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Municipal News

Rostraver Township recently released the following news.

‘Poster Contest’ for Rostraver Township Fourth Grade Students

The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners is holding a ‘Poster Contest’. All Rostraver Township Fourth Grade Students are invited to submit an 8.5” x 11” poster on ways we can reduce water pollution as part of Rostraver Township being a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Community. More information on the contest and Rostraver Township being an MS4 Community can be found on the Township webpage www.rostraver.us. Please submit all entries by March 13, 2020.

 

Young Lungs at Play to Include No Vaping

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No smoking - No Vaping

 

In November, the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners updated the Township policy at local parks and playgrounds to be tobacco and vape free. In 2015, parks and playgrounds became tobacco free. In 2019, parks and playgrounds also became vape-free. Clair Manor ball field, Fellsburg Park, Pricedale playground, Van Meter ball field, Webster ball field, and the DiVirgilio Sports Complex are designated as tobacco/vape-free. New decals and/or signs will be installed this spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rostraver Township Improves Local Community Through Grants

DiVirgilio Sports Complex Rehabilitation Phase II

Rostraver Township received a $202,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for a Community Recreation and Conservation Grant. The project is to install a one-mile walking trail; pave ADA accessibility to the existing softball and lower baseball fields and ADA spectator viewing areas for those two fields; ADA paved walkway to the playground; adult ADA fitness equipment; pavilion; native landscaping; project acknowledgment and related site improvements including recycled material bleachers, benches and trash receptacles. The total estimated project cost is $475,000. Rostraver Township’s commitment is $273,000 ($194,250 in kind service + $43,750 private donations + $35,000 cash). The project will go out to bid in 2020.

Mariner East 2

Rostraver Township received a $327,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection – Mariner East 2. The project will implement stormwater quality improvements in the Cedar Creek watershed as part of Rostraver Township’s Pollutant Reduction Plan to reduce discharge sediment to waters of the Commonwealth. The Township will retrofit existing stormwater management basins. Locations being examined are the stormwater ponds at Kimberly Court, Morningstar Drive and DaVinci Court. The project is in design phase and will go out to bid in 2020.

Elks Place

The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners purchased homes in Elks Place which have experienced heavy flooding for over 20 years. Rostraver Township explored two options before deciding to purchase the five homes. The options were to construct an upstream dry flood dam or construct concrete flood walls to protect the homes. The plan is to demolish the five vacant dwellings between Elks Place and Speer Runs Creek and create a conservation area to be used later for potential recreation. In 2019, the Township received an $8,500 grant from the Westmoreland County DemoFund, and demolition will begin in 2020. The Township has applied for two additional demolition grants from Westmoreland County for this project.

 

Reorganization of the Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners

Rostraver oath
Pictured (Left to Right): John Lorenzo, Devin M. DeRienzo, Gary N. Beck, Sr. taking the oath of office by Honorable Charles M. Christner

On Monday, January 6, 2020, Honorable Charles M. Christner, District Justice, administrated the Oath of Office to Gary N. Beck, Sr., Devin M. DeRienzo, and John Lorenzo. After congratulatory statements were given, the reorganization meeting continued. The Rostraver Township Board of Commissioners appointed John Lorenzo Chairman and Raymond Iacoboni Vice-Chairman. Two year committee appointments were made.

  • Public Safety, Chair Gary N. Beck and Vice-chair Henry S. Boldyzar Jr.
  • Parks and Conservation, Chair Henry S. Boldyzar and Vice-chair Gary N. Beck
  • Health and Welfare, Chair Devin M. DeRienzo and Vice-chair Raymond Iacoboni
  • Budget and Finance, Chair John Lorenzo and Vice-chair Devin M. DeRienzo
  • Road Department, Chair Raymond Iacoboni and Vice-chair John Lorenzo

The Rostraver Township would like to encourage residents, businesses and neighbors to utilize the Rostraver Township webpage www.rostraver.us to stay up to date with advertising notices and meetings. The Commissioners meet monthly the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Township Municipal Building located at 201 Municipal Drive.

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