Cleaning up entire town discussed by Blawnox officials
Some Blawnox officials want more attention to be paid to code enforcement issues in sections of the borough other than Freeport Road.
Councilman Scott Krause said most reports filed on issues have been focused on Freeport Road, the main road through the borough.
“There's another part of this town, other than Freeport Road,” Krause said during a July 24 meeting.
Krause said he has seen overgrown weeds and garbage placed on the curb earlier than allowed in the lower part of the borough. He said he didn't see reports filed on any of those issues.
Council President Deborah Laskey said other parts of town have been the focus of enforcement efforts.
Councilwoman Kathryn Coban said she contacted some residents who violated borough codes to discuss the problem with them and find a resolution.
Krause said that kind of personal interaction is better than only sending a letter notifying a resident of the problem. “No matter how it's worded, everyone is threatened by a letter,” Krause said.
Krause, who lives in the lower part of town, below Freeport Road closer to the riverfront area, said that area deserves attention. “We'd like to see some improvements down below the tracks,” Krause said.
More interaction with residents could help the borough become a cleaner place. “You don't see everything by riding around,” Krause said. “You get out and walk around, you see a lot of different things.”
Tom McGee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- O’Hara clothing designer earns national recognition
- 2 Fox Chapel Area teens to hit Byham stage in ‘A Chorus Line’
- Fox Chapel author, life coach releases book about finding peace, happiness
- Glitter and Glow event at Fox Chapel Golf Club to kick off holidays
- Vendor fair in Sharpsburg to offer shoppers unique items
- St. Mary statues restored, returned to Sharpsburg grotto
- St. Scholastica Fair Trade Fair to offer unique buys
- Project closes part of McClellan Road in Indiana Township
- Halloween Spooktacular slated for Shady Side Academy
- Ceremony breaks ground on Lauri Ann West Community Center in O’Hara
- Fox Chapel Area Early Learning Forum focuses on kindergarteners