Share This Page

Saltsburg Borough plans Canal Park improvements

| 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.

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.