Residents are reminded about several changes in the recycling program with Waste Management.
The borough now has single-stream recycling, meaning that all recycled materials can be placed in the same bin -- no more sorting.
In addition to items such as aluminum food and beverage containers, iron, steel and tin food cans, and Nos. 1 and 2 symbol plastics (milk bottles, shampoo and detergent bottles), items with Nos. 3-7 also will be accepted.
These items also are eligible for recycling: newsprint, printer paper, computer paper, copy paper, cereal and shoe boxes, junk mail, magazines and catalogs as well as corrugated cardboard. Cardboard must be flattened and cut, and be no larger than 14 by 14 inches.
Under the e-waste provision of the garbage contract with Waste Management, televisions and computer monitors and hazardous waste such as aerosols and solvents can be collected separately.
Information on the expanded recycling program and how to recycle the e-waste and hazardous waste can also be found at www.bridgevilleboro.com.
Supervisors held a public hearing Jan. 22 on a proposed zoning amendment that would allow high-rise and garden-style apartments in business districts. A vote may be taken as early as Feb. 12.
Some residents living near the intersection of McKee Road and Old Steubenville Pike questioned how the zoning change could affect them, township development director Laura Ludwig said.
Developers have shown interest in building apartments on properties near the Shop 'n Save on Old Steubenville Pike in the Imperial area, in the Hankey Farms area and on Summit Park Drive near The Pointe at North Fayette shopping center, Ms. Ludwig said.
Problems such as high utility charges and lack of information have been reported with the recent first mailing of sewage bills from the township, which is taking over the billing job from Pennsylvania American Water Co.
Pat Martin of Center Street told commissioners Jan. 22 that her sewer bill was for $348.38 and that no rate was listed. The bill also lacked information on usage amounts and the time period involved. Residents with multiple properties weren't sure which bill went with which parcel, she added.
Township manager Denise Fitzgerald attributed the problems to data errors from the water company. In Mrs. Martin's case, two meters were listed on her account, though Mrs. Martin said she has always had just one meter. Other residents' bills contained similar problems, Mrs. Fitzgerald said.
However, the manager said, revised bills have been mailed out and that the next bills will contain more information, including actual usage.
But Commissioner David Calabria was concerned that some residents may pay the original bills without realizing there were errors.
"This is a work in progress," Mrs. Fitzgerald said. "This is the first time we took over the billing since the water company took it over in 2007."
Commissioner Bill Wells suggested that a notice about the changeover be posted on the township's website.
• The board adopted a resolution that continues the vacancy board this year and appoints J. David Henderson as chairman.
The commissioners will hold a special meeting Feb. 12 to clarify the positions of tax collector and treasurer, effective Jan. 1, 2014.neigh_west