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BOROUGH MEETINGS CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM

Due to COVID-19, Churchill public meetings are being conducted via Zoom. We understand that using Zoom may be new or different for some residents and we’re happy to help troubleshoot any issues you may be having either by phone or computer. Contact the Borough Manager, Alex Graziani, via e-mail at alex@churchillborough.com or by phone at 412-758-8818 for assistance.

Join Zoom Meeting Link (via Internet Browser using a Internet capable phone or computer): **Updated as of 11/11/2021**

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89741861488?pwd=RDMrRThFOVVhYUM0RFlEaHc5azFqdz09

Via Phone:

Dial: 1-877-853-5257

Meeting ID: 897 4186 1488

Participant ID: #

Passcode: 614373

Here are links to articles and trainings from Zoom that may assist as well:

Joining Zoom via Computer, Smartphone or Telephone

HILLWOOD DEVELOPMENT SEEKS TO REDEVELOP WESTINGHOUSE SITE  

In the fall of 2020, the Churchill Borough Council enacted Ordinance 755 amending the Zoning ordinance of Churchill (Chapter 304). This ordinance permits Distribution Centers as a “conditional use” in the C-1 Zoning district. Conditional uses are reserved for those land uses that will have a significant impact on the zoning district or the whole community, or for those uses that necessitate additional safeguards. The strenuous process of the Conditional Use permit and Land Development applications imposed on the applicant and property owner are in place to protect the health and safety of the community. If the applicant demonstrates satisfactory compliance with our codes and various other review agencies, then they will be granted approval with conditions and agreements in place seeking the fullest compliance with agreed to conditions. 

A potential buyer of the George Westinghouse Research and Technology Park, located at 1310 Beulah Road, which is located inside the C-1 Zoning District, has submitted both a Conditional Use Application and Land Development Plan for this site. The end-user has been named by Hillwood Development as Amazon.  

The application documents outline their specific plans for the site. The applicant’s, Hillwood Development, overall goal is to redevelop the site into a distribution center for their client. The project is referred to in the following documents and meetings as the Churchill Creek Project, LLC (“Churchill Creek”). 

Fall 2021 Newsletter with Relevant Information on the Potential Redevelopment

NEWSLETTER TO RESIDENTS REVIEWING THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Summer 2021 Newsletter with Relevant Information on the Potential Redevelopment

The submission deadline for proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law related to the application for conditional use approval filed by Churchill Creek Project, LLC, to construct a Distribution Center at 1310 Beulah Road, has been extended to Friday, December 3, 2021, at the close of business day 4:00 PM.

Submissions must be made to alex@churchillborough.com.

PAST MEETINGS:  

