It is my sincere hope that this message finds you and your family doing well during this health-related crisis.
Since I last posted a message on March 17th, a great deal has changed regarding Township administrative operations as a result of the Coronavirus. Township offices are now closed to the general public until further notice. Should you need to contact the Township, I would ask that you do so by email and/or telephone – key administrative employees are still working. No public meetings (this includes the Planning Commission, Environmental Advisory Council and Zoning Hearing Board) will be held until after the next Township Council Meeting which is scheduled for April 22, 2020. Furthermore, with Governor Wolf’s March 23rd declaration requesting that Allegheny County residents remain at home as much as possible, all Township sports courts and playgrounds in the Community Park are now closed. Please monitor the Township website and Facebook page regarding updated information regarding daily Township operations.
Please rest assured that even with the postponement of public meetings and the temporary closure of certain Township facilities, in no way is the primary services provided by your local government being discontinued and/or delayed. Police, volunteer fire and EMS services are all functioning and should you need them in an emergency situation, they will be there for you --- just call 911. If it is a non-emergency, please call the Township office at 412-486-0400. You can also count on the services provided by our Community (Public Works) and Environmental (Sewer) Services employees who will respond as you need them to. I am also pleased to report at this time that none of these employees have tested positive for the Coronavirus – no Township employee has the Coronavirus.
At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the Township’s Emergency, Community and Environmental Services personnel for their commitment to public service. They are truly the epitome of the old saying “that when things get tough, the tough get going”.
I also want to take a moment to thank our local healthcare workers (especially my wife and daughter) as well as those individuals still working who provide essential services for all that you are doing during this difficult time. Many are Hampton residents and we are not only appreciative of all that you’re doing, but we are also grateful that you have and continue to be there for us when we need you the most --- thank you!!!
As I mentioned in my March 17th message, please monitor the Township website and Facebook page for information regarding the Coronavirus and Township operations. I would also point your attention to the “Township Periodic News Updates” section for up-to-date information from the Allegheny County Dept. of Emergency Services regarding the Coronavirus.
W. Christopher Lochner, Municipal Manager
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