HELP WANTED….INQUIRE WITHIN!!!

 

 

 

 

FULL-TIME HELP WANTED.  Winfield Township is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Road Crew worker.  Applicants shall have a current CDL license, minimum Class B,  and be able to meet all CDL requirements upon hiring.  Applicant shall be able to perform tasks included but not limited to; road maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance, and winter maintenance tasks.  Employees are subject to call outs as needed, should be able to lift items up to 50lbs, and be able to perform physical labor tasks.  Background in welding and fabricating is preferred.  Motivated applicants who meet or exceed the expectations above should contact the Township Secretary, Adam T. Hartwig, at 724-352-3333 for an application.  Applications due no later than 5:00 PM 11/19/15.  Winfield Township is an EOE.

 

Application for Employment

 

 

Yours in Service,

 

 

Adam Hartwig

Trick or Treat 2015

Trick or Treat for Winfield Township will be held Saturday October 31, 2015 from 6-8 PM.

 

If you are driving around, please turn your headlights on, if your are stopped and/or moving slowly utilize your four way flashers.

Please remember… from the bravest of superheroes to the noblest of knights, everyone should remember to bring their flashlights.

 

 

Yours in Service,

 

Adam Hartwig

Meeting Minutes February-June 2015

2-26-15 Supervisors Meeting

3-26-15 Supervisors Meeting

4-30-15 Supervisors Meeting

5-28-2015 Supervisors Meeting

6-17-2015 Supervisors Meeting

6-25-2015 Supervisors Meeting

‘I’ll be there for you’

As I sat in a recognition luncheon today and watched a slideshow of Interns’ accomplishments while the popular TV Sitcom, Friends, theme song playing in the background, I began to think about why it is we do what we do.  Work in Local Government and spend countless hours striving to make that community a better place to live.

For me it means working to make our community better, working to put programs in place that will ensure each road gets attention in a timely manner by developing a rating system of road conditions and tying that in with the budget.  It also means producing a budget that will invest your tax dollars back into the community so that you will be able to reap  the benefits of your hard earned dollar.  If you read our newsletter last year, you would have saw that Winfield Township obtain a Silver Level Certification as part of the Sustainable Pennsylvania Program.  This means the Township has taken the stance that things like recycling,  producing a balanced budget, providing for a carry-over from one budget year to the next, and regular communications with the residents of the Township are very important to us and we feel that they will all make the Township a better place to live, work, play, and stay.

As the slideshow began to come to an end, I realized that working in Local Government is not about the ‘I’ or the ‘Me’, it is about you, the residents and having somebody that will be there for you when you have a question or a problem.  Now, I must add a disclaimer that we cannot solve every problem that everyone has, sometimes there are things that the Township cannot do. But, what i can promise you is that if you have a problem, I am always here to listen and work to help solve that problem with you or point you in the right direction.  I will also work hard to make Winfield Township a great place to live now and for years to come.  I truly believe that Local Government is ‘where it’s at’… it is where people are able to easily and quickly (yes, quick is a word in our Government’s vocabulary!) see results!  Because, after all, if you can’t count on your Local Government, who can you count on?

Watching the bright eyed Interns get their certifications for completion of their programs made me remember how just last year we had an Intern that accomplished so much for us.  It also showed me that there are young people who are interested in their communities and are willing to help out and work hard to make it a better place for everyone.

While we must have Laws, and we must enforce those Laws, we can also work to make our community a better place to live for tomorrow and the years to come by being more Sustainable, forward thinking, and planning for not just tomorrow but for 5 and 10 years down the road, and longer!  This is what we strive to do at Winfield Township so that we will always be able to say ‘hey, we’ll be here for you!’ After all, it’s a labor of love and that is why we all do what we do.  To be here for our residents and serve them to the best of our ability.

 

As always.

Yours in Service,

Adam Hartwig

Winter Safety 2014

With much talk about polar vortex’s  and snow flurries in the forecast, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder about how you can be safer and healthier this winter!

Grab a cup of hot cocoa, pull up this newsletter and ENJOY!

 

For you Meteorological buffs, like myself, check out this video from National Geographic explaining what a Polar Vortex is.

 

Remember, it is better to plan ahead for winters wrath than to be left out in the cold.

 

 

 

Halloween Safety Tips

 

Check out these tips from the CDC here.

 

If you are driving your kids around, please keep your ‘four-way flashers’ on so that other vehicles see you stopped or moving slowly.  Always remember to drive with your headlights on.

 

Remember when you have the benefit of numbers, never pair off and go alone.

 

 

Trick or Treat

As Halloween fast approaches this Friday.  We wanted to let you know that Trick or Treat for Winfield Township will be

 

Friday October 31, 2014 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Winfield Vol. Fire Company awarded Turnout gear

Globe, Dupont Protection Technologies in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council have awarded Winfield Township Volunteer Fire Company with four new sets of Turnout Gear.

Winfield Township is one of 13 Departments across the United States and Canada to be awarded this honor.  Winfield Township VFC Fire Chief John Hartman saw this opportunity advertised in a Firefighting magazine and applied for it knowing that it would be a long shot to be chosen.  Months later he received a phone call saying that they have been selected!

A set of Turnout Gear can run from $3,200.00 to $3,400.00.

Check out the Press Release issued by Globe here.

Stay turned for updates and pictures of the Gear.

Please remember that your Fire Company is 100% Volunteer and operates solely on the donations that it receives during the Fund Drive and Fund Raisers.

Here is what the turnout gear is like

 

 

Road Closure Alert

Keasey Road will be closed to through traffic starting Monday October 13, 2014 and will remain closed for two weeks.  We are replacing the bridge in the 120 block of Keasey Road.

 

Please be patient while we improve our infrastructure.  Please follow the detours and plan your trips accordingly!

 

Remember: Is better to lose one minute in life… than to lose life in a minute.