In addition to an Eagle Scout award, tonight’s Township Council meeting agenda features a discussion on a very hot topic: Township fire services. For those of you who haven’t been following meetings, our fire services are currently provided by three volunteer fire companies. As you might imagine, this makes for some interesting discussions about funding and equipment and training and recruiting in the Township. I’d encourage everyone to come out and listen to tonight’s discussion, but if you can’t make it I’ll be reporting on it later in the week.
We’ll also be getting an update on the Saxonburg Sewer Project, and one in what I hope will be a series of review of portions of the proposed Long Range Comprehensive Plan for the Township that will be taking place over the next several months.
There will also be discussion of two shorter-range issues that may affect residents more immediately. The first is a proposal to impose a fee for “temporary storage structures” on residents’ properties. Seems like that could be a bit broad, so I’ll be interested to hear why our Township Engineer believes that this is something we need to do.
We’ll also be hearing about changes to park rules and regulations that have been proposed by the Township Park and Recreation Committee. The last time the Council discussed rules for the park we were entertained by a detailed examination of the merits of pig-walking in parks, so perhaps tonight’s discussion will be equally riveting.
I also want to take a moment to say “thank you” to those who supported my candidacy in the May primary. I did not win a spot on the Republican ballot, but I was told unofficially today that I DID win a spot as a write-in candidate on the Democratic ballot. Assuming those results hold up, I’ll be firing up a fall campaign, and will look forward to getting out to meet many of you.
Hope to see you at a Township Council meeting real soon! Be sure to say “hi” when you see me — I’ll be the one taking notes and asking questions 🙂