NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

            Notice is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of New Stanton, Westmoreland County, will hold a special meeting on the 24th day of September, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., prevailing time, at the Borough of New Stanton Municipal Building, 318 Paintersville Road, Hunker, Pennsylvania 15639, for the following matters: 

            Discussion, motion and vote to purchase or lease a Fire Rescue Vehicle and related items for use by the New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, in the approximate amount of $589,250.00;

            Discussion, motion and vote to finance the purchase or lease of the Fire Rescue Vehicle; and

            Discussion to undertake any and all actions necessary to acquire the Fire Rescue Vehicle and undertake the financing of the Fire Rescue Vehicle. 

            Residents or taxpayers of the Borough of New Stanton may comment on matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be for the Borough Council. 

            Notice is also given that if you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the special meeting scheduled as stated above at the Municipal Building, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Borough at (724) 925-9700 to discuss how the Borough may best accommodate your needs.

 

                                                            BOROUGH OF NEW STANTON

                                                            JOHN M. CAMPFIELD, SOLICITOR

The latest news from the State Capitol - Representative Eric Nelson
Mark Your Calendars

Veterans Appreciation Picnic Set for October

All military veterans or surviving family members of veterans residing in the 57th Legislative District
are invited to my Veterans Appreciation Picnic on Tuesday Oct. 1, from 4-7 p.m., at
Youngwood Park and Pool, 801 S. 10th St., Youngwood.
To register or for more information, please contact my district office at 724-834-6400.  


State Capitol Bus Trip to be Held in October
A bus trip from Greensburg to Harrisburg to tour the state Capitol and possibly other sites is being arranged for Tuesday, Oct. 29.
To be added to a list of those interested in participating, please call my district office at 724-834-6400. Seating is limited.

Capitalizing on Technology for Education

 Recognizing the impact missing school can have on a student’s education, the General Assembly recently adopted two new laws to make better use of technology to limit, or even eliminate, these impacts.

Act 18 of 2019 creates the Keystone Telepresence Education Grant Program to provide funding to intermediate units for the purchase of equipment and related services to support home-bound students.
Telepresence technology may include a robotic device that resembles an iPad mounted on a mobile Segway unit that allows real-time communication between students who are home-bound and their classrooms.
The technology is valuable for children with extended absences due to chronic illness, such as cancer, or recovery from surgery or injuries.

Act 64 of 2019 allows school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools and charter schools to establish a “flexible instructional day” program to use when school is closed due to weather, damage to the school building, disease epidemic or other temporary circumstances. Under the law, no more than five flexible instructional days may be used during a school year.

Traveling Over Labor Day? Check Traffic Conditions on 511PA.com

 Travelers can log onto 511PA.com to check current traffic impacts from construction, traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

BIg Win for Religious Freedom in the PA House
Last week, a federal appellate court affirmed the House policy on legislative prayer.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the House of Representatives’ practice of opening legislative proceedings with traditional religious prayer does not violate the United States Constitution. The House practice -- which includes a diverse array of guest chaplains of various religious faiths -- was challenged by individuals and organizations who sought to require the House to allow for secular invocations. The appellate court not only approved the House practice of limiting the opening prayers to religious prayer, but it also found that the House practice of asking visitors to “please rise” for the pledge of allegiance and the legislative prayer was constitutional and not coercive.

Although the plaintiffs challenged the House prayer practice as discriminatory, the House practice not only has embraced a wide variety of religious faiths, including various denominations of Christian clergy, Jewish rabbis, Muslim imams, a representative of the Sikh faith, and others, but the House also routinely asks its guest chaplains to craft their prayers to be respectful of all religious beliefs.  

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling is excited to announce that glass is now being collected at our recycling center. For those of you whose haulers no longer accept it in your curbside collections, you can refer your residents to our recycling center. Attached is a flier with all of the information. We are partnering with Bradish Glass, Inc. in Greensburg on this program.

What is accepted: Clear, Green, Brown bottles and jars NO blue bottles

How to prepare:

• Rinse container, remove metal lid and toss, paper labels are okay

• Separate by color

• Drop off during regular recycling center hours

Right now, there is no charge to users for this service now; however, Westmoreland Cleanways has to pay for it; it is not free. We may implement a user fee for all visitors to our recycling center once we move to a larger location, hopefully in the next few months.
Click here for flyer


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

            Notice is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of New Stanton, Westmoreland County, will hold a special meeting on the 24th day of September, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., prevailing time, at the Borough of New Stanton Municipal Building, 318 Paintersville Road, Hunker, Pennsylvania 15639, for the following matters: 

            Discussion, motion and vote to purchase or lease a Fire Rescue Vehicle and related items for use by the New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, in the approximate amount of $589,250.00;

            Discussion, motion and vote to finance the purchase or lease of the Fire Rescue Vehicle; and

            Discussion to undertake any and all actions necessary to acquire the Fire Rescue Vehicle and undertake the financing of the Fire Rescue Vehicle. 

            Residents or taxpayers of the Borough of New Stanton may comment on matters of concern, official action or deliberation which are or may be for the Borough Council. 

            Notice is also given that if you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the special meeting scheduled as stated above at the Municipal Building, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Borough at (724) 925-9700 to discuss how the Borough may best accommodate your needs.

 

                                                            BOROUGH OF NEW STANTON

                                                            JOHN M. CAMPFIELD, SOLICITOR