Underutilized space has new purpose in Green Tree
Green Tree officials are turning underutilized space in the police department into a space for the officers.
Borough Manager David Montz said the room, currently used for storage, originally was built to be a sally port — a secure area to bring prisoners.
“It just wasn't big enough for that,” he said. “It has just been used for storage for years.”
He said the borough decided to make the room more functional by turning it into a locker room for the department's officers. He said it will fall in line with renovations made to the rest of the department four years ago.
“This is something we've been thinking about doing for a while,” he said.
He said the project is in the 2014 budget and will cost around $30,000.
Residents who want to give back in Crafton can, with two voluntary positions that will open later this spring.
The Parks and Shade Tree Commission will have an open five-year term beginning April 1, and the borough planning commission will have a three-year opening beginning April 14.
The parks commission is made up of five members and meets approximately five times each year. The commission is charged with the planting and removal of shade trees and the upkeep of flower gardens and other landscaping.
The five-member planning commission meets three times each year. The commission reviews development plans and reports to council, which then takes final action.
Interested residents can apply online at www.crafton.org under the government section. Applications are due to borough Manager Robert Callen by March 15.
The borough also is offering seasonal positions, including pool manager, assistant manager, lifeguards, cashiers, instructors and summer camp employees. Applications are in the borough secretary's office in the municipal building and are due by March 14.
One of Scott Township's volunteer fire departments celebrated a milestone birthday last month.
Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department rang in its 90th birthday on Jan. 18 at an invitation-only party at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe with dinner, dancing and recognitions.
The department was chartered by the township in 1924, with the station on Montgomery Avenue. The current fire station is on Vanadium Road. The department has 80 volunteers.
• The Battle of the Books is back again, sponsored by the Scott Township Library.
Participation is open to Chartiers Valley Intermediate and Middle school students. The competition is May 20, but teams can register and begin reading the assigned books now.
All team members read the same list of books and compete against other teams by answering questions about the books' contents.
For more information, contact the Scott library at 412-429-5380.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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