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W.O. Gives Sonic Green Light

By Sarah Turnbull
The Tube City Almanac
April 22, 2022
Posted in: White Oak News

The White Oak Planning Commission has approved a lot consolidation for the building of a Sonic restaurant, White Oak council announced Monday.

Council Member Joelle Harbert, who chairs the planning and zoning committee, said the Sonic Drive-In will be located at 1160 Long Run Road in White Oak.

In other business, council outlined several upcoming recreational events for the spring and summer.

Harbert presented the health and environment report on behalf of Council Member Loree Scharritter, who was absent.

“Clean up day will be held April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heritage Hill Pavilion. The electronics and hazardous waste collection will be held at the borough building on May 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.,” Harbert said.

The White Oak Animal Safe Haven will also hold a rabies clinic in the borough building parking lot June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Harbert said.

Along with community service events, several of the borough’s favorite summer activities will return this year. Opferman, who chairs the parks and recreation committee, presented the borough’s social calendar for the summer.

“Rainbow VFC Cars in the Park will be held May 15 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Hill Park. The community yard sale will be June 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” Opferman said. “Interested residents should contact Michelle at the borough office.”

The council also passed the following resolutions, with Scharritter absent:

• To sell out of service equipment “as is” as publicly advertised.
• To accept the proposal of Vasko Tree and Crane to remove four sycamore trees behind the Public Works garage building.
• To purchase and install $4,399 worth of speakers and amplifiers from Main Street Music & Sound for council chambers.
• To increase the cost of duplicate tax statements/receipts from $3 to $5.

The next council workshop meeting will be held 6:45 p.m. May 9 at the borough building. Members of the public are welcome.

Originally published April 22, 2022.

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