The next board meeting is February 21, 2018, 7:30 PM at Edgeworth Borough.
Call to Order
QVCOG members staffs and elected officials are invited to tour this Waste Management facility to get an insiders look at the destination of non-recycled materials and the methane capture plant that is generating electricity. Tour is for 10 AM; participants we meet at QVCOG offices at 9 AM on June 21 for carpooling and traveling together. Tour of the facility will be conducted by Waste Management personnel. Tour is expected to be completed by 1 PM. Click here to RSVP for the tour.
On June 30, 2018 the QVCOG and Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will conduct a Hard to Recycle Event at Quaker Valley High School. This event provides responsible and convenient recycling for items not able to be recycled at the curb. At these events individuals are able to recycle such item as e-waste, cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries, Freon-containing appliances, tires and more. Click here to visit the PRC website for complete list of items. Download the flyer to promote the event.
The Ad Hoc By-Laws committee of the QVCOG Board of Directors presented its draft of proposed By-Laws Revisions to the delegates, member municipalities and the public on January 31, 2018. The Committee presented its report as the start of a discussion on the proposed revisions. QVCOG invites feedback from member municipalities and the public prior to further action by the QVCOG Board of Directors. While no schedule has been set yet, the QVCOG Board of Directors has on its agenda for February 21, 2018 meeting agenda a discussion on the outreach and adoption plan. Comments on the proposal may be made in person at any QVCOG Board meeting or via feedback on the online form below.
Our thanks to Matthew Doebler, Aleppo Township Commissioner, for the outstanding presentation he made on January 31, 2018.
View the Digest of the meeting
Watch the presentation here
Read the printed draft.
Provide feedback via online form
More and more research is pointing to the direct benefit of growing organically. Join the QVCOG Clean Water Initiative and Fern Hollow Nature Center as we host Jessica Walliser, noted horticulturalist, speaker and author on March 3 at 10 AM at the Fern Hollow Nature Center to discuss how you can make the transition to organic gardening, lawn care and other practices.
Jessica shares with guests a new understanding of the ease and convenience of organic practices. Sharing information about lessons learned in her own garden, this lecture de-mystifies organics and guides gardeners through the transition process step-by-step. This talk is meant to present attendees with a basic understanding of organic practices and offers plenty of tips for ensuring a successful garden.
Click here to Register
Contact QVCOG for more information, 412.766.7458
The next Board of Directors Meeting is 7:30 PM January 17, 2018 at Avalon Borough.
At 6:45 A board development session will occur. This training session will provide fundamentals/COG 101. It is optional and well suited for new delegates.
Throughout 2017 an Ad Hoc committee of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) Board of Directors met to review the QVCOG By Laws. Examining representation, finance, roles and responsibilities, dispute resolution and other factors, the Committee will report out to the Board of Directors and the member municipalities the results of its work on January 31, 2018, 7:30 PM at Aleppo Township.
This represents the next phase of QVCOG's ongoing development as sustainable, transparent and impactful organization. Having completed "homework" through with work of the Ad Hoc By-Laws Committee, a broader community conversation commences about how the organization best serves and positively impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of local governments.
TheAd Hoc By-Laws Committee will present its report the the QVCOG Board of Directors, officials from member municipalities and the public at 7:30 PM, at the Aleppo Township municipal building, 100 North Dr, Sewickley, PA 15143. This event will be recorded and available online afterwards, as well.
Please contact Susan G. Hockenberry, Executive Director for more information or call 412.766.7458.
The Board of Directors of the Quaker Valley Council of Governments (QVCOG) shall, for the purpose of conducting any and all business that comes before the Board, meet on the third Wednesday of each month, in 2018, at 7:30 p.m., local prevailing time, at the following locations:
January 17: Avalon Municipal Building - 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202
January 31: Special Meeting, By-laws Review, Aleppo Township Municipal Building — 100 North Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143
February 3: Special Meeting Strategic Planning, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, The Cabin, Avonworth Community Park, 498 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA
February 21: Edgeworth Municipal Building — 301 Beaver Rd., Edgeworth, PA 15143
March 21: Bellevue Municipal Building — 537 Bayne Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202
April 18: Leetsdale Municipal Building — 373 Beaver St., Leetsdale, PA 15056
May 16: Leet Township Municipal Complex — 198 Ambridge Ave., Fair Oaks, PA 15003
June 20: Ben Avon Municipal Building — 7101 Church Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202
July 18: Aleppo Township Municipal Building — 100 North Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143
August 15: Fern Hollow Nature Center - 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
September 19: Emsworth Municipal Building — 171 Center Ave., Emsworth, PA 15202
October 17: Kilbuck Municipal Building — 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
November 21: Sewickley Municipal Building — 601 Thorn St., Sewickley, PA 15143
November 28: To be determined
December 19: Avalon Municipal Building - 640 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202
Quaker Valley Council of Governments wrapped up 2017 by issuing a Program in Review Report
The 2017 QVCOG Recycling Committee Report is now available.