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WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors approve parking restrictions

by on July 24, 2014 11:00 AM

The White Township supervisors on Wednesday approved an ordinance prohibiting parking in an area of Lilac Street.

Parking will now be prohibited on the east side of Lilac Street from Oakland Avenue to Warren Road.

That area is a concern, especially in winter, said Milt Lady, township manager.

When cars are parked on both sides of the road, there is only room for one lane of traffic, he said.

This presents a problem for snowplows working in the area.

In other business, the supervisors:

• Announced several vacancies on various boards. There are two vacancies on the Indiana Free Library board for a three-year term, and a vacancy on the ag security board, Lady said. There are also vacancies on the comprehensive planning board, for one year, and the Indiana parks and recreation board, for five years. Township residents who are interested in serving should send a letter of interest to the township manager.

• Discussed whether to remove a truck scale at the township office. The scale has been closed for a few months while supervisors assess whether it is financially feasible to maintain it.

The scale, which has traditionally been available for use by the public, needs maintenance that will cost a few thousand dollars, Lady said.

Officials decided to not yet close the scale permanently, but to leave the barrels that are blocking it off in place and see if residents disapprove.

So far, he said, there have been four letters and two verbal complaints about the scale not being usable.

• Approved a request by the Indiana Country Club for a 10-minute fireworks display to be set off between 8:45 and 9 p.m. on Aug. 31. The rain date is Sept. 1.

• Announced a meeting to be held Friday with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Indiana County Parks and Trails and the township.

Officials will discuss possible safety improvements to where the Hoodlebug Trail crosses Indian Springs Road.

• Addressed the concerns of township resident Nick Hoffman, of 870 Marion Road, regarding the paving of Sunset Drive.

Hoffman believes the old pavement should be removed from the road prior to resurfacing, and is concerned that the height added to the road with new pavement will cause drainage issues on his property.

Roadmaster Tim Willis assured Hoffman that drainage will not be an issue.



Margaret Harper has served as a Gazette staff writer since 2006. She covers Clymer Borough, the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District and Blairsville court, and also works in the areas of layout, design and editing. She can be reached at mharper@indianagazette.net.
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