Commissioners will hold a hearing on the comprehensive plan update at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the municipal building meeting room, 2418 Hilltop Road. The board will consider adopting the update at its regular monthly meeting, following the public hearing.
• The dek hockey court in the new Collier Park on Lobaugh Street will open Saturday, with ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. and free clinics for 7- to 9-year-olds at 3, 10- to 12-year-olds at 4 and for 13- to 15-year-olds at 5. A skills contest on the open rink will begin at 6 p.m., followed at 7 by a match between Team Pittsburgh Gods and the Stars 'n Sniper. To register for the free clinics, call the township parks and recreation department at 412-279-2525.
Council voted Monday to award a $206,279 contract to A. Merante Contracting Inc. for the Warriors Road sanitary sewer project. The company did the streetscape work between Manilla and Mansfield avenues.
Borough manager David Montz thanked officials for "hanging in" on the project for three years. It was initially considered in the 1950s. "I think the residents will be pleased," he said.
He said officials are still waiting for approval from the county for the Streetscape III project on Greentree Road between West Manilla and Pocono drives. The borough accepted low bidder Frank Zottola Construction Inc.'s bid of $459,605 last month but still needs county approval because the county is providing $250,000 toward the work.
In other action, Mr. Montz said there will be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 29 primarily to discuss the borough's financial responsibility to pay into Alcosan improvements.
Saying he considers it unfair for downstream communities to hold upstream ones "hostage," he suggested that the lines be transferred to Alcosan.
"It's not necessarily a cost savings, but it's a cost shifting," he said.
The special session is being held because Mr. Montz will be absent from the May 6 regular council session.
Reporting about recent Medical Rescue Team South Authority business, Mr. Montz said restructuring of the organization, which will involve reducing the number of supervisors from three to two, was approved last week. The move will not affect service, he said, but will save $180,000.
• A familiar landmark adjacent to the Parkway West at the Green Tree interchange will see some rehabilitation in the next few months.
The 2.5 million-gallon water tank owned by Pennsylvania-American Water Co. will be inspected, sandblasted and repainted in its current sky blue color with a white stripe at an estimated cost of $580,000. The name "Green Tree" will be repainted in blue on the stripe.
It's not the first time the 180--foot-tall structure has received a facelift. Built in 1952 to accommodate anticipated population growth because of the Parkway West construction, the tower has seen rehabilitation work in 1984 and 1999.
Water tanks in Liberty and in South Fayette will undergo facelifts, too.
The two South Fayette tanks were owned by Mayview State Hospital and were acquired by Pennsylvania American to increase storage capacity.
The utility plans to rehabilitate 14 water tanks in nine counties and build nine new water storage tanks this construction season.
None of the new tanks are in Allegheny County.
Estimated total cost for the rejuvenation and the new construction is $16.5 million.
Service interruptions are not expected.
The intersection of First Street and Ellsworth Avenue has been changed to a four-way stop after a traffic study by the police department.
Police will monitor traffic and issue warnings for those who do not obey the signs. After 45 days, traffic citations will be issued for violators.
Heritage Public Library in McDonald has a hall to rent for parties, showers, meetings and other events.
The facility, which has a small kitchen, can accommodate up to 50 people at a cost of $60. Information: 724 926-8400.
JVS Environmental and the Moon Environmental Advisory Council will host electronics collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Moon administration building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road.
Printers, copiers, computers, lap tops and televisions will be accepted. Additional electronic collections will be held Aug. 3 and Oct. 5.
The collections are free and open to residents and businesses in Moon and surrounding communities.
Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a 2013 property tax rate of 2.60 mills -- a decrease of 0.45 mills.
The owner of a home valued at $100,000 will owe $260 this year.
The rate was reduced from 3.05 mills due to Allegheny County reassessments. Whether individual bills rise or fall, compared to 2012, depends on each property valuation.
• Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to enter into a consent order negotiated with Common Pleas Court regarding Steven Victor's proposed residential plan Stafford Park, formerly named Coventry Park.
Under the agreement, roads within the housing development will remain privately owned rather than being transferred to the township, vice chairman Jesse Forquer said.
Stafford Park involves about 42 acres adjacent to Clever Road, across from a township park.
Police officer James Stoker will become the township's newest sergeant following the commissioners' 8-0 approval of his promotion March 26.
Officer Stoker, who will serve a one-year probation in his new role, has been a police officer in Scott since 1999. Before that, he was on the Carnegie police force for five years.
• Manager Denise Fitzgerald was appointed township treasurer, effective April 1. Also approved was an $800 software program from Harris Computer that will add interest charges to delinquent tax bills.
• The following were appointed to the Scott Township Public Library Board of Directors: Laurie Brant, Andrea Wachter, Mark Moore, Sandra Calgaro and Louis Calgaro.
Charles Edeburn, David Seybert, Frank Bruckner, Dean Losego and Brandon Dukes were reappointed to staggered terms on the zoning hearing board.
Also, Ralph Murovich, Mark Mox, John Remensky, Kenneth Lee and William Quinn were reappointed to staggered terms on the planning commission. Michael Finnerty was reappointed to the civil service board.
• The township, under an agreement with eLoop, will sponsor a community e-waste drop-off day until 5 p.m. April 12 in the public works building. There is no cost to Scott, but the township will profit if the collected tonnage is significant.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on revisions to the proposed comprehensive plan at 7:30 p.m. April 17 in the township building, 515 Millers Run Road. Residents can comment on the proposal, including changes to the map outlining future land uses.
• The South Fayette Township Library plans to install a fiber optic line that will connect the library with the Allegheny County Library System's Virtual Private Network and improve daily operations and patron experiences with the Internet, according to director Rebecca Long.
The $66,000 project is expected to take six to nine months.
The fiber line will serve the library's current location in the Millers Run Road municipal building, pending a decision on whether to convert the former Star City Cinemas into a civic center and move the library. Fiber line already has been run to the Star City location on Route 50.
The fiber project will be funded by several sources. The eiNetwork--which administers the county system's network--has secured $42,000 in e-Rate funding.
Township commissioners agreed March 27 to contribute $5,000, plus reallocate $4,000 previously earmarked for the library's current Internet line.
In addition, the library will pay $5,000, and the Laurel Foundation has redirected a $10,000 grant that originally had been awarded to the library for the civic center project.
• Commissioners gave final approval March 27 to development plans for The Crossings at South Fayette shopping center, including an Aldi grocery store, at the intersection of Washington Pike and Route 50.
The board also gave final approval to Walnut Ridge, a residential plan of 90 single-family homes on 111 acres on Battle Ridge Road, across from Sterling Ridge and behind the Berkshires.