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W.O. Looks Forward to Summer

By Sarah Turnbull
The Tube City Almanac
April 18, 2022
Posted in: White Oak News

Street paving and storm sewer repairs should be finished by mid to late May, White Oak council announced at Monday’s workshop meeting.

Borough engineer Ken Hillman provided updates on the borough’s ongoing infrastructure projects.

“The street paving and storm sewer projects are 65 percent done – should be finished by mid to late May,” Hillman said. “We will also reapply for grants for our streambank stabilization project and Heritage Hill Park.”

In related news, solicitor Pat McGrail announced that the status of the potential Sonic restaurant on Long Run Road depends on the approval of PennDOT.

“The Sonic project — specifically, the subdivision application, depends on the approval of PennDOT. It’s in the second step of the occupancy process,” McGrail said.

Health and Environment chair Loree Scharritter announced several upcoming events this spring and summer.

Scharritter said, “We’re having another Clean Up Day on April 30 – we had 40 people show up to clean up the athletic association on the second. Local schools are collecting bottle caps for Buddy Benches, and the animal shelter is having a spay and neuter clinic on May 5.”

Scharritter also proposed the possibility of the White Oak police department adopting a drug take back program, as many other local communities have done.

In recreation news, Parks and Recreation chair Julie Opferman announced that the community yard sale will be held on June 11 of this year.

“We might have one in the fall too,” Opferman said.

The next council meeting will be held 6:45 p.m. April 18 at the borough building. Members of the public are welcome.

Originally published April 18, 2022.

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