Monday, May 20, 2013
See who the candidates are in Moon, Robinson and Crescent townships, as well as Moon Area and Montour school boards.
The primary election takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 21) for municipal and school board seats. For details about polling places, times and the Voter ID Law, click here. Here are the local candidates: CRESCENT TOWNSHIP Tax Collector R- Karri A. Griffith D – Judy Withee Commissioner at large, 1 seat R- Karen Patton D – Todd K. Miller Commissioner, 4-year term, 1 seat R – Diane Cvengros and Peggi Schofield D – Mark D. Schukart MOON TWP. Tax Collector R – Catherine L. Tress D – Eugene A. Casasanta Auditor, 6-year term, one seat R – Sally L. Cross D – none Supervisor, 6-year term, two seats R – James C. Scott …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Find out where to vote, how the Voter ID Law affects you and what to do if you're voting for the first time or at a new polling place.
Here are some quick things you need to know about next Tuesday's primary election. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Officers from several local departments, including Moon, Robinson and Crescent, will take part in the operations.
The West Hills DUI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols during the weekend of May 3 through 5. The task force includes officers from Moon, Robinson and Crescent townships. Officers from Avalon, Bellevue, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Sewickley borough; and Findlay, Kennedy, North Fayette, Ohio and Stowe townships will also be taking part in these operations. In April, the task force made eight arrests for driving under the influence and other charges—and issued 15 citations and 43 warnings. Want to know how much alcohol you can consume safely? Click here. ____________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Get our email newsletter
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jo Rupp has crossed the finish line just moments before she heard the explosions that killed three and injured more than 138.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21.
An incumbent commissioner will face Crescent Township's former police chief in in the race for the role of Crescent's commissioner at large during the 2013 general municipal election. Two seats are open on the Crescent Township Board of Commissioners in 2013. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. Karen Patton, who now sits on the board, will run against Todd Miller, who left his position as chief of police in 2012. Tax Collector: Karri A. Griffith, Republican Judy Withee, Democrat Commissioner at large. One seat: Karen Patton, Republican, incumbent Todd Miller, Democrat Commissioner. One seat: Diane Cvengros, Republican, incumbent Peggi Schofield, Republican Mark D. Schukart, Democrat
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Crescent Township officials seek the meeting on a proposal to obtain police coverage from Moon officers. They also appoint a new, permanent police chief.
Moon Township supervisors and Crescent commissioners have agreed to meet and discuss police services in their neighboring communities. A date for the meeting has not been scheduled, Crescent Manager Patience Eckhardt said. In September, Crescent Commissioner Karen Patton requested a meeting with Moon Township Supervisors to explore a potential contract for police services with Moon's department. Members of Crescent's Board of Commissioners have expressed interest in disbanding the community's police department in favor of contracting out services to Moon Township's police department as a cost-savings measure. Board members discussed those efforts with the public during a commission meeting in August. Moon supervisors accepted Patton's …
An attorney said he is representing Crescent's manager in a workplace claim against the township.
Crescent commissioners have retained an attorney to investigate hostile workplace and harassment allegations made by township employees. Commissioners during their December meeting agreed to hiring special counsel Barbara Graham to investigate harassment charges made by staff members. Specifics of the allegations, which employees have made the claims, and the investigation itself were not immediately available. Bill Cook, president of the Board of Commissioners, declined to comment and referred Patch to township Solicitor Richard Start. Start and other Crescent commissioners could not be reached for comment. Pittsburgh-based attorney Charles Steele said he is representing township Manager Patience Eckhardt and has filed an intake form—…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Commissioners pass 2013 spending plan.
Crescent commissioners approved the township's $1.8 million 2013 budget, re-adjusting the township's millage rate to 6.4. The budget was approved following the board's Dec. 27 meeting, one week after Allegheny County Judge Robert Gallo approved the township's petition to increase the budget 13 percent from the previous year. The budget marks an $801,437 increase from 2012's spending plan; following property re-appraisal estimates for the community, the millage was lowered from 2012's rate of 6.5 mils. Municipalities must receive court approval before increasing revenues by more than 5 percent during reassessment years. In a petition filed before the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, solicitor Richard Start said several federally …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In a petition to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the township said it must increase its tax revenues to $801,437 in 2013.
Crescent Township has filed a petition before the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to increase its 2013 budget by 13.7 percent from this year's plan. Township solicitor Richard Start wrote in the petition that a "proposed increase in tax revenues" is required to balance the $1.8 million budget. Municipal governments in Allegheny County are permitted to raise taxes by up to five percent in reassessment years. Budget hikes higher than the five percent anti-windfall limit require approval from Allegheny County. Click the media in this article to view the Crescent Township 2013 preliminary budget and the petition to Allegheny County. Start wrote that several anticipated expenditures—including federally mandated projects and repairs to …