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Grant program continued

The county has allocated $250,000 to continue the AlleghenyPlaces Municipal Planning Grant Program. Through the program, municipalities may apply for grants to update existing comprehensive plans and land use ordinances or develop new ones.

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald made the announcement last week.

The goal is to ensure municipalities have land use ordinances and comprehensive plans that are consistent with the county's comprehensive plan, AlleghenyPlaces. The program also encourages multi-municipal cooperation and innovative approaches to land development.

The program started in 2010.

Municipalities in the county, Councils of Government and nonprofits working on behalf of municipalities are eligible to apply. The maximum allowable grant per applicant, project or application is $65,000. The minimum required local match ranges from nothing to 50 percent and cannot be provided from other county funds.

For guidelines and requirements: under "breaking news." Interested municipalities also may contact Kay Pierce at 412-350-1030.


Pitt-Greensburg transfer day Saturday

The University of Pittsburgh will hold a Transfer Decision Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at its Greensburg campus, 150 Finoli Drive, off Mount Pleasant Road. Students should bring official transcripts, including high school and college(s) attended, and documentation of SAT/ACT scores. Admissions counselors will be available to review applications and admitted students will then have the opportunity to schedule courses for the upcoming semester. A $100 tuition deposit is required before scheduling courses. Registration is required. The $45 application fee will be waived for students who attend.

Details: 724-836-9880.


Car cruise part of community day

A car cruise will be one event held during the annual Murrysville Community Celebration.

The cruise will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Murrysville Community Park on Wiestertown Road. A $5 per-car registration fee will benefit the PA Hero Walk and Wounded Warrior project.

Details: 724-327-2100, ext. 131.


Palmer Airport awarded grant

A $456,018 grant has been awarded to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport for upgrades to expand a terminal parking lot.

The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will allow the airport to construct and expand a terminal parking lot to accommodate the increased number of passengers at the airport.

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