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The Shelley Jones pavilion is nearly complete in the park on First Avenue. The pavilion is named after the Ward 2 council member who died April 26, 2010.
R. Dicicco Home Improvements of Coraopolis donated labor, money and two weekends to the project. Councilman Calvin Jackson said they began building the pavilion the weekend before Memorial Day, then continued working on it last weekend.
Council voted Monday to hire Pittsburgh law firm Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller to represent the borough in negotiating with the newly formed police union. The union includes 12 part-time police officers. In other matters:
• Mike Lauderbaugh has resigned from council. Applicants for the seat may send a letter of interest by June 18 to the borough office, 151 School St., McDonald, PA 15057.
• Council on Monday authorized paying Valley Electric Co. of Imperial up to $3,200 to install electrical power in the new pavilion on Fourth Street in Heritage Park. Council hoped to finish the work in time for the fire department's McSummerfest fair, which will be held in the park June 30 through July 7.
• The basketball and tennis courts in Heritage Park have been resurfaced. The borough paid $9,200, and the McDonald Area Redevelopment Association paid $2,000.
• The McFlea Market to benefit McDonald Parks and Recreation activities will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Fourth Street parking lot in Heritage Park. Cost is $5 to sell items from the back of your vehicle. The parks board will sell food and drinks, offer door prizes and hold a 50/50 drawing. Event will occur rain or shine. Registration in advance is not necessary but is encouraged. Call 412-287-1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traffic Engineers L. Robert Kimball & Associates Inc. of Moon were given approval to study the Beaver Grade Road and Montour Run intersection for possible installation of a roundabout.
The engineers will be studying the left turning lanes and the analysis of a roundabout instead of a T intersection and a crash analysis. Supervisors agreed that the work would not exceed $12,500. Supervisor Frank Sinatra was absent.
• Moon Township Library and the Cherrington Community Service Center will get a new roof and a new heating, cooling and ventilation system. Moon engineer Malcom Petroccia said six bids were received for the work but two of the six had problems.
Professional Mechanical Sales and Services of Cheswick was awarded a $196,855 contract for the HVAC work and Ramp Construction Co. of Canonsburg was awarded a $185,400 roofing contract.
• The 2012 Road Paving project will begin next week on parts of Minton Drive, Meadow Vue Drive, Shafer Vue Drive, Ridge Star Drive, Skylark Drive, Hawthorn Drive, Spruce Drive and Overhead Drive.
A total of 18 streets will be paved this year. The remainder will be paved in July and August. El Grande Industries of Donora was awarded a $1,022,314 contract for the road paving project.
First Published June 7, 2012 5:35 am