North Versailles Twp. commissioners have unanimously approved a new stormwater management ordinance.
Township solicitor Greg Evashavik said the ordinance is primarily intended to regulate new development and new construction and is mandated by the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act.
The law requires each county to prepare and adopt a watershed stormwater management plan for each watershed located in the county, as designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“There was a model ordinance prepared and recommended by the county,” Evashavik said. “I made some minor changes to the rule for the township.”
Also at their October meeting, North Versailles commissioners unanimously voted to put a stop sign on Luehm Avenue at Hill Street.
The stop sign ordinance is the result of an engineering and traffic study conducted by the township's engineers that concluded there is inadequate sight distance for motorists on Hill Street from northbound Luehm Avenue, Evashavik said.
In other business:
Police and Fire Report: During October, North Versailles Twp. police department received 831 calls, made 32 arrests and housed four inmates from East Pittsburgh, four from East McKeesport and four from Turtle Creek. Firefighters from North Versailles answered 49 calls, firefighters from West Wilmerding answered 17 calls during October, according to Commissioner Russell Saula.
Commissioners voted to approve:
The purchase of 35 new tables for the community center, at a cost not to exceed $5,000.
A motion to purchase and install a five-row standard bleacher for Fairhaven ballfield in the amount of $7,823.40, and a motion to purchase a Santa suit not to exceed $250.
The 2019 North Versailles Twp. Sanitary Authority budget in the amount of $3,025,321.
A collective bargaining agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 95, for calendar years 2018 through 2020.
A rate increase of $10 per hour for the township engineer, effective Jan. 1. The township contracts with Glenn Engineering of North Huntingdon Twp. for the services.
Payments in the amount of $2,343.30 to West Wilmerding VFC and $1,530.76 for Crestas VFC from the 2018 Fire Tax Money.
Richard Finch Jr. is a freelance writer who covers news from McKeesport Area School District and North Versailles Twp. for Tube City Almanac. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published November 21, 2018.