Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new recreation space will be located along Dark Hollow Road.
A future recreation space along Dark Hollow Road soon will have a designated name. On Monday, Oakmont Council is expected to approve the name Creekside Park for the new area. The creation of the area is part of a settlement between the borough and Kacin Co. The developer is responsible for creating the recreation space because its Edgewater at Oakmont housing plan doesn't contain recreation space, per zoning regulations. Oakmont Recreation Board member Tom Bland said members liked the Creekside Park name because it goes hand-in-hand with Riverside Park, the main park in the borough. Another option was Creekside Sports Park, but the rec board and council favored the first option. Creekside Park is expected to have a gravel parking lot, …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Highlights from the Oakmont Borough Council Meeting on Oct. 8.
- Erin Hill
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Here's a roundup of items discussed by council at Monday’s meeting: Special Meeting about 2013 Budget to Take Place Borough Manager Lisa Cooper Jensen spoke to council about the 2013 budget she distributed earlier saying creating the budget was difficult since she was unsure of how much money the borough would actually collect from taxes due to continuing reassessments. “We have to use last year’s numbers,” Jensen said. “That’s all we can do right now.” The draft outlines funds for the general fund and sewer fund, and council President Tim Milberger said council needs time to review it and for discussion. Council will hold a special public meeting to discuss the budget draft on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Plans Dark Hollow Road Recreation …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hiring policies, road projects and the passing of the 2012 Library Bond Refinance were among the items discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the May 14 Oakmont Council meeting: Council Does Not Honor Request for Release from Completion Bond After an inspection by Bill Wenger, an engineer with Senate Engineering, the engineering company assisting the borough with the development, it was found that a second topcoat on the roads in the Edgewater development is not complete, according to Wenger. Because of this, council could not release the requested full amount of a $322,110.25 completion bond held by Kacin Companies. In an agreement with the borough in 2009, the company obtained this bond to cover any unforeseen expenses that the borough may incur as a result of the Edgewater development, such as the company not being able to complete the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A rundown of issues discussed at council's December work session.
Here's a round up of issues discussed at Oakmont's council meeting: Dark Hollow Road Zoning Oakmont officials are considering zoning changes for Dark Hollow Road. The changes would take the area's current industrial zoning and change its designation to light industry zoning. The difference, council President Timothy Favo said, is essentially the difference between zoning for a steel mill and zoning for an automotive repair business. Any business in the area under the industrial zoning would be grandfathered in, he said. Council members also are looking into a green space designation for part of that area. The changes are part of a 50 year master plan for the borough, Favo said. Preliminary Budget to be Passed They can't say much about it …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
An afternoon fire at an Oakmont construction business caused significant damage to the building.
Fire crews extinguished a fire at a construction business in Oakmont Tuesday afternoon, but the structure was heavily damaged. The fire at the A. Folino Construction Inc.'s shop at 107 Dark Hollow Road was reported after 2 p.m. and was brought under control after 3 p.m. The roofs collapsed on both sections of the building, and a portion of the wall on one section also collapsed. "When we got there, the structure was pretty much engulfed," said Oakmont Police Chief David DiSanti. "The firemen did a very good job of knocking it down." He said police established safety perimeters immediately and evacuated residents in a portion of Oakmont Commons along New London Lane. A part of that development was left without power after Duquesne Light …