Oakmont preps for its birthday
Oakmont is getting set for a big birthday bash next year.
The borough is preparing for its 125th anniversary celebration — known as a quasquicentennial — in 2014.
Council on Monday night appointed Ray Rogers, Gary Rogers and Summer Tissue to spearhead the organizing committee. Laurie Saxon will represent council on the committee.
No dates have been set for the event. Council could later earmark some money for event planning.
Council also gave the OK for the Allegheny County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association to hold its 100th anniversary celebration in Oakmont next year.
That event is tentatively scheduled for the second week of June, ending with a large parade that Saturday.
The borough and developer Brooks & Blair are hoping to reach construction agreements by the end of March relating to a proposed 270-unit development at the former Edgewater Steel site.
Among the items in the contract will be infrastructure issues such as paving streets, sewage line and stormwater pipe installation and preventing Plum Creek from eroding.
Brooks & Blair will have to secure an opening along Allegheny Avenue to advance the project.
Police Chief David DiSanti and fire Chief Bill Peoples will coordinate addresses of the residences with post office and emergency officials.
Brooks & Blair, along with the other site developer, Kacin Companies, will meet with the Oakmont planning commission at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the borough building to discuss site plan amendments.
In other business
• Motorists will now be prohibited from making left turns onto Allegheny Avenue from Adeline Brown Avenue and Advance Way.
Officials think there's a safety concern because of relatively heavy traffic near the Hoffstott's and Chelsea Grille restaurants.
• Council voted to enlist borough engineer The Senate Company to design a dek hockey facility for Riverside Park.
The rink will be located where the current high school baseball diamond sits.
The price of the facility is unknown until the design is completed. Officials said the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark will help pay for the rink.
The high school field will be relocated within the park complex.
Councilman Tim Favo said the borough received a $60,000 federal Community Development Block Grant to make the lower portion of Riverside Park conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
In other park developments, Riverview High School football coach Todd Massack will be charged $250 to hold summertime 7-on-7 passing camps for area scholastic football teams.
The camps emphasize passing and pass-blocking and will last three weeks.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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.
- Alligator spotted along the banks of the Allegheny River in Cheswick
- Plum woman dies in Washington Township crash
- Fire ravages 2 buildings in downtown New Kensington
- Scouts prepare goodie bags as show of support for A-K Valley police
- Charges filed against man shot by police in Bell Township
- Harmar to allow electrified security fencing
- Rayburn man, 74, dies in Manor Township crash
- Hulton Bridge to close this weekend
- Police chase ends with shooting in Bell Township; suspect wounded
- Virus found at South Butler Primary School
- Gilpin settles lawsuit with suspended police officers