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Trafford officials consider revising B-Y Park rules

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Council looking into sewage overflows

Trafford engineer Don Glenn is researching how the borough can eliminate sewage overflows at B-Y Park.

Officials called A-1 Sewer Cleaning Specialists to unclog the sewers after an overflow happened the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18, Council President Rich Laird said.

Laird said a plumber told him that solids are getting caught in the sewer trap and not passing through.

By Chris Foreman
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The popularity of the pavilions at B-Y Park is forcing Trafford officials to reconsider parking and rental rules to ensure safety and preserve the quality of the park.

Big crowds have shown up on multiple August weekends, and a large party with about 400 guests is scheduled for Sept. 14, borough officials said.

The increasing number of visitors is encouraging Trafford Council and Trafford Recreation Board members to suggest that the borough revise its pavilion-rental application for facilities at B-Y and Westmoreland parks to determine how many people will be appearing on certain days.

Any potential changes are too late for this year's rental season, but changes will be implemented for 2014, Councilwoman Vicki Megon said.

“It's never really been a problem until this upcoming event,” she said. “We've never really had anything that was too awfully big.”

Mayor Rey Peduzzi said officials are concerned about the ability of an emergency vehicle to drive into the park because of the unorganized parking arrangement on some occasions.

If someone from the borough isn't available to mark the roughly 75 spots in the upper lot, motorists sometimes park illegally along Route 130, he said.

Megon said police were issuing tickets last weekend to drivers who committed parking violations.

“We hope they keep up the good work,” rec board member Dominick Frollini said of the police.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or cforeman@tribweb.com.

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