To the Residents of Scott Township:
We are doing a tri-community project with two neighboring municipalities, Heidelberg and Carnegie. The project will entail moving parking from the west side of the street to the east side to better protect children boarding school buses and moving electrical poles that are hit currently by the motoring public. New sidewalks, decorative lighting and benches will be installed along Carothers Avenue to bring back the appeal of one of the gateways to our community.
With the help of U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy for the initial $2.4 million dollar federal funding and state Sen. Wayne Fontana for the recent $250,000 for the sidewalk repairs/replacement, you will be seeing a difference in our community along Carothers in the very near future. We recently hired Trans Associates for the design of the project and are working diligently on getting them under contract for this project.
With this being such a tight budget year, we are still able to maintain the same level of services without a tax increase. However, tough decisions were made this year and will have to be made in the future to cover our sewer repairs that are mandated throughout Allegheny County. One tough decision the Board of Commissioners made was to eliminate the road program from next year’s budget due to budget constraints.
Have a safe winter and looking forward to spring!