Link to the Fall 2014 Edition Of In Community MagazinePDF Version
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MESSAGE FROM ALLEGHENY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is pleased to be underway with our first major community health assessment, an important step towards creating a healthier county in which to live, work, and play. We will soon be engaging residents in this process through 13 community meetings, one in each county district this fall. These meetings are an opportunity to share the findings of the community health assessment with the public and invite discussion about health issues that matter to our local communities. Together with a broad coalition, we will then incorporate public feedback into our community health improvement plan, which will serve as a roadmap for ACHD’s work within the community. We are counting on municipality support and advertisement of the community meeting in District #9.
Attached is a district-specific community meeting flyer with a map outlining where all 13 meetings will be held in the coming Fall. Please note the date, time, and location of your district’s meeting below:
District #9 Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
McKeesport YMCA 604 Evans Avenue McKeesport, PA 15132
We hope you will attend and engage in the community meeting held in your district and advertise the community meeting to encourage residents, businesses, organizations, and others to attend, as we work together to create a meaningful dialogue around public health with your residents. Your involvement is critical to our success.
For questions, please contact Casey Monroe at CMonroe@achd.net. We look forward to your cooperation and support in this matter.
Thank you, Casey Monroe, MSW Executive Policy Advisor
Allegheny County Health Department 955 Rivermont Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15207 P: 412-578-836 F: 412-578-8325
E: CMonroe@achd.net YMCA of McKeesport 604 Evans Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132 Phone: 412-672-9622
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2014 Patriotism Program
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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 online survey at the link below.
The online survey can be completed here.
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.
Survey hard copies are also available at the Public Safety Building (201 Lysle Blvd.) or at Carnegie Library (1507 Library Ave.)
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.
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