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W.O. Council Seeks Grants for Borough Improvements

By Cami DiBattista
The Tube City Almanac
February 23, 2018
Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak borough will seek grants from Allegheny County's Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund to improve the White Oak Athletic Association and the area along Lincoln Way.

Council this week voted to apply for a $50,000 grant to renovate the restrooms of the WOAA building, and a second grant for $50,000 for a "Lincoln Way Pedestrian Enhancement Project."

Borough Manager John Palyo said the Lincoln Way project will consist of improvements including new decorative signage, banners and benches.


In other business:

A borough clean-up day has been scheduled for April 28. Volunteers are welcome to participate.

A motion was approved to advertise a hearing for the demolition of a home at 3016 State St. at 7:30 p.m. March 19.

Council appointed new board members to the following positions:

To the Building Code Appeals Board, Robert Deglau for a five-year-term;

To the Civil Service Commission, Richard Bayer and current member Paul Sebelia to serve as an alternate for a six-year-term;

To the Recreation Board, Pete Melnichak, Regina Crouch, Robert Crouch, Karen Puc and Cheyanne Burns for a five-year-term; and

To the Zoning Hearing Board, Keith Reigh for a three-year-term.

Council will hold a workshop meeting on March 5 to discuss a rental agreement for the White Oak Community Center as well as a proposed abandoned car ordinance.

Additionally, a workshop meeting is slated for 6:45 p.m. March 19, with the regular council meeting to follow at 8 p.m.

Cami DiBattista is a freelance writer from North Huntingdon Twp. who covers Duquesne and White Oak municipal news and other topics for Tube City Almanac.

Originally published February 23, 2018.

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