Oakmont Citizens and Business Owners,
There is potential for localized flooding and heavy rain due to hurricane Florence. The impact on Oakmont and the surrounding areas is still to be determined, however we must all be prepared for the possibility of severe weather affecting our area.
Please take proactive measures to prepare for the severe weather that could be associated with this hurricane.
If you feel that your home could be threatened by flooding, I ask that you remove any valuables or other items that could be damaged if water enters your home.
The fire department has the ability to pump out basements that become flooded due to water conditions. A clean and clutter free basement will allow us to remove water at a much faster rate and minimize damage to your home.
Please prepare now so that we can help as many people as possible if the need arises.
The intersection at Pennsylvania Ave and Allegheny River Blvd will be closing August 29, 2018 for approximately 30 days, due to construction. The school crossing guards will be present during normal times.
The intersection will be open to pedestrian traffic only. Please make note and adjust your route during this time. Thank you.
The 2018 Paving Project throughout the Borough will begin September 4th by A. Liberoni Contractors
The roads to be paved this season are:
Twelfth Street from Maryland to Dead End
Thirteenth Street from Pennsylvania to Hulton
Ann Street to the end of the nursing home parking lot
Pennsylvania Avenue from Second to the River
Commons Drive from New London to House #221
Borough Building Driveway between the Police and Fire Stations
West Crystal Drive (Modified)
Cedar Way from Ann to Chelsea Building Products’ entrance
Greer Way between College and California
View Street from end of paving south to Leger’s 2nd floor entrance
Seventh Street off Hulton
Ironwood Way between Delaware and Washington
Repair of Railroad Crossing:
The Bessemer Railroad will be repairing the Railroad Crossing on Hulton Road in East Oakmont near Haskells, the road will be closed during that time. Proposed start date is September 15th and will last approximately one week.
Raccoon Rabies Vaccine Baits
From the Allegheny County Health Department: To reduce risk of a human case of rabies, the Allegheny County Health Department distributes vaccine baits throughout all areas of Allegheny County. Please keep your dogs on leashes from August 3rd- August 22nd so that raccoons eat the baits instead of your pups. For more info: http://www.achd.net/raccoon/
Hello, Work has begun on the railing installation around the Bocce Court. This project is estimated to take two weeks to complete. Please use caution when playing Bocce. Thank you.
Yard Waste Recycling
Yard Waste Recycling with Republic Services begins April 2nd until December 14th. All yard waste (other than bundled materials) must be in the Borough supplied 90-gallon brown container, anything in excess should be in a paper biodegradable bag. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, garden debris, hedge, shrubbery and tree trimmings.
Cedar Way is TWO-WAY traffic from Delaware Ave to Archie St. The one-way signs have been removed at the intersection of Cedar Way and Pennsylvania Ave. Cedar way is still one-way north from College Ave to Delaware Ave.
Oakmont Water Quality
For those of you who may have concerns about lead in our water system, here's what the people who purify our water for drinking, the Oakmont Water Authority, has to say:
The Water Authority on Allegheny Avenue purifies our drinking water. The Boroughâ€™s Wastewater Treatment Plant at the bottom of Ann Street purifies the water that goes back into the river. For residents interested in a more detailed understanding of our Water Plant, the OWA has provided the Borough with a very thorough explanation of how our water is purified, a schematic drawing of the Water Purification Plant at the end of Allegheny Avenue, and their 2015 Water Quality Report including Test Results. If you would like copies, please contact the Borough Office (#412.828.3232 or email@example.com
FIOS IN OAKMONT
Oakmont residents should be advised that the Borough does not yet have a contract with Verizon to provide FIOS in our town. We have been told repeatedly by Verizon officials that "when they're ready" they will send us a contract to sign for this service. The Borough of Oakmont is not
responsible for our residents not being able to obtain FIOS from Verizon. The Borough of Oakmont has informed Verizon to Cease and Desist
from claims that the Borough of Oakmont is preventing them from providing FIOS to its residents.