Pine supervisors sign declaration of disaster emergency
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 4:42 PM
The Pine Board of Supervisors signed a declaration of disaster emergency at its Monday night meeting that would allow them to normal procedures, if necessary, due to the coronavirus.
The declaration was prepared by Allegheny County emergency management agency, township manager Scott Anderson said. Following the federal, state and county declarations, it allows the township to direct its emergency management coordinator do things such as purchase supplies and materials, rent equipment, hire temporary workers and enter into contracts without going through the processes and formalities required by law, if necessary.
Anderson was of the understanding that most communities have or will be adopting similar resolutions to aid in the response to the current crisis.
Each member of the board signed the resolution.
The board also voted to cancel its next meeting, scheduled for April 6.
Public access to Pine’s administrative office are currently being restricted and residents are asked to call 724-625-1591 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for assistance during this time. Trash tag sales are temporarily suspended but can be purchased directly from Vogel Disposal.
The Pine Community Center is also closed to the public for two weeks effective March 16.
The Richland Township municipal building is closed to the public and the board of supervisors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 has been canceled.
Richland Township Park and trails remain open to the public, however, all bathrooms at the park are closed.
All rentals, youth recreation programs and township recreational programs are all canceled through the end of April. This includes the township’s Easter Egg hunt scheduled for April 11.