$15 fee removed from Sharpsburg water bills
Water customers in Sharpsburg will notice one less fee on their next bill.
The $15 water-tower maintenance fee was rescinded by council last week. The fee was used to fund cleaning and painting of the tower.
With that work almost completed, the fee is no longer needed.
Councilman Tony Sacco said painting of the tower is progressing and should be completed in the next few weeks.
Five parking spaces for people with disabilities were approved.
Spots are available on Penn, Middle, South Canal and Ninth streets and Linden Avenue.
Applications for the spaces are available at the borough office, and they must be renewed annually.
Sharpsburg officials approved a $4,000 bid from Dino Posa for landscaping work at an area known as the “S-Bend Park” near the entrance of the business district.
Funding for the park project comes from a $5,000 grant from the Fox Chapel District Association. The offer includes excavation work, removal of a fence, the planting of trees and shrubs, and landscaping work.
Council also voted to spend $6,500 for four signs for parks in the borough. The design will be similar to what O'Hara uses for its parks. By buying four signs at once, the borough saves $130 per sign.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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