Mt. Pleasant tackles West Nile Virus
By Linda Harkcom
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant supervisors took steps this week to keep the West Nile Virus under control in the township.
Supervisors entered into a mosquito control service agreement with SAfeCide Wetlands and Pest Management for five months, beginning in April, at a cost of $550 per month.
Supervisors said history has shown the floodplain along both sides of Sewickley Creek is capable of generating a large number of mosquitoes.
Supervisor Duane Hutter said they have been hiring a company to spray each year since the early 1990s.
“We spray because of the West Nile Virus. We want to make sure those who are in our township are protected,” Supervisor Chairman Frank Puskar said.
Township resident Joe Ferlin of Mammoth asked where the spraying will occur.
Supervisor Jack Rutkowski said it will be between Brinkerton Road and East Unity Township Road, including 20 acres of woodland and floodplain, up and downstream of the Century Farms sewage treatment facility and a five-acre site on the east side of Sewickley Creek.
• Granted final approval to the re-subdivision of Lots 48 and 49 of the Cherry Wood Estates Phase I along Route 981. Puskar said the developer is making changes to the roads, which required the subdivision that made the two lots each a little larger.
• Exonerated taxes totaling $37.49 for the property purchased by the Mt. Pleasant Township Municipal Authority known as tax map #53-02-00-0-166.
Puskar reminded residents the annual township Easter Egg Hunt, for children 12 years and younger, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Norvelt Pony League Field Pavilion.
• Announced the township will begin accepting calls on April 1 for the summer swim program at 724-423-6812. Information on this program and other summer recreation programs are available on the municipality's website: www.mtpleasanttwp.com.
The next recycling date for township residents is April 4.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
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