  • Monday, October 25, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 14 – Recording Available Here
  • Monday, October 11, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 13 – Recording Available Here
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 12 – Recording Available in Two Parts: Part 1 and Part II
  • Monday, October 4, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 11 – Recording Available Here
  • Monday, September 20, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 10 – Recording Available in Two Parts: Part I and Part II
  • Monday, September 13, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 9 – Recording Available Here
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 8 – Recording Available Here
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 7 – Recording Available in Two Parts: Part I and Part II
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 6 – Recording Available in Two Parts: Part I and Part II
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 5 – Recording Available Here
  • Monday, August 9, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 4 – Recording Available Here
  • Monday, July 26, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 3 – Recording Available Here
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 2- Recording Available Here
  • Monday, July 19, 2021: Churchill Borough Council Public Hearing Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application Day 1 – Recording Available in Two Parts: Part I and Part II
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application – Decision Rendered by Planning Commission – Meeting Agenda – Recording available herePresentation slide deck 
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application. – Recording available herePosted Meeting Minutes –  Presentation slide deck
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application. – Recording available herePosted Meeting Minutes – Presentation slide deck presented at meeting for review. 
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application. – Recording available here– Posted Meeting MinutesDocuments referred to during the meeting for review. 
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application. – Recording available  here.– Posted Meeting Minutes 
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Churchill Borough Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Churchill Creek Project, LLC’s Conditional Use Application. –  Recording available  here. – Posted Meeting Minutes
    • Documents related the January 6th meeting can be viewed using the links below or in person, by appointment at the Borough Building: 
  • Monday, November 2, 2020: Borough Council hearing on discretionary text amendment Hillwood Presentation. Hearing only, no vote. – Recording available  here. – Posted Meeting Minutes 
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020: Planning Commission meeting – Hillwood Presentation – Recording available  here. – Posted Meeting Minutes 
  • Monday, September 14, 2020: Churchill Borough Council Workshop Meeting. The slide deck of the C-1 visioning presentation prepared by Jim Pashek and Pashek + MTR is available to view  here. – Recording available  here. – Posted Meeting Minutes 
  • Monday, August 3, 2020: Churchill Borough Council Workshop Meeting – Hillwood PowerPoint Presentation (Slide Deck Only)– Posted Meeting Minutes 
  • Spring of 2020: The C-1 Visioning project hosted public meetings to discuss the potential uses within the C-1 District. Recordings of the public meetings can be found here and the final document can be found here
  • Monday, August 5, 2019: Churchill Public Hearing for Ordinance 750 (Meeting Minutes) and Workshop meeting (Meeting Minutesto adopt to remove warehousing distribution from the C-1 district of the Churchill Borough Zoning code and limiting it to the C-2 District.  

Final approval or denial of this proposal could occur as soon as June 2021. Comments are welcome. Please forward comments or questions to alex@churchillborough.com 

Public Announcements

Instructions on how to participate in Borough of Churchill Council Meeting:

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Recordings of Previous Borough Meetings

To view recordings of previous Borough Meetings (November 2020 – Present with select previous meetings), head to our YouTube Channel.

Stuff – A – Store Toy Collection

The Churchill Borough Police Department is collecting unwrapped toys from now until December 5th at the Borough Offices for the Stuff – A – Store toy distribution on December 12, 2021 with the Western PA Police Athletic League and various other departments across Allegheny County.

To donate:

  • Bring unwrapped toys to the Borough Offices between the hours of 8AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday.
  • Ring the black doorbell at the main entrance along William Penn Hwy. Someone will be with you shortly to accept the donation.

2022 Proposed Budget Available for Review

The proposed 2022 budget is available for review both online and at the Borough Offices by appointment only during regular office hours. To schedule an appointment, contact Krista Watt, Finance Officer/Treasurer, at 412-241-7113 ext. 201.

2021 Election Information

The final results of the 2021 General Election for the open Borough Council seats have NOT been finalized by the Allegheny County Office of Elections at this time.

Fall 2021 Borough Newsletter

The most recently released copy of the Borough Newsletter hit mailboxes the week of October 4, 2021. You can view an electronic copy of the newsletter here.

2020 Borough Financial Audit

The Borough of Churchill conducts an annual independent audit of all their financial accounts each year.  The audit is conducted by Hosack, Specht, Muetzel & Wood, LLP, Certified Public Accountants employed by the Churchill Borough Council that includes:

  • Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements
  • Auditor’s Responsibility
  • Opinions
  • Report on Supplementary and Other Information
  • Basis of Accounting
  • Financial Highlights
  • Borough Funds

Review the 2020 Complete Financial Audit here.

UPCOMING 2021-22 SCHOOL DISTRICT REAL ESTATE TAX COLLECTION

The 2021 Woodland Hills School District (WHSD) real estate tax bills are slated to be sent out the week of July 1, 2021.

The current Churchill Borough Tax Collector, Danielle Weaver, has chosen to collect these taxes. Expect the tax bill that you receive to have a return address containing her name.

For clarification, the three real estate taxes that are collected within the Borough of Churchill, along with the anticipated arrival dates of their bills and their collector, are as follows:

Tax Approx. Arrival of Tax Bill Collector
Borough March 2021 Keystone Collections Group
School District July 2021 Danielle Weaver
County March 2021 John Weinstein, Allegheny County Treasurer

If you have questions regarding any of the information presented here, please reach out to Tax Collector Danielle Weaver by phone at 412-241-0815 or by e-mail at dweaver@churchillborough.com.

