Duquesne puts finishing touches on little league fields on Polish Hill
Duquesne's public works department is putting finishing touches on Little League fields on Polish Hill.
Council members Eugene Capristo and June Wilson reported on the project's status during Wednesday's meeting. Capristo said 18 tons of loam were spread on the field, and Wilson spoke about the field getting more use.
The Hawks Baseball Organization plans to use the field for practice and fall tournaments. The group agreed to maintain the field throughout the year, Wilson reported.
“The city is very excited about this partnership,” she said. “It could lead to further expansion.”
The city's building inspector Donald McCrimmon said extensive work was needed to ready the field for the incoming league.
“It was left in complete disrepair by the previous organization,” McCrimmon said.
In other business, council approved the addition of 15 properties in the third and fourth districts of Duquesne's First Ward to a condemnation/demolition list. Solicitor Patricia McGrail said official notification will be sent to the property owners, who will have 30 days to appeal.
“We're cleaning up a neighborhood,” city manager Frank Piccolino said. “That's a neighborhood with a lot of vacant homes.”
From the 2014 community development budget, council approved a $35,000 finalized demolition plan for structures at 220 Auriles, 908 Orchard, 709 Catherine, 18 N. Fifth, 707 Catherine and 110 Doney streets.
Also in the budget is a $90,800 street reconstruction allotment for work on West Grant Avenue, Hamilton Avenue and Monterrey Street.
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- McKeesport incident among derailments that prompt Casey to push ‘crude-by-rail’ rule
- Crowd demands answers from Steel Valley directors over playoff eligibility controversy
- Duquesne police arrest suspect in robbery, get warrants in assault
- Elizabeth Forward action to raise some school lunch prices
- Allegheny County Airport set for $4M sidewalk, parking lot upgrade
- Work to merge Twin Rivers, Steel Valley councils of governments drags on
- Clairton City School District seeks savings in food service management
- Public comment policy varies in Mon Valley school districts
- West Mifflin Area school directors lose committee posts over letter
- Duquesne City School District administrators cite student progress
- Police don’t believe recent McKeesport shootings are connected