved. As indicated by the Tribune-Review in a July 20, 2017 article, crews completed repairs to both roadways in late July. The City is greatly appreciative of those efforts.
It was brought to the City's attention that, following completion of the paving, a small section of Lewis Avenue (in the 1100 block) was excavated for an emergency matter. Concerned citizens questioned whether this "street opening" was planned in advance of the new paving.
To fully address the issue, and dispel rumors, the excavation was done by Peoples Natural Gas due to an emergency gas line repair. The utility company placed a One Call just moments before excavating the small area. Pursuant to Ordinance #16-09, pavement less than five (5) years old shall not be opened unless a concern is demonstrated which presents a threat to public health or safety.
The City did not have advance notice due to the emergency nature of this matter. The City received an unrelated One Call in the general area roughly one week prior. (See image below.) This occurred prior to the new paving.
We endeavor to keep all citizens informed of the activities and operations being conducted within our City. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We hope to dispel unnecessary rumors and keep our citizens fully informed of our municipal operations.
NOTICE: The City of Jeannette has developed a Pollutant Reduction Plan which is available for public review and comment. This plan will be discussed at the August 2017 City Council public meeting. A copy of the Plan is available here.
This Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) has been prepared as part of the MS4 program requirements. The City has posted public notice in the Tribune Review and will allow public inspection and comment on the PRP until September 1, 2017.
The purpose of the PRP is to identify pollutant concerns for runoff and storm water and to provide strategies for best management practices that will allow the City of Jeannette to reduce sediment and pollutants in our sewershed.
NOTICE: From the desk of the City Treasurer. We have received numerous calls from residents who have received their 2017/2018 School District Real Estate taxes directly to their home address instead of the taxes being sent to their bank/mortgage lender. In the event your taxes should have been sent to your lender, simply forward the taxes to them and they will take care of it in regards to your escrow account. Our software records appear to be correct; however, there seems to have been an error with the data that was pulled from our software and sent to the printer (i.e. if it happened, it should not happen again). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Additional Note: The 2017/2018 Occupational & Per Capita taxes will be arriving in “postcard” form this year. This reduced the price of postage for the School District and the formatting allowed for more space to explain the two taxes to residents. For your convenience:
UPDATE: Arlington Market is now selling "green" City garbage bags. Arlington Market is the fifth location in the City to sell the required bags.
Other locations include the City Treasurer's Office, Arlington Mower, Thrift King, and Thunder Rolls Market. Please see our sanitation department page for more information. http://cityofjeannette.com/sanitation-department.html
NOTICE: The new City of Jeannette zoning ordinance remains available for public inspection. You can view the full text of the Draft Zoning Ordinance on the Zoning Department section of our website. http://cityofjeannette.com/zoning-department.html The website was recently updated to include several modifications from the July 19, 2017 Planning Commission special meeting. Also available is the draft version of the new Zoning Map. The last zoning ordinance for the City of Jeannette was completed in 1984.
A timeline for adoption is also available at the City website. This will provide insight as to the anticipated date of completion.
NOTICE: The Recreation Commission meeting for tonight, July 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM, has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
NOTICE: Tonight, July 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., will be a Planning Commission (PC) Meeting. The meeting will take place in City Council Chambers at City Hall. This Public Meeting will focus on the Proposed Zoning Ordinance & Map Amendments. A copy of Tonight's Agenda is attached here.
The decision by the PC to hold an informational meeting regarding the Zoning Ordinance and adoption is not required but was requested by the PC during the development process. The PC hopes to answer questions and alleviate concerns regarding the new Ordinance.
This meeting is open to the public. All are welcome, and encouraged, to attend. The PC continues to operate a regimented and highly productive monthly meeting. In the spirit of continuing their efforts to provide efficient monthly meetings, please review the following Public Comment policy.
POLICY STATEMENT: In order to ensure constructive dialog between the Planning Commission and the general public, while balancing the rights of the public with the need to hold orderly and effective Planning Commission Meetings, the City of Jeannette Planning Commission hereby adopts the following Public Comment Policy.
While the following rules for public comment are expected to be in force at all times, the Planning Commission regularly accepts informal dialog between members of the citizenry, City staff and the Planning Commission, it is therefore, the authority of the Planning Commission Chair (or in their absence, the Vice-Chair) to enforce them at his/her discretion.
See you tonight! Thank you!
NOTICE: Trash collection will not occur on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Trash will be delayed by one day due to the Fourth of July holiday. Collections will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and will be running one day behind for the remainder of the week. Please do not put trash out in advance of your re-scheduled pickup day. Monday collections will occur as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.