I hope you got a chance to see the goats that came to Oakmont this summer. They are still the talk of the town. The Borough contracted with Capricious, LLC, to rent goats to clear the riverbank of overgrown vegetation and noxious weeds in the Edgewater Development. The goats were working from June until September. They did a superb job along the walking trail, now you can see the river while you take a stroll. The unintended consequences of bringing the goats in was, they allowed the community to come together and feel good about something. Some residents went to visit them every day. Thanks to the Riverview High School Band and pom-pom girls, who came to perform at the goat’s going away party, and Oakmont Bakery for making special cookies with pictures of goats on them.
The next and final glass collection event of 2022 will begin December 5 through December 16, 2022. Two dumpsters will be placed at Riverside Park and one dumpster will be placed at Creekside Park. In addition to the temporary glass collection events, I am working diligently to get a permanent glass collection dumpster installed, which will mean you will no longer have to store glass for four months until the next collection. Stay tuned for more details.
Signs in the Borough Right of Way
Did you know Section 205-908 of the Borough Code was written to prohibit the placement of signs in the Borough’s Right-of-Way (ROW)? The ROW is located between the street and the sidewalk. In most places it is the grassy area where Borough trees are planted. The Borough’s Code Enforcement Officers regularly patrol for signs, and they are authorized to take them from the ROW. Collected signs are stored in the Borough
Building for a week. For more information, please feel free to contact me.
Recently Passed Resolutions
- R13-2022 – Request a Multi-Modal Transportation Fund Grant for Hulton Road and 9th Street Pedestrian
- R14-2022 – Request a Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant for Hulton Road Corridor Traffic Study,
- R15-2022 – Supporting the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grant Ensuring the Long-Range Use of the Oakmont Carnegie Library,
- R16-2022 – Providing Financial Requirement and the 2023 MMO for the Borough Police and General Employees’ Pension Plans,
- Concurring R17-2022 – Partnership between the Borough of Oakmont and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, to request funds from RAAC in the amount of $280,100.00 for Boroughwide Pedestrian Improvements,
- Concurring R18-2022 – Partnership between the Borough of Oakmont and the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to request funds from RAAC in the amount of $242,300.00 for Borough Park Improvements,
- R20-2022 – Establishing Permanent Traffic Regulations Allowing Only Right-Hand Turns from Third Street onto Hulton Road,
- Concurring R21-2022 – Partnership between the Borough of Oakmont and the Allegheny County Economic Development, where the Borough designates Robert Frank, as the official to file all applications between the Borough of Oakmont and the AVNCOG.
The Borough of Oakmont has partnered with Duquesne Light to install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Third Street Parking Lot in front of Riverside Park. Stay tuned for more information.
I would like to take this opportunity to honor the life and legacy of the beloved Jan Shoop. She was a strong pillar in our community, who dedicated her life to service in Oakmont. Her contributions to the Kerr Museum and other organizations were greatly appreciated by all. She will certainly be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.