Dormont Borough’s laws regarding the placement and size of political signs now matches the laws set by the state of Pennsylvania.
Council President Bill McCartney said the borough’s law regarding when political signs can be installed, the size of those signs, and other issues, was in conflict with a state law that supercedes it.
According to notes in the agenda package, the borough was informed several years ago that its law was in conflict with state law, but no change was made. The vote to amend the law was unanimous.
Parameters of the law are outlined in the agenda package, which is available on the Dormont Borough website.
Also during the meeting:
- The borough will enter into an agreement with Town Center Associates to create a market analysis of the borough’s business district. Councilwoman Onnie Costanzo said the borough needs to be proactive about seeking out right kinds of businesses for borough, instead of waiting to see what moves into the borough and hoping it is a good fit for the town. The market analysis will take guess work out of it, she said. The cost is $8,800, but half of that will be paid by the borough’s Main Street organization. The vote was unanimously approved.
- The sliding boards will be replaced at Castle Playground at a cost of $1,794.60. The vote was approved unanimously.
- Borough manager Jeff Naftal was approved to expend up to $2,500 to attend the ICMA Annual Conference in Boston from Sept. 22 to 25.
- Council voted unanimously to accept a gift of $1,955 to benefit the police and fire departments. The donation was made by local pubs and bars as a result of a pub tour held to benefit the departments. Mayor Tom Lloyd said the pub tour was not requested by the police and fire departments, and that he appreciated the local bars making the contribution on their own.