Kennedy Avenue parking lot in Export to be paved
Export Council approved spending up to $8,864 to repair the Kennedy Avenue parking lot.
At the Oct. 22 borough council meeting, officials said they expect the parking lot to be repaired before the winter weather kicks in.
Three contractors submitted bids to do the work, and council unanimously voted to hire Jankovik and Sons, of Export, to perform the job so long as the company's request in square footage and estimate on the repairs is given a final approval by Councilman Stanley Mahinske.
This money will pay for repairs on up to 27,157 square feet.
Adult business zoning
Borough officials OK'd a zoning amendment that restricts where adult-oriented businesses may operate in Export.
The zoning change limits adult-oriented businesses to industrial-zoned properties.
Because the Norris family — the owner of Dura-Bond Industries on Puckety Street — owns the only industrially zoned land in Export and has said it will not operate such a business, the vote effectively eliminates — as long as the family owns the land — the chance of a strip club or porn shop opening in the borough.
Previously, there was no provision in the borough zoning code for adult businesses, Long said. By law, all types of legal businesses must be permitted somewhere. If council had not approved the zoning ordinance, an adult business could have applied to open anywhere in town.
Long said there have been no inquiries made to open such a business in Export. However, there are several along Route 22, stretching from Monroeville to Blairsville, including one in Murrysville.
Puckety Street speeders
Officials were urged last month to do something to slow down speeding motorists on Puckety Street.
Speaking on behalf of a relative who lives on Puckety Street, Gerry Hooper of Oakmont said she worries that speeders on the 25 mph road present a potentially fatal hazard to pedestrians. She said Sundays are the busiest days on the road, due to the traffic of church-goers, she said.
Hooper suggested that officials should use speed bumps to slow down drivers, but borough solicitor Wes Long cautioned that speed bumps have liability issues. If something were to happen to the occupants of a car that hit a speed bump while going too quickly, the borough could be liable.
Long suggested the borough conduct a traffic study to see if the speed limit should be changed and also to alert the state police to enforce this area more strictly.
Export does not have a local police department; state troopers provide police service.
Council voted to alert Murrysville and Penn Township of the speeding because they share the responsibility of the road, which stretches beyond just Export's limits. A letter will be sent to officials in those communities before making a final decision on how to resolve the situation.
Matt DeFusco is an intern with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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