White Oak Preparing Pool for Upcoming Season

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

The bathhouse and pool roof replacement project at Heritage Hill Pool has been completed, White Oak Borough Engineer Ken Hillman reported at the March 18 council meeting. 

As expected, the project is finished in time for the pool's 2019 season.

Hillman’s report included a recommendation for council to authorize payments in the amount of $31,808.70 and $14,131.90 to Tennis Roofing, Inc. for completion of the project. Council approved the recommendation.

“This is the first roof replacement purchased,” Councilman George Dillinger said. “The original one on the building was from 1975. Things have to be repaired and (kept up).”

Council postponed passing a motion to establish the 2019 season rates for the Heritage Hill Pool, until a meeting can be conducted with pool management to discuss the possibility of a family pass for this year’s season.

During the public comment section of the meeting, a resident spoke to borough officials regarding individuals who they said were buying and selling drugs out of a nearby home.

“There are people coming and going at all hours of the night,” said the resident, who asked that their name be withheld. “It’s becoming a real problem and something needs to be done.”

Officials said they were unable to comment, but recommended the resident share their concerns with White Oak Police Chief Mark Sargent.

In other business:

Councilmen Ken Robb made a motion to ratify action taken at the March 11 workshop authorizing the purchase of riot helmets, riot shields, batons and gas mask replacement cartridges for White Oak police officers at a cost not to exceed $2,200.

A property at 738 O’Neil Blvd. will remain on the borough’s demolition list after the owners failed to pay off an outstanding balance of taxes. The possibility of approving an appeal was discussed at last month’s meeting if the balance was paid in full.


Cami DiBattista is a freelance writer who covers municipal news from Duquesne, White Oak and other subjects for Tube City Almanac. She may be reached at cad316@gmail.com.

Originally published March 28, 2019.

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