Library, Director Recognized by White Oak Council

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Mayor Ina Jean Marton and borough council recently recognized the Carnegie Library of McKeesport with a proclamation in honor of National Library Week, April 8 to 14.

At council's meeting, Marton also introduced Colleen Denne, the recently appointed library director.

The White Oak branch of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, located at 169 Victoria Dr., is open to the public 2 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

In other business, outgoing Councilman Sean Robb discussed preparations for the 2018 season at Heritage Hill Pool, and said the Parks and Recreation Committee recently met with the pool's management team.

Council voted to set a rate of $60 per resident for a season pass or $100 for a nonresident.

Council is considering a request from the White Oak Swim Team Board requesting permission to place a storage shed on the pool grounds and to sell and hang fundraising banners on the fence of the complex. A decision will be reached at a later date.

Council also unanimously passed the following motions regarding use of the Heritage Hill Pool:

  • A motion to approve the use pool for the Founder’s Hall Middle School program on May 30 (with a rain date of June 1).
  • A motion to have a police officer stationed at the pool for the opening day of the season, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Day, May 28.
  • A motion to renew the concession stand contract with Twin Oaks Restaurant and Lounge.
  • A motion to no longer allow private parties at the pool complex. This does not include any pre-existing agreements with schools or the swim clubs.

Cami DiBattista is a freelance writer who covers municipal news from Duquesne and White Oak for Tube City Almanac, along with other topics.

Originally published April 23, 2018.

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