Statement Regarding the Current Status of Town Park Pool’s 2020 Season

Canonsburg Borough has postponed the opening of Town Park Pool for the 2020 Season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This decision was reached based upon the limits imposed on social gatherings by Governor Tom Wolf. Under these procedures, it would be nearly impossible to operate the Pool in a manner that ensures the health and safety of the public. The Borough will continue to follow mandates provided by Governor Wolf and remains optimistic that future conditions and mandates will allow for the Pool to be opened this season.

2020 Fourth of July Activities have been cancelled

A statement from the Fourth of July Committee:

Due to the current restrictions, the Canonsburg 4th of July Committee regretfully has reached the decision to cancel all 4th of July activities for 2020.

This includes the parade, the park/pool events, and the fireworks display.

This decision was not arrived at lightly.

We are moving our focus to the future, and wish everyone a happy and safe summer.

**The Whiskey Rebellion Race has also been cancelled**

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF CANONSBURG

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF CANONSBURG

Notice is hereby given that Council for the Borough of Canonsburg, will hold a Virtual Meeting Workshop Meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020 to discuss the potential hiring of an Economic Development Director. This virtual meeting is taking place in lieu of the advertised public meeting for workshop meetings taking place throughout the year.

The public is invited to participate in public comment regarding the agenda item the potential hiring of a Redevelopment Coordinator. The public is instructed to provide public comment on this agenda item via email to dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com or at (724) 745-1800, ext. 4. These procedures are being implemented in light of the emergency declarations issued on March 6, 2020 by Governor Tom Wolf and on March 16, 2020 by the Borough of Canonsburg and in order to participate safely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this is a scheduled workshop meeting, no action will be taken by Council.

To review the agenda for the meeting, please click HERE

For public comment please send an email to: dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com

 

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NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF CANONSBURG – MAY 11, 2020

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF CANONSBURG

Notice is hereby given that Council for the Borough of Canonsburg, will hold  be holding its Regular Meeting as a Virtual Meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020 beginning at 6:30 p.m. instead of in Council Chambers.

The public is invited to participate in public comment utilizing the following guidelines. The public is instructed to provide public comment on this agenda item via email to dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com or at (724) 745-1800, ext. 4.

These procedures are being implemented in light of the emergency declarations issued on March 6, 2020 by Governor Tom Wolf and on March 16, 2020 by the Borough of Canonsburg and in order to participate safely in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This advertisement serves as official notice that the Council may take action on regular business.

Email for public comment: dlesnock@canonsburgboro.com

Click for Agenda: Meeting Agenda

County Hauling Garbage Pickup COVID-19 Guidelines

Summary of Garbage Collection Guidelines:

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, County Hauling will continue trash and recycling with the following temporary changes:

1) Loose garbage will not be taken, all trash MUST be in a garbage bag. This is a permanent guideline for County Hauling.

2) Suspension of bulk pick-ups, for example: furniture, mattresses, etc.

3) Suspension of yard waste pick-ups.

4) The CDC has announced that the virus can stay on cardboard for up to 24 hours and plastic for up to 3 days so County Hauling is discontinuing cardboard collection unless it is broken down and placed with the trash in a bag.

5) Glass should be disposed of in garbage bags with regular trash.

Driver safety is important, please do not approach the drivers.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

For more garbage collection information, please visit our website at www.canonsburgboro.com and see the recent post titled “County Hauling Garbage Pickup COVID-19 Guidelines”


FULL STATEMENT:

UPDATED AS OF MARCH 20, 2020 at 12:00PM
At County Hauling, we strive to service our residents and communities in a timely and effective manner. Trash collection is considered an essential service by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and County Hauling intends to continue operations under normal hours and schedules. With the developing restrictions related to COVID-19 and the unknown impact that it may cause to our communities we would like to take a proactive approach to deal with the possible ramifications to your residents and our staff. We are working on developing contingency plans with the county health departments to determine the proper course of action to prevent further spread of the virus.
We will continue municipal & recycling collections as is, for now, but will be working closely with county officials. The following steps will be taken:
1) Only properly bagged trash will be collected. To protect the health and safety of our employees, we have reminded them that loose trash, while never acceptable, can be especially dangerous during a contagious outbreak. Please note that loose trash on roadways or lawns will be the responsibility of residents. LOOSE TRASH IN TRASH CANS OR OUTSIDE OF TRASH CANS NOT PLACED IN BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
2) We will need to suspend bulk pick-ups. Given the larger amount of people home there is a significant increase in the amount of trash being produced. Our primary focus is on eliminating recurring trash within your community.
3) We will be suspending yard waste pick-ups until further notice.
4) The CDC has announced that the virus can stay on cardboard for up to 24 hours and plastic for up to 3 days. At
this time, we are discontinuing cardboard collection and should be placed in with the MSW trash IN BAG.
….ONLY IF THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD OR ADVISED BY GOVERNMENT OFFCIALS:
5) Recycling collections at the curb will be eliminated if the virus growth rate in our region spikes and there is significant risk that recycling collections will cause a large risk to our drivers and put at risk infecting our entire staff. We are working with state officials to determine the appropriate path as it related to recycling. This would ultimately impact / impair our ability to collect MSW trash from residents. Maintaining trash collection is our goal for all of our communities and we will take whatever steps required to maintain this ability, including limiting other services.
….IN THE EVENT OF A BROAD INFECTION WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY OR WITHIN OUR DRIVERS:
6) County Hauling will provide roll off containers for trash only at community centers or Borough buildings as chosen by your department. No bulk items, recycling or construction material will be accepted if roll-offs are deployed. Understand, this will be our final resort in the event a large majority of our staff becomes infected or a broad infection occurs within your community. ALL POTENTIAL OPTIONS WILL BE EXHAUSTED TO NOT HAVE INTERUPTIONS IN AT THE DOOR COLLECTIONS OF TRASH/ MSW AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOUR COMMUNITY TO TROUBLESHOOT THE BEST SOLUTION BASED UPON WHATEVER SITUATION ARISES.
Our Company’s goal is to always keep your community free from waste to help maintain the health, safety and welfare of your community. We will continue this mission to the maximum extent of our ability in order to prevent further spread of infection and disease during these challenging times. Expect continual, bi-weekly communications from us regarding staffing levels to ensure no lapse in coverage. We look forward to continuing to service your residents. We hope and pray for an expediated resolution to this pandemic. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves.

New Real Estate Tax Deadline

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Canonsburg Borough Council has voted at their March 30, 2020 virtual meeting to extend the deadline for real estate tax payments. The new due date is May 6, 2020 for discount, August 31st, 2020 at face.

To hear the recording of the March 30, 2020 meeting, please see the previous website post.