PRC 2021 Special Recycling Collection Schedule

Click here to view the 2021 PRC schedule of Hard to Recycle, Glass and Hazardous collection events in the Western Pennsylvania area.

Borough Commission and Board Openings

Churchill Borough is seeking local volunteers to serve on a variety of open positions throughout the Borough’s Boards and Commissions. These bodies serve as advisors to the Churchill Borough Council on their related matters. Members of these Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Borough Council and must be residents within the Borough.

Those interested in volunteering on the Zoning Hearing Board or any boards or commissions should email a letter of interest and resume to Alex Graziani, Borough Manager at alex@churchillborough.com or call 412-758-8818 . Questions are welcomed.

2021 Waste Management Schedule

View the 2021 Waste Management Schedule here. This will be mailed to all residents here in the coming weeks from Waste Management.

C-1 Questionnaire Results

2020 Churchill C1 District Questionnaire Results

Churchill Borough Community Vision for the Future in Commercial Development

The Borough is conducting a project to create a community vision for commercial development. This initiative is a “next step” of Churchill’s 2018 Comprehensive Implementable Plan.

Planning consultants, Pashek+MTR assembled experts in various commercial development planning and visioning topics, providing the community with a lot of food for thought. The panel discussions were recorded and are available using these links:

April 29, 5:30-7 p.m. “Sense of Place”

https://youtu.be/wLNRXx-4R-w
*This video contains a recording of an oral statement from Reed Smith on behalf of NAI. A printed copy of that statement is on file at the Churchill Borough office and is available upon request.

April 29, 7:15-8:45 p.m. “Connectivity”

https://youtu.be/jkWgQfqRk7M

May 6, 5:30-7 p.m. “Resource Conservation”

https://youtu.be/YyxMMaTd5dk

May 6, 7:15-8:45 p.m. “Human Wellbeing”

https://youtu.be/MhocQB0o2ms

May 13, 5:30-7 p.m. “Design Forms”

https://youtu.be/f31u7kXsFcI

May 13, 7:15-8:45 p.m. “The Market”

https://youtu.be/QkU-0Kvc3jo
*This video contains a recording of an oral statement from Reed Smith on behalf of NAI. A printed copy of that statement is on file at the Churchill Borough office and is available upon request.

Green Space:  The Ever-Important Role

In urban and suburban areas, the importance of green space to health and the quality of life may or may not be obvious. The communities that the CAEC serves are generally considered suburban areas with public green space available to residents in varying degrees. This advisory has been prepared to describe the overall importance of green space throughout our communities including both public lands preserved as green space, e.g. parks and greenways, and private green spaces including what an individual can do to enhance green space at a residence through natural and “green” methods.

For more information download Green Space:  The Ever-Important Role.

Its Tree Time” presentation:

The “Its Tree Time” event was held at the Blackridge Civic Association on February 19, 2020.  The presentation was well received by more than 60 residents who attended the session.  The Tree Workshop – Blackridge GC – Churchill Tree Committee – 2-19-2020 Final is attached for your review.

Borough Tree Canopy Importance Elevated:

Please review the Borough Tree Canopy Importance Elevated  article attached and including the reporting of the spotted lanternfly by the Churchill Tree Committee.

SWIFTREACH Alerts

In an effort to provide more reliable communication to our residents and businesses within the borough, we have implemented the Swiftreach Networks, Inc. This system will enable us to launch alerts to your home or cell phone. It will be used to communicate Borough information only. If you would like to participate in this program, you can login into the Swiftreach Portal located at the right of this page. Also, if a resident gets new information pertaining to their email, phone number, etc., login onto the Swiftreach website to update your information or contact the Borough offices at office@churchillborough.com or 412-241-7113.