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Health care act to be discussed

The League of Women Voters of Washington County, Peters Township Chamber of Commerce and Peters Township Public Library are co-hosting "The Affordable Care Act at a Glance" from 10 a.m. to noon April 20 at the library.

This program about the Affordable Care Act will provide basic information about the parts of the law that will take effect in 2014.

Register by emailing or calling 724-941-9430.


Water tank to get facelift

A familiar landmark to south and west Allegheny County residents will see some rehabilitation in the next few months.

The elevated 2.5 million-gallon water tank owned by Pennsylvania-American Water Co. and located at the junction of Greentree Road and the Parkway West, will be inspected, sandblasted and repainted in its current sky blue color with a white stripe at an estimated cost of $580,000. The name "Green Tree" will be repainted in blue on the stripe.

It's not the first time the 180-foot-high structure, which was built in 1952 to accommodate anticipated population growth because of the Parkway West construction, has received a face-lift. Previous rehabilitation work was done in 1984 and 1999.

Existing tanks in Liberty and South Fayette will undergo face-lifts, too. The two South Fayette tanks were formerly owned by Mayview State Hospital and were acquired by Pennsylvania-American to increase storage capacity.

In all, the company plans to rehabilitate 14 water tanks in nine counties, as well as build nine new water storage tanks this construction season. None of the new tanks is in Allegheny County. Estimated total cost for the rejuvenation and the new construction is $16.5 million.

Service interruptions are not expected.


Alliance has attorney as guest speaker

A meeting of NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness - will be held at 7 p.m. next Thursday in Room 102 of the Frable Building on Penn State Greater Allegheny campus. Speaker is Elizabeth Burkett, an elder law attorney, who will talk about special needs trusts, wills, advance directives, power of attorney documents and other legal information.


Township has new police sergeant

Police Officer James Stoker will become the township's newest sergeant following the commissioners' 8-0 approval of his promotion last week.

Officer Stoker, who will serve a one-year probation, has been a police officer in the township since 1999. Before that, he was a policeman in Carnegie for five years.

He is expected to be sworn into his new job this month.

• Manager Denise Fitzgerald was appointed township treasurer and started this week.

• Also approved was an $800 software program from Harris Computer that will add interest charges to delinquent tax bills.

• The following were appointed to the Scott Township Library Board of Directors: Laurie Brant, Andrea Wachter, Mark Moore, Sandra Calgaro and Louis Calgaro. Charles Edeburn, David Seybert, Frank Bruckner, Dean Losego and Brandon Dukes were reappointed to staggered terms on the zoning hearing board.

Also, Ralph Murovich, Mark Mox, John Remensky, Kenneth Lee and William Quinn were reappointed to staggered terms on the planning commission. Michael Finnerty was reappointed to the civil service board.

• The township, under an agreement with eLoop, will sponsor community e-waste drop-off all day until 5 p.m. April 12 at the public works building. There is no cost to Scott, but the township will profit if the collected tonnage is significant.

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