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The Sherwin Williams Paint store has been demolished, leaving the West Hills Shopping Center site on University Boulevard vacant.

Wal-Mart has proposed a supercenter on the site, but plans have been delayed awaiting various state and local permits.

The state Department of Transportation issued a revised set of highway occupancy comments Sept. 20. Dave Meinert, Moon's building code official, met with Wal-Mart's architect to discuss requirements for a building permit.

Assistant Manager Adam McGurk said Wal-Mart is still waiting on a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT. It's one of the last hurdles for the retailer, which proposed a development at the site in 2007.

Wal-Mart officials did not respond to requests for comments on the progress of the project.

There has been no word on when construction will begin or if traffic concerns have been addressed.

Built in the 1960s, West Hills was the township's first major shopping center and was once fully occupied by retailers such as S.S. Kresge and A&P.

Plans by Wal-Mart would not affect the Ladbroke facility in the rear of the property.

• Supervisor Jim Vitale said the township has been contacted by a board member in Crescent about providing police protection to its smaller neighbor. Supervisor John Hertzer said, "There is no harm in hearing what they have to say."

The board advised Manager Jeanne Creese to send Crescent a letter and arrange a meeting to discuss the issue.

• The Public Works Department will offer curbside brush pickup, curbside leaf pickup and a compost drop-off site through Oct. 26.

Curbside brush pickup will follow the regular garbage collection schedule. Residents can place brush at the curb by 8 a.m. on pickup day with these guidelines:

Brush should not exceed six feet, cannot have a diameter of more than four inches and must be bundled or tied, not placed in bags or boxes.

Leaves will not be accepted.

North Fayette

Bids to resurface Hawthorne Drive and part of Mahoning Road were higher than budgeted so those roads won't be paved until 2013, township Manager Bob Grimm said.

• Supervisors approved plans Sept. 25 for the Pointe West neighborhood to develop an additional 53 lots, plus open space, on 30 acres adjacent to Dupont Drive.

Approval was subject to a supplemental agreement that ensures certain road improvements will be completed by May 1, 2015, regardless of whether the new phases are built yet.



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