Friday, February 22, 2013
Verona's revitalization project is coming along, and lights could be installed between the summer and the fall.
Work to install new lights around Verona Borough could begin sometime this year—possibly in the summer or the fall months. Members of the Verona Business District Advisory Committee—along with the Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments—have been working on plans to revitalize Verona's business district for several years, and now that the design work is complete, they're ready to start preparing bid documents for potential contractors. The borough already has received a $143,000 grant through the county's Community Development Block Grant program. Verona Borough must contribute an extra $21,485 in cash or in-kind services. Mike Vento, the architecture and design chair for the VBDAC, said the committee also is waiting to hear if it …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Business district visitors can park for three hours instead of two.
Anyone who visits the business district in Oakmont can park on Allegheny River Boulevard for an extra hour. On Monday, Oakmont Council approved a three-hour parking limit on the boulevard. The parking limit used to be two hours. In November, officials agreed to implement a 60-day trial for the increased parking time in the business district. Councilman Tim Favo said the change received positive feedback. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Oakmont officials hope new ordinances and enforcement equipment will stop illegal parking in the business district and accommodate shoppers.
Commuters who think a $7 ticket is a bargain compared to the price of parking in Pittsburgh might be in for a surprise in 2012 when new ordinances and equipment to curb the practice are put into place in Oakmont. Borough officials have been working with the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce, officials said, to find a solution to the problem of commuters and others parking in spots for patrons of businesses along Allegheny River Boulevard. Officials think they may have found that solution in the form of hand-held parking ticket machines that can scan a license plate and track repeat offenders. Those who park illegally in the business district will be fined $7 the first two times but $25 on the third offense in a 30-day period. Council plans to …