Council has approved a proclamation designating Sunday as First Christian Church Day. The church at Anthony and Lydia streets was formed in October 1888, but fire later destroyed the building. The current church was constructed in 1896.
Pastor Gary Miller received the proclamation Oct. 14 on behalf of the church. Mayor Jack Kobistek pointed out that the church is six years older than the borough.
* Council ratified the planning commission's decision to approve the subdivision at 150 Rosslyn Road, contingent upon receipt of a variance from the zoning hearing board. The site will be used for a Dollar Bank billboard. The sign will not be lighted.
* Residents can get their holiday shopping done early and help small businesses at the same time by participating in Cash Mob Carnegie from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1.
Cash mobs are groups of people who get together to buy things at small businesses as an effort to aid thsoe businesses. This one is the first done by the nonprofit Sustainable Pittsburgh, as well as the first for Allegheny County. Carnegie Community Development Corp. and Allegheny Together are assisting in the effort.
Six environmentally friendly Carnegie businesses have been targeted to be mobbed: Black Lamb Consignments, Carnegie Coffee Co., Distinctively Different Decor and More, Modern Mercantile Pittsburgh, More Than Words Pittsburgh and Puhlman Flower Shoppe.
Parking will be free during the two-hour event.
Information: 412-258-6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The polling place for voters in Ward 2, Districts 1 and 2, has been moved to the Ukrainian-American Citizens Club, 302 Mansfield Ave.
The polling location had been in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.
Jordan Fascetti, 26, a former Collier resident who graduated from Chartiers Valley High School and is a paramedic with the Kirwan Heights Volunteer Fire Department, has been sworn in as a police officer. He previously was a law enforcement officer with Pittsburgh and New Sewickley.
In other appointments, Richard Ruffennach of Hilltop Road was named to the Collier Township Municipal Authority to fill a vacancy until the end of 2014.
Officials also approved the title Collier Discovery Path as the name for the recreational pathway system being developed within the township.
In a related matter, the board approved the donation of 2 acres of vacant land from an estate to be used for the development of a trail/bike route between the Panhandle Trail and Settlers Cabin Park.
The land will be deeded to Allegheny County and all local tax liens will be forgiven. The trail/bike route is under construction and will be done in April.
* The Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Youth Dek Hockey League on Saturdays and Sundays, starting Nov. 17, at the Collier Park hockey rink. Teams will be assigned by age. Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 16.
The cost is $70 for residents, $80 for others.
Music, food, prizes and raffles will be featured at a benefit Tailgate in the Park event starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in Crafton Park on Steuben Street.
Fans can watch the Steelers vs. Patriots football game at 4:30 on a large screen TV, listen to music by Kardaz on the main stage, enjoy BBQ from the Texas Roadhouse, play games, win prizes and participate in raffles with proceeds benefitting the Crafton pool renovation fund.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Information and advance tickets: 412-921-0752, ext.16, or www.crafton.org.
Voters can meet the candidates for borough council and mayor and the Keystone Oaks school board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Green Tree Municipal Center. The nonpartisan event is sponsored by the Green Tree Woman's Civic Club.
The police department will participate in a national prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens, 2055 Washington Pike (Route 50).
Unwanted, expired and unneeded medications will be accepted for free.
The township leaf pickup begins Monday and continues weekdays through Nov. 29 on the same day as garbage collection. Leaves must be placed at the curb in biodegradable bags. No plastic bags or boxes will be accepted.
The compost site for residents to drop off tree limbs, leaves and plant matter is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 8 at the Downes Fire Station near the intersection of Beaver Grade and Ewing roads.
Brush should not be bundled or tied nor exceed 6 feet in length or 4 feet in diameter.
To schedule a dropoff on weekdays: 412-262-1700.
* The police department is hosting a prescription drug collection as part of the National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the public safety building. Residents may drop off unused or expired prescription drugs.