Monday, March 11, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
What’s going on in your child’s school? Find out in person when Seneca Valley school officials meet at 8 p.m. Monday, March 11 at the Intermediate High School in Jackson Township. Everyone interested in fighting back against cancer is welcome to attend The Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township Area meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. Teams, rookies and veterans, are asked to attend to learn about Relay For Life, what it takes to be a team captain, how to use the website and what is involved in fundraising. Individual walkers are also able to participate. You're invited to meet with Cranberry manager Jerry Andree over coffee. Cranberry's popular Community Coffee series will kick off …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The community-based conversations series with Jerry Andree is back.
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Thursday, March 7
You're invited to meet with Cranberry manager Jerry Andree over coffee. Cranberry's popular Community Coffee series will kick off its 2013 season with plenty of hot java and informal conversation at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Graham Central Coffee Shop. The coffee shop is located on Graham Park Drive, near the entrance to Graham Park, just off Rochester Road. This casual, community-based conversation series, which will be held monthly at different sites throughout the township, provides local residents with an opportunity to hear first-hand what Cranberry's municipal government is thinking about doing, what it's working on now, or what it has recently completed. Residents also are invited to pose their own questions to Andree. …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Jerry Andree also is reappointed as the township manager.
At Monday’s reorganization meeting, Cranberry supervisors unanimously reappointed their chairman, vice-chairman and township manager to another year on the job. In a 3-1 vote, officials also approved a 2.9-percent salary increase for manager Jerry Andree. Supervisor Dave Root voted against the pay raise. Supervisor John Skorupan was absent from the meeting. Andree’s salary will increase from $132,088 to $135,918, effective Jan. 1 2013. Root, who also voted against a 1.95-percent pay raise for Andree in 2012, said the decision had nothing to do with Andree’s performance, which he called “great.” Instead, he said he couldn’t justify an increase for any government worker. “I don’t know of anyone in the private sector who is getting a pay …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Supervisor Dave Root votes against the 1.95-percent pay increase.
In a 4-1 vote, Cranberry officials on Thursday authorized a 1.95-percent salary increase for township manager Jerry Andree. Andree’s salary will increase from $129,561 to $132,088 in 2012. Supervisor Dave Root voted against the pay raise, citing his stance against increasing taxes in 2012 as his reason for opposing the uptick in salary. In December, Root was the only supervisor to vote against a final budget that included a 2.35-mill increase in real estate taxes. He also signed paperwork to forgo the $4,000 yearly stipend he received as a supervisor. In the past, he has donated the money to charity. “The nice news is it’s revenue neutral for us because I gave up my stipend,” he said of the bump in Andree’s salary. Supervisor Bruce Mazzoni…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Informal meetings will offer township manager Jerry Andree and Seneca Valley Superintendent Tracy Vitale a chance to meet township residents.
Jerry Andree will kick off his informal coffee dates with the public for 2012 with a very special guest on Saturday. Seneca Valley Superintendent Tracy Vitale will join Andree from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Graham Central Coffee House and Café for a little Q&A with residents. Andree said he invited Vitale,who became Seneca Valley’s superintendent in September, because of the benefits he sees in meeting with the public in an informal-style setting to address issues and hear people’s concerns. This is the third year in a row Andree has met with residents for coffee. “I’ve found it to be a very positive experience,” he said. “People are very nice, and they’re very open.” Although the gatherings started off taking place in coffee shops, the …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A Year After Opening, Cranberry's High-Tech Center Keeps Traffic Flowing. Township officials say the center, which opened in December 2010, is saving local drivers minutes every day.
Hidden away in an upstairs loft inside Cranberry’s Public Works Building, the township’s Traffic Operations Center is ground zero in managing the growing volume of traffic along Cranberry’s major corridors. Tonight, township Manager Jerry Andree has invited residents to see how the center uses some of the most sophisticated software available to monitor and tweak traffic signals at 42 intersections in and around the township. The event also will mark the first anniversary of the Traffic Operations Center, which opened in December 2010. Cranberry Public Works Director Jason Dailey said the center has made the township more attractive to new businesses and residents. “Being able to see in real time what’s happening. . . has really been a …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
How does the township really work? Go behind the scenes with one of these upcoming coffee events.
A few years ago, Cranberry Township manager Jerry Andree began regularly meeting with residents to talk everything township related over cups of coffee. The informal meetings were well received by the public, sometimes attracting up to 35 people, Andree said. “I always leave feeling great that people are really educated and more aware,” he said. “It’s been a very, very positive experience.” While the amount of people at the coffee dates varies, Andree said one request remains the same -- people want to learn more about the inner workings of the township. Request granted. Starting next week and continuing through 2011, the coffee meetings will be held at five different township locations where residents can go behind the scenes to learn …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Residents hope to overturn a Traditional Neighborhood Development zone in the area.
Cranberry’s zoning hearing board will hear an appeal next month from more than a dozen Freedom Road residents who are upset by a special business district included on their property. The public hearing is planned for Aug. 15 at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. In their appeal filed July 21, the 14 homeowners who live on or around Freedom Road say their property no longer is suitable to live on due to traffic and commercial development in the busy corridor over the years. They dispute the original residential zoning of their properties, which permits single-family homes only, and not businesses, saying that the zoning is no longer valid under present day conditions. The homeowners also challenge the validity of a Traditional …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Cranberry Township issues tips for dealing with severe heat wave.
The heat wave is predicted to continue in our area, but the good news is that Cranberry Township escaped most of the damages reported elsewhere after the storms last night. Township Manager Jerry Andree said no power outages and no flooding occurred in the township during yesterday’s storms. “We did get 2.1 inches of rain which was desperately needed, but we were lucky to escape some of the things that other areas around us were hit with,” he said. Cranberry officials did offer suggestions on the township website for keeping cool during the current heat wave. Their tips include: drink plenty of fluids; pace yourself in the heat to avoid heat exhaustion; and wear loose-fitting, light-weight clothing. Those who have young children or the …