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Saltsburg Borough plans Canal Park improvements

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By Gina DelFavero

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Saltsburg Borough Council has planned some spring improvement projects along its historic canal bed.

Gaps in the town's Canal Park walkway have compelled the board to seal the cement walk.

Council President P.J. Hruska said when the cement pads were poured, caulking was applied to large creases between each pad. “But there was nothing to bind (the caulking) to at the bottom, and it just shrivels up,” he said.

Borough maintenance workers are planning to place a binder in between the pads and fill the spaces between the concrete with a self-leveling caulking.

At its Monday meeting, council approved the purchase of the necessary equipment and materials, not to exceed $3,540, from the George L. Wilson Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh.

At the restroom facility at the Canal Park, some of the building's panels are beginning to slide down and will need to be replaced. Hruska said the project will be discussed in more detail at the May meeting and will likely go to bid within a couple months.

A sign permit for business owner John Montgomery that was originally rejected at the March meeting by both the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) and council received a green light Monday after suggested changes to the sign were made.

Montgomery owns Digital Concepts Computer Sales & Service located at 614 Salt St., and originally proposed a sign perpendicular to the building.

The LED sign was deemed unfit for the ambiance of the downtown district, and has since been redesigned. Instead of having the sign angled out from the building, Montogmery agreed to place it flush to the storefront window and to have it externally lit. HARB also approved the changes.

A building permit was also approved for a residence at 714 Cherry Way for shingle replacement on a garage roof.

Council rejected a bid through the Indiana-Westmoreland Council of Governments (COG) for salt and road material, which the borough instead purchases locally through Cargill Salt, Inc. and Loyalhanna Township.

Council thanked the family of Samuel Eckenrode Jr., who donated four benches in memory of the longtime borough maintenance worker who passed away last year. Three of the benches are located along Canal Park between Washington and Market streets, with the fourth situated in front of the borough building.

Gina DelFavero is a staff writer for Trib total Media. She can be reached at 724-459-6100, ext. 2915 or gdelfavero@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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