Thursday, March 29, 2012
Deadline to appeal is April 2.
Property owners looking for information and a better understanding of Allegheny County court-ordered reassessments came to the Baldwin High School auditorium on Wednesday night for a town hall meeting featuring county executive Rich Fitzgerald and county council member John Palmiere, of Baldwin Township. Similar meetings have been, or will be, held in all 13 Allegheny County districts to help people prepare for an appeals process that many hope will lower their assessments. The deadline to make a formal appeal on the assessments is April 2. The form to do so is available online or by visiting the Office of Property Assessments. The deadline to schedule an informal review has passed, but those who have already taken that route can still …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Event will be March 28 at 7 p.m.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and county council member John F. Palmiere will speak at a town hall meeting at the Baldwin High School auditorium on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. The topic: Court-ordered property reassessments. All county residents are invited to Baldwin High that night to hear Fitzgerald and Palmiere discuss the issue and are encouraged to share their own thoughts, as well. Palmiere, who lives in Baldwin Township and runs a business—Palmiere's Hair Center—in Brentwood Borough, represents District 6 of the Allegheny County Council, which includes Brentwood, Baldwin Township, South Park Township, the City of Clairton and the boroughs of Baldwin, Whitehall, Castle Shannon, Pleasant Hills, Jefferson Hills and …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Plum Borough's Juliann Sheldon Can Be a Miss America Finalist with Your Help UPDATE: Apartment Fire Displaces Five Dormont Residents Sam DiNardo Resigns from B-W School Board; Two-Year Seat Open New Parents Get New Year's Surprise PT Pulls Off Upset Victory Over Rival USC --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
DiNardo won election to the board in November.
Though he recently swore into a two-year term on the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board during a reorganization session on Dec. 7, Sam DiNardo Jr. has resigned from the board, effective Dec. 22. The reason for his resignation is unavailable at this time. DiNardo first joined the B-W School Board in February 2011 when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat. He then won public election to the board in November. DiNardo is the husband of former B-W School Board member Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, whose resignation for personal reasons in September 2010 opened a place for former board member John Palmiere to fill Sciulli DiNardo's seat the next month. Palmiere then resigned in January 2011 to join the Allegheny County Council. Technically, Sam DiNardo …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
County Executive-elect Rich Fitzgerald says that the increase is needed to support social services during difficult economic times. Baldwin-Whitehall's John Palmiere voted in the affirmative.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Allegheny County Executive-elect Rich Fitzgerald has applauded county council members for their "courageous vote" on Tuesday to raise county taxes 1 mill for 2012. According to a story in the Dec. 7 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, council divided, 11-4, along party lines to approve a $784-million operating budget and the tax hike to pay for it. All Democrats voted for the budget and tax bills, and all Republicans voted against them. "I know that it was a difficult decision, but I stand with many leaders of our community in commending the members for recognizing that increasing the millage was something that had to be done," Fitzgerald said in a press release. "With council's vote, services to the disabled, children and elderly in our community …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Kidnap-Murder Case Still 'Not A Lost Cause' 34 Years Later KO Teacher, CUP Beneficiary Shawn O'Donnell Succumbs to Cancer South Hills Interfaith Ministries Asks Whitehall Council for Support Fort Couch Middle Named a 'School to Watch,' Again Boyce Middle Redesignated as a 'School to Watch' CV Grad Films Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Brown Eyed Baker Makes Thanksgiving with a Twist --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Also, budget planning for 2012 is discussed in these remaining notes from the Nov. 16 Whitehall Borough meeting.
“Do you build prisons, or do you invest in children?” were the words of South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) Executive Director Jim Guffey as he spoke to the Whitehall Borough Council on Wednesday night, asking for its support in the continued funding of his organization. Particularly, Guffey wanted the Whitehall Council to formally back his organization’s efforts by contacting higher-ranking government officials and asking for their support, as well. Guffey told Whitehall council members that SHIM is looking at cutting programs and/or a block of employees should it not receive a favorable amount of Allegheny County funding soon. According to its website, SHIM’s Prospect Park Family Center (in Whitehall) was established in February …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Allegheny County's Campaign Finance Reports Web page reveals fundraising differences as well.
Baldwin-Whitehall School Board candidates for the area's Nov. 8 general elections have filed their next round of financial interest statements, and election expense reports (as shown on Allegheny County's Campaign Finance Reports Web page) reveal that the "Residents for Lower Taxes and Better Education" committee continues to out-fundraise and outspend its opponents from the "Committee to Build a Better Board." In this year's first expense report, as published on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on May 9 , the "Lower Taxes and Better Education" committee reported raising $4,000, while the "Better Board" committee reported raising $1,487.03. This next report shows that the "Residents" committee has raised an additional $6,800 since then, while …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Steven Hvozdovich, another democrat, has withdrawn from the ballot. Primaries will be held on May 17.
John Palmiere, a democrat from Dewalt Drive in Baldwin Township who is serving out the remainder of Joan Cleary's term on the Allegheny County District 6 council seat, will be the only name on the District 6 county council ballot come time for May 17 primary elections. Only one other person – Steven Hvozdovich of Leona Drive in Whitehall Borough – had qualified to run against Palmiere for the full, four-year term, but Hvozdovich removed his name on March 21, two days before the deadline to do so. Hvozdovich's qualification was not challenged, and he withdrew from the ballot on his own volition, according to the Allegheny County Division of Elections. Not only will Palmiere not be officially challenged for a Democratic nomination to the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Bryan O'Black is the only other person motioned for appointment, though the O'Black motions never reached a voting stage.
The Baldwin-Whitehall school board held a regularly scheduled agenda meeting at the Baldwin-Whitehall school district office on Feb. 2, though, atypically, the board also voted on four items to begin the meeting, including two motions to appoint new board members. Motions to appoint Laurencine Romack and Sabatino DiNardo Jr. to the board (in that order) both passed after the board accepted the resignations of John Palmiere and John Egger (also in that order). Palmiere resigned from the B-W school board in January to accept Allegheny County's District 6 council seat, and Egger resigned in January as well to focus on a new business venture. DiNardo is the husband of former Baldwin-Whitehall school board member Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, whose …