Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program
For a limited time only, Allegheny County will be accepting applications to acquire vacant property in 25 municipalities at reduced cost to the applicant. The purpose of the Allegheny Couonty Vacant Property Recovery Program is to take blighted, tax delinquent properties and resell the to an applicant to reuse as determined by their application and as approved by the municipality. Click HERE for more information.
Etna Borough Council adopted the 2013 budget, which totaled $3,522,434.00 on December 18, 2012. The costs for water, sewage and refuse will remain the same as the 2012 rates. It is anticipated that Etna will be out of the water business by the end of March, 2013. Etna will get their water from the Hampton Shaler Water Authority. The good news for consumers is that the cost of water will drop approximately 35%. On December 18, 2012, the millage for property tax was set at 9 mills (same as 2012); however, with more up-to-date information concerning the assessments and the appeals the 9 mills could be adjusted at the January 15, 2013 meeting. A breakdown of proposed expenditures by department is as follows:
Percent of Budget
|Police & Fire||
|* Water budgeted through March, 2013|
|** Miscellaneous includes insurances, social security, property maintenance, health care and reserve fund|
Join the 2013 Relay For Life of North Hills and help us fight back!
Who: Anyone interested in creating a world with more birthdays and less cancer!
When: Saturday, June 22 10:00 a.m. - Sunday, June 23 8:00 a.m.
Where: Shaler Area Middle School, 1810 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116
Why: Join our 2013 Fight as we Celebrate all Cancer Survivors * Remember those we've lost* Fight Back to support people facing cancer in our community. Learn more about RFL, sign up your fundraising team, and be the first to select your team’s board game…this year’s theme:MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES WITH RFL: Whoever said winning isn’t everything…obviously was not fighting cancer!
Visit Relayforlife.org/panorthhillsto learn more and RSVP by calling 412.919.1055.
Contact: Michelle Heil ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
EARTH DAY CLEANUP!
This year we will be doing our town-wide clean-up in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20. We will meet here at the Municipal Building at 9:00 a.m. Gloves, trash bags and brooms will be provided. Please consider signing up by calling Judi Becki at 412-781-5793 or call the borough office at 412-781-0569. Sign up is not required but it helps to ensure we have enough supplies on hand!
GARDEN OF ETNA!!!
The Garden of Etna has been busy this past winter season! They applied and were successful in a grant application to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for the addition of berry plants (blueberries and raspberries) at their bountiful garden! So in addition to the vegetables, they will be supplying fresh berries to the food banks. Last year, the Garden recorded providing over 550 pounds of food to the two Etna food banks. WHAT A GREAT PROGRAM THIS GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS HAS UNDERTAKEN!!! They are currently working on plans for this coming planting season. If you are interested in acquiring one of the residential beds, please send your name and contact information into the Borough and we will forward it to the Garden Steward.
SHALER NORTH HILLS LIBRARY AWARD WINNING!!!
Our local library, the Shaler North Hills Library is a recipient of the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! Inspired by their motto “Books and So Much More” they have devoted themselves to getting out into the community! We know how great that works with their efforts in Etna with the Free Reading Program! But they have so much more! Just in 2011, fifty thousand people visited or participated in one or more of their programs! Recipients of this award came from all over the country so this is truly an honor for our local friends! There are lots of wonderful programs available that you may want to look into. They have Book Groups, Game Nights, Classic Movie Nights, Computer Classes, Quilting and Knitting Groups and lots more! Why not check them out at their website www.shalerlibrary.org or call them at 412-486-0211.