Council to consider recommendations
At its 7:30 p.m. meeting Monday, Plum Council is expected to consider several recommendations from the Planning Commission.
Bale Manor Inc. and its owner, Michael Baleno, have requested a reverse subdivision to reduce six lots into two and construct a duplex on each.
The homes are along Duquesne Boulevard in the Ramparts neighborhood. Greg Bachy, planning director, said the area was the scene of a fire several years ago.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad wants a two-lot final subdivision for 2 1 / 2 acres of property adjacent to the Oakmont Country Club and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Bachy said the railroad wants to sell the property to the club so it can build a cart bridge over the highway.
William DiNatale has requested approval of a site plan for a 10,000-square-foot warehouse on Barnette Street at the site of the former Renton Italian Club.
Bachy said each floor of the two-story warehouse would have 5,000 square feet. One floor would be used to store equipment for a construction company, and the other floor will be rented.
Senior citizens involved in art or athletics are invited to participate in the Pennsylvania Council on Aging's 16th annual Senior Arts Festival and the 22nd annual Pennsylvania Senior Games.
Artwork by people ages 60 and older will be displayed at the festival May 20 to June 20 at the Capitol in Harrisburg. All works should be submitted between April 1 and 19.
The games will be June 10 to 15 at Shippensburg University in Cumberland County and are open to state residents ages 50 and older.
Events include basketball, track and field, horseshoes, bowling, swimming, boccie, archery, tennis, cycling and shuffleboard, and May 6 in the application deadline.
For details and applications for either event, call the office of state Rep. David Levdansky, an Elizabeth borough Democrat, at (412) 384-2258.
The organizations are HI HOPE — Hazelwood Initiative — Healthy Outreach Promoting Empowerment — for children's safety helmets; the Mollie's Meals program of the Jewish Association on Aging, Squirrel Hill; and Home Safe Home Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Bloomfield, for home safety surveys and devices such as smoke alarms.
East Liberty organizations receiving grants are the East Liberty Family Health Care Center for safety helmets and car and booster seats for needy families, Tree of Hope for an art program to help bereaved children of murder victims express their grief nonviolently and Moms & Cops Focusing on Families to train communities about domestic violence, children's emergency medicine, social services and women's and family health care.
School recipients are Westinghouse High School in Homewood to help student government representatives establish a student-run court designed to curtail gang activity and resolve conflicts peacefully, Grandview Elementary School in Tarentum for lifesaving training for adults and Highland Middle School in Harrison Township for health education and outreach targeting eighth-grade girls.
Penn State New Kensington will conduct food safety certification training May 6, 7, 13 and14, with the final exam scheduled for May 20.
Participants who pass the exam will be eligible for certification by the National Restaurant Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
The course also will be offered March 18, 19, 25 and 26 at the Donohoe Center, Greensburg, and April 15, 16, 22 and 23 at Armstrong Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. April 2 and 29 are the respective final exam dates.
For details, call (724) 334-6053.