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Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation officials have plans for proposed improvements to Millfair Road in Millcreek and Fairview Townships. The project includes alternatives for bridging the at-grade railroad crossing on Millfair Road, proposed intersection improvements at Route 20 and Route 5, and proposed project impacts. The public had an opportunity to review and comment on the proposal and PennDOT officials answered their questions.
3608 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506
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As part of our commitment to public services, at Millcreek Township we strive to bring you informative and educational television programming. These programs may be viewed on Channel 9 on Time Warner Cable. If you miss a show, please feel free to visit our YouTube channel to view it at your leisure.
New programming for the Millcreek Government Channel 9 has been temporarily suspended. We are looking at several proposals to resume programming in the near future.
Millcreek Township YouTube Channel
Supervisor Meetings may be viewed on Channel 9 at the following times:
NOTE: Meetings will replace the shows scheduled at these times.
In compliance with funding rules, we present the following video related to our solar panel project at the the Township Building. Solar panels were added to the Township Building in order to reduce utility cost and allow the Township to be greener. The video below shows more about the project in detail, including interviews with the people that helped put it all together.
OR.... if you'd like your can watch our Solar Panels Project video for Kids by clicking here!
Get out and get vaccinated by The Erie Center on Health and aging. There is no upfront cost to you, just present your primary health insurance. ECHA has been vaccinating our community for over 26 years, so protect yourself and those you love.
Contact: www.dontlettheflubugyou.com for more information and to find a flu site convenient for you.
Millcreek Township is displaying 8x10 photos of all past Supervisors. We are in need of several photos. If you can provide a photograph of one or more of the supervisors on our list, please let us know. You can drop off the photograph at the Millcreek Township Administrative Offices at 3608 West 26th Street or you can e-mail the photograph to Joe Kujawa at email@example.com.
(This is a summary of the new law, click here for complete law [pdf file])
Effective July 1, 2009 , the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 132 of 2008) imposes registration requirements on all contractors who perform home improvements for which the total cash value is $5,000 or more per year and enables consumers to learn whether a contractor is properly registered.
Contractors who must register
Subject to 2 exceptions, all persons who own and operate a home improvement business or who performs, offers to perform or agrees to perform any home improvement (including persons who contract with a home improvement retailer) must register with the office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General. The term “contractor” does not include persons who perform home improvements having a cash value of less than $5,000 during the previous taxable year and home improvement retailers that have a net worth of more than $50 million or employees of that retailer who do not perform home improvements.
The text of the home Improvement Consumer Protection Act is available through the link below and also on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s web site (www.attorneygeneral.gov).
The Commonwealth, not municipalities, will be responsible for the registration of home improvement contractors. Section 7 of the Act discusses home improvement contracts. Among other things, that section states that a home improvement contract is not valid or enforceable against an owner unless it:
is legible, in writing and contains the contractor’s registration number;
is signed by the owner or owner’s agent and the contractor or a person acting for the contractor;
contains the entire agreement, including attached copies of required notices;
includes the date of the transaction;
includes the name, address (not a P.O. Box alone) and telephone number of the contractor;
contains the approximate starting date and completion date;
includes a description of the work to be done, materials to be used and a set of specifications that
cannot be changed without a written “change order” signed by the owner and the contractor;
includes the total sales price due under the contract;
includes the amount of any down payment plus any amount advanced for purchase of special order
materials, with these amounts listed separately;
includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all subcontractors on the project known at the date of signing the contract (a post office box number alone is not considered an address);
agrees to maintain liability and property damage insurance coverage as specified in the Act;
includes the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s toll-free telephone number; and
includes a notice of the owner’s right to rescind the contract within 3 business days.
The Act establishes requirements and procedures governing registration by contractors. The Attorney General’s office allows and encourages contractors to register via its internet web site.
Home Improvement Fraud
Section 8 of the Act defines the offense of home improvement fraud, establishes penalties for violation and enforcement procedures. The County’s District Attorney and the Pennsylvania Attorney General will have jurisdiction to bring actions for violation.
The Act provides certain rights intended to protect consumers. It also ensures that consumers can determine whether a contractor is registered as the law requires through the Attorney General’s web site - www.attorneygeneral.gov.
This information is provided to assist consumers and home improvement contractors in learning about the new law. Municipalities do not have authority to enforce this new law. You should review the law for its specific provisions and consult the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection for additional information.
NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING
FY 2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
Millcreek Township intends to apply for its annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Pittsburgh Office, in May 2014. The Township is “entitled” to apply for and receive the grant monies under the provisions of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. It is anticipated the allocation will be $200,000 to $225,000.
A public hearing to discuss the Township’s CDBG program, potential projects, and previously funded activities is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Assembly Room of the Millcreek Township municipal building located at 3608 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506. The facility is handicapped accessible.
CDBG funds can be used to undertake a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to: water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer construction; street reconstruction; curb and sidewalk replacement; recreation/park improvements; handicapped accessibility improvements; single family/rental housing rehabilitation; first-time homebuyer assistance; fair housing activities; public services; and administration/planning. It is noted that Millcreek Township would be responsible for replacing all low and moderate income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of a CDBG funded activity. The Township does not anticipate the demolition or conversion of any housing units.
Eligible activities must meet one of three National Objectives: 1) benefit low-to-moderate income persons, 2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight; or 3) meet a need having a particular urgency. It is particularly noted that the Primary Objective of the CDBG program is to benefit low-to-moderate income persons and at least 70% of the funds must be allocated for this purpose.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing. Those who are unable to attend but would like to comment, may do so by contacting the Erie County Department of Planning (ECDP), Erie County Courthouse- Room 111, 140 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16501 / Phone: (814) 451-6016 / Fax: (814) 451-7000 /e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be accepted until the time and day of the hearing.
Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations to attend the hearing should contact County Planning. The ECDP and Millcreek Township will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations. The County TDD number is (814) 451-6237.
Millcreek Township Supervisors
Note: To appear in Erie Times on 11/27/13.
Community Development Block Grant Program Information (pdf)
FAIR HOUSING NOTICE
This notice will serve to advise residents of Millcreek Township that the following actions, if based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status (families with children), or handicap, are considered discriminatory.
1 Refusing to sell or rent to, deal or negotiate with any person.
2 Discriminating by advertising that housing is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or handicap.
3 Denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rent when it really is available.
4 Blockbusting for profit, persuading owners to sell or rent housing by telling them that minority groups are moving into the neighborhood.
5 Denying or making different terms or conditions for home loans by financial institutions.
6 Denying to anyone the use of, or participation in, any real estate service, multiple-list service or other facilities related to the selling and renting of housing.
Any resident who believes they have been discriminated against under any of the above conditions may file a complaint with:
FINISHED FOR 2013
The links below will give you, the user access to the Official Report of the Millcreek Township Government Study Commision. Some of them are large files and may take a while to download. They also require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be on you computer. If you need the reader CLICK HERE.
Also, if you wish to view a taping of the August 28th 2012 Supervisor's meeting on YouTube, please CLICK HERE.