municipal manager’s report

EASTER EGG HUNT An anthropomorphic rabbit with a seemingly endless supply of eggs and chocolate has been sighted in the vicinity of Mt. Lebanon Park. Volunteers, age 7 and under, are needed to help rid the park of Easter eggs, Saturday, March 31, beginning at 11 a.m.

OLD AND IN THE WAY Bring your old electronic equipment to the public works building on Lindendale Drive, Saturday, March 31, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. You may recall that there is now an ordinance prohibiting certain electronic devices from the curbside trash stream. This includes cell phones, keyboards, printers and any other devices that connect to a computer or television. Most electronic devices will be recycled free of charge.


The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department made a good showing in last weekend’s Pittsburgh Firefighter Fitness Challenge. Chief Nick Sohyda took first place in the over 40 division; volunteer firefighter Dave Tickel finished third in the overall division and the Mt. Lebanon/Pittsburgh fire relay team finished first in the relay. In other news, the department responded to 27 incidents this week, including a small fire in an electrical service entrance on Catalpa and an overheated freezer motor on Rock Haven. The firefighters assisted Dormont at an apartment fire on Potomac Avenue and assisted Green Tree with smoke in a building on Trumbull Drive. In addition to the fire calls, the department responded to one car crash with injuries, four hazardous condition call and eight false alarms.


The police department reports a very bad week for a  30-year-old woman, who was arrested not once, but twice in connection with burglaries in the Hazel Drive and Ashland Avenue area. Other people hitting a rough patch of luck this week were a 23-year-old woman arrested for DUI on Washington Road and a  19-year-old woman arrested for the same thing on  Horsman Drive; a 43-year-old woman who was was arrested for disorderly conduct on Rockwood Avenue; a 20-year-old woman cited for underage drinking on Cochran Road; and two 18-year-old men who were arrested on drug related charges on Cornell Place.


The public works department has been busy patching streets with hot asphalt, cleaning and mulching the ornamental flower beds in the Mt. Lebanon Park playground and working to get the ballfields in shape for spring. Fields at Markham, Mellon, Jefferson and Lincoln were completed this week. Work crews also removed  the parking meters from the metered parking spaces and installed permit parking signs along Shady Drive West between South Meadowcroft and the entrance to Rollier’s Hardware, and responded to two emergency sanitary sewer calls.