Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

MUNICIPAL NEWS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

MUNICIPAL NEWS [Derived Headline]

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Collier

The Collier Township Athletic Association and Duquesne Light Co. will kick off this year's baseball season in Collier with a Light Up Webb Park ceremony Friday and a three-day round-robin tournament.

The new lights were made possible by a $15,000 grant from Duquesne Light, an $8,000 donation from Collier and $10,000 from CAA fund-raising activities.

The official light-up ceremony will take place before the 7 p.m. scheduled game. On hand to flip the light switch will be CAA officials, state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, and a representative of Collier. Duquesne Light is lending a public address system for the occasion, as well as providing glo-sticks as mementos.

This tournament is for 11-year-old boys and will feature Collier's Chartiers Valley Colts and seven other teams from Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The first game will start at 5:45 p.m. Games also will take place Saturday and Sunday.

Christine DeMaio, Collier Athletic Association treasurer, estimated that 260 youngsters had signed up for this season, which includes T-ball, softball and baseball. Also, the CAA has received Little League sanctioning, making it eligible for competition in the Little League World Series.

Crafton

Crafton council voted to have Gateway Engineers perform sewer inspection work at a cost not to exceed $3,000, thus avoiding the possiblity of government fines for missing a May 31 deadline.

The vote was 5-3, with some members saying it was a waste of money.

"We should just wait and see what happens," said Vice President Ray Broglie, who added, "This shouldn't cost us anything, and I can't justify spending $3,000 at this time." Council members Jack Donovan and Nancy Koerbel also opposed the action. Councilman Dan Cindric was absent.

Borough engineer Justin Wagner said the 83 communities under the current consent order which mandates major sewer improvements had been "thrown a curve ball" by the recent change of an engineering firm performing some of the overall work that's being overseen by the3 Rivers Wet Weather Demonstration Program. Because of the engineering switch, detailed data on one-fourth of the borough's critical-need sewers will not be ready until the fall.

"I feel terrible that we have put the communities in this position," said John Schombert,3 Rivers program director.

Although the change in engineers has delayed the initial phase of the project, he said, communities can submit revised schedules that will provide half of the required surveying work in the next two years.

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Spring cleaning officially kicks off this week as the borough's new street sweeper begins a weekly schedule that will run until the end of October.

As part of an overlapping schedule, the street sweeper will service streets in the 1st Ward on Monday and Tuesday, the 2nd Ward on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 3rd Ward on Wednesday and Thursday and the business district Friday. …

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