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Carnegie Council notebook: $40,000 OK'd for parking kiosks

| Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, 2:45 a.m.

Carnegie Council has approved up to $40,000 for the purchase of parking kiosks for East Main Street, from Elk Avenue to Sansbury Street.

The kiosks will be purchased through Cale America, a Pennsylvania cooperative purchasing program vendor.

Borough Manager Steve Beuter said the money could purchase five or six kiosks, depending on the price.

Zoning

Carnegie Council approved the updated zoning rules and regulations for the borough, which replaced the zoning ordinance that was adopted in 1983.

A public hearing was held the week before to highlight some of the changes. Most revisions focused on the business district.

The C-1 (commercial) zoning designation now is divided into three downtown districts: D-1 (downtown), D-2 (cultural) and D-3 (arterial).

Officials say the changes will help solidify the business district and enhance the community.

Councilman Phil Boyd said Councilman Rich D'Loss deserves most of the credit for guiding the process over several years. The ordinance is nearly 200 pages.

“This brings the zoning standard up to a point where we are now looking into the future as opposed to following the guidelines set in 1983,” Boyd said.

D'Loss said now comes the important part of the process, which is enforcing the zoning rules.

Police schedules

Carnegie Council amended the collective bargaining agreement between the borough and the Carnegie Police Association in regards to scheduling and hours.

Mayor Jack Kobistek said the new schedule provides officers with more of a guarantee to not be called for duty on a scheduled off weekend. Kobistek also said the scheduling benefits the borough with better police coverage.

Administration

Carnegie officials say a number of resumes were received for the vacant administrative secretary position.

Councilman Phil Boyd said the process is under way to review the applications.

Jim Spezialetti is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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