SALTSBURG: Council president credits quick flood response
September 04, 2013 10:50 AM
by HEATHER ROTH

SALTSBURG — As Saltsburg residents continue drying out basements and collecting debris, Saltsburg Borough Council President P.J. Hruska took a few minutes out of Tuesday night’s meeting to thank police and fire officials, borough employees and everyone else who responded.

“That was bad,” he said. “A big thank you (goes out) to anyone who helped with our big flood on Wednesday.”

A storm dumped 4 inches of rain at the Conemaugh River Dam and the Loyalhanna Lake Dam, flooding roads, basements and businesses, and forcing road closures.

The borough council voted to approve two ordinances. The first establishes a “no parking” area on the west side Water Street, from the parking area to Market Street.

The other formally adopts the Local Service Tax of $5 a person starting Jan. 1.

Also Tuesday, the council voted to name S&T Trust administer of the pension fund; to close Grant Street from Indiana to Market Streets for a block party on Saturday; and to raise the hourly wage for the position of part-time police chief from $12.05 to $15.

The community yard sale will be held Sept. 14. People interested in participating should call Michelle at (724) 639-3728 or Barb at (724) 422-1050.

Sept. 14 is also the Saltsburg Library’s open house.

“The library’s really pretty awesome. You should stop by,” Hruska said.

Council also met for an executive session lasting almost an hour to discuss personnel matters, Hruska said.

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