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Council heard complaints Tuesday night about vandalism, littering and bad behavior around Mr. Small's Theater, a concert venue at 400 Lincoln Ave.

Rick Sternitzke, a Millvale resident, complained about what he has encountered over the past 10 years.

"I have to sit out on my porch on concert nights," he said. "I am upset that they are defecating in the alley and urinating on my house. By the time the police come, the people are gone."

Another resident, Scott Perkins, said, "Windows are vandalized, gardens are destroyed, and there is garbage everywhere." Mr. Perkins said concert-goers park for free, adding to the frustration of residents.

"I would like to see [patrons] pay for parking," Mr. Sternitzke said. He also would like to see increased patrolling on nights when the theater holds concerts.

• Councilwoman Polly Grimpe was appointed to serve on the Millvale Borough Development Corporation, with Councilman Al Atkinson as the alternate. The development board serves to support and revitalize economic growth in the borough's neighborhoods and business district.


A ceremony to honor a U.S. Marine from Reserve who died in Vietnam will be held at 9 a.m. July 20 on the 31st Street Bridge.

The bridge, which links Pittsburgh's Strip District and Troy Hill, will be renamed in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. William Raymond Prom, who died protecting soldiers in Vietnam in 1969.

Mr. Prom received the Medal of Honor.

House Bill 349, which renames the bridge in honor of Lance Cpl. Prom, was sponsored by state Rep. Dom Costa, D-Stanton Heights, and signed into law May 23 by Gov. Tom Corbett as Act 11.

A memorial in Reserve dedicated to Lance Cpl. Prom will be upgraded after commissioners heard a complaint about its disrepair at their meeting Monday.

"There were no flowers, the flag pole is rusted, and there were no little flags around it. It's just disrespectful," Douglas Nepereny, a Reserve resident and Vietnam veteran, said of the memorial at Pittview Avenue and Mount Troy Road.

"We grew up together as kids," he said of Lance Cpl. Prom. "We were both in the Marine Corps, and I was injured six months before he was killed."

The commissioners said the pole would be repainted and mulch, flowers and new flags would be added.

• Township manager Bob Kipp announced that the first-quarter financial report shows the township is ahead in revenues by 25 percent and is spending less than expected.

• The commissioners authorized an engineer's study at 209 Logan St. due to a hill slide, caused in part by recent weather and loose soil from a construction site. Township engineer Gordon Taylor expressed concern about the slide continuing. The study will include core borings to determine a remedy for the problem.



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