South Fayette getting new recycling bins
South Fayette residents can look forward to a new way of recycling coming to the township this May. In a presentation at the April 13 South Fayette Commissioner’s Meeting, Waste Management presented new, larger recycling bins that will be delivered to homes this spring for use beginning May 12.
The 64-gallon bins will work in conjunction with a mechanical arm attached to Waste Management trucks that will lift and empty bins without the driver having to exit the vehicle. Collection schedules will remain the same and details about the new system are available in the first volume of South Fayette Connect Magazine.
South Fayette’s communication efforts, like the launch of the new magazine, were recognized in Harrisburg on April 13 when it was awarded the 2016 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence. Community development director Andrea Iglar and executive assistant Peggy Patterson made the trip to Harrisburg to receive the honor for excellence in online communication, including the new South Fayette Township website and the township’s social media.
A public hearing was held at the beginning of the Board of Commissioner’s meeting to discuss the application for conditional use for a marquee sign at the Newbury Market. The sign would boast the Newbury Market name along with “South Fayette” and the names of individual retailers. The Planning Commission recommended its approval and the motion to approve the conditional use passed.
The board discussed an annual inspection proposal for two bridges that would utilize an outside company to inspect the bridges not maintained by PennDOT every year. They also reviewed a bid by Victor Paving & Construction Inc. for this summer’s proposed paving project. The $673,872 bid was the only one received for the project and Township Engineer Mike Benton considers the price to be fair. Victor Paving & Construction would work with South Fayette Public Works to complete repairs on roughly 11 miles of road.