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W. Homestead authorizes paving bids, announces upcoming events

| Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3:06 a.m.

West Homestead council approved advertising for bids for its 2013 street repaving program Tuesday night.

The borough will seek a contractor for work on Maplewood Drive, Edgewood Drive between Pinewood Drive, and 1302 Edgewood, and to pave over the bricks on Neel Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.

Councilman David Harhai reported that general improvements will be made to the playground at Calhoun Park next week.

Harhai said a swing set will be relocated, rubberized mulch installed and a walking track refurbished.

The borough is looking ahead to its six-week summer recreation program, beginning June 5.

On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a lunch at the Calhoun Park playground and field trips.

More details are available from recreation director John G. Dindak at 412-670-4613.

Dindak, who also is fire chief, reported that volunteer firefighters assisted with 12 structural fires in Braddock, Rankin, Homestead, Munhall and West Mifflin.

Dindak said the fire department's carnival will be May 23-26 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. Shuttles will run from the fire hall.

Councilwoman Margaret Holder said the planning commission will discuss the borough's neighborhood watch at its May 28 meeting.

She said volunteers are needed for a tri-borough clean-up day on June 8 that will focus on Sixth, Seventh and Eighth avenues in the business district.

Volunteers can email maggie_holder@yahoo.com.

Mayor John J. Dindak said shop classes at Steel Valley High School produced crosses for a May 27 Memorial Day tribute at 11 a.m. honoring 15 borough residents who died in the nation's wars.

“It is going to be a miniature Arlington Cemetery,” the mayor said.

Patrick Cloonan is a Trib Total Media staff writer.

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