Baseball games will not be allowed on Sundays at Penglyn Field in Irwin.
Borough council voted 4-2 last week against allowing the Sunday games at the field off Ash Street. Councilwoman Debbie Kelly was absent.
The Norwin Community Athletic Association, which runs youth baseball games, had asked that tournament games be allowed on some Sundays, with regular games played on other days.
Councilwoman Gail Macioce, who lives in the Penglyn neighborhood, said in previous years, parents of baseball players parked illegally, blocking residents’ driveways, and then got nasty when asked to move their cars.
Councilman Michael Yunn said the borough also had problems with garbage after games.
Andy DeFazio and Tom Knight, who took over the athletic association this year, said their board has devised a schedule for trash pickup for this year.
Council voted 6-0 to approve ballfield use for 2017 as it was allocated in 2016, splitting reserved baseball field times in Irwin’s parks among the Police Athletic League, church teams and NorwinCommunity Athletic Association.
Also at the meeting, borough engineer Lucien Bove said Route 993 from Brownstown Road to Ridinger Park Road will be blocked off during work on a project by the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority.
Part of the road will be closed from April 3 to June 15, a borough official said.
Mr. Bove also said the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County will replace two main waterlines located under Pennsylvania Avenue and will replace any lead service lines from the main lines to the curb, but replacement of any lead lines from the curb to homes will remain the responsibility of the homeowner.
Council also voted to get quotes for an inspection of the Little Knights Kingdom playground to determine its viability.
In August, it was announced that Irwin was turned down for state funding to relocate the bridge leading to the playground and to restore playground structures.
The bridge, which had slipped off its foundation over a creek that divides the playground from Irwin Park, has been sitting in the park.
Anne Cloonan, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.