Whitehall Eat'n Park plans pick-up window
Take-out of Eat'n Park's famous Superburger and Smiley Cookie could soon be expedited for customers at the Whitehall restaurant with plans for the addition of a pick-up window.
Borough Council members said they likely will vote on a revised site plan for the Route 51 Eat'n Park at their July 17 meeting, to make way for the addition of a drive-through lane and changing traffic patterns.
People would be required to call ahead for pick-up to get their orders at the window, officials said.
“They're trying to get those people out of the stores and out of those areas where it's congested,” Councilman Phil Lahr said.
The Whitehall Planning Commission earlier this month recommended council approve the site plans.
Borough officials said they are waiting on final drawings before voting on the plans.
July 3 meeting canceled
Whitehall Council has canceled its meeting for July 3 to allow residents to participate in pre-Independence Day activities.
Council members in a 4-1 vote last week agreed to cancel the meeting. Councilman Phil Lahr was the lone dissenter.
Lahr said borough business should not stop just to allow for social events.
“If you have something to do that day and you can't be here then don't come,” he said. “But I don't know why we should stop government just to stop it.”
Fire company support questioned
One Whitehall man is challenging residents to give more to their local volunteer fire company.
The Whitehall Fire Company's first fund drive this year only brought in responses from 1,100 of the boroughs 6,600 residences, Councilman Phil Lahr told his colleagues last week.
This, he said, is “really a disgrace.”
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
Whitehall leaders will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to mill and pave Weyman Road during the night this fall, in an attempt to cut back on the affects the project will have on local traffic.
Council members at their meeting last week agreed in a 5-0 vote to send a letter to PennDOT exempting the state department from local noise ordinances so pavement can be done at night. Council members Harold Berkoben and Bill Veith were absent.
PennDOT intends to pave Weyman, from Baptist to Provost roads, beginning in September, borough Manager James Leventry said. The milling, resurfacing and drain improvements, likely would be done between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Because of the high volume of traffic, they're proposing the work be done at night, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Leventry said.
“You almost have no choice in the matter, as much as residents will complain,” Mayor James Nowalk said. “The way that traffic moves on Baptist Road where you can barely get out of a parking lot. I don't see how you could not accept their offer to do it at night.”
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