Spaces are available for individuals who want to sell items at a community yard sale at 8 a.m. Sept. 14 in Crafton Park on Steuben Street.
The cost for a 10- by 10-foot space is $10. Spaces will be reserved on a first-come, first-paid basis. Payment can be made at the Crafton municipal building. Envelopes containing a check should be labeled, "c/o Crafton Celebrates Yard Sale" and include the contact's name and phone number. Reservations also can be mailed to 100 Stotz Ave., Crafton, PA 15205.
Refreshments will be sold during the event. All proceeds will benefit next year's Crafton Celebrates Festival.
The electronic recycling event scheduled for this weekend has been canceled. The next electronic recycling date will be next year.
• The Octoberfest Classic Dog Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in Green Tree Park. The top dog will receive a prize and free refreshments will be available.
An Octoberfest Classic Car Cruise will be held Sept. 14-15 in the park. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 13.
Council members hired Antonio Ruiz as a full-time police officer Aug. 20. Mr. Ruiz, who began work June 1, was promoted from his position as a part-time officer with the borough.
• Jennifer Pattinato and Sherri Ferris were appointed as alternates to the Civil Service Commission. Their terms will extend through June 19, 2019.
• The Octoberfest celebration will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Heidelberg Park. Craft vendors are invited to participate.
Land is being graded at the former Joy dog food factory site, but owner Tom Robinson declined to share his plans for the Union Avenue property during an interview this week.
Mr. Robinson has renewed a land grading permit and is in the process of renewing a building permit, borough secretary Kelly Rohbeck said.
Earlier this year, council rejected his proposal to build a shopping plaza on the site.
Swallow Hill Road, which links Greentree and Scrubgrass Run roads, will be repaved with concrete in the spring, commissioners said Tuesday. Township Engineer Larry Lennon estimated the work would be completed by the end of May.
With a bid of $1.96 million, Golden Triangle Construction submitted the lowest of five bids to repave Swallow Hill and Rockfield roads. Township officials had estimated the bill for Swallow Hill Road alone would be $1.5 million.
Swallow Hill Road, which was last resurfaced in its entirety 25 years ago, is used by Chartiers Valley School District and Port Authority buses. Motorists have noted that its rutted condition is hard on vehicles and noisy. Some nearby residents have complained about the noise.
Officials had hoped to have Swallow Hill Road repaved sooner, but unfinished work on Scrubgrass Run Road leading to the Scott Township Veterans Memorial Bridge prompted them to delay the start of additional repair work in that area. Except for local traffic, Scrubgrass Run is blocked off at Segar Road and Raven Drive.
Scott is taking out a bond to pay for the road repairs.
• Commissioner David Calabria reported that he, representatives from Raceway Plaza, traffic engineers from state Transportation Department and township manager Denise Fitzgerald met Monday and agreed to study the timing of the Route 50 traffic signals at the plaza, Greentree Road and Collier Avenue.
Officials hope to adjust the timing to reduce traffic gridlock in that area, Mr. Calabria said. He added that officials also are looking into a possible traffic signal at Bower Hill Road and Kane Boulevard.