South Greensburg seeks Broad Street repairs
South Greensburg Borough Council is appealing to state and federal lawmakers to get road work done on Broad Street.
Borough officials have contacted state Sen. Kim Ward, a Hempfield Republican; state Rep. Tim Krieger; a Delmont Republican, and Tim Murphy; an Upper St. Clair Republican, about improving the condition of the state-maintained road, President Clentin Martin said.
“We're trying to get on the list to do something on Broad, which is our main drag,” he said.
Residents have been complaining about the road's condition, council members said.
The state maintains the section of Broad Street between Huff and Reamer avenues.
Council further has inquired with Peoples Natural Gas about doing restoration work to the 1500 block of Broad. Over the last year, Peoples made about 20 cuts to the street, members said.
“It's been cut up numerous times,” Martin said. “It's a state road, not our road, and people are complaining.”
Within the last few years, Peoples made another 16 cuts in the 1600 block of Poplar Street, Martin said.
“We haven't been approached yet,” Peoples spokesman Barry Kukovich said. “Once we are, we'll meet with the concerned parties, walk the site and address (the issues).”
The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County has dug into the asphalt in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of Poplar and has started patching there, Martin said.
“They said they'll do a foot on each side (of the digging area),” Martin said of the authority's paving.
In another matter, a rear window has been replaced to a police cruiser after someone threw a brick through it last month while it was parked outside the police station, Councilwoman Linda Iezzi said.
Police are investigating the incident.
At the upcoming meeting on Monday, council is expected to vote on two proposed ordinances.
Both fall under an effort by council to update ordinances, Martin said.
One measure seeks to regulate carnivals, circuses, festivals, fairs, dramatic performances or other public exhibitions. The proposal calls for an application to be filed with the mayor at least 10 days before any such event is held.
The involved party must indicate on the application what type of public entertainment is involved and how many people are expected to attend, according to the proposed ordinance.
The applicant must detail where the event will be held and how parking and trash removal will be handled.
The measure sets hours of operations at 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
The other proposed ordinance, which council has been discussing the last few months, defines “live entertainment.”
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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