Your Community, Your Future!
Question: What is a Municipal Comprehensive Plan?
Answer: The long answer is defined in the 103 page Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code - Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247. The complete PDF file of the Act is here for those who enjoy reading.
The following short definition describes a Municipal Comprehensive Plan and its essential details.
A Municipal Comprehensive Plan is both a vision for the future and a blueprint for change. Once adopted, it becomes a fundamental part of a city’s policy - serving as both an inspiration for a broad (comprehensive) range of city actions and a standard by which those actions can be measured. A comprehensive plan guides city leaders in decisions associated with growth and development, recreation and park land, commercial and industrial facilities, historic and cultural resources, transportation, utilities, housing and economic development and more. Fundamentally, a comprehensive plan is what we, the city and all of its moving parts, make of it over time. It is a living, breathing, evolving document - a written agreement the city makes with itself. However, before a plan can be adopted it must be created. A good plan has the input and support of the city’s residents and businesses therefore, community participation in the planning process is essential.
To that end, McKeesport’s leaders have designed a community survey that provides both residents and businesses with the opportunity to participate in the planning process. The published survey identifies elements that have been key in successful plans. In addition, the design provides participants with the means to prioritize concerns and share constructive ideas or suggestions with leadership. However, before that work begins, leadership needs to understand those priorities and concerns. Completing the community survey is the first step in public participation and plan creation. Following the release of the survey findings, public meetings will be held to share background information, vision, goals and discuss recommendations. Survey results will be used, in part, by the community leaders for reference in creating a citywide comprehensive plan. Please complete the survey.
The City of McKeesport and its partners want to hear from you. Take a moment to ask yourself and/or discuss with neighbors changes which could have a positive effect on living conditions in our community? What can the city do to make the community better for you and your family? More important, how can you contribute to the effort? A good start is completing the survey. The online survey can be completed here.
Survey hard copies are also available at the Public Safety Building (201 Lysle Blvd.) or at Carnegie Library (1507 Library Ave.)
Take Back Drugs Day Event at Multiple UPMC Locations
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Friday, April 25, 2014
1 - Prescott Building Hallway near the gift shop.
Click here for complete details of locations and drop off instructions.
Photos below will be moved to our Photos page on Monday April 28, 2014
The collage below depicts some clips of the April 12, 2014 dinner / show fundraiser to help purchase a new wheelchair for Tom "Wheelchair Tom" Kearny. Thanks go out to all involved including McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko, McKeesport Councilman Dan Carr, The Four Townsmen, McKeesport Lion's Club and all the patrons who attended and supported this event held at the newly renovated
McKeesport Palisades Event Center.
Click link to view photos of the Palisades event.
2014 Easter Egg Hunt - Photos submitted by Annette James
First Day of Trout Season 2014 - at McKeesport's Lake Emilie
Click link to view or download the “Final Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan”
Submitted by - A.J. Tedesco - Director of Community Development
City of McKeesport - 500 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132
412-675-5020 Ext. 617
It's Spring, at least the calendar says so even if the thermometer doesn't!
Click Here for the online 2014 Spring Edition of McKeesport's In Community Magazine
Reminder.... Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, 2014
APRIL 26 – IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
SIGN UP YOUR TASK FORCE, COMMUNITY GROUP, CLUB, OR NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP TO PARTICIPATE
GARBAGE BAGS & GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED
CALL OR STOP BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AT 500 FIFTH AVENUE TO SIGN UP BEFORE April 21 412 675 5020
Site Page Links
Or view pages 28 & 29 in McKeesport's In Community Magazine
Eyeglasses can now be dropped off in a drop box in the city hall lobby for recycling by McKeesport Lions Club. Glasses are shipped to a drop point in New Jersey where they are cleaned & sorted by prescription, to be distributed to residents in third world countries who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses.
Also: Lion's Club Brooms made by blind craftsmen are available for purchase at City Hall for $10.00. Please support these worthwhile projects.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - KaBoom Playground Build Day, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Highland Grove Playground We need 200 volunteers to come out this day to help the City, KaBoom, Duquesne Light, and McKeesport Lions Club build a new playground in Highland Grove. Please contact the Mayor’s office with any questions. 412 675 5020
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