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New Sewage Provider

Dear Residents,

Effective January 1, 2022, Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company (PAMS) has been appointed the current and delinquent sewage fee collector for Stowe Township.

The new quarterly sewage bill was sent last week. To avoid any late fees or penalties, please remit payment as indicated on your sewage bill by the due date.

Berkheimer and Associates will continue to collect the delinquent 2021 and prior sewage fee balances for Stowe Township, if applicable.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact PAMS at 412-828-0101.

New faces on board at Stowe Township

McKees Rocks, PA – Stowe Township has welcomed six new employees into its ranks over the last year, including one administrator, two full-time and two part-time police officers, and one ordinance and code enforcement officer.

“We are happy to have so many new faces within the Township. The combined experience, education, and talent they all bring is a major asset to our community,” said Robin Parrilla, President of the Stowe Township Board of Commissioners.

Nick Leffakis, the most recent hire, has been named as the Township’s new ordinance and code enforcement officer. Nick has previous experience with code enforcement at Etna Borough and has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dwight Boddorf was hired in November of 2021 as the new Township Secretary. Dwight also has a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Public Policy and Management. He previously worked as the Chief Veterans Affairs Officer for Allegheny County and served as a United States Marine.

Alex Carmody, a full-time police officer hired in October of 2021. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Mount Union. He previously worked as a full-time officer with The Allegheny County Housing Authority Police, and as a part-timer in Frazer Township.

Justin Ball, a full-time police officer hired in November of 2021. Justin is a graduate of the Beaver County Police Academy and has six years of total policing experience, including most recently as a part-time officer for Stowe Township.

Andrew Bigger, a part-time police officer hired in July of 2021. Andrew is a graduate of the IUP Police Academy at Robert Morris University and has familial ties within Stowe Township.

Michael Palahunik, part-time police officer hired in March of 2021. Michael is a graduate of the Allegheny County Police Academy.

“We are excited about the innovative ideas all these individuals bring to the table. They will also benefit from the experience our current staff has. Ultimately, they will all work together to make Stowe Township a better place,” said Darrell Chestnutt, Vice President of the Township Board of Commissioners.

“The Township and police force will benefit from an additional two full-time officers and two part-time officers. We are also fortunate enough to employ officers who have ties to the community. Being a part of this community both professionally and personally is a major asset to the force and to our residents, and we are looking forward to great things from all our newest officers,” said Matthew Preininger, Chief of Police for Stowe Township.

Stowe Township to Put American Rescue Plan Funds to Good Use

McKees Rocks, PA – Stowe Township is planning to utilize a mix of funding from the American Rescue Plan and money set aside by the Board of Commissioners along with the expertise of its staff, committees, contractors, and public input to start several projects in 2022. Work includes the milling and paving of Penn and Derby alleys. Other items include purchasing two new vehicles for public works, one of which has already arrived, and equipment to enhance communication with the public.

Good fiscal stewardship from the Board over the last several years has allowed us to set aside money for important public works project such as paving Penn and Derby alleys,” said Robin Parrilla, President of the Stowe Township Board of Commissioners.

The Board is also starting a strategic planning process to determine how it can effectively utilize the rest of the ARPA funding. “Planning is an important part of how the township balances internal needs, public input, and budgetary constraints,” said Kelly Cropper-Hall, the Finance and Planning Committee Chair for the Board of Commissioners. Cropper-Hall went on to state that “we want to put these funds to the best use possible and are looking forward to doing that in such a manner that helps our community.” For more information, please contact Dwight Boddorf, Township Secretary, at 412-331-4050, ext. 9, and visit stowetwp.net.