Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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The Planning Commission is recommending two new large-scale, single-family developments for consideration.

Supervisors will consider the proposed 92-unit Estates of Thousand Oaks, to be developed off Mansfield Road at Route 19, and the 77-unit Majestic Hills, at Walker Road and Linden Vue Drive, at their meeting Tuesday.

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Supervisors will vote Tuesday on hiring Cohen Telecommunications Law Group to prepare an agreement that would cover right-of-way access for anticipated Internet and cable service in the township.

Among the terms and conditions to be considered in such an agreement would be limited compensation for allowing utilities to lay lines along rights of way in the township, Manager Frank R. Siffrinn said.

By drawing up such an agreement, similar to a franchise agreement, Siffrinn said, the township would have planning initiatives and a controlling document in place.

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Shiloh Industrial Contractors has requested a delay in the start of blasting in preparation for residential and commercial development at Route 19 and Galley Road in North Strabane.

Shiloh, which is developing the property along with the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, is asking that blasting at the site of the former McClelland Farm property begin April 26. Blasting had been scheduled to begin about Feb. 28.

Supervisors will consider the request to postpone the start of the blasting project during the Tuesday board meeting.

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Supervisors also will vote on the proposed appointment of Norman Affinito as an alternate to the township zoning hearing board. If approved, Affinito, who lives in McClelland Farms on McClelland Road, will fill a three-year term that will expire Dec. 31, 2007.

As an alternate, Affinito would fill in for board members unable to make a meeting.


Council voted down a proposal Monday for a new township magazine. Members previously discussed replacing the quarterly newsletter with a less costly magazine, but concerns over advertising prompted opposition from the Peters Chamber of Commerce and three council members.

According to bids from two publishing companies, a magazine would have cost the township about $24,000 for six issues, with the rest of the cost being financed through advertising from local businesses. …

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