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East Huntingdon gas station won't be built

| Friday, Aug. 30, 2002

ALVERTON - East Huntingdon Township supervisors announced at Thursday's meeting the Optima gasoline station proposed for Summit Ridge Plaza will not be constructed because the developer was denied a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT.

Supervisors approved the land development site plan for the proposed gasoline station and small convenience store at their Aug. 15 meeting.

During public comment, residents expressed their concern over the problem of speeding on township roads, especially in light of Sunday's fatal accident on Ruffsdale Road.

Supervisor Joel Suter said supervisors would make sure all speed limit signs are in place and would contact state police about the issue.

Several residents reported an odor from Greenridge Reclamation Landfill in the past week. Supervisors said the DEP was contacted regarding the odor.

The landfill can be cited by the DEP for odors detected beyond its boundaries.

Supervisor Howard Keefer said a DEP representative did detect an off-site odor this summer and stated the matter would be watched more closely.

Resident Wade Fenton again raised the issue of supervisors holding an evening meeting each month.

Suter said it is something that can be considered.

Supervisors reported that bids for the municipal authority's water line project in the township would be opened on Sept. 3.

Supervisors approved the following building permits: Jack and Kendra McBeth at Second Street, Tarrs, R.D.3, for the demolition of an existing home and construction of a 1,580-square-foot modular home; S & A Homes at lots 15 and 17 of the Havenridge Plan for 1,773-square-foot and 2,160-square-foot homes; and Joe Rocker and James Stile at Sunnydale Mobile Home Park for the removal of an existing deck and replacement with 16-foot by 12-foot and 8-foot by 6-foot decks.

Supervisors also approved the THF Mount Pleasant Development/Gasbarro subdivision plan.

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