Author Archives: Cindy

About Cindy

Internet consultant, musician, wife, mother, candidate for Township Council. Encouraging residents to pay attention to what's happening in their backyards.

Back in the Saddle

I’ve been neglecting this site for far too long, mostly because with all that’s going on in the rest of my life I have not had the time or energy to compile a report on the Township Council meetings. So … Continue reading

Plans Available for 2015 Saxonburg Bridge Reconstruction

I received a request from an engineer at Lochner, the civil engineering firm involved with plans to upgrade the bridge just south of the Brownshill/Berry Hill intersection with Saxonburg to share the following notice: ================= Plans Available for PennDOT Bridge … Continue reading

At the final ALCOSAN wet weather water management public comment session

I decided to take the time to come out to the final ALCOSAN meeting. O’hara Township is a bit ahead of the curve having implemented ordinances designed to reduce runoff. But the proposed plan is for the entire county land … Continue reading

A slight divergence from Township business

I’m traveling far from home this month, but wares to share the letter I just wrote to Jim Ferli and Randy Vulakovich in hopes that some of you will be similarly inspired: Dear Mr. Vulakovich: I think the subject of … Continue reading

Why I’m (still) showing up

The last month or so has been busy for me.  Holidays, projects, rehearsals, clients, weather that wouldn’t cooperate with my plans to winterize the camper or put the garden to bed, and a 92 year old friend who needed help … Continue reading

Council chooses to change process for approving amendments to ordinances

{EAV_BLOG_VER:419f8bfcbe9e7fdb} At its meeting this evening, O’Hara Township Council adopted an ordinance to remove the Guyasuta Volunteer Fire Department as an emergency service provider to the Township of O’Hara. As many of you who read this blog are aware, this … Continue reading

Fall Beginnings

Well, the summer is over and it’s time to leave the afternoon swim behind and return to our regular schedule of helping the O’Hara Township Council do a really excellent job of governing.  If you’re a resident, come on out … Continue reading

O’Hara Township Council Meeting and Workshop 7/12/2011

After last week’s surprise, I was prepared to be disappointed when a crowd of residents interested in understanding more about the Township’s proposed Long Range Comprehensive Plan did not materialize.  But I wasn’t disappointed at all:  a dozen residents were … Continue reading

Township Council Workshop 7/5/2011

Tonight’s Council workshop was definitely one of the most remarkable meetings I’ve attended since I started showing up on a regular basis in 2009.  On a nice summer evening, I am not surprised to see the parking lot filled with … Continue reading

Township Council Workshop 6/7/2011

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 … Continue reading