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E. Mckeesport zoning board to fill vacancy

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Friday, June 21, 2013, 2:01 a.m.

East McKeesport zoning hearing board is looking to fill a vacancy.

Borough administrator-secretary Connie Rosenbayger said on Thursday letters of interest are being solicited.

The borough had been working on a joint zoning effort with Wall and North Versailles Township but Rosenbayger said the three municipalities decided to go back to separate boards unless a matter arises that covers more than one of the communities.

Letters can be sent to the borough office at 907 Florence Ave., East McKeesport, 15035.

The borough will participate with North Versailles in paving Third Street between Route 30 and a point between Clara Avenue and Willman Street. The street forms part of the border between the borough and township and each municipality will pay half of the cost, or $11,273.30.

Borough council authorized the work as part of its agenda last week.

The borough authorized an application to the Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments for $450,000 in federal Year 40 Community Development Block Grant funding. If the borough can get that amount, Rosenbayger said, it could be applied to projects ranging from reconstruction of guide rails and catch basin installation to renovation of the concession stand and restrooms in East Field.

Council approved a change order for the fencing work at East Field that lowered the total cost of reconstruction by $4,538. An Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund grant covered most of the cost of the East Field work.

In other action, council authorized readvertising an ordinance covering the nonpayment of sewage fees.

The revised ordinance removes the interest required for those delinquent on their sewage payments, but includes a straight penalty of 10 percent.

Council voted to:

• Hire another part-time laborer for 15 hours a week at $8 an hour to keep up with grass cutting.

• Donate $60 to the East Allegheny Touchdown Club for a sign to be erected at Churchman Stadium during the 2013 high school football season.

• Send police Officer Eric Hess to Taser instructor certification training at a cost of $350.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or

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