Plans moving forward for Columbia Gas distribution facility in SF

Published Jun 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm (Updated Jun 14, 2013 at 10:20 am)

Officials in South Fayette Township should be ready next week to approve site plans and land development plans for a proposed Columbia Gas distribution facility to be located along Cecil-Sturgeon Road.

At a workshop meeting June 12, Don Housley of KLH Engineers explained to commissioners that Columbia Gas would like to install a metering and regulator station on Cecil-Sturgeon Road. Housley said the developers have complied with all of the variances required, including agreeing to put in a paved parking lot and driveway to the facility.

“They’re addressing everything,” Housley said. He added that the site will include a large building, as well as a small-out building.

Matt Killian, project manager for Columbia Gas, said that the company wants to install pressure monitoring equipment in the building. He said the property will be surrounded by a six-foot tall fence topped with a foot of barb wire for security.

Other business

• Township manager Ryan Eggleston said he received a letter from PennDOT regarding the township’s request for a multi-way stop sign at the intersection of Old Oakdale Road and Battle Ridge Road. The letter, dated May 9, stated PennDOT will review traffic study information submitted by the township and should have the results to the township within four to six weeks.

The township commissioned a traffic study during the time when school was in session and Eggleston said the “counts look good,” and he is hopeful that a stop sign will be placed there.

• Eggleston informed the board about equipment needed for the township’s new public works truck. He said the township has a quote of $14,840 from Muncie Equipment for hydraulics needed for the International truck chassis and cab that was purchased at the end of last year. Eggleston said capital reserve funding would be used for the purchase of the hydraulics.

• Solicitor Jonathan Kamin informed the board that the sale of the Star City parcel to UPMC has been finalized. He said the township will meet with its bond council for options on how to use the proceeds from the sale.

• The board’s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. June 19 in the Municipal Building.

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