Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Police said the first report came in the early morning.
Sewickley police are investigating after someone vandalized nine cars over the weekend in a borough neighborhood. Police received an initial report of a damaged car in the 200 block of Henry Avenue. Officers spoke to a resident who noticed that his Mercedes Benz had been spray painted down the driver’s side of the car. Police checked the general area for other damage and noticed seven other vehicles spray painted on Henry Avenue and an eighth on Thorn Street. Police were able to reach the owners of most of the vehicles to inform them that a criminal mischief report would be filed. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The seven pin oaks slated for removal on Peebles Street caused damage to the road as they were being removed.
The seven pin oaks slated for removal on Peebles Street were taken down successfully, but not without mishap. Sewickley Council discussed the blemishes made by Carl’s Tree Service, the contractor who completed the removal, during Monday night’s council meeting. “They did some damage to the road,” said borough manager Kevin Flannery. “We were a little upset by it because we were over there every day working and talking to them.” The 110 foot high trees were infected with oak wilt rot, which had rotted the inside of the trees, causing them to die. Flannery estimates the cost of repairing the road is $3200. “They put the riggers down probably without having wood underneath them, and the weight made holes in the asphalt,” Flannery said. “Or …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The proposal does not include a tax increase for 2012.
Sewickley Council has adopted a $4.8 million tentative budget for 2012 that does not include a tax increase. Council is scheduled to formally adopt the proposal at a meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. If the budget is approved, the borough’s total property tax rate would remain at 7.3 mills, which means the owner of a property assessed at $100,000 next year would pay $730 in real estate taxes, unchanged from this year. Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery and other borough staff began preparing the tentative budget in July and approved the proposal Oct. 22. In his annual budget address, Flannery said the proposal has a 1.1 percent decrease in expenditures, while still maintaining services to residents at the current level and joint …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Borough officials evaluate bids opened Thursday for 2011 road and sewer improvements.
A half-dozen bids averaging $500,000 for road and storm sewer improvements in Sewickley will now be evaluated by council following a bid opening Thursday. Borough engineer Bob Firek said council will decide at its next meeting if it will award only the base bid or include the alternate. The base bid was for Broad Street and the alternate bid was for Frederick Street.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Robert "Mike" Glenn will fill the seat of Dean S.C. Williams, who died last month.
Sewickley Council appointed a new councilman Monday night to fill the seat left vacant last month by the death of Dean S.C. Williams. Councilwoman Carole Ford was first to nominate Robert “Mike” Glenn, the only candidate that the board nominated at its meeting. Council then voted unanimously to appoint Glenn, with Councilman Stan Ference voting over the telephone. Glenn was not present, but two of the four candidates who applied for the position were in the audience. Councilman Robert Hague thanked the applicants, describing all those who applied as “extremely qualified.” Hague said there have been times that an open seat didn’t receive any applications and encouraged those who weren't picked to stay involved. “We’ll be in touch with you…
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sewer fee will drop under the spending plan.
Sewickley Council has adopted a 2011 budget that includes a half-mill tax increase. The $4.83 million budget, which was formally adopted Nov. 15, brings the borough's total property tax rate to 7.3 mills. The owner of a property with an assessed value of $100,000 will pay $730 in real estate taxes in 2011 -- an increase of $50 from the previous year. One mill of taxes brings in about $270,000 for the borough. Borough Manager Kevin Flannery said the tax increase would be dedicated to paying for the borough's road and infrastructure projects. Flannery said no jobs, services or projects had to be cut to balance the budget. In fact, the budget calls for a 3.1 percent increase in spending, primarily for the cost of maintaining services and …