The agenda for the April 11 Scott commissioners meeting said it all: Summer is just around the corner.
Officials approved motions related to hiring staff for the township swimming pool, ballfields and summer recreation program. They approved weed control at the ballfields, too.
One motion the commissioners did not approve drew some negative comment from residents — the installation of playground equipment on a site off Hope Street, a project that also met with opposition when first proposed a few years ago.
"It's wide open [there] to our backyards. There's absolutely no privacy," one resident said.
Resident Lynn Galluze wondered if the steep slope in the area would require a fence.
Commissioner Eileen Meyers agreed with the residents' concerns. "It's more like a parklet," she said.
The hirings included Ron Ellis to schedule pool lifeguards and supervise Community Day activities and Monica Rodrigues as pool manager for the summer season. Additional lifeguards and swimming instructors are expected to be hired later this month.
In other business, American Legion Post 290 was given permission to use the same parade route as last year for the Memorial Day parade on May 29. A motion to allow My Lifestyle: Wellness Consulting LLC to use a small meeting room for a two-hour CPR class also was a approved.
The agenda noted that the May 9 meeting will be a voting meeting to take action on a Green Revitalization of Our Waterways, or GROW, grant the township has received from the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority. The grants are being used to help municipalities reduce the amount of stormwater flowing into the Alcosan sewer system.
Carole Gilbert Brown, freelance writer: email@example.com.