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Highlights of the Council Meeting

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Highlights from July 11, 2017 Borough of Sewickley Council Meeting

  • Council approved the request of Explore Sewickley for the Sewickley Art & Music Festival for Friday, September 22 from 5 pm to 10 pm and Saturday, September 23 from 5 pm to 10 pm on Broad Street, from Thorn Street to Beaver Street.  The event will include a stage with music, food vendors and a beer wagon.
  • Council was in agreement with participation with Chamber of Commerce “Christmas in July in Sewickley Program”  July 25 thru July 29.  Includes Free Metered Parking on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 only.
  • Council conducted and approved recommendation of the Planning Commission for Land Development Plan for 429 Broad Street.  The plan includes a building addition, installation of an elevator, some retail and offices on the 2nd and 3rd Floor.  The building will be the home of Eddy Homes.
  • Borough Council will hold a Public Hearing, on Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 7 pm, on a proposed Ordinance No. 1353 which adopts the Act 172 legislation and provides an earned income tax credit of up to $300.00 and a 20% rebate for Borough real estate taxes to qualified volunteer firefighters of the Cochran Hose Company.
  • The 2017 Road Project is scheduled to be completed by July 25, 2017.
  • Council will hold a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Public Meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6 pm in the Council Chambers to provide an update on the MS4 Program and future concerns of MS4.  The public is invited.
  • The Green Light Go Program project of updating the traffic signals on the Ohio River Boulevard at Chestnut Street, Broad Street and Walnut Street is underway.  The Borough qualified for a 50% Grant Funding for the Project.  This project will improve the timing sequences of all traffic lights and will make it easier for everyone to access Ohio River Boulevard. The total cost is approximately $512,000.
  • Allegheny County Health Department forwarded a letter to Sewickley granting permission of certain properties on River Road, the Borough of Haysville, the ability to tap into the Sewickley Sanitary Sewer System.

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