Tygart Steel offers to buy asphalt to fix Versailles potholes
Versailles officials addressed potholes and other street issues at Monday's meeting.
Mayor James Fleckenstein read a letter from Tygart Steel, which requested something be done about potholes along Juniper and Douglas streets.The company said the problematic roads required one of its employees to replace a tire.
Council president Linda Sheedy said the borough filled the holes in the past with millings.
“It's a Band-Aid on an artery,” Sheedy said.
Fleckenstein said Tygart would be willing to purchase the asphalt, provided borough public works crews clean and fill the holes.
Council later unanimously passed a motion authorizing those actions.
Councilman Gary Roscoe said the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport and PennDOT are debating who is responsible for raising manholes along Center Street.
“We're at an impasse with this,” Roscoe said.
Roscoe said he has not spoken to PennDOT officials yet, but “to me it's a state highway. It is PennDOT.”
Borough officials plan to reach out to both parties this month in an effort to find a resolution.
Council considered the option of the borough possibly purchasing risers for the manholes and having PennDOT install them.
“PennDOT has always worked with Versailles borough,” Sheedy said.
Council tabled a matter involving Elizabeth Township Area EMS' subscription drive following concerns from Versailles Volunteer Fire Co. secretary Charles Roka.
Roka discussed questions involving billing transportation to subscribers and nonsubscribers, those insured and uninsured, and the legalities of ambulance invoices to those on Medicare and Medicaid. Councilors are expected to meet with Elizabeth Township Area EMS executive director Chris Dell by next month's workshop meeting to get those questions answered.
Borough Solicitor Pat McGrail announced negotiations for a new police contract will begin next month. The new agreement will be effective on Jan. 1.
The borough will host a family movie night on Aug. 24 at 8:30 p.m. at First Street Playground. The movie will be “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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