Google lays out Township road program!

I am sure that many of you are just as happy as I am that Spring is here to stay!  Unfortunately, with the warm weather comes construction season…  The Township is using Google Maps to lay out our Road Maintenance Schedule.  This means that you are able to view our schedule for the next three years from your computer, see how many square yards your road may be (this is the number that is used by paving companies to determine how much material to put down), and even calculate what it will cost the Township to seal coat your roadway.  As a point of reference, we are currently seeing prices around $1.05 per square yard.

Check us out here: Road Maintenance Schedule

The Township also has used Google to identify the approximate locations of all the Zoning Districts and post most all of the regulations for those Districts.  Anyone looking to build or develop should still contact the Municipal Building to confirm their District and inquire about permits.

In addition, we will use it to catalog our assets like culverts, bridges, and signs to ensure our compliance with State and Federal Regulations!

So while you are enjoying the warm weather this year, we are planning out what we will be doing in warm weather 3-5 years from now to ensure that your roads, bridges, and infrastructure are safe for years to come!

 

Yours in Service,

 

 

Adam Hartwig, Township Secretary

Winfield Township

 

Always remember to slow down in work zone areas, it is better to lose a couple seconds of your life than to lose your life (or someone else’s) in a couple of seconds.  GIVE OUR GUYS A BRAKE…

 

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PLANNED POWER OUTAGES in WINFIELD TOWNSHIP

Please read the statement below from your Emergency Management Coordinator and be sure to make any and all necessary precautions to be prepared.

 

“Residents in parts of Butler County should plan to be without power for several hours later this month.

According to West Penn Power, customers in parts of Buffalo, Clinton, and Winfield Townships will experience outages from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. the next two Saturdays, March 19 and 26. Both outages will affect the same customers.

West Penn says the outages are necessary in order to allow crews to replace a pole on a transmission line at the Silverville Substation, which is located between Tarentum and Natrona Heights.

A total of 3,700 customers will be affected including some in Allegheny County.

West Penn Power will attempt to contact affected customers by phone before the outage takes place.”

 

Stay Safe and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 724-352-3333.  We have also posted this to our Twitter page.

 

Adam T. Hartwig

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

 

 

Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week
What can you do this week to participate?
1) Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Mark your calendar for each month to remind yourself to conducts tests of these detectors.
2) Do you have and use a fireplace?  When did you last have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional?  A chimney flue that is not cleaned / inspected regularly can build up creosote which is extremely combustible and can catch fire.  Please, get your chimney cleaned!
3) What happens if there is a fire in your house?  Do you have a family meeting place outside if there is a fire?  Do you practice escape drills with your family?
4) Review with your family the importance of how to call 911, what information to give and teach young children their address and phone number.
These are just a few items to review.  Contact the local Fire Department or the township office for more details and items to review.

Remember, if you gamble with safety, your betting your life.

 

NFPA 2014 Fire Prevention Video