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Year’s final North Huntingdon yard waste pickup set for December

Tony LaRussa

North Huntingdon officials announced that the final pickup for the fall yard waste collection program will be conducted during the week of Dec. 9 by Waste Management.

Residents are asked to place leaves and other yard waste in biodegradable paper bags, which are available at home improvement stores and other retailers.

Bags should be placed curb side by 6 a.m. on the regular refuse collection day.

New logo gets nod

After reviewing numerous examples of logos in a variety of colors during the past several weeks, North Huntingdon commissioners approved a new logo that will be used on the township’s website, vehicles, letterhead and other materials.

The new logo uses the Norwin School District’s blue and gold colors in an abstract “sun over the mountains” image that represents North Huntingdon’s hilly terrain, proximity to recreation in the Laurel Highlands and position as a transportation hub with access to Route 30 and the turnpike.

Animal-control services

A contract for animal-control services in the township was awarded to Hoffman’s Boarding Kennels in Delmont.

The company will be paid $485 a month for the term of the agreement, which runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Surplus vehicles sold, donated

The board agreed to accept the bids submitted for the following vehicles that were advertised on the online government auction site Muncibid:

• 1997 Ford F-350 crew cab pickup truck to Charles Moyer for $692.

• 1998 International 4800 truck to Bobby Gerhardt for $20,000.

• 2009 Ford Crown Victoria to James McDermott for $1,400.

• 2010 Chevrolet Impala to Robert Wright for $1,375

Commissioners also agreed to donate a surplus Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle to Rescue 8, which is part of the township’s emergency medical service.

Appointments, resignation

• A resolution was adopted to appoint certified public accountant Mark C. Turnley to conduct the independent audit for fiscal year 2014.

• Commissioners accepted the resignation of Dave Brough as a township representative to the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority board.

• Brian Carlton was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the WWMA that runs through Dec. 31, 2018.

• Mike Faccenda Jr. was appointed to the township’s recreation board to fill an unexpired term that runs through Dec. 31, 2015.

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