Bridgeville officials to address parking problems
Parking in the northern section of Bridgeville Borough has long been a source of frustration for residents of St. Clair Street and Prestley Road.
Council members passed a resolution requesting Bridgeville Parking Authority explore options for more public parking in the area.
Rob McMaster, a resident of St. Clair Street, said in the warmer months it is not uncommon to be forced to park blocks from his home. He said on the weekend he tries to stay at home because he knows he will not find close parking.
“Saturdays are a no-go,” McMaster said.
Council members agreed parking is a problem in that part of the borough, but cautioned they do not have the answer yet. Many did express a willingness to find a space for a public lot.
“This is not an easy solution to a tough problem. But we need to try,” council member Bill Henderson said.
Some residents also expressed concern about more cars from a new business in the borough. Council approved the site plan for Pittsburgh Pets to operate a pet crematorium at 131 Washington Ave. The building is between Washington’s intersections with St. Clair and Prestley. Council approved a conditional use of the crematorium in February. At the time, owner/operator Dr. Tamara Padgelek said it will not be combined with her service Pittsburgh Pets at Home, which specializes in home euthanasia and hospice for pets. Padgelek also said she will offer no other services, such as a veterinary practice, at the facility.
• Bridgeville residents waiting for their street to be paved will have to wait a little longer. Borough council unanimously voted to reject the bids for the 2019 paving program. Bids received for the project were between $196,768 and $232,413. The 2019 borough budget allocates $150,837. Council member Bruce Ghelarducci said the scope of work will be trimmed and sent out for bids again.