Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Oakmont officials are expected to meet with the rec board and school district to iron out final details and discuss a work schedule.
Oakmont Borough officials will get together at the end of the month to discuss the installation of a dek hockey rink at Riverside Park. Council has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to build the rink at the park. Officials approved an agreement with the foundation earlier this month. A meeting, which had been scheduled for next week, now will be held on May 30 at 7 p.m. at the borough building. Council, members of the rec board and school district officials are expected to attend to iron out last-minute details. The rink at the Oakmont park is expected to be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted …
Speedway, a gas station and convenience store, has submitted a proposal for land development to the Oakmont Planning Commission.
A gas station and convenience store chain has expressed some interest in developing at the former Lieberth & Sons car dealership in Oakmont Borough. Speedway submitted a proposal for land development and conditional use for the Oakmont Planning Commission to review. The property is located along Hulton Road, across the street from Riverview High School and just before the Hulton Bridge. The former car dealership closed in March after moving the business to Natrona Heights. Specific details about Speedway's development plans are not available yet, but the matter is expected to go before the borough planning commission on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. According to Speedway's website, the closest location to Oakmont is in Steubenville, OH. Join …
Here's a video of the May 7 VIP Meet the Candidates panel.
All Verona voters heading to the poll on May 21 can learn about the candidates. This video was filmed during last week's Verona in Progress Meet the Candidates forum. Running are: Mayor—Incumbent David Ricupero, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Council—Four four-year council seats are open. Those running on the Democratic ticket are incumbents Patrick McCarthy Jr., Rhoda Gemellas Worf, William Futules and Peggy Suchevich, as well as Robert Brayer, Janet LoAlbo, Sylvia Kresevich Provenza and Leo Bickert. Merle Balkovec is unopposed in the Republican ticket. For a look at who is running in other local races, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Plum school officials are considering cutting teaching positions and programs to close a $1 million deficit.
With a deadline looming, Plum Borough School District officials are still working on closing a $1 million deficit from its 2013-14 school year budget—and they're considering cutting positions and programs. During a school board education committee meeting on Tuesday, officials recommended cutting a total of 21 employees. According to the Plum Advance Leader, those include 14 positions at the high school, six at the junior high and one at the elementary school level. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), Plum TV Production, business education and family consumer sciences could be cut at the high school. French, Spanish and computer instruction could be cut at the junior high. Officials also proposed that technology education at all …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Applications must be completed and returned to the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.
The Allegheny County Elections Division is reminding Moon and Robinson residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming May 21 primary election that the deadline is near. Applications must be completed and returned to the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Absentee ballots are available to registered voters who will be absent from their municipality on May 21 or those who cannot reach the polls due to an illness or physical disability. Applications can be requested through the mail or for faster results, requested in person at the Allegheny County Elections Division, 601 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. If properly registered, voters will be handed an absentee ballot to vote …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A sewer line at the old Pivik Elementary must be repaired before students from Adlai Stevenson move into the school.
Before Adlai Stevenson Elementary students can begin attending classes at the old Pivik Elementary, Plum School District officials must make sure the school is ready. Students from Adlai will be moving into the former Pivik at the beginning of next near while a new school is built on the current Adlai property—district officials are calling the setup AS@P (Adlai Stevenson at Pivik). Kindergarten through third grades will have classes on the first floor, and fourth through sixth grades will be on the second floor. Six classrooms and the basement have been completely blocked off and only will be used for storage. One problem that must be addressed is the emergency repair of an old sewer line that services the school. District business …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plum and Riverview school district officials continue to hash out budget discussions. One district could be cutting a program affecting 17 students.
School budget season is upon us, and Plum and Riverview school district officials are attempting to balance their budgets by the end of June. School board for each district met this week to discuss the current status of their budgets. Plum's $58 million budget currently has a deficit of close to $1 million, and Riverview's $18.7 million budget deficit stands at about $100,000. Details: Plum School District After starting the budget process with a $4.3 million deficit, officials have been able to trim that down to just under $1 million. Included in some of those cuts were a reduction in salaries for employees under the transportation union, a possible layoff and the elimination of the district's participation in the Boyce Campus Middle …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists the three municipalities with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents (read below to find out how to search for yourself or a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's website …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday to discuss the 2013-14 school year budget.
Riverview officials are going to discuss the 2013-14 school year budget on Monday. A special buget meeting has been scheduled for April 22 at 7 p.m. at the administration board room on Tenth Street. The school board is tackling issues related to millage and county reassessment values, state funding, retirement/pension contributions and special education costs. It has until the end of June to approve a final budget. Stay tuned for budget details. __________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter . Don't forget to sign up for our dailyemail newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Plum School Board and the transportation union have agreed on a new three-year contract.
After working under an expired contract for more than eight months, Plum School District transportation employees and officials have reached a new agreement. During a special voting meeting on Tuesday, the Plum School Board approved a three-year contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union Division 1595 with an 8-0 vote. The contract is retroactive to Aug. 1, 2012, and is in effect until July 31, 2015. Board member Tom McGough was absent. The union represents a unit of about 61 people employed as bus drivers, mechanics and aides. Under the new agreement, employees will experience a wage freeze this year, take a $4.23-per-hour cut during the second year of the contract, and get an 8-cent-per-hour increase in the final year. Drivers currently…