Despite recent rainy weather, Green Tree expects to complete sidewalk repairs and the addition of decorative lighting to one side of Greentree Road sometime next week, manager David Montz reported Monday.
Work then will shift to the other side of the street.
About 75 percent of the sanitary sewer project on Warriors Road has been completed, too, he said. The area will be seeded and planted with trees when the project is done.
Also, officials will meet July 22 to approve a feasibility study as part of a 2008 federal consent decree issued for Allegheny County calling for separation of sanitary and stormwater sewer systems.
In other business, council authorized purchase of an all-wheel drive sport utility vehicle for the police department. The purchase will be made through the Westmoreland County Council of Governments for $26,500.
Also, councilman Rino Lindsey reported that about 50 people showed up for the first meeting of the Parkway Sound Barrier Committee June 17. A second session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Sycamore Room of the municipal building. The organization may have an informational booth at the Oktobertfest celebration.
Mr. Lindsey said the homes on Parkedge Road are most affected by Parkway West noise and congestion.
"It's been an ongoing thing for 35 years," he said. 'It's just a bad quality of life."
However, Mr. Lindsey expressed optimism that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now on board to do something to correct the problem.
Finally, residents will have round-the-clock opportunities Thursday through Sunday to recycle electronic items, including televisions, at the Green Tree Municipal Center's rear parking lot. A separate area will be set aside for televisions.
"The amount of e-recycling we do is unbelievable. It's a huge success," said Mr. Montz, noting the borough is one of only a few centers to accept televisions. The next e-recycling event will be on Labor Day.
Carole Gilbert Brown, freelance writer: email@example.com.