Perryopolis seeks grants for Sampey Park security system
Perryopolis Borough Council agreed on Wednesday to seek grant funding to buy a security system for Sampey Park and the borough's baseball fields to protect against vandalism.
Council member Charles Petrosky, who heads the borough's parks and recreation committee, said the borough needs a high-tech security system.
“People are vandalizing and destroying Sampey Park,” Petrosky said. “I have found condoms on the playground and the pavilions. The tables have been damaged.”
Petrosky estimated that it will cost about $9,800 to have the security system installed.
Several council members questioned whether the borough should install another security system at Sampey Park.
About eight years ago, the borough paid about $10,000 to install a security system that was not used on a regular basis, council members said.
Council member Frank Masney said high-tech security systems now exist.
“The technology has gotten much better,” Masney said. “We could get a system installed that would allow the police officers to watch Sampey Park and the ball fields from their police cars,” Masney said. “The police officers could be sitting in their cars at the borough building and see what's going on in the park.”
Police Chief Roger L. Beadling said North Belle Vernon recently installed a security system with grant funding that the borough received.
Mayor Paul Black suggested council contact Art Capella, a grant writer at Fayette County, to seek assistance with the project.
In other business, borough council agreed to review options for installing a street light on Palonder Lane that could cost more than $10,000.
Residents have requested the street light because of ongoing safety issues in the housing development.
Robert Chuboy said it will cost about $9,850 to install the street light. West Penn Power will charge the borough about $1,800 for its part of the project.
Council plans to contact West Penn Power to determine whether less-expensive options are available.
Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.
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.
- Security tightened at Fayette courthouse; Westmoreland says its procedures are sufficient
- Motorcyclist listed as fair after Fayette County crash
- Lynn: Frazier to offer kindergarten readiness classes
- Fayette County Fair up and running
- Fayette fair queen, princess are crowned
- Pennsylvania State VFW Post 8543 Band continues to grow
- Calvary United Methodist Church to hold 7th annual Gospel Sing
- Longtime Fayette County Fair volunteer Herring honored as ‘ambassador’
- Dunbar Twp. man held for trial in DUI fatality
- Connellsville man held for court in robbery at Gibson Terrace
- Residents plan town-hall style meeting on Connellsville’s proposed abandoned building ordinance