TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Water authority gets OK for Wible Run garage

Bethany Hofstetter | Shaler Journal - Girty’s Run Joint Water Authority will have a new unmanned maintenance garage built on the northeastern section of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department’s event parking lot, which it purchased last month for the project.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bethany Hofstetter | Shaler Journal</em></div>Girty’s Run Joint Water Authority will have a new unmanned maintenance garage built on the northeastern section of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department’s event parking lot, which it purchased last month for the project.
Bethany Hofstetter | Shaler Journal - Girty’s Run Joint Water Authority will have a new unmanned maintenance garage built on the northeastern section of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department’s event parking lot, which it purchased last month for the project.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bethany Hofstetter | Shaler Journal</em></div>Girty’s Run Joint Water Authority will have a new unmanned maintenance garage built on the northeastern section of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department’s event parking lot, which it purchased last month for the project.

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Bethany Hofstetter
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Site work could begin as early as November for a new unmanned maintenance facility for the Girty's Run Joint Water Authority on Wible Run Road.

Last week, the Shaler Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the water authority's site plan for a 5,000-square-foot prefabricated garage to store equipment and vehicles.

“This is an overflow situation,” said Chuck Perry, Girty's Run board chairman, citing limited space at the water authority's main facility on Babcock Boulevard, in Ross Township.

“The whole reason is to get everything (vehicles and equipment) inside.”

The new facility will be built on the northeastern portion of the Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department's event parking lot adjacent to its building.

Girty's Run Joint Water Authority purchased about 0.68 acres of the 1.3-acre parking lot property for the project last month.

The 50-foot-by-100-foot metal exterior building will sit parallel with Wible Run Road and feature three garage doors for water authority staff to pull equipment into the garage, according to Emile Ketterer, an engineer with NIRA Consulting Engineers, who is working on the project.

While township commissioners asked some questions regarding the structure's appearance to ensure the new building will “blend in” with the community, ultimately the site plan was approved.

Construction could take several months for completion, Ketterer said.

The Girty's Run Joint Water Authority staff hopes to store a small dump truck, small excavator, small jet truck and utility trucks in the new garage.

Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or bhofstetter@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read North Hills

  1. Developer of proposed Ross housing plan sues diocese
  2. North Hills grad earns ‘principal of the year’ honor
  3. Workshop to shed light on using solar power in Ross
  4. Shaler grad on mission to offer support with food truck
  5. North Allegheny Little League players have a field day