Friday, October 12, 2012
Here's a list of items discussed by Plum Council at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
Council discussed several items during its regular meeting on Wednesday. Here's a roundup: The Highlands Officials OK'd the final phase of the Highlands housing development along Old Leechburg Road. The last phase includes three culdesacs and 29 single-family homes. To read more about it, click here. Traffic Calming Motorists in Plum soon won't be able to make turns onto Trestle Road from Monroeville-Trestle Road during rush hour. Council passed 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. Councilman John Anderson inquired about local traffic and delivery trucks that need to go on the road at that time, but …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the Sept. 10 council meeting.
- Bob Pajich
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here's a list of items discussed by council on Monday: Trestle Road Some changes are coming to Trestle Road in order to slow down drivers. Changes include preventing drivers from making turns on the road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and utilizing speed-monitoring equipment the police already owns. Residents have been pushing for some action for about a year. To read more, click here. Contract Officials have reached a contract agreement with the borough clerical staff. Council approved a three-year contract extension, effective Jan. 1, 2013, with the union that represents the borough’s clerical staff. Staff will receive a 50-cent raise, but will take a 50-percent reduction of sick days. Tires Council approved $5,000 to be used for tires on the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Plum Council members are hoping to utilize new police equipment and install signs to prevent speeding on the borough road.
Signs reading "Please Slow Down" decorate the lawns of Trestle Road residences—and now, those residents might get some relief. Earlier this week, Plum officials said they have come up with a game plan in an effort to stop speeding motorists on the borough road. On Monday, council is expected to approve a plan utilizing new police equipment and signs to enforce traffic laws. Residents of the street have said it is plagued by speeders, particularly motorists who cut through Trestle Road when rush hour traffic backs up on Monroeville-Trestle Road. A traffic study conducted by Trans Associates found that the average speed of those traveling the road is 42 miles per hour. The speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour. Officials originally …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Plum officials tabled the matter, but are expected to talk about it next month.
The possible installation of traffic calming measures on Trestle Road in Plum has been put on hold for right now. Earlier this week, Plum Council tabled plans to install three speed humps on the road at a cost of $14,000. Borough Manager Mike Thomas said officials are looking into other alternatives that involve new technologies for speed enforcement. They could discuss the matter at next month's council meeting. Residents of the road have been asking for some relief from speeding motorists for the last year or so. A traffic study conducted by Trans Associates found that the average speed of those traveling the road is 42 miles per hour. The speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Plum Borough officials are considering awarding a bid for three speed humps along the road.
After performing a traffic calming study on Trestle Road, Plum officials are considering installing three speed humps. On Monday, borough council is expected to vote on the matter. During council's work session earlier this week, assistant borough manager Greg Bachy said officials received two bids for the project—the lowest came in at close to $14,000. Borough officials originally had estimated that the project could cost $25,000. The cost includes paving, striping/painting and signage. Residents of Trestle Road have asked council for some relief from speeding motorists, saying the street has been plagued by speeders, particularly motorists who cut through when rush hour traffic backs up on Monroeville-Trestle Road, which intersects with …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Trestle Road and work at the new municipal complex were discussed at council's May 14 meeting.
Residents on Trestle Road in Plum might get their wish—traffic calming measures to stop speeding motorists in their neighborhood. On Monday, borough council authoroized borough staff to obtain the engineering design and bids for traffic calming measures on Trestle Road. Borough Manager Mike Thomas said a traffic engineer has recommended that speed humps and signs be installed on the road. He said the project could cost $25,000—that would include paving, striping/painting and signage. According to residents, the street has been plagued by speeders, particularly motorists who cut through when rush hour traffic backs up on Monroeville-Trestle Road, which intersects with Saltsburg Road near Puff’s Discount Tobacco shop. A traffic study …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
New municipal complex, Trestle Road traffic, cat problem and more discussed at council's May 7 meeting.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the May 7 Plum Council meeting: New Municipal Complex Site preparation for construction on the new public works facility along Renton Road is underway. Officials expect to hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the site some time on May 30, according to borough manager Michael Thomas. Before that is done, however, officials must vote on the following matters at the May 14 regular council meeting: Trestle Road Traffic A traffic engineer has conducted a study on Trestle Road and recommended that speed humps be installed along the road to reduce speeding. The study was prompted after several residents spoke up about speeders on Trestle Road and motorists using it as a short cut. Thomas said the project could …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The event, which will be held at the Garden City Fire Hall in Monroeville, will be in memory of Kimberly, Brenna and Mikaela Griffith.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Residents of Trestle Road in Plum are planning a "Dear Evening" spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Griffith Family Memorial Fund on Saturday, Nov. 19. The event, which will be held at the Garden City Fire Hall in Monroeville, will begin at 5 p.m. On Aug. 19, Kimberly Griffith and her two daughters, Brenna, 12 and Mikaela, 8, drowned during a flash flood incident on Washington Boulevard, near the Allegheny River Boulevard intersection. Mary Saflin of Oakmont also died during the flood. The Griffith girls lived on Trestle Road. Their family continues to live there. The cost for tickets is $20. Only people 21 and older will be allowed to attend the event. Tickets are available through advance sales only. Anyone interested in …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Here's a round up of the borough's Nov. 7 work session. Among matters discussed: Trestle Road speeding and the Plum Senior Center improvements.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the Nov. 7 Plum Council work session. Trestle Road Traffic Study Officials presented the results of a traffic study on Trestle Road performed by Trans Associates. Residents of the road asked the borough to take action to stop speeding on the small residential road last spring. Trans Associates found that the average speed of those traveling the road is 42 miles per hour. The speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour. Fifteen percent of the cars are going faster, according to the study. Traffic calming measures, Trans Associates reported, would include speed humps every 300 feet and a total of 12 signs posted on the road. The cost for the measures would be about $10,000. The study itself cost $3,600…