The Jeannette Business Association's annual Spring Fling event takes place Saturday, April 29, 2017 in downtown Jeannette. The event will have craft vendors, local business specials, a live DJ on the avenue and plenty of family fun. There will be raffles and prizes handed out throughout the day. Come join us in downtown Jeannette this Saturday for the annual JBA Spring Fling! The 500 Block of Clay Avenue and the 100 Block of S. 5th Street will be closed off for vendors and DJ Danny Cooper starting at 10:00 a.m. See you there!!
Hopewell Baptist Church Men's Ministry will be hosting a community substance abuse awareness day themed "From Dope to Hope" on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The event takes place at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 436 Chestnut Street, Jeannette. Please consider attending and supporting this awareness event.
UPDATE: The NPP meeting which was re-scheduled for May 3, 2017 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. This meeting was originally scheduled for April 26, 2017 and moved to May 3, 2017. It is now officially cancelled. The NPP will hold its next meeting on May 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Thank you!
UPDATE: The regular NPP meeting for the month of April has been rescheduled to May 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM at City Hall. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 26 at 5:30pm. The city calendar has been updated to reflect this change. Thank you!
Here is a recent article from the Tribune Review regarding our 2017 Street Paving Project:
The City is aware that many roads throughout town need to be repaired and resurfaced. We will take steps over the next several years to address many of those concerns. By focusing our efforts in a single location (i.e. Paruco Park), we were able to receive bids from more contractors and, in turn, receive a better bid price for the project. We will replicate this effort in other areas of town over the next few years.
The pre-bid conference had over 10 contractors present. It was noted by several long-time city employees that this was the largest number of contractors they can recall attending a pre-bid conference. The final bids ranged from $293,000 to over $460,000.
In other paving news, Columbia Gas will be conducting gas line repairs and replacements in the Arlington area. The streets are listed in the TribLive article. After completion of the maintenance work, the roads will be resurfaced pursuant to City specifications. The estimated cost of the road repairs is nearly $300,000.
West Penn Power will be sending out post cards in the Arlington area notifying customers that they will be performing tree trimming and removal, brush clearing and herbicide application, as needed along electric line rights-of-way on the Arlington Circuit. The Arlington Circuit is approximately 22 circuit miles located in the City of Jeannette, Penn Township and Hempfield Township.
The activities are necessary for West Penn Power to ensure safe, reliable electric service. Asplundh Tree Experts will be the contractor performing this work. For more information about their practices and tree planting recommendations, visit this site: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees.html.
If customers have questions or if they would like wood chips, have them call 1-800-686-0021 and ask that a representative from the Forestry Department contact them.
Below you will find the press release regarding this activity:
For Release: April 13, 2017
800 Cabin Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
News Media Contact:
West Penn Power’s 2017 Tree Trimming Program Underway
Work Includes Nearly 5,000 Miles of Lines and Will Help Enhance Reliability
Greensburg, Pa. – West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 24-county Pennsylvania service area as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability.
Since the beginning of the year, tree contractors have trimmed more than 1,000 circuit miles of electric lines in the West Penn Power service area as part of the nearly $40 million vegetation management program for 2017, with an additional 3,900 miles expected to be completed by year end. The work is done to help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help protect against tree-related outages.
“The tree trimming we have done over the past several years is making a difference keeping the lights on for our customers,” said David W. McDonald, president of West Penn Power. “In particular, we have stepped up our efforts to proactively remove tens of thousands of deteriorated ash trees bordering our electric distribution lines that have been killed or weakened by the Emerald Ash Borer. These trees pose a growing risk to our infrastructure, and we want to remove as many as possible before the onset of the summer thunderstorm season.”
For 2017, West Penn Power’s tree program includes about $7 million to remove more than 56,000 ash trees along distribution lines in western Pennsylvania. As of early April, more than 15,000 ash trees had been removed.
During the upcoming months, West Penn Power will be conducting tree trimming work in the following counties and communities:
Tree trimming is done on a five-year cycle. The program includes inspecting vegetation near the lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps preserve the health of the tree, while also maintaining safety near electric facilities. Trees that present a danger or are diseased also may be removed.
As part of its notification process, West Penn Power works with municipalities to inform them of tree trimming schedules. In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way also are notified prior to vegetation management work being done.
The vegetation management work is conducted by certified forestry experts under the company’s direction, including: Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Jaflo Inc., Lewis Tree Service Inc., Penn Line Service Inc., and Davey Tree Expert Company.
West Penn Power serves about 720,000 customers in 24 Pennsylvania counties. Follow West Penn Power on Twitter @W_Penn_Power and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WestPennPower.
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Visit FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.comand follow on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
NOTICE: Please be aware that regular trash pickup will occur as scheduled this Friday, April 14. Thank you.
On Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm join the library for a "Paint With Us" event. Come be a part of this exciting painting class. Brush, paint, easel and mounted canvas are included in the $35 class fee. Bring your creative spirit and follow along with the instructor to paint your own work of art. Payment by cash or check on the evening of the event. To make a reservation, please call the library at 724.523.5702.
To correct an earlier posting, the NPP/JCAT Meeting which has been scheduled for April 13 will be held at 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers. A previous posting incorrectly listed this meeting for 5:30 PM. Please join us at noon for this special meeting to discuss the Altman Park renovation project. All are welcome to attend.
City-wide street sweeping continues today with the ODD side of each road, as determined by your house number. Please move your vehicle to an off-street location or to the EVEN side of the roadway.
If your street only has parking on one side only, DO NOT move your vehicle in to an illegal parking location. You must move your vehicle to an off-street location. Please assist the City by notifying neighbors, friends and family. We strive to provide an enhanced level of service and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Your cooperation in spreading the word and assistance in moving vehicles off the roadways will go a long way toward a successful street sweeping program. We hope to create a smooth process and intend on replicating this program annually during the Spring and Fall months.