Leftovers from March 21 Whitehall Boro Meeting
Speeding detectors, tree planting, Highland Park update and more.
Marcellus Shale/South Hills C.C. Talk Dominates Crowded Whitehall Boro Meeting
Whitehall Borough Mayor James F. Nowalk said at a Whitehall Borough meeting on Wednesday night that a "vast majority of motorists are abiding by the speed limit" on Whitehall's Spring Valley Drive, Brownsville Road, Doyle Road and Oakridge Drive, as evidenced by speeding detectors placed on those roads by the Whitehall Police Department.
"We do have speeders at times," Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said, "but the vast majority of traffic—well over 70 percent of the traffic—is really well within the speed limit."
Dolfi said that, even when the speeding detectors set up on those roads are not displaying readings to motorists, they are still collecting data, which Nowalk said helps assure that the detectors are painting an accurate picture of traffic speed.
As per its pending involvement in an Economic Development South-sponsored Shade Tree Commission with neighboring Baldwin and Brentwood boroughs, the Whitehall Council agreed unanimously on Wednesday to accept Nowalk's recommendation that trees—if and when they arrive—be planted in the Steeplechase community off of Weyman Road, in the Zion Cemetery off of Provost Road and in Snyder Park near Southvue Drive.
Whitehall Borough will observe Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, Nowalk said.
Highland Park Soccer Field Closed
Whitehall Borough Manager James E. Leventry said that the soccer field at Highland Park—near The ACLD Tillotson School on Girard Road—will have to remain closed until Tuesday, May 15, to allow for re-sodding.
LEARN Bus Movie Screening
The Whitehall Public Library will host a public screening in the Whitehall Community Room on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. of a mini-documentary featuring the library's LEARN Bus program, Councilwoman Linda J. Book said.
The Community Room sits adjacent to the library in Whitehall's municipal complex along Borough Park Drive.
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