SF discusses electronic sign amendment

Published Feb 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm (Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm)

Commissioners in South Fayette are in the first stages of discussion on regulating electronic signs in the township. At the board’s Feb. 12 workshop meeting, Township Manager Ryan Eggleston said his staff has begun to talk about the subject, and recommended the planning commission take a more in-depth look at electronic signs.

Eggleston said there has been discussion on the staff level of prohibiting the use of electronic signs in the township.

“We looked at other municipalities like Upper St. Clair,” Eggleston said. Upper St. Clair has a ban on electronic signs.

“We don’t have that many,” Eggleston said, adding that the amendment would be to the township’s zoning ordinance with regards to signs.

After the planning commission reviews the matter, it will go to the board of commissioners for final approval.

Also at the meeting, Jerry Brown of the township’s municipal sewer authority asked commissioners to consider allowing for an easement for the installation of sewer lines in Boys’ Home Park.

“We (the municipal authority) are asking for an easement so we can construct a gravity sewer to eliminate the pump station,” Brown said. He said it would make sense to construct the sewer than to upgrade the pump station, which was built in the late 1980s.

“The design is essentially complete,” Brown said, adding that the authority is far enough along to start getting permits from the Department of Environmental Protection. He said the easement would go over about 1,000 feet of the township’s park.

“We’re looking to move forward with the project this summer,” he said, adding that he will be going in front of the planning commission and then back to the commissioners for final approval.

“It’s a natural way to get rid of the sewage instead of pumping it,” Brown said of the gravity sewer.

The Crossings of South Fayette

Although the new commercial development known as the Crossings of South Fayette was approved in March 2013, commissioners will have to vote to reinstate approvals for the development.

At the Feb. 12 meeting, township engineer Mike Benton said the approval must be reinstated because of a few “very minor” changes.

Developer Dale Greco of Bridgeville Realty Partners, LLC said the changes were mostly PennDOT required and included adding a crosswalk and softening turning radii. Greco added they are working on having a cross-entrance from the development to McDonald’s, but so far have had no luck.

The Crossings of South Fayette along Washington Pike near the Interstate 79 entrance is set to include an Aldi grocery store and several other tenants.

American Legion Dance

Rick Burke of the Bridgeville American Legion Post No. 54 announced at the meeting that a dinner/dance fundraiser will be held March 22. The dance will be held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

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