White Oak council applies for grant to improve athletic association
For the second time in 13 months White Oak council is applying for a $500,000 state grant for White Oak Athletic Association improvements.
“We are applying for the official paperwork for the application,” Mayor Ina Jean Marton said after a vote on Monday for a renewed bid for Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds.
Council voted in March 2013 to match the grant with $300,000 from the borough capital projects budget and a $200,000 certificate of deposit, but never followed through with an application.
“We had put it on hold for a while,” councilman Ron Massung said on Monday.
Council president Carrie Noll said the money will be budgeted through the borough's general fund. The borough plans a $1.14 million community center on the athletic association grounds along McKee Road.
Council took several actions focusing on the Heritage Hill Pool. Noll said admission charges will be unchanged, at $45 for a season pass and $5 for daily admission for borough residents and $10 daily admission for non-residents.
Councilman Kenneth Robb said children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Council approved purchase of an automatic chemical dispenser from B & R Pools at a cost not to exceed $1,700 and Twin Oaks to continue through 2016 as concession stand operator at $100 a month.
It authorized advertising ordinances to regulate the adoption of feral cats and pawn shops, which Noll said could include jewelry stores.
It exercised a third option year for road salt from Cargill through the South Hills Area Council of Governments purchasing alliance and approved rental of a photo booth from II None Productions for the borough's Aug. 2 community day.
It approved purchase from Harris School Solutions of Bethel Park of real estate tax license software for two users at an initial cost of no more than $4,550 and annual rental for approximately $1,000.
Paul Yester was named to finish the late Wayne Weinstein's term on the building code appeal board and Barbara Kostley was given a plaque for her 28 years of service on White Oak Recreation Board.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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