CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP Waste Management will collect Christmas trees at curbside on Saturday, January 7 and Saturday, January 14. Please have your tree at the curb the night before either collection date. Trees must not be in a bag and must be free of all lights and decorations, including tinsel. The trees will be recycled into wood chips and any foreign material on the tree could damage the equipment.
LOOKING FOR ANGELS Mt. Lebanon High School’s longstanding Chore Corps program, where students matched up with seniors or other residents who needed some help, has been phased out.
This poses a problem in the winter months, as snow shoveling was the only requested chore. To address the loss of Chore Corps, Mt. Lebanon is instituting a program called Snow Angels, in which the municipality recruits a pool of volunteers, and matches them with residents who need to have the sidewalks in front of their homes cleared. Mt. Lebanon’s snow ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared within 24 hours following the end of a snowfall of more than one inch. Businesses have four hours to clear their sidewalks.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must commit to taking at least one household for the winter. Volunteers must bring their own equipment.
The municipality is not responsible for providing the service, but will act as a clearinghouse, matching volunteers with residents. Find more information on the program here, or call 412-343-7032.
JUNIOR COMMISSIONER Sam Noll, Driftwood Drive, is Mt. Lebanon’s Junior Commissioner for the spring semester.
Junior Commissioners are high school students who attend Commission meetings each month to report on notable high school activities, and also report to the student council on municipal matters.
Noll, a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School, is president of the student body, and is a junior board member of the Mt. Lebanon Partnership and the Mt. Lebanon Foundation for Education. He is the founder of the high school’s community service club and a weekly volunteer at the St. Winifred Church food pantry.
PARKING FINES TO INCREASE The Mt. Lebanon Commission voted to amend the motor vehicles and traffic section of the municipal code to raise the rates of some violations. The last time the Commission looked at the list of fines was in 2011. Fines for expired parking has increased from $10 to $15. All other parking violations, including overnight parking, has increased from $20 to $25.
Mt. Lebanon is also removing the $3 per ticket convenience fee for paying fines online. Online payments account for 80 percent of all parking fines.
Cost for the north and south garages is $1.50 for one hour, $2.50 for two hours and $3.50 for three hours. Washington Road meters are $1 for the first hour, $4 for the second hour and $6 for the third hour. Weekend parking in the garages is $1 Saturdays until 6 p.m., and is free on Sunday.
CORRECTION: In Mt. Lebo Moms Network (December 2022) philanthropy coordinator Jennifer Feyrer’s name was spelled incorrectly.