Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Township hires staff for pool, ballfields

Nixes Hope St. playground

- By Carole Gilbert Brown

The agenda for the Scott commission­ers meeting on April 11 said it all: Summer is just around the corner.

Officials approved motions related to hiring staff for the township swimming pool, ballfields and summer recreation program. They approved weed control at the ballfields, too.

One motion the commission­ers did not approve had drawn some negative comment from residents — the installat i o n o f p l a y g r o u n d equipment on a site off Hope Street, a project that also met with opposition when first proposed a few years ago.

“It’s wide open [there] to our backyards. There’s absolutely no privacy,” one resident said.

Resident Lynn Galluze wondered if the steep slope in the area would require a fence.

Commission­er Eileen Meyers agreed with the residents' concerns. “It’s more like a parklet,” she said.

The hirings included Ron Ellis to schedule pool lifeguards and supervise Community Day activities and Monica Rodrigues as pool manager for the summer season. Additional lifeguards and swimming instructor­s are expected to be hired later this month.

In other business, American Legion Post 290 was given permission to use the same parade route as last year for the Memorial Day parade on May 29. A motion to allow My Lifestyle: Wellness Consulting LLC to use a small meeting room for a twohour CPR class also was approved.

The agenda noted that the May 9 meeting will be a voting meeting to take action on a Green Revitaliza­tion of Our Waterways, or GROW, grant the township has received from the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority.

The grants are being used to help municipali­ties reduce the amount of stormwater flowing into the Alcosan sewer system.

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