Carnegie Council paves way for GetGo plans to get going along East Main Street
Carnegie Borough Council adopted two ordinances Monday night that will allow developers to move forward with a proposed GetGo location in the borough.
Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance granting a conditional use application by Echo Real Estate, which represents more than 100 Giant Eagle sites, to use two properties on East Main Street for a gas station.
The location includes eight parcels of land between East Main and Lydia streets. The entire area is about 1.5 acres.
The second approved ordinance will allow for the amendment of the borough's zoning ordinance to rezone certain streets surrounding the proposed location from Commercial-2 to Commercial-1. The rezoning will allow the business to operate as a gas station, café and convenience store.
Echo has not yet closed on the properties. GetGo representative Pat Avolio said moving forward with the deal was contingent upon the passage of the two ordinances.
In other business, council voted unanimously to advertise an ordinance naming the Carnegie Volunteer Fire and Rescue Bureau as the official fire company of the borough.
The ordinance has been in the works for two years. It was last advertised in April. It was tabled at the May council meeting and has remained so since. The ordinance is scheduled to be voted on in March.
Council also approved to hire Crystal Baca as a probationary police officer upon completion of physical and psychological exams. Baca would fill out the borough's 13-officer force, replacing officer Timothy Clark, who left last year for a different department.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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 â 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.