ATTENTION UNITY TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY SEWAGE CUSTOMERS :
Citizens Fiber the phone provider for UTMA is experiencing an intermittent outage with phone service for 17% of their phone customers. Unfortunately our Authority is one of those customers hopefully on Monday the phone service with be back to normal. Sorry for any inconvenience
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Board of Supervisors of Unity Township are taking proactive measures in an attempt to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Unity Township and the health of Township employees.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 17, 2020, access to the Township Office, the Township Tax Collector's Office, the Township Maintenance Garage and Township employees will be restricted. The public will only have access to the main vestibule area of the Municipal Building. Although all Township employees and Supervisors will continue to work and may still be reached via telephone and email, face-to-face meetings with Township employees are prohibited.
During this time, tax payments may only be made through the "Drop Box" located outside the main door of the Municipal Building or through the "Drop Mail Slot" at the entry to the Tax Collector's Office. NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The Tax Collector's office will also remain open to answer resident questions by phone, will continue to process payments and will provide paid receipts for tax paymen s via the mail.
All meetings previously scheduled between Township Supervisors, Township employees and third parties are cancelled. The March 24, 2020 Zoning Hearing Board Meeting is also cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date and no new plans, applications, or permit requests will be accepted or processed at this time. Inspections and the issuance of pending permits may likewise be delayed.
Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, these restrictions will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 1, 2020. It is the intent of the Supervisors to continue to provide essential services to the residents of Unity Township. These restrictions are intended to enable that to occur.
Accurate and up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and what you may do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of this virus, may be obtained locally at https://www.excelahealth.org/home/coronavirus-information or by going to the United States Center for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/COVID 19.For more information Download Our NOTICE.
Construction Activities in Unity Township
The following is guidance from Governor Wolf’s office regarding construction activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
"Although general construction is suspended, limited activities may continue to the extent necessary to stabilize the site, temporarily prevent weather damage and make emergency repairs. Additionally, residential construction projects that are substantially complete may continue to completion. For all other residential construction projects limited activities may continue to the extent necessary to stabilize the site, temporarily prevent weather damage, or make emergency repairs only. Projects that are “substantially completed” are those projects that have been issued a final occupancy permit.
Therefore, all construction activities except for emergency situations as outlined above must cease. We are being told that the Governor’s order is being enforced by the State Police.
At this time Unity Township will not be accepting any applications or plans for construction. This will continue until we receive additional guidance from the State or at such time that the construction moratorium
Welcome to Unity Township!
The Unity Township Municipal Building is centrally located within the township along Beatty-County Road just off of Route 30.
The Township was formally incorporated on September 23, 1789 with initial records of settlement going back to 1760. Unity Township was formed from Mt. Pleasant Township, one of Westmoreland’s original municipalities. Today, Unity Township is a Second Class Township with an area of 69 sq. miles, a population of 22,607 and maintains approximately 140 miles of roads. Duties and responsibilities of the road crew include paving, winter maintenance, ditch cleaning, removal of fallen trees along with many other tasks.
Zoning was instituted in Unity Township on September 25, 1991. Building permits along with on-lot septic permit applications and recycling information can be obtained through the Code office.