Ligonier supervisors OK water feature
Idlewild and SoakZone hopes to break ground this winter on a lazy river that will wind its way through the water park of the Ligonier Township facility.
Township supervisors approved the plan for the 600-foot river that will take inner-tube riders on a loop.
Project manager Matthew Bagaley of Pittsburgh-based The Gateway Engineers Inc. said some splash features will be removed to make room for the river, but the rest of the park will remained undisturbed.
Supervisors approved an ordinance to meet the requirements of state Act 13, which regulates oil and gas drilling, including Marcellus shale natural gas drilling.
Resident Jack Milburn expressed concern about the ordinance because portions of the law are under review by the state Supreme Court.
Solicitor Judith Ciszek said if the high court upholds the decision of Commonwealth Court that portions of the act are unconstitutional, those portions of the act will not apply to the township's ordinance.
“We're using an abundance of caution (by passing this ordinance now) because there was a Dec. 7 deadline to come into compliance with the act,” Ciszek said.
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.
- Kennametal HQ relocation rankles Westmoreland County business leadership
- Ohio woman will be millionth passenger to fly out of Arnold Palmer airport
- Westmoreland County candidate admits to summary offenses
- Democrats go on offense in Westmoreland County commission debate
- Laurel Ridge rangers on watch for sexual misconduct in park
- Southmoreland directors to seek loan info from banks as state budget impasse continues
- Grandparents’ bids for child custody imperiled
- Accuser lying, rape defendant testifies in Westmoreland County trial
- Mt. Pleasant school board to discuss website plan
- Greensburg council expected to approve fire truck purchase
- Westmoreland couple charged with having heroin, marijuana