Armstrong County News
Snowball Fight with the Residents PDF Print E-mail
Written by County Systems Administrator   
Friday, 03 February 2017 12:45

On February 2, 2017, the local Head Start children had a snowball fight with the residents of the Armstrong County Health Center.  To see pictures click here.

Commissioners' April 2016 Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Commissioners' Office   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 07:18

The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners is proud to present the April 2016 Commissioners' Report.  This report covers a County news update and an Economic Development section with Mike Coonley.  We have embedded the video below for your convenience; however, we urge you to visit our Official YouTube Channel for extended features and additional videos.

Recycling Center Circuit Rider Notice PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sally Conklin   
Monday, 14 December 2015 12:37

Due to the increase in the costs of operation, the Armstrong Recycling Center Circuit Rider Program will no longer operate starting January 1, 2016. The Recycling Center located at 139 Armsdale Road, Kittanning and the Recycling Trailer Sites will remain open.

For a list of trailer sites and materials collected or for additional information, please visit our website at: select "departments"; "public services"; "Planning and Development" then "Recycling": or click here.

Sally Conklin
Program Manager

Emergency Public Alert System PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alisha Hetrick   
Friday, 06 November 2015 08:52

The Public is encouraged to attend and a brief questions and answer period will follow. 

to local residents during the course of a public safety event or emergency. 
The proposed solution will provide emergency notification

on November 16th at 7PM at the Belmont Complex. 
Emergency Public Alerting & Notification System
will be presenting a demonstration of the proposed
in cooperation with Airbus D-S,
The Armstrong County Department of Public Safety

Downtown Revitalization - Phase II PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Bellas   
Monday, 31 August 2015 09:39

Phase II of Kittanning Borough’s downtown revitalization is underway.  Phase II construction began where Phase I ended just west of the McKean Street intersection and will continue through the Water Street intersection.  Improvements include sidewalk replacements with a brick accent, handicapped accessibility improvements, planter boxes, the burying of overhead utilities, decorative historic light poles and new parking meters.  In addition to the revitalization work underway, underground utility facilities are being replaced by Peoples Gas in anticipation of the final paving of Market Street slated to be completed in 2016.    

Funding for Phase II includes a Multimodal Transportation grant awarded to Kittanning Borough by the Department of Transportation.  In order to spend the grant funds, matching funds must be provided by the Borough.  Donations are being received to help offset project costs.  Stoney Hollow Nursery has committed to providing and installing the Cleveland Pear Trees for Phase II as they did for Phase I.

Financial contributions on behalf of the project are being accepted by the Community Foundation Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylvania, located at 220 S. Jefferson Street, Kittanning, PA 16201.  Donations made to the project should indicate that they are for the “Market Street Revitalization.”  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Download Phase II flyer.

For questions please contact:

Jennifer Bellas
Community Development Division Director
Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development

Armstrong Recycling Center 20th Anniversary Open House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sally Conklin   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:14

The Board of Commissioners of Armstrong County and the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County would like to thank everyone who participated in our 20th Anniversary Open House Saturday May 9th.  The event kicked off with the progressive Workshop CEO Len Meneely providing an overview of the history of the Center.

Guest speakers, State Representative Jeff Pyle, State Representative Donna Oberlander, Commissioner Dave Battaglia and Independent Recycling Services President George Jucha, Jr. all congratulated the Progressive Workshop on the successful program that they operated at the Center as well as the 20 years of service the Center has provided.

In addition to the guest speaker, attendees were provided an opportunity to learn about composting and were provided tours of the Center.  The children that attended learned how to sort materials collected at the Center and made fish out of recycled #1 bottles. 

For additional information about the Armstrong Recycling Center, please visit

For additional information contact:

Sally Conklin, Planning Division Director

Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development

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County Commissioners Provide Funding for Numine Bridge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Swisher   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 07:32

The Armstrong County Commissioners and Cowanshannock Township Supervisors met today to review the progress of the NuMine Bridge replacement. The bridge is owned by Cowanshannock Township and carries T-746 over Cowanshannock Creek.

The total bridge replacement project will cost over 1.3 million dollars and Cowanshannock Township’s portion will be approximately $67,000. The County Commissioners wanted to recognize Cowanshannock officials for being proactive in addressing structurally deficient bridges in their township. By replacing the NuMine Bridge, yearly interim inspections will no longer be required and will save Cowanshannock Township interim inspection fees for the foreseeable future. The supervisors are also planning to replace the Hoosick Mills Bridge in 2017.

A grant of $15,000 was provided by the Armstrong County Commissioners through the Marcellus Legacy Funds.

Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund that allocates a portion of the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for Highway Bridge Improvements. These funds are distributed to counties and are to be used to fund the replacement or repair of at-risk deteriorated bridges. There are 17 structurally deficient local bridges in the county. The Commissioners want other municipalities within the county to be aware these funds are available to assist in repairing or replacing their structurally deficient township bridges.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information.

Tom Swisher, Planning Coordinator
Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development
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Spring Hard To Recycle Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sally Conklin   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 08:45

The Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County is pleased to announce that the spring
“Hard to Recycle” Day that was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. was a very successful event. Len Meneely, CEO of the Progressive Workshop stated "I
continue to be totally amazed at the response of the community to our Hard to Recycle
Days. The most recent event produced, by far, more materials than we ever expected. It is
rewarding to recognize how important the program is to effectively keep materials out of
roadside dumps and landfills and to be recycled into useful products. Once again "Thanks"
to all who brought materials or in any way helped out with the program!"

Items that were received for recycling were: clean car and truck tires with a $1.00 charge,
white goods with a $10.00 fee for items containing Freon, scrap metal, used motor oil, lead
acid batteries, office paper, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, bi-metal cans, aluminum
cans, #1 & #2 plastic bottles & jugs, clear, green and brown glass bottles & jars and

The total hard-to-recycle items collected was 1517 tires, 27.6 tons of electronics, 7 units of
lead-acid batteries, 5 tons of scrap metal, and 178 gallons of motor oil.
We would like to thank the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, the Armstrong
Recycling Center, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, P. J. Greco
Sons of Kittanning, Bradigans, Sheetz and e-loop for their sponsorship and support of this
successful event.

For additional information about recycling please visit

Or contact:

Sally Conklin, Planning Division Director
Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development
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Roy Cigola, Marketing Manager
Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County
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Polling Place Change PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wendy Buzard   
Monday, 28 April 2014 13:56

Notice is hereby given that the polling place for Ford Cliff Borough is being changed from the Ford Cliff Borough Building to the Ford Cliff Volunteer Fire Department, 609 Neale Avenue, Ford Cliff,  PA  16228.   This change was approved by the Board of Elections upon recommendation by Ford Cliff Borough Council, and will be in effect starting with the May 20, 2014, General Primary.


Wendy J. Buzard, Director of Elections

Kittanning Borough Public Meeting Notice PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Bellas   
Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Kittanning will conduct a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Kittanning Borough Office, 300 South McKean Street, Kittanning, PA. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Borough’s intent on filing a Keystone Communities Application for the Kittanning Business District Market Street Revitalization Project.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the project and its effects.  The location of the hearing is accessible to the handicapped.  Persons requiring special accommodations for attendance at this hearing should call: 724/548-3224 (Pennsylvania Relay Center: TDD: 1-800-654-5984) to make such arrangements.

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