New Stanton moves closer to having county bus service
New Stanton is one step closer to being added to Westmoreland County Transit Authority's bus routes.
At Thursday's council meeting, Councilman Jerry Ilgenfritz said he recently met with WCTA officials and they test-drove their largest bus through the borough.
The proposed route would take residents to various locations throughout the county including the Sony plant in East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County Community College and the Mt. Pleasant Wal-Mart store.
"We should be hearing from (the WCTA) soon," Ilgenfritz said. He added that no bus stop locations have been decided yet.
"(The buses) will actually stop for flag-downs," he said.
In other business, council discussed the possibility of contracting a secondary or emergency road salt supplier.
Councilman Scott Sistek, chairman of the streets and roads committee, said North Huntingdon Township put out back-up salt bids last year.
"They were never out of salt," Sistek said. New Stanton would not have had enough salt if it had snowed once more, he added.
Sistek will look into the matter further and present his findings to council.
Council also voted to make its annual donation of $125 to both the Youngwood Library and the Greensburg-Hempfield Library.
Leaf pickups for the borough will be held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.
Councilman Greg Todd said leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags. The bags are available at the borough office and at retail stores.