Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

ROUTE 51 BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

ROUTE 51 BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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Pleasant Hills

* Defective paving materials and improper application procedures are the causes of the deteriorating and crumbling road surface of Columbia Drive, according to borough Engineer Andy Banfield. He told council a certified letter would be sent to the contractor who performed the project almost two years ago requesting proper corrections. It was noted that a two-year bond is still in effect with the contractor and that the borough could act on it if necessary.

* Specifications are being prepared for the Arbor Lane sewer rehabilitation project with bidding planned for later this month.

* The borough's solicitor said that a land use appeal filed last year against Jefferson Hills in connection with the proposed Barati development has been discontinued after the signed a settlement agreement.

The appeal focused on the impact the planned construction of 334 single-family homes on a 180-acre parcel of the Barati Farm off West Bruceton Road would have on local residential streets and emergency vehicle accessibility. Pleasant Hills officials and residents were also concerned about traffic issues.

The contractor has agreed to provide additional access roads that are not within Pleasant Hills. It was noted that construction can now begin on the multiphase project that could take up to 10 years to complete.

* Police Officer James Falconio, a five-year member of the borough's department, received a special commendation from council for his actions that led to the arrest last month of a suspect in a homicide incident in neighboring West Jefferson. In addition, police officers Craig Hall, James Lauso and Ronald Porupsky received lifesaving awards for their recent use of an automatic external defibrillator on a heart attack victim.

* Council awarded the North American Salt Company a contract to supply 1,600 tons of road salt at a cost of $32.28 per ton with a $1 per ton discount on orders of 100 or more tons received before Oct. 15.

South Park

* A 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, sponsored by the South Park Township Board of Supervisors and the Windover Hills United Methodist Church, will be held Saturday on the anniversary of the event on the Sunny Slope grounds in Allegheny County's South Park.

South Park residents will honor the memory of the victims and reaffirm that "united we stand." Military and veterans will also be honored .

Recognition will also be given to first responders:South Park Police Department, the Broughton Volunteer Fire Department, Library Volunteer Fire Department, and Tri-Community South Emergency Medical Service.

The memorial will include singing patriotic songs and distribution of American flags. Additional parking will be available at the Windover Hills United Methodist Church.

* Octoberfest" is the theme of the 18th Annual Community Day Celebration to be held Sept. …

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