Council moves forward with Jefferson Hills public works facility plan
By Laura Van Wert
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Plans to construct a public-works facility in Jefferson Hills are moving forward.
Borough council unanimously voted Monday to authorize McLean Architects to prepare and advertise bid documents for the 2,200-square-foot public-works facility. The project estimation is $3.5 million and will include space for public-works equipment, offices, lunch and locker rooms and storage, as well as a salt-storage shed.
• Borough council also scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. May 23 in the municipal building for the proposed ordinance that addresses oil and natural-gas drilling.
Jefferson Hills officials developed the ordinance with the intent to keep drilling away from residential areas but not completely block it. The ordinance addresses noise management and would require applicants seeking conditional use for drilling to complete a traffic impact study.
• Jefferson Hills officials seek a $250,000 grant through the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County's Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund for the Walton Road sewer upsizing project.
• Borough council approved extending the contract with Cargill Inc. for the purchase of rock salt from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2014.
• Borough council unanimously approved hiring Roseanne L. Moore as a school crossing guard.
Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at 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.
- Vocal resident banned from all Baldwin-Whitehall district property
- Thomas Jefferson’s first Mini-THON nets maxi-results
- Shredding program set in Pleasant Hills
- Baldwin Township charter school plans for enrollment boost