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UPDATE 06/08/2020

For the health and safety of our residents and employees, garbage tag sales will continue to be sold directly from Vogel Disposal, they can be reached at 724-625-1511.
Additionally, in-Person meetings at the Municipal Building will be by appointment only, the Township can be reached at
724-625-1591.  

UPDATE 05/29/2020

The Board of Supervisor Meeting is Monday, June 1st, 2020, 6:30 PM at the Pine Community Center. The following Social Distancing Guidance will be followed.

Based on the current COVID 19 mandates by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Governor Wolf the Township of Pine will use the following guidelines;

A maximum of 25 participants will be allowed in the meeting room.
(including the Board of Supervisors and required staff)

Persons with scheduled agenda items will be admitted first.
If the maximum capacity is reached, individuals will be asked to sign in and will be admitted in the list order as space becomes available in the meeting room.

Masks will be required and worn to attend the Board of Supervisor meeting.
Participants must provide their own masks.

A social distance of 6 feet between participants is required.
Please do not move the chairs; they have been placed for social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding through this difficult time.

UPDATES 05/11/2020

Defining the Yellow Phase
As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.

The guidance is being developed through collaboration with the affected counties, Team PA, the Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Department of Labor & Industry, among others. Guidance will build on existing safety and building safety orders released in April.

Work & Congregate Setting Restrictions
Telework Must Continue Where Feasible, Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety Orders, Child Care Open Complying with Guidance, Congregate Care, and Prison Restrictions in Place and Schools Remain Closed for In-Person Instruction.

Social Restrictions
Stay at Home Order Lifted for Aggressive Mitigation, Large Gatherings of More than 25 Prohibited, In-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery Preferable, Indoor Recreation, Health, and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain Closed and Restaurants and Bars Limited to Carry-Out and Delivery Only

All businesses not specifically mentioned as restricted from reopening may reopen if they follow the forthcoming guidance.

UPDATE 04/27/2020 VOGEL DISPOSAL

The sale of Trash Tags at the Municipal Building will remain suspended until further notice. However, Residents have two options:

Residents may pre-pay by credit card and schedule large item pick-ups by calling Vogel Customer Service (724-625-1151) at least 48-hours in advance of your regular collection day. Pick-ups are subject to vehicle capacity, limited personnel, and maybe deferred to another day.

Residents may order and purchase trash tags directly from Vogel Disposal. Credit cards are accepted, and the stickers will be mailed to the resident. Please allow 7-10 business days to receive your order. Pick-ups may be subject to advance scheduling.

Have you heard the collection vehicles earlier than usual? The pick-up time of your weekly collection may vary slightly to accommodate social distancing and staggered shift start times for the protection of all Vogel route drivers.

Thank you for your understanding and patience in supporting these essential workers who provide a continuous service to our community during COVID-19!

UPDATE 04/20/2020

Governor Wolf has extended the Stay-at-Home order to Friday, May 8, 2020. Therefore the Township of Pine will remain closed to the public through May 8, 2020, and the Pine Community Center will remain closed until further notice. The Township of Pine is following social distancing guidelines and operating with a rotating staff who will continue to answer phones and emails. Additionally, the Township can be reached through the "Access Pine" button on the homepage. (See above)

UPDATE 03/09/2020

PINE COMMUNITY CENTER
To: Pine Community Center Members:
Based on recommendations from CDC and Allegheny County Health Department the Pine Community Center closed as of Monday, March 16 until further notice to help combat the spread of COVID-19. We would like to give an update on how your memberships will be handled during the closure:

All payment plans will be suspended during the closure. Payment plans will be automatically adjusted when we re-open.

All membership expiration dates will be extended to accommodate the time of the closure.

CODE ADMINISTRATION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Consistent with Governor Wolf’s directive and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Township of Pine Code Administration and Land Development Department is responding as follows:

All UCC Building Code Inspections of permitted activities by Township Staff is suspended until further notice

All Land Development Inspections of permitted activities by Township Staff and Engineer is suspended until further notice

Acceptance of new Building and Zoning Permit applications is suspended until further notice

Issuance of permits and approvals for previously submitted applications may be delayed until further notice

Code enforcement requests will be prioritized to those items impacting the safety of citizens and physical property

These actions are effective immediately and will be consistently reviewed and evaluated until further notice. Questions can be directed to the Township of Pine Code Enforcement Department at 724-625-1591.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT TOWNSHIP OF PINE BUSINESS GROSS RECEIPTS TAX RETURNS
The Township recognizes that these are unprecedented times and many businesses are suffering hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Township wishes to help mitigate the effects of the crisis by allowing businesses extra time to file and pay the Pine Business Gross Receipts Tax. Accordingly, the deadline for filing the 2020 Township of Pine Business Gross Receipts Tax Returns and payment of the tax has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Any 2020 Gross Receipts Tax Return postmarked by July 15, 2020, will not be assessed penalty and interest.