Aspinwall officials want to get most out of Council of Governments
Aspinwall officials want to get more out of the borough's membership with the Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments.
Aspinwall Council approved spending $7,700 on dues for 2013 but members want to analyze if they get their money's worth from being part of the organization.
Aspinwall is on the border between the Allegheny Valley North COG and the North Hills Council of Governments.
Sharpsburg, Fox Chapel and O'Hara belong to the North Hills organization. Councilman Joe Giuffre, the borough's representative for the COG, said the question of whether to change affiliations has been discussed in the past.
“We are right on the border,” Giuffre said. “This is something we look at every so often.”
Giuffre said the dues are not too different between the groups.
Councilman Kevin Gordon suggested paying the dues for 2013 but getting more from their membership.
“My impression is we continue to stay with the north COG but do a better job of trying to access some of the things we can get through them,” Gordon said.
Officials plan to ask Tom Benecki, executive director for the COG, to speak to council about what services are available to them.
Borough officials currently uses the COG to bid for its salt supply.
Grants and other opportunities could be available as well.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or email@example.com.
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