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Brewster Expands Office Hours, Food Bank Reach

February 05, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

State Sen. Jim Brewster greets residents of McKeesport's Steelview Manor during a holiday party in December 2018. (Photo courtesy state Sen. Jim Brewster)


Brewster announced partnerships with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Westmoreland County Food Bank as he also announced office hours for additional communities in the 45th Senatorial District.

The district stretches from Baldwin and Brentwood in Pittsburgh's South Hills to New Kensington in Westmoreland County.

“We’ve joined with area food banks to expand information availability and develop greater access to food for those in need,” Brewster said.  “Information about the food banks and locations of their services in our district are on our website and staff at my permanent and satellite offices will help facilitate contact.”

 
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NV Twp. Commissioners OK Grant Application for Fairhaven Park

January 25, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

(North Versailles Twp. photo)


North Versailles Twp. will seek $140,234 from the Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund for renovations at Fairhaven Park.

At their January meeting, commissioners authorized Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Green to apply for a grant from the CITF fund.

In other business:

The cost to rent the hall at the township Community Center has gone up, from $175 to $250 for residents and from $300 to $400 for non-residents, effective immediately. Commissioners voted to approve the change.

 
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NV Twp. Anniversary Committee to Meet Thursday

January 22, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

The North Versailles Twp. 150th Anniversary Planning Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the municipal building, 1401 Greensburg Ave. Anyone interested in serving on the committee is welcome to attend.

Other Upcoming Events

North Versailles Twp. Family Night, including snow tubing, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Boyce Park. To attend, RSVP by Feb. 25 to the township's Parks and Recreation Department at (412) 823-6602, extension 104.

The Art and Apple Juice Painting Classes for children ages 5-12 will be held Feb. 1, Feb. 8, March 1 and March 29 at the North Versailles Twp. community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave. RSVP to the Parks and Recreation department.

 


Former Wilmerding Y to Reopen as Community Center

January 22, 2019 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

The Wilmerding YMCA was expanded in 2006 at a cost of $750,000. (Photo copyright Penner & Associates.)


The former Wilmerding YMCA is scheduled to re-open early this year as the new Wilmerding Community Center, Inc., according to Peter McGinty, the center’s executive director.

The center, located on Ice Plant Hill Road, features a fitness center, swimming pool, child care day camps and the Silver Sneakers program.

At Wednesday's meeting of the North Versailles Twp. commissioners, McGinty said the new community center will need the support of all of the area communities.

“That’s why I’m here at North Versailles,” McGinty told the commissioners. “I met with the school district, I spoke with the East Allegheny Business Association and met with (state Sen.) Jim Brewster and (state Rep. Joe) Markosek.”

 
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No Tax Increase in 2019 North Versailles Budget

December 27, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

There is no property tax increase planned for North Versailles Twp. residents in 2019.

At their Dec. 20 meeting, township commissioners approved a 2019 budget in the amount of $8,206,638, with property taxes set at 7.75 mills, including 7.25 mills for the general fund in 0.5 mills to support the volunteer fire service.

Median property value in North Versailles is $57,000, according to the Allegheny County Treasurer's Office.

The millage represents $7.75 in property tax on each $1,000 of a property's assessment. A property assessed at $50,000 would owe $441.75 in township property tax.

 
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NV Twp. Commissioners OK GetGo at Kings Site

December 26, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners have unanimously approved site plans for a new GetGo at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 48, and executives from Giant Eagle say groundbreaking could happen as early as spring.

The convenience store, gas station and restaurant would replace the existing Kings Family Restaurant as well as the site of a former Marathon gasoline station.

Pasquale “Pat” Avolio, director of real-estate development and construction for Giant Eagle, spoke to commissioners at their Dec. 20 meeting. “We still need approval from PennDOT for a traffic impact study as well all requisite approvals from the municipality,” he said.

According to Allegheny County tax records, GetGo purchased the site in August for $6.5 million.

 
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NVT Will Participate in Troop Banner Program

November 23, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

Inspired by a growing trend in Western Pennsylvania, North Versailles Twp. commissioners agreed to participate in the Military Banner Tribute Program.

Commission Vice President Sam Juliano and Commissioner George Thompson said the banners will be displayed along Route 30 and other roads.

“It’s a nice honor," Thompson said. "Bethel Park, for example, has over 100 of them on their streets.” The banners will be paid for by families of service members and will be on display from Memorial Day to Veterans Day, according to township manager Patricia Logo.

Dravosburg, East Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Port Vue also have participated in the troop banners program.

For more information, visit www.troopbanners.com.

 


North Versailles Twp. Posts Holiday Events, Decorating Contest

November 21, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

East Allegheny Marching Band will hold a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus on the morning of Dec. 15 at the North Versailles Twp. community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave.

On behalf of the parks and recreation department, township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said that other upcoming events include the North Versailles Twp. Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

The township will hold a contest to choose the "best decorated house," beginning on Dec. 1, with judging on Dec. 14. To nominate your own house or someone else's, call the township office at (412) 823-6602.

Home Depot gift cards will be presented to the winners at the Christmas party, Yusko said.

 


NVT Commissioners OK Storm Management, Stop Sign Ordinances

November 21, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners have unanimously approved a new stormwater management ordinance.

Township solicitor Greg Evashavik said the ordinance is primarily intended to regulate new development and new construction and is mandated by the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act.

The law requires each county to prepare and adopt a watershed stormwater management plan for each watershed located in the county, as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“There was a model ordinance prepared and recommended by the county,” Evashavik said. “I made some minor changes to the rule for the township.”

 
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NV Twp. Plans Children's Halloween Party Saturday

October 27, 2018 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

The North Versailles Twp. children’s Halloween party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the community center, 1401 Greensburg Ave., township Commissioner Tracy Yusko said on behalf of the parks and recreation department.

 

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