Issues that are important to residents of Hampton about their township are unfolding and being recognized thanks to the research and public engagement being done to help create an implementable comprehensive plan for the community.
The sole home game for Hampton’s Unified Bocce team, made up of 10 students of all abilities, will be held Feb. 7 against Norwin High School and the community is encouraged to come and support the team.
The Mission Mall and Cookie Walk will be a simple way to benefit nonprofits and those in need on Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on 1965 Ferguson Road in Allison Park.
Hampton high school students may be getting some extra sleep next school year if a recent recommendation from the School Start Time Committee is approved, per a presentation at the Hampton Township School District school board meeting on Nov. 4.
Hampton Council members said they’re bound by law to approve the small non-tower wireless communication structure by applicant Crown Castle, which they did 5-0 at a special meeting held Nov. 6 at the community center.
A public hearing on the installation of a new utility pole with a small non-tower wireless communication structure lasted for almost three hours Oct. 23, with Hampton Township Council tabling the vote until the Nov. 6 special meeting.
Gathering residential ideas on the future of Hampton was at the forefront of a town hall meeting on Sept. 25, another step in the process of creating an implementable comprehensive plan for the township.
Possible recommendations on when and how to adjust the start of the school day for Hampton students is planned for November, according to Gail Litwiler, school board member and member of the School Start Time Committee.
Outdoor swimming pool improvements, a preventative maintenance program, and a detailed fee schedule were included in the 2020 budget development goals and objectives for Hampton Township as approved by council at its Sept. 18 meeting.
Second-graders from all three Hampton elementary schools (Central, Poff and Wyland) visited Hampton Community Center and Park for a field trip Sept. 19. The purpose of the trip was to introduce students to the concept of their community and community services, while also helping them get to know one another.
State reimbursement for a high school renovation at Hampton continues to be a possibility now that a new state law has passed, according to Cassandra Renninger, a registered architect and principal at VEBH Architects.
While the state did provide Hampton Township schools with more funding allocations compared to last year, the district had hoped for a higher percentage — though it won’t affect any current budgeting plans.
The steering committee for a new implementable comprehensive plan in Hampton Township is made up of a diverse group of people intended to represent various aspects of the community and will be among those present at an upcoming public meeting on Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at the community center.
The THRIVE Supper Club: An Evening in Turkmenistan will be held at North Hills Community Baptist Church in McCandless on Sept. 27, where guests can experience food from another culture while helping the ones serving it.