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Youngwood council approves plaza, including grocery store, along Route 119 South

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 11:18 p.m.
 

Youngwood Borough Council has approved plans to build a shopping plaza on Route 119 South, moving the borough closer to having its first full-fledged grocery store in almost 20 years.

The plaza needs to be approved by Westmoreland County officials.

Youngwood Commons, owned by Tom Jamieson of Jamieson Family Markets, based in Fairmont, W.Va., will include a beer distributor, an auto parts store and a Shop 'n Save.

In other business at a meeting this week, a borough resident who owns a North Third Street rental property pleaded with officials to do something about water that streams down a nearby street, over a curb and into the property's basement during a heavy rain.

“Under a hard rain, that water is not stopping in the alley,” said Brian Hickson, who asked council to consider making the curb higher.

“If the borough can't help me, I'm going to have to do something on my own,” he said.

Councilman Scott Palmquist said the borough and many others in the area have struggled with flooding brought on by heavy rains.

“We've got a lot of water issues in town. We're all scratching our heads,” he said.

Public Works Supervisor John Storey Jr. said he would check out the property to see if anything can be done.

Council approved spending up to $11,000 for patching, paving and repairing Depot Street, which Storey said is the subject of many complaints from motorists because it's rough and uneven.

Jacob Tierney is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6646 or jtierney@tribweb.com.

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