Come help clean up Jeannette! This Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. there will be a Clay Avenue clean up project hosted by the JCAT/NPP. Anyone wishing to volunteer can meet in front of City Hall at 10:00 a.m. and directives will be given. This will be a general Clay Avenue/Downtown cleanup including the removal of litter and debris, as well as hanging spring flower baskets along Clay Avenue.
Progress continues toward remediation and development of the former Jeannette Glass Site. The property owned by the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) is being assessed and prepared for remediation efforts. The WCIDC has contracted with KU Resources of Duquesne, PA to begin those efforts. We have received formal notice from KU Resources that they have begun the initial stages of preparation, including sending Notice of Intent to Remediate to the PA DEP. Official details are listed below:
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, a legal notice appeared in the Tribune Review as summarized:
Pursuant to Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, notice is given that KU Resources, on behalf of the WCIDC, as remediator and current owner, has submitted to the PA DEP a Notice of Intent to Remediate the former Jeannette Glass Plant. The glass manufacturing process historically used hazardous constituents and petroleum products, and the NIR states that the property contains arsenic, lead and PCBs; and that residential and hazardous waste were stored on the site. The WCIDC and KU Resources have indicated the property will be addressed in accordance with PA DEP specifications for both soil and groundwater.
Prior story from the Tribune Review can be found here:
City-wide street sweeping begins next week. Each neighborhood will have their streets swept during their regular trash pick up day. Next week, April 3 - April 7, the street sweeper will run on the EVEN side of each road, as determined by your house number. Please move your vehicle to an off-street location or to the ODD side of the roadway. The following week, April 10 - April 14, the street sweeper will run on the ODD side of each road.
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
The City has a new site to make payments for Taxes and Sanitation bills. A link is available on the City homepage. The new site should be easier to navigate, locate bills and make payments. The link is provided below:
You can search under Invoices for Per Capita bills.
You can search under Tax Account information for Property Tax bills.
You can search under Utility Account information for Trash bills.
NOTICE: To all residents, a door-to-door solicitation license was granted to Sherri L. Malloy for solicitation by IGS Energy. Ms. Malloy will be permitted to go door-to-door with proper identification from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until Friday, March 31, 2017. Please request identification.
Ms. Malloy has been approved but will be soliciting without COJ printed paperwork today, March 24, due to a printing error. She will obtain her COJ paperwork on Monday, March 27. You are encouraged to ask for photo identification.
Pursuant to Ordinance 99-09, anyone soliciting without proper licensing may be subject to fine.
On Thursday, April 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, a representative from the PA Fish and Boat Commission will host an event on local fishing information, topics and Q&A. Join the library before the start of trout season to learn more information or to ask questions. The program is FREE. Call to register at 724.523.5702.
On Saturday, April 1 from noon until 2:00 pm the Book Club continues with special guest, author Michael Sims. Mr. Sims will discuss his latest work "Arthur & Sherlock - Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holems", 245p, Bloomsbury Press. Mr. Sims' latest book will be sold at a discounted price of $20.00 with an opportunity for autograph by the author. Please register by calling 724-523.5702.
Join the library for a two-day event to learn about Windows 10. On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm join the library for a two-day event learning the ins and outs of Windows 10. Presented by Gina McGrath of the Greensburg YWCA, this session will provide guidance and helpful hands-on information on the newest Windows software. The cost for the two-day event, a total of 6 hours of learning, is $48.00. Scholarships for this event are available from the YWCA. To register, please call the YWCA at 724.834.9390. Payment due by March 24.
Join us TONIGHT! Special Mayor's Meeting at Elliott Company! Tonight from 6pm to 8pm there will be a special presentation of the new City of Jeannette Comprehensive Plan. Open to the public! We have over 50 registered guests for this special presentation. RSVPs are no longer necessary. Walk-ins are welcome, but you must bring a photo ID. Please park in the main parking lot (off of Route 130). See the flyer below for more information.
We would like to thank Elliott Company for hosting this event. We take great pride in having such an important company invest in our community. See you there!
On Saturday, March 25 from noon to 2:00 pm bring your family to participate in a FREE event "Scrapbooking with Nicole." Hosted by Nicole Linsenbigler, participants are encouraged to bring pictures, memorabilia and other items from family events, birthdays and vacations to learn scrapbooking tips and techniques. The library and host will provide all other useful items to create your scrapbook. To register for this free event, call 724.523.5702.
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