Briefs: Cheswick council delays vote; 350 lose power in Springdale; more
Cheswick Borough enters the new year without a final budget.
Borough council members passed a preliminary budget in December, but will wait until Jan. 8 to set a final budget.
That's after Allegheny County releases the most recent tax assessment numbers.
“They're still trying to figure that out,” Borough Secretary Carol Hanna said.
The millage for 2012 was 6.82 mills.
On Dec. 19 council passed a copy of the $1.4 million 2012 budget as the 2013 preliminary budget. It does not include a millage rate.
“It depends on how the assessments come,” Hanna said.
350 lose power
About 350 West Penn Power customers in Springdale lost power on Tuesday about 3:30 p.m. when a small fire damaged the top of a telephone pole along with some electrical lines and equipment, said Tom Kearney, West Penn Power spokesman.
The utility company is investigating the cause of the small, smoldering fire that caused the damage, Kearney said.
Crews were making repairs early Tuesday evening and power was expected to resume shortly after 9 p.m., he said.
Licenses required for adult dogs
Dog licenses are available in the treasurer‘s office at the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg.
If a dog is older than 3 months, it must be licensed by the start of the new year.
Visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us for more information or call 800-442-6926 or 724-830-3180.
Council plans guardrail upgrade
The borough's 2013 budget includes spending $850,000 to upgrade Field Club and Highland roads, and continue its guardrail replacement program.
Fox Chapel has a five-year program to replace the guardrails, started after a state inspection revealed disrepair.
New Kensington-Arnold School district
Washington trip OK'd for students
The board approved a field trip to Washington for high school students in the art, science and French programs.
The overnight trip is scheduled for April 4-5. The cost will be paid for through student fundraising and there will be no cost to the district.
Aspinwall Council, agenda meeting, 6:30 p.m., borough building, 217 Commercial Ave.
Buffalo Township Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m., township building, 109 Bear Creek Road.
Saxonburg Council, 7 p.m., borough building, 420 W. Main St.
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