Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 13 to approve an ordinance to change the name of Main Street to Brook Street in the Fort Pitt section of the township.
The name change was recommended by postal authorities to eliminate confusion with similarly named streets in nearby communities.
■ The board approved Plavchak Construction Co.'s change order to extend the English Turn Drive and Vanadium Road storm sewer repairs by 21 calendar days because of adverse weather conditions. The work was completed Aug. 1 and inspections are being conducted now, said Larry Souleret, township engineer.
■ Jennifer Fox Rabold was appointed as a zoning hearing board alternate until Dec. 31, 2015. She is senior counsel with FedEx.
■ Ronald Cadez was named facility technician, effective Sept. 2, at a $45,000 annual salary. The new Community Center at Collier Park will become a part of the township on Monday, which means Collier will be responsible for its maintenance.
■ Officials set a public hearing for 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to consider the proposed text amendment revisions to the R4 zoning district. There’s a link on the township website for residents to see the proposed new zoning map.
■ Commissioners recognized Seven Z Enterprises, Inc., most commonly known as Giant Eagle, as a successful business and declared Aug. 13 as Giant Eagle Day in Collier.
Board President George Macino noted that Mr. Zupancic, a 20-year township resident, started the business in Collier as a Thoroughfare market and subsequently opened stores in Gibsonia and Butler.
Mr. Macino said the extended family has created "a landmark establishment" with affordable foods and prescriptions.
The borouogh has a new Shade Tree Commission consisting of Angela Yuele who was appointed Aug. 13, Ian Whitefield, Jeff Simonette, Eugene Batdorf, Ed Pitassi. They will serve staggered terms.
Manager Ray McCutcheon said the borough is planning beautification and capturing storm water runoff. The commission will work with the Water and Sewer Authority about compliances that must be met.
■ Council also voted on creating a working foreman position for the Public Works Department. The vote was 6-1 to hire John May. Councilman Dan LaRocco voted no. Councilman Calvin Jackson was absent. Mr. May will start Sept. 2. The salary is about $50,000 a year.
■ Police Chief Alan DeRusso is in the hospital after an Aug. 7 auto accident, Council appointed Captain Ron Denbow as acting chief.
■ A special meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers to reveal the results of a feasibility study that will help council determine if a new municipal complex should be built.
■ Joel Work of Corapolis took a proclamation to Scanno, Italy, when he went there to visit. He said that there are many residents of Coraopolis who are from that town. Upon his return he presented a letter of thanks from the mayor of Scanno. Council proclaimed Aug. 15 as Scanno Day in Coraopolis.
■ Council awarded a $322,430 contract by a 6-1 vote to Niando construction Inc. for concrete resurfacing on Ferree Street. The cost includes waterline replacement. Councilman Robb Cardimen voted no. Manager Ray McCutcheon said the Water Authority will reimburse the borough $52,000.
New decorative street lights on Route 50 have been energized. As a state transportation requirement, the lights will remain illuminated around the clock for 30 days and will go on a normal day / night cycle around Sept. 18.
■ Vendors are invited to the borough’s fourth Heidelberg Oktoberfest from 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 in Heidelberg Park, 600 Industry Way. Registration is $25. The German-themed festival will feature Zambelli Fireworks, music acts such as the Mansfield Five, Karl Lukitsch and Autobahn, Helen Matlak, and the Graham Brothers Band, Children’s Activities, food and craft vendors. Information: http://heidelbergpa.tripod.com/id25.html.
Commissioners Gary Tranelli, Nick DiPietro, and David Ciccone gathered together Tuesday afternoon, but it was not for a township meeting.
They stood outside the municipal building and took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, each pouring a bucket of cold ice water over his head as part of the national movement to help the ALS Association.
Commissioners urged Hopewell residents to pledge money to ALS and they challenged elected officials in Beaver County and all Greater Pittsburgh to take the challenge. The commissioners also are donating money to the cause.
Residents will soon receive tax refunds. Collector Anne Beck turned in a list of names at the most recent workshop meeting.
“Primarily, these refunds are from assessment appeals, or senior citizen discounts,” said manager Ryan Eggleston. The lists are not complete, so refunds will be ongoing as they are updated. The first round of refunds can be expected in the next 30 days.