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Bridgeville

Leaf cleanup will follow the street sweeper schedule through the first week of December.

Residents should sweep leaves to the curb for pickup.

Shrubbery trimmings and limbs also will be collected on the street sweeper schedule. Information: www.bridgevilleboro.com.

Carnegie

Residents can get holiday shopping done early and help small businesses during the Cash Mob Carnegie program from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The program is intended to aid small businesses.

The website cash-mobs.com defines the activity: "Cash mobs are flash mobs, but instead of singing and dancing we spend money as a group! We target the small, local businesses that make each community special in order to give the business owners an economic stimulus."

The groups, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Carnegie Community Development Corp. and Allegheny Together are assisting in the program.

These Carnegie businesses have been targeted for the cash mob -- Black Lamb Consignments, Carnegie Coffee Co., Distinctively Different Decor and More, Modern Mercantile Pittsburgh, More Than Words Pittsburgh and Puhlman Flower Shoppe.

Parking will be free during the two-hour event.

Information: Isaac Smith, 412-258-6652 or ismith@sustainablepittsburgh.org.

* Voters in Ward 2 Districts 1 and 2 will cast ballots Tuesday in the Ukrainian-American Citizens Club, 302 Mansfield Ave.

The former polling place was the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.

Crafton

Noble Avenue has been closed between Cross and East Steuben streets while the road is being reconstructed.

The work is expected to take about three weeks.

Residents have been advised to park vehicles at the First Baptist Church parking lot on East Steuben at Oregon Avenue or in spaces on Union or Oregon.

T.A. Robinson is the contractor for the project.

North Fayette

Supervisors voted 3-0 Oct. 22 to rezone part of a proposed hotel site from industrial to business.

Cleveland-based Robinson Peripheral Developers is proposing two Marriott-brand hotels on six acres at the end of Sutherland Drive, near Robinson's IHOP restaurant.

The vote put the entire 33 acres under one zoning district, rather than the property being split-zoned, township development director Laura Ludwig said.

Part of the property is located in a commercial zone in Robinson, she said.

One hotel would sit in Robinson, and the other would straddle the North Fayette and Robinson border.

Scott

Fire and emergency personnel told commissioners Oct. 22 that they are opposed to a firefighter training center and memorial proposed by Commissioner David Jason for Idlewood Avenue and Duncan Way in East Carnegie.

"We don't need a training station in Scott Township. We asked for a [memorial] in the main park," said Tom Salerno, Glendale Hose Company chief.

Patrick Mulligan, president of Scott Township Emergency Services, echoed his sentiments, adding, "We're here to set the record straight."

Mr. Mulligan was angered, too, because the firefighters were not contacted about the proposed project.

The township's fire departments, which also include Bower Hill and East Carnegie, are getting along well, he added.

They added that they are content to use the Allegheny County Training Center, which one called "phenomenal."

Mr. Jason said there is money in the budget for a training station/memorial, but that it wouldn't be pursued if the firefighters aren't interested. He said his ward -- Ward 6 -- is the only one of Scott's nine wards without a park.

Board President Tom Castello said officials have not OK'd either a memorial or a training center.

"We as a board have never approved any of these things," he said.

* Michael Christ of Waste Management displayed a green-and-yellow automated recycling container on wheels that each resident will be given for recyclables.

Residents will have to place the containers facing toward the street on the curb so that the collection truck can pick them up and empty them.

Instructions will be sent to residents, and township manager Denise Fitzgerald said families can purchase second containers for about $40 to $45.

Noting Scott's costs are expected to go down the first year and up in later years, Mrs. Fitzgerald said, "We are hoping to increase our tonnage by 10-15 percent."

According to Scott solicitor Robert McTiernan, Waste Management was the low bidder on a five-year contract bid through South Hills Area Council of Governments.

* The board approved more than $130,000 in payments for work on the Tri-Community Revitalization Project.

Commissioner Bill Wells questioned why three bills totaling about $28,000 were from CDM Smith, the oversight engineer.

* Commissioners tabled action to permit the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to mill and resurface from the bottom of Greentree Road to the Parkway West.

Working hours would be 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting April 28.

After Mr. Wells pointed out that the work would be "rather noisy," commissioners agreed to request more information.


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