The township is accepting volunteers to fill openings on two boards. Two alternate members are being sought for the parks and recreation board and the civil service commission.
To apply: 412-279-2525, extension 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Picnic rentals will be accepted March 1 from residents and April 1 for others for these facilities, which all have electricity, charcoal grills and nearby restrooms:
• Webb Park Pavilion, capacity 60, $75 for residents and $100 for others.
• Collier Park Pavilion 1, capacity 140, $150 for residents and $175 for others.
• Collier Park new pavilion, capacity 120, $120 for residents and $140 for others.
Information: 412-279-2525, extension. 122.
Mayor Edward Schenck on Monday swore in Taras J. Hovanec as a probationary police officer. He formerly was a police officer with the City of Pittsburgh.
The new officer will replace Lt. Steve Psomas, who retired recently.
■ Council authorized Manager David Montz to advertise for bids to replace the municipal center's rooftop air conditioning unit and roofs on the fire hall and public works buildings.
Mr. Montz also was given approval to proceed with the necessary renovations that will convert the current police garage to a locker room and a new entrance. And, he was also given authorization to advertise for bids to replace the sidewalk and curbs on the easterly side of Greentree Road from the Green Tree Park entrance to Parkway Center Drive.
■ Officials appointed council president Mark Sampogna, Mayor Edward Schenck and Mr. Montz as delegates to CONNECT — the Congress of Neighboring Communities. The organization was established in 2009 and consists of Pittsburgh and the 35 municipalities along its border.
■ Part-time summer employment opportunities are available for borough youth. College students interested in working with the public works department, being lifeguards or serving in the concession stand at Wilson Park Pool should apply by March 14. Counselors for the six-week summer recreation program must apply by April 17. Applications: www.greentreeboro.com.
Council on Monday approved extending a contract through this year with the police department, including five full-time officers and about seven part-time officers.
All officers received a 3 percent pay raise as part of a standard borough-wide wage increase this year, council President Marilou Ritchie said.
Ms. Ritchie said the borough has been focusing on adding full-time officers to its force.
“We have six municipalities we’re serving now, so we need them,” she said.
In addition to covering McDonald, the police department has various agreements to patrol and answer calls in the Washington County communities of Midway, Robinson, Burgettstown, Independence and West Middletown.
■ The borough is planning a 125th anniversary celebration for June 29, during the volunteer fire department’s annual McSummerfest carnival.
Festivities will include opening a time capsule created during the town’s 1989 centennial celebration.
■ A $5.18 million overhaul of the sewer system is expected to wrap up in June, council President Marilou Ritchie said.
The McDonald Sewage Authority began the project last April to install 30,000 feet of sewer line beneath roads and sidewalks so there are separate lines for sewage and storm water.
Moon Park pavilion rental reservations will be accepted from residents starting at 9 a.m. Monday in the municipal building. Deposit and payment are due at the time of reservation.
Non-residents can make pavilion reservations starting Tuesday in the Moon Park office in the park, Ewing Road.
All reservations must be made in person. All pavilions and fees are listed at www.moonparks.org
Robin Hill reservations can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations must be made in person. To schedule at tour of Robin Hill: 412-262-1703 or email@example.com.
Commissioners voted 5-0 on Monday to approve plans for GetGo, 6512 Steubenville Pike, to expand and reconfigure its gas station in the Robinson Crossroads shopping center. Two fuel pumps will be added, and the convenience store will be expanded to include eat-in dining, township planning director Rick Urbano said.
■ Plans for two hotels near The Mall at Robinson got the go-ahead from Robinson commissioners Monday night.
The board voted 5-0 to approve subdivision and site plans for Cleveland-based Robinson Peripheral Developers to build a 104-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Robinson and a 94-room TownePlace Suites that spans Robinson and North Fayette.
The Marriott brand hotels are planned for 6 acres at the end of Sutherland Drive, near Robinson’s IHOP restaurant.
■ The second phase of the Stafford Park housing development is set for 30 single-family homes. Commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to approve a subdivision plan for the Stafford Drive project, as requested by Steven Victor of Coventry Park LLC in Sewickley.
Commissioners voted to authorize the engineer to prepare bidding specifications for the township's 2014 road improvement program. Officials have budgeted $580,000 for this year's roadwork, which works out to $64,400 for each of Scott's nine wards.
Some worried that there wouldn't be enough money to complete all of the necessary repairs, especially when some streets such as Spreading Oak have underground springs that must be repaired first. Another potentially expensive project is Lindsay Road because of its length.
Other streets mentioned for potential repairs are Knox, North Wren, Ignatius, Hope, Foxwood, Ryan, Roseleaf and Great Oak. Officials plan to check on the amount of money left in the latest bond issue before proceeding.
■ Officials approved an agreement between Allegheny County, Scott and Carnegie concerning the rehabilitation of the Carothers Avenue/Third Street Bridge that links Carnegie and Scott at Carothers Avenue. The bridge will be closed for repairs starting this spring.
Township Manager Denise Fitzgerald explained the document is a revised agreement that deals only with lights. Scott will bill Carnegie for its share of the service, she said.
■ The board voted 6-1 to rehire DEP to redesign the township website and its updates and forms for $2,600.
"I think our website stinks," said Mr. Wells, who wanted to hire Innovation Trends, which was asking $1,600 to do the same work. Mr. Calabria abstained from voting.
Mr. Wells mentioned that the township has purchased some red-and-white yard signs that read "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here". Any residents who would like one should contact his/her commissioner. The signs were ordered because of speeding complaints.