Category Archives: Opinion

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

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

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

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

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