Taking Stock of Progress
At the May 19, 2020 Zoom Meeting, we reviewed the Bylaws for which we had consensus from participating municipalities. This set of By-laws are now the Pro Forma Bylaws for the Alle-Kiski Intergovernmental Council. What does that mean? It means that this version of Bylaws will be included in the Alle-Kiski Planning District Report and will be recommended for adoption by participating municipalities. In June, Westmoreland Planning will be conducting check-ins with each municipality to foster understanding of the progress to date, the provisions of the Bylaws, and to go over any other questions that may exist. With the completion of the Report set for the end of June, the Alle-Kiski Planning District will be ready to take formal action in July.
As this review and finalization is taking place, we ask that you do a few things. First, pat yourself on the back! It's not easy to participate in meetings about dues, bylaws, and intergovernmental structure, but these conversations are necessary. Congratulations for having the wherewithal to get it done! Second, let's pivot back to mobility. Several exciting ideas have been floated in the group about connecting people to the places that matter in the Alle-Kiski region. We ask that a representative from each municipality attend the mobility meeting planned for Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 from 5PM to 6PM at Roosevelt Park 705 Drey St. Arnold, PA 15068, so that we are better able to capture these connections in the final mobility plan. At this in-person mobility meeting of no more than 25 participants (please RSVP here), we will be following CDC guidelines for social distancing and ask those attending to please wear a face mask. Third, lets start thinking about how the Alle-Kiski municipalities can being working together on the other side of the adoption process. We ask that you begin thinking about what projects you want to participate in. These projects are what will get people excited about intergovernmental cooperation. The Alle-Kiski region is poised to launch some very efficient shared services.
Here's a handy summary of our progress to date and what remains to be completed in these final months. Spread the word!