Saturday, April 27, 2013
Shields Asphalt Paving and Youngblood Paving will repave about a dozen township roads.
Richland Supervisors recently approved $1.2 million in contracts for its 2013 road improvement project. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Shields Asphalt Paving and Youngblood Paving were awarded the contracts to repave about a dozen township roads, a parking lot and Community Park Road in Richland Community Park. The Trib reports the following are scheduled for repaving: Applewood Drive, Bruton Drive, Carters Grove Drive, Chowning Court, Fairfield Drive, Fisher Road, Kenneth Drive, Heckert Road (North), Raleigh Court, Watters Lane, Woodhill Drive (Applewood Drive to Lamont Drive) and Yorktown Drive. Supervisors also approved a $113,000 road contract with Russell Standard to apply sealcoat to South Montour and North Montour roads…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Board of Supervisors will vote on its $12 million budget on Dec. 19.
Richland Township taxpayers can heave a sigh of relief. The Board of Supervisors is looking at no tax increase in the township's $12 million budget for 2013. The current rate is 2.75 mills per thousand dollars assessed value. The supervisors will vote Dec. 19 to adopt a final budget and tax rate, but Township Manager Dean Bastianini explained that the millage rate will go down once Allegheny County sends final reassessment numbers to the township. In a cart-before-the-horse scenario, the township is required to adopt a budget and set a tax rate by Dec. 31. "We can adjust the budget after Jan. 1," Bastianini said at the supervisors' meeting Wednesday. "Our drop-dead date is when tax bills go out April 1." By law, the township cannot make a …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The real estate tax rate of 2.75 mills has not been increased since 1996.
Taxpayers in Richland Township can now breathe a sigh of relief, after the board of supervisors unanimously approved a 2012 tax rate that remains unchanged since the mid-1990s. In their Wednesday meeting, the supervisors officially adopted the 2012 budget, as well as established the 2012 real estate tax rate at 2.75 mills. The last time the township saw a tax increase was in 1996, when the rate was raised .5 mill. “Richland is a very pragmatic community,” said township Manager Dean Bastianini. “We live within our means. I think they’re [the supervisors] very conservative in their financial practices, and they don’t spend money they don’t have. So we live within our means.” At the rate of 2.75 mills, a home valued at $100,000 would owe $275…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Democrat Jeffrey Sarabok is challenging Republican Herbert Dankmyer for the at-large seat in Richland.
With one exception, all the Pine and Richland board of supervisors candidates in Tuesday’s election are incumbent Republicans running unopposed. In Richland Township, Democrat Jeffrey Sarabok is challenging 24-year veteran Herbert Dankmyer for the at-large seat on the township’s board of supervisors. Incumbents Raymond Kendrick and George “Skip” Allen are running unopposed in Richland. Kendrick represents Voting Districts 1 and 2; Allen represents Voting Districts 7 and 8. In Pine Township, incumbents Philip D. Henry, Ted Owen and Frank Spagnolo are running unopposed for the at-large seats on the five-member board. Dankmyer vs. Sarabok In this quiet race, the candidates have not campaigned extensively, engaged in contentious debates or …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Planning to vote Nov. 8? Pine-Richland Patch brings you its 2011 Election Central guide to the candidates and races that affect your community.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
With the Nov. 8 election just around the corner, Pine-Richland Patch brings you its 2011 Election Central database. Here you will find links and pages detailing positions that will be filled in the Nov. 8 election, as well as information about various candidates running and polling locations. Bookmark this page and return for updates through Nov. 8 and beyond. In our 2011 Election Log, we'll keep you updated on candidates' positions on issues, events, announcements and any other news related to the races. Interested in something you don't see? Leave a comment, or send an email to email@example.com. Planning a debate, a coffee or gathering with candidates? For coverage, let Patch know. The following locations will be available …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Supervisors meet at 7 p.m. at Richland Township Municipal Building.
Richland Township's Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the township's municipal building. Here is the agenda for the meeting, which is open to the public: 1. Approval of the minutes from the supervisors’ meeting of Sept. 7, 2011. 2. Public comments on agenda items. 3. Treasurer’s Report. a. Monthly Financial Report. b. Approval of bills. 4. Department Reports. 5. Correspondence. 6 Unfinished Business. 7. New Business a. Consideration of an ordinance adopting property maintenance regulations for vacant commercial, industrial and nonresidential properties. b. Consideration of a resolution establishing registration fees for vacant properties. c. Consideration of an ordinance governing the structure and operation of the …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Eighteen years later, "saved" barn is at the center of the community.
Nearly two decades ago, a developer in Fox Chapel who was turning farmland into a housing tract sent a fax to Richland Township Manager Dean Bastianini. One thing stood in the developer's way: an old hay barn. It would have cost the developer quite a bit to tear the barn down. It also was a big, beautiful old place that he hoped someone would be interested in restoring. Bastianini was interested right away. Richland Community Park at that time was home to a lot of ball fields but not much else. Bastianini already was trying to come up with ways to make it more of a gathering place. He went out to see the barn, and its potential struck him. "One hundred years ago Richland was all farmland, and there were probably dozens of barns around here…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Give the bear space, conservation officer advises.
To hear the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Dan Puhala talk about black bears can be, well, reassuring. A black bear was sighted last week in Grandview Estates, a residential neighborhood in Richland Township that is replete with children and pets. Asked in a phone interview if he has received many calls recently about bears in Richland Township, wildlife conservation officer Puhala said "no." Actually, he said, he's gotten more calls from West Deer Township to the east of Richland. If you see a bear in a residential neighborhood, Puhala advises you to "give it space." Bear attacks are extremely rare in Pennsylvania, he continued, adding that deer are more dangerous because they are the culprit in many automobile accidents that kill people…