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For the protection of our staff, the Township of Pine has implemented "Social Distancing" to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Township will continue to restrict public access to our facility. Please call our office at 724-625-1591 between 8: 00 AM.- 4:30 PM. for assistance.DURING THIS TIME TRASH TAG SALES are temporarily Suspended. Tags can be purchased directly from Vogel Disposal.
May 27, 2020, link to Governor Wolf's opening guidelines.
Defining the Yellow PhaseAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The guidance is being developed through collaboration with the affected counties, Team PA, the Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Department of Labor & Industry, among others. Guidance will build on existing safety and building safety orders released in April.Work & Congregate Setting RestrictionsTelework Must Continue Where Feasible, Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety Orders, Child Care Open Complying with Guidance, Congregate Care, and Prison Restrictions in Place and Schools Remain Closed for In-Person Instruction.Social RestrictionsStay at Home Order Lifted for Aggressive Mitigation, Large Gatherings of More than 25 Prohibited, In-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery Preferable, Indoor Recreation, Health, and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain Closed and Restaurants and Bars Limited to Carry-Out and Delivery OnlyAll businesses not specifically mentioned as restricted from reopening may reopen if they follow the forthcoming guidance.
Effective May 1, 2020• All Building, Zoning and Land Development permit applications will be accepted by the Township if submitted by U.S. mail or delivery service or dropped off in person at the front entrance drop box located at the Township offices. No public access to the Municipal Offices is permitted until further notice.• Building and Zoning Permit approvals with plan review notes will be sent via email to the applicant at their email address provided on the permit application. If the applicant requests hard copies of reviewed sets of plans, a large-size self-addressed envelope should be submitted with the application. Payment of permit fees will only be accepted by mail or can be paid by credit card by calling Pam Alikhani at 724-625-1636 ext. 122. No public access to the Municipal Offices is permitted until further notice.• Building inspection requests must be submitted by phone or email to the Building Inspector a minimum of 24 hours before the inspection is needed, no exceptions. Once an inspection is scheduled, workers are not permitted on-site during the inspection. If someone is on-site at the time the inspector arrives, the inspection will not be performed and will have to be rescheduled. Beginning May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth, including those in new construction, renovation, and repair, as well as land development and design-related field activities, are subject to the Guidance for Businesses in the Construction Industry Permitted to Operate During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency. Questions can be directed to the Township of Pine Code Enforcement Department at 724-625-1591.
UPDATE 04/20/2020 Governor Wolf has extended the Stay-at-Home order to Friday, May 8, 2020.UPDATE 04/20/2020 Governor Wolf has extended the Stay-at-Home order to Friday, May 8, 2020.Therefore the Township of Pine will remain closed to the public through May 8, 2020, and the Pine Community Center will remain closed until further notice. The Township of Pine is following social distancing guidelines and operating with a rotating staff who will continue to answer phones and emails.
UPDATE 04/09/2020Governor Wolf has ordered all K-12 schools and programs, public and private to be closed through the end of the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Therefore the Pine Richland School District will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Township of Pine phones are being answered Monday through Friday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM please dial 724-625-1591, then press "0" or use the "Access Pine" button on the website.
Governor Wolf’s extended Stay-at-Home order took effect Wednesday, April 1 and will continue until April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice and non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect. All essential state services will continue.Therefore, the Township of Pine and the Pine Community Center will remain closed until Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Stay at Home Order Guidance
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Wolf issued a Stay-at-Home order for several counties, including Allegheny County. The order will remain in effect for two weeks. This order emphasizes that individuals in the county should stay at home and distance themselves from others. Therefore, the Township of Pine and the Pince Community Center will close from Tuesday, March 24, 2020, through Monday, April 6, 2020. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
RE: PINE BUSINESS GROSS RECEIPT TAXThe Township recognizes that these are unprecedented times and many businesses are suffering hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Township wishes to help mitigate the effects of the crisis by allowing businesses extra time to file and pay the Pine Business Gross Receipts Tax. Accordingly, the deadline for filing the 2020 Township of Pine Business Gross Receipts Tax Returns and payment of the tax has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Any 2020 Gross Receipts Tax Return postmarked by July 15, 2020 will not be assessed penalty and interest.
RE: TOWNSHIP OF PINE CODE ADMINISTRATION AND LAND DEVELOPMENTConsistent with Governor Wolf’s directive and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Township of Pine Code Administration and Land Development Department is responding as follows:• All UCC Building Code Inspections of permitted activities by Township Staff is suspended until further notice• All Land Development Inspections of permitted activities by Township Staff and Engineer is suspended until further notice• Acceptance of new Building and Zoning Permit applications is suspended until further notice• Issuance of permits and approvals for previously submitted applications may be delayed until further notice • Code enforcement requests will be prioritized to those items impacting the safety of citizens and physical propertyThese actions are effective immediately and will be consistently reviewed and evaluated until further notice. Questions can be directed to the Township of Pine Code Enforcement Department at 724-625-1591.