In East Deer, water is going to cost you
EAST DEER — The cost of water for the township will go up by 10 percent starting next year, but officials don't know how it will affect residents' water bills.
Commissioners said they received a letter from Tarentum Borough, which supplies water to East Deer, alerting them to the increase.
“So we'll have to take that into consideration when we prepare our budget,” said Commissioners Chairman Anthony Taliani.
Taliani said this is the first water rate increase they've received since 2006.
He also said Tarentum officials told him the rate high are increasing because the borough will be spending more money to update its water facilities.
Township officials say it's still too soon to tell if the price will also go up for residents, but it seems likely.
“Since we buy our water in bulk,” Taliani said, “I'd think it's going to have to go up.”
New trash collector
Commissioners will choose a trash collections company for the borough next week. The township's four-year contract with Morrow Refuse expires at the end of the year.
The township pays $84,000 per year.
Township officials will award a contract to one of three companies, next Wednesday.
Commissioners received bids from Waste Management for $436,000, Morrow Refuse Inc. for $360,000 and Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. for $319,000 — all for four-year contracts.
Police officer resigns
Part-time police officer Nathan Meade resigned from the East Deer Police Department.
He left at the end of last month.
Commissioners said they will hire more officers, since this was the third resignation in three months.
Sarah Kovash is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media. Comments regarding this story can be sent to (724) 226-4666 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penn State New Kensington will show new face this fall
- $6K in library books stolen from Fox Chapel library
- Fire, water training mix for Freeport volunteer company
- Indiana Township police on lookout for loose alligator
- New-Ken Arnold will have new-look school security
- New Kensington slaying victims identified
- Sentencing set in Harmar election conspiracy case
- Drills put police, teachers in danger zone
- Leechburg Area postpones decision to lease property for natural gas drilling
- 2 dead in New Kensington shooting; woman says male victim her ex-husband
- Lower Burrell teen uses operatic gift to support Alzheimer’s charity