Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

ROUTE 19 BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

ROUTE 19 BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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* Council will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Monday in council chambers on a proposal to open a restaurant in a vacant building at 990 Greentree Road. Council's regular monthly meeting will follow the hearing.

Mt. Lebanon

* Mt. Lebanon officials are investigating whether the town should pursue deer management. Commissioner David Humphreys said he got about one call a week from people complaining about deer.

"I don't see how people with small children can let them play in the back yard. It's like keeping sheep," Commissioner Barbara Logan said, referring to deer droppings.

Municipal Manager Stephen Feller was asked at Monday night's board of commissioners meeting to research the number of deer- related traffic accidents in Mt. Lebanon and compile complaints.

* Commissioners did not like the proposal for plantings along the edge of Bird Park, so the municipality will look to its residents for more help. Landscape architects for Gateway Engineers had drafted a plan to include a meadow and native plants and trees along Beadling Road to replace mature trees cut down last year when Duquesne Light Co. installed a power line for Markham Elementary School.

Commissioners will ask members of the parks advisory board and the historic preservation board to submit names of people who may be able to draft another plan.

Once the idea is formed, commissioners will hold a public meeting.

* The cost of a season pass for the Mt. Lebanon Public Golf Course is going up this year to $850 for 100 plays. Last year's cost averaged about $600, depending on the plan golfers chose. Recreation Director Bill Moore told commissioners that the discount was too deep and the golf course lost too much money on the passes. Last year, the course had about 44 pass holders.

Upper St. Clair

* U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, presented the volunteer fire department at Monday's commissioners meeting with $143,000 in federal grants to buy emergency breathing equipment. …

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