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Council members are considering an ordinance to get establishments with gaming machines to pay the township's fee for such machines on time, if not early.
During council's agenda-setting meeting Oct. 10, zoning officer Martin Orban said, "Our staff has had difficulty in collecting our fee."
The proposed law would institute a 2 percent per month penalty on businesses that pay late. There currently is a flat fee per machine.
He said businesses that have more machines would get a break on the dollar amount of excess units. If they pay early, he said, they will get a 2 percent reduction for the first 30 days; then it would revert to a flat rate. Council is expected to discuss the proposal Wednesday.
• Council held a conditional use public hearing Oct. 10 for Katti Stoller, a veterinarian who, along with her husband, Sam, wants to convert the former Crowd Pleasers bar, 2232 W. Hardies Road, into a veterinary clinic.
Council is expected to consider the proposal Wednesday. Plans call for the clinic to open in March.
Also, a revised North Hampton Commons site plan will be considered Wednesday.
The applicant proposes to revise a former motel and restaurant (Landmark Manor) to accommodate a restaurant, office space, storage space and 50 apartment units.
Council has approved participation in the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh program, which involves the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, community groups, nonprofits and municipal agencies to plant 20,000 trees throughout the Pittsburgh region.
The action was introduced by Councilman Brian Wolovich who announced that the program will kick off the program at 4 p.m. Friday at Millvale Community Library and Pocket Park on Grant Avenue.
Residents are invited to participate.
• Two appointments were approved for the Civil Service Commission after the terms were readjusted to expire in staggering terms.
Reappointed were Jeff Stalzynski (January 2015) and Kim Dembowski (January 2013). Appointed to fill the vacancy left by Jim Burn, who is retiring, is Jason Miller, whose term will expire in January 2017.
First Published October 18, 2012 5:48 am