Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR -- "EMS Services Impacted by COVID Pandemic – Seeking Subscribers." -- 31 August 2020
‘Team Livi’ Moves Sept. 12 Spaghetti Dinner to ... -- "Adding 2nd Venue to Fulfill Young Cancer Patient's Wish Due to the high ..." -- 30 August 2020
West Newton Library Has a Lot to Offer During ... -- "With Social Distancing and stay at home mandates, now is a great time to ..." -- 30 August 2020
Monessen Veterans Banners Repaired And Reinstalled -- "The Monessen American Legion Post 28 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1190 ..." -- 30 August 2020
Peters Creek Historical Society Program Will ... -- "Large Copper Coins Used in Sweden During The 17th And 18th Century. The ..." -- 30 August 2020
Restoration of Monessen’s War Veterans Memorials -- "Restoration work has started on Monessen’s War Veterans Memorials. The ..." -- 30 August 2020
Donora Public Library Seeks Submissions for ... -- "The Donora Public Library is now accepting submissions for the next volume of ..." -- 30 August 2020
West Newton Library ‘Fill a Bag’ Book Sale in ... -- "The West Newton Library will hold a $5 “Fill a Bag” book sale on ..." -- 30 August 2020
Saint Katherine Drexel in Bentleyville Holding ... -- "The Saint Katharine Drexel Fundraising Committee is sponsoring ‘Take Out ..." -- 30 August 2020
Free Shredding Event in Pleasant Hills September ... -- "A free ‘Shredding Event’ will be held in Pleasant Hills on ..." -- 30 August 2020

Municipal News

By Miranda Startare

Carroll Township Board of Supervisors announced at the January 6 monthly meeting that they are in the process of revising the current animal ordinance and that the ordinance will allow chickens and bees – with restrictions.

The current ordinance prohibits chickens, but the township has formulated the new ordinance based on various other townships’ ordinances, which will prevent the animals being kept in the borough unregulated. According to Carroll Township Solicitor, Herman Bigi, the township has been working on the amended ordinance for awhile, stating, “We want to work with our residents,” adding that, “We’re looking out for the protection of the non-participants – the people that don’t want it.”

The ordinance will be restrictive, according to Solicitor Bigi, limiting the number of chickens, requiring a permit, and requiring regulations on coups, feed storage, and locations of chickens, as well as other rules. The ordinance prohibits roosters. The township noted that the ordinance has not yet been adopted and the planning commission’s approval is needed before a public hearing will be announced.

The Board of Supervisors also held its annual organizational meeting following the regular meeting. The Board includes Chairman Thomas Rapp, Vice Chairman James Harrison, Supervisor Gary Lenzi, and Secretary-Treasurer Sharon Cramer.

                The township also re-appointed the following:

  • Herman Bigi (Township Solicitor, $2,400 retainer fee)
  • Chief of Police Paul Brand (Public Safety Director)
  • Dennis Butler (Zoning Officer)
  • Kimberly A. Secreet (Animal Control Officer, $200/month)
  • Widmer Engineering of Washington, PA (Township Engineer)
  • Keystone Collections (EIT and LST Tax Collector)
  • PA Municipal Services (Prior EIT Tax Collector for delinquent taxes prior to 2012)
  • Charleroi Federal (Depositories, all funds)

The regular monthly meetings will continue to be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the municipal building.




Pizza Station


Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top