2021 Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning
Are you prepared in the event of an emergency? Check out the Local Emergency Planning Committee's 2021 Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning. This extensive 24 page booklet provides a great resource for Westmoreland County citizens to plan ahead in the event they are faced with an emergency. Click the link below to view.
2021 Citizens Guide to Emergency Planning
Lions’ Brooms are available for purchase at the Municipal Building REGULAR BROOMS - $10 LARGE BROOMS - $12 PUSH BROOMS - $20
WHISK - $6
If interested in helping your local community, join the Lions’ Club!
Monthly meetings are held at the Township building every 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7PM.
PLEASE DO NOT LITTER
PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR TOWNSHIP CLEAN AND DO NOT LITTER!
“Section 3709 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code provides for a fine of up to $300 for dropping, throwing or depositing, upon any highway, or upon any other public or private property without the consent of the owner thereof or into or on the waters of the Commonwealth from a vehicle, any waste paper, sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse or rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance or permitting any of the preceding without immediately removing such items or causing their removal.
Lead Paint Hazard and Healthy Homes Program/Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County announces a new program to improve the quality of life of Westmoreland County residents by addressing lead-based paint hazards, and other health and safety household threats through its Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control Program. For more information please visit: https://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/leadsafe
Senior Softball, Kiski Valley Grays players wanted
Attention: Recreational Softball Players (Guys and Girls)
Age 55 and Older
Softball Games begin in mid-April and are held on Mondays and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Senior Softball team is always welcoming new players to their League, the “Kiski Valley Grays’ at Kunkle Park in Washington Township. There is a $20 registration fee, which includes shirt and hat.
On Friday afternoons, players enjoy a nice lunch in the pavilion. For additional information, please contact: Albert (724-219-9848)
Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center
To view the Westmoreland Cleanways updated recycling guide: Click HERE
Thanks to a grant to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling made four terrific educational videos about their recycling center, their electronics collection program, and their new foam recycling program.
“Recycling Center Welcome” https://youtu.be/ezNVMM_XVX0
“Recycling Center Tour” https://youtu.be/iIWAgnzUdw8
“How to: Recycle Foam” https://youtu.be/wQEkBo8gEDw
4. "How to: Recycle Electronics” https://youtu.be/3sL41th0r4M
Township Road Updates
Gill Road will be closed to thru-traffic indefinately.
Blue Reflective Address Signs
The blue reflective address number signs are available for sale at the Township Office. The cost for these signs is $15 each.
Please see the attached information regarding the MS4 Program. Also, please view additional information under the "Services and Information" tab and then select "MS4". To view the documents, CLICK HERE.
Washington Township/Bell Township Lion's Club
If interested in helping your local community, join the Lion's Club. Monthly meetings are held at the Township building every 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact John Doyle at 724-727-2518. Lions brooms are available at the Municipal building.
The Township Public Works Department will be tree and shrub trimming. Tree limbs or shrubs, which hang into the right-of-way or are in the area beyond the edges of the road and are less than 14 feet in height, become a hazard and cause damage to buses and trucks, and also interferes with proper snow removal. The Public Works Department would greatly appreciate if all residents would trim their trees in this area. They will also be trimming trees/shrubs that restrict vision at intersections. The workers will try and hand out letters to give advance notice if they will be in your area. They cannot be held responsible if there is any damage to your trees. If you are concerned with the health of your trees, please either trim them yourselves or hire a qualified tree arborist.
Please be aware that our township ordinance prohibits parking on streets. This is especially important during the winter months when our plows need to have access. This will be enforced.
Please contact Rick Huffman, our Public Works Director at the Township maintenance bldg. at 724-727-9669 if you need further information or if you have any other road-related concerns. Information you may have is always appreciated.
Township Residents Needing Clean Fill
Please contact the Township if you would like to receive clean fill. The Township has various projects where we will have clean fill that we need to dispose of. If interested, call us at 724-727-3515 and we can make arrangements with you.
The Washington Township Police Department is on Facebook and Nixle (Nixle.org). Residents are encouraged to visit these free sites. If you notice any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, do not hesitate to contact 911.
MedReturn Drug Collection
Drop-off boxes for unwanted prescription medications are located at the Washington Township Police Department (M-F, 8 am to 3 pm) and other police departments in our area. Residents can bring any outdated or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter pills, inhalers, ointments, creams, sprays and pet medicines. Medicines should be deposited in sealed bottles, bags or other containers; patient information can be removed or crossed out. Needles and injectable drugs will not be accepted.