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Pools will open June 7

| Saturday, May 31, 2003

The Allegheny County Department of Parks will open county pools June 7 for the summer season, which ends Sept. 1.

The county's wave pools are in Boyce, Settler's Cabin and South parks. A swimming pool is in North Park.

Pools will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. If a pool does not open by 2 p.m. due to inclement weather, it will remain closed for the remainder of the day.

Family pool passes are on sale. Applications are available at the administrative offices at Boyce, Settler's Cabin and South parks.

The family swimming pass can be used at all county-owned outdoor swimming facilities Monday through Friday except Independence Day and Labor Day. Anyone admitted with the pass must be accompanied by a person 14 years of age or older, and all people admitted with one pass must be from the same family.

Across the Valley

PennDOT will perform the following maintenance and construction work in the Alle-Kiski Valley from Monday to Friday:

  • Edmon Road (Route 2047), Kiski Township, edge patching.

  • Route 66, Crooked Creek Bridge, bridge maintenance and repair.

  • Route 28, Allegheny Valley Expressway, manual patching.

  • Margaret Road, Lower Burrell, shoulder cutting.

  • Route 28/66, Kiddieland to Spaces Corners, shoulder stabilization.

  • Route 1029, Slabtown to Carpentertown, Bethel Township, shoulder stabilization.

  • Logansport Road (Route 2029), Bethel Township, inlet installation.

  • West Winfield Road (Route 3015), South Buffalo Township, mowing.

  • Route 268, West Kittanning to Butler County line, mowing.

  • Pony Farm Road (Route 3005), North Buffalo Township, mowing.

  • Route 422, West Kittanning to Walkchalk, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., June 5-6, paving by Derry Construction, weather permitting.

    West Deer

    Residents will have an opportunity to recycle their old automobile tires for a nominal fee from 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at the township municipal building at 109 East Union Road.

    The following is a breakdown of tire costs:

  • Passenger-vehicle tire, $1.75.

  • Light truck tires, $2.

  • Passenger or light truck tires on a rim, $3.25.

  • Large truck tires (19.5 inches or larger), $8.75.

  • Large truck tires on a rim, $28.50

    New township road maps are available for $5 at the township building. New township zoning maps are available for $6 apiece.

    First-time, new homeowners in the township can pick up a recycling bin at no charge at the township building at 109 East Union Road. Additional bins are available at $5 apiece.

    Armstrong County

    The Armstrong-Indiana Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m. June 10 on the second floor conference room of the Family Counseling Center, 310 Market St., Kittanning.

    The hearing is regarding the 2004-05 mental retardation county plan and will provide citizens an opportunity to ask questions, or to make oral or written comments regarding the plan.

    Across the Valley

    A health careers information session will be held at the Community College of Allegheny County's Boyce Campus, 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 10.

    Health program coordinators will be on hand to provide information on the growing demand for healthcare professionals and discuss curricula. Representatives from fields will include: surgical technology, radiologic technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant and massage therapy, among others.

    Financial aid and admission representatives also will be available to answer questions.

    For details, contact Jane Greenwood at 724-325-6617.

    Compiled by Rob Amen

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