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Traffic Calming, Municipal Authority & More to Be Discussed by Plum Council

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, the Plum Council voting meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Here's a roundup of items that will be discussed by Plum Council on Wednesday:

Traffic Calming

Motorists in Plum soon won't be able to make turns onto Trestle Road from Monroeville-Trestle Road during rush hour.

Plum Council is expected to pass an ordinance prohibiting turns onto the road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Fridays. The action will be taken in an effort to prevent speeding on the neighborhood road.

The Highlands

Officials also are expected to approve a the final phase of the Highlands housing development. The last phase includes three culdesacs and 29 single-family homes. To read more about it, click here.

Municipal Authority

Council is looking into increasing the term of existence of the Plum Municipal Authority by 12 years.

Officials said the municipal authority entered into a 40-year agreement with the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County for water supply earlier this year. That new agreement will be in place from 2016 to 2056. Officials said if the Plum authority's term is not extended by council, it would cease to exist eight years before the 40-year agreement is over.

The Plum Municipal Authority currently pays $1.19 per thousand gallons of water to Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority. Under the new agreement with Westmoreland, the cost would be $1.10 per thousand gallons in 2016 and $1.45 per thousand gallons in 2056.

"This is a win-win situation," said council President Mike Doyle.

Weekend Work

A. Liberoni Contracting is seeking approval to work at the new municipal center complex on Sundays.

The contractor currently is working on the new public works facility located between Renton Road and Old Leechburg Road. However, due to the rainy weather, crews are two weeks behind schedule, according to assistant borough manager Greg Bachy.

Borough ordinances prohibit excavation work to occur on Sundays, but Bachy said exceptions have been made in the past and there's enough buffer in the area for the work not to disturb neighbors. That work should be done by the end of October, he said.

Mary Street Bridge

Officials are looking into making almost $4,000 worth of repairs to the Mary Street Bridge. The repairs are mandatory, per Pennsylvania Department of Transportation inspection findings.

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