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Roller addresses Rotary Club of Fox Chapel Area

Wayne Roller, Executive Director of the North Hills Council of Governments addressed the Fox Chapel Area Rotary on May 2, 2012.  Mr. Roller highlighted the coordination of multi-municipal (Regional SWM) Storm Water Management in the four 'Watersheds' that encompass the COG. He gave examples of the 'economies-of-scale' created by our joint bidding for commodities & services. He also touched on examples of the assistance the COG provides in local government compliance with State & Federal mandates.

State puts cash behind recycling

North Hills communities have been awarded more than $1.6 million to upgrade or expand their recycling programs. The big winners in the northern suburbs include Franklin Park, McCandless and Ohio Township. Each has been offered $500,000 to help set up a joint system for automated curbside recycling and yard-waste pickup.  

Read the full article at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

10 North Hills communities to pay more for garbage collection

Residents of 10 North Hills communities will pay more for garbage collection under the terms of a new contract through the North Hills Council of Governments.

Read Full Article at Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

North Hills COG hit with big increase for road salt

A slew of North Hills communities are stockpiling winter road material as they try to deal with an alarming 156 percent increase in road salt prices.

The North Hills Council of Governments, which represents 20 North Hills communities, received only one road salt bid this year, from Morton Salt, at $104.01 per ton. The price last year, also with Morton, was $40.56 per ton.

Read the full article at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Officials discuss EIT collection system

The way Pennsylvanians pay their earned income taxes is going to change.   Act 32, which was signed into law on July 2, 2008, calls for a restructuring of the earned income tax collection process by creating county-wide tax collection districts, or TCDs.

When the new system in implemented on Jan. 1, 2012, Allegheny County will have four districts, each represented by a separate tax officer.  The North Hills Council of Governments, a coalition of 20 municipalities in both Allegheny and Butler counties, is weighing the options.

See Full Article at Your North Hills.