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Commissioners approved a resolution June 12 to transfer a restaurant liquor license to Walnut Grill in the former Damon's restaurant on Route 50.

• Jordan Fascetti was hired as a part-time police patrolman, effective Monday. His hiring will bring the township police department to 14 officers.

• Drew Weiss was appointed as an alternate member to the parks and recreation board for a 12-month period that will end June 12, 2014.

Green Tree

The Parkedge Sound Barrier Committee will meet at 7 p.m. next Thursday in the Poplar Room at the Green Tree Municipal Center to discuss the reduction of noise pollution from the Parkway West.

Volunteers are invited. Information: rca@greentreeboro.com.

Heidelberg

Music, games and food will be featured at family night starting at 6 p.m. Friday in Heidelberg Park. The recreation committee will sponsor the event, which will include a disc jockey and free food.

• New garbage trucks with robotic arms that pick up trash bins may be in the future for some communities.

Mayor Kenneth Lasota told council members Tuesday night that the South Hills Area Council of Governments is considering proposals from trash hauling companies that will reduce costs by cutting in half the number of employees who work on garbage trucks and replacing them with an automated system that picks up garbage with a robotic arm.

Currently, the trash trucks have two employees -- a driver and a thrower who tosses the trash into the truck. With the automated system, only a driver operates a remote-controlled robot arm that picks up a standard-sized trash receptacle for emptying into the garbage truck, the mayor said.

Moon

A recent online public opinion survey sponsored by the township showed that there are enough historic resources left to preserve in the community.

Tracy Zinn of T&B Planning, the consulting firm hired to prepare a preservation plan, said some of Moon's important historic resources date as far back as the 1800s.

The goals of the plan are to identify and map the township's historic and cultural resources; increase public awareness of the township's history and historic assets; prepare a prioritized plan of action; avoid inappropriate demolitions of historic structures while encouraging economic growth and community development; and encourage voluntary preservation efforts through education and public awareness.

A public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 24 in the municipal building auditorium, 1000 Beaver Grade Road. Information: Lora Dombrowski, 412-262-1700, or ldombrowski@moontwp.com.

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