Whenever we get a heavy dose of snow over several weeks, as we have recently, the Borough begins to receive calls from residents about the snow plows repeatedly blocking in their driveways with snow. Perhaps if we explain...the snow plows would have to lift their plows each time they encountered a driveway in order for snow to not pile up in front of a driveway. This also puts an additional strain on the truck's engine. When you think of how many driveways there are on any given street, you can see that snow removal would never get done in a timely manner this way.
It is certainly tedious to have to dig out after the snow plow has passed, but this problem usually only occurs when there is a great amount of snow. So, we ask for your patience with this aggravation, and hope you will chock it up to your exercise for the day.
We would also like to request that you, or your snow removal service, not shovel snow on to the street, if possible. This just compounds the problem of where to put all the snow. Shoveling snow back on to your property keeps a blanket over your lawn and shrubs that helps prevent wind burn and contributes to soil moisture when the snow melts.
When we get snows like we've had over the last two months, both the Street Crew's and residents' resources and patience are taxed to the max. Hopefully, we can continue to work together to keep our streets as safe as possible, and...look forward to spring.
Hulton Bridge Project Website
For all information related to the Hulton Bridge replacement, please visit the project website at www.thehultonbridge.com
Pre-Enactment Notice – Handicapped Parking
Borough Council will consider a new Ordinance regulating handicapped parking in the Borough at its March 9, 2015 Regular Meeting. To view the proposed Ordinance, click here
Borough Recycling Collection
Borough residents are reminded to not park their vehicles in front of recycling carts at the curbside, or place their recycling carts near utility poles. Republic Services will not collect recycling carts blocked by vehicles.
Earned Income Tax Filing
Residents are reminded to file their annual local Earned Income Tax Return
with Keystone Collections Group before April 15, 2015. Please be sure to read the Instructions
before completing the form.
County Updates Open Burn Regulations
Residents are to be advised that revisions to Allegheny County's regulations on open burning will take effect on January 1, 2015. Among the revisions that will take effect are limits to the size of a wood fire, new setback requirements for outdoor fireplaces, and restrictions on what materials can be burned. For a more complete list of revisions to the County's Burning Ordinance, click here
Adopted Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
At the October 13, 2014 Regular Meeting of Oakmont Borough Council, a new Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map were adopted. Copies of the new Zoning Ordinance are available at the Borough Offices. The new Zoning Map can be viewed here
FIOS IN OAKMONT
Â– 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 Â“when theyÂ’re readyÂ” 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.