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.

Why open discussion in O’Hara Township is important

As I was reading the Post Gazette the other morning, my eye was caught by an article discussing the tracking of water used in drilling operations (Bill Tolland, “Tracking fracking water goes high-tech,” 5/10/11).  It immediately got me thinking about … Continue reading

Council meeting update, sewer project town hall meeting, more

With the primary election coming up and my daughter graduating from college in Massachusetts this weekend I’ve been crazy busy, so this will be a single jam-packed post rather than the two that I intended to do this past week. … Continue reading

Township Council Workshop Tuesday night 7pm

The agenda is now available for tonight’s workshop. Of particular interest will be a review of the Township’s proposed Long Range Comprehensive Plan by Jeff Pierce, of Olsen & Associates, LLC. If you’re planning to live in the Township for … Continue reading

Township of O’Hara Passes Marcellus Shale Ordinance

I mentioned in passing my last posting that the Council approved minutes from last month’s meetings on Tuesday night.  One set of minutes* approved was of the public hearing on Bill B8-2011, An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance To Regulate … Continue reading

April 12 Council Meeting and Workshop Update

This meeting was a great example of all the reasons we ought to attend these meetings: when the agenda looks boring and empty, there are often hidden treasures that you’ll never hear about unless you’re there: Under “Concerns of Staff” … Continue reading

Township Council Regular Meeting and Workshop, Tues 4/12/11 @ 7pm

The agenda is now available for the upcoming Council meeting and workshop. Of particular interest: During the regular meeting the Council will approve minutes for last month’s meetings. When the minutes are posted on the Township web site I’ll write … Continue reading

April 5 Township Council Meeting Update

There were a few items of more than passing interest discussed at the meeting Tuesday night: Stephanie Flom reported that the fundraising for the new community center building is just about half complete.  In addition there are discussions underway with … Continue reading

Yard signs are here!

Yes, they’re here, and if you want one for your yard I’ll have them at the Township Council Workshop meeting this evening. Not only do they say “InformedOhara.com”, they also say “Cindy Harris” and “Township Councillor at Large” 🙂 Tweet … Continue reading

Township Council Workshop Tuesday, 5 April at 7pm

The agenda is now available for tomorrow night’s workshop meeting .  Of more than passing interest: Stephanie Flom, Director of the Boyd Community Center will give an update on fundraising for the new community center building.  This is of particular … Continue reading

A small start

I realize that as a single concerned citizen I can’t possibly do everything that I’d like to see done.  In fact, I can’t even talk our Township officials into doing things I think they ought to be doing to keep … Continue reading