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June 20, 2014

Shenango officials seek surveys

NEW CASTLE — The Shenango Township supervisors are urging residents to return their “community surveys” by June 30.

The two-page survey has 15 questions and asks about residents’ neighborhood concerns, perceptions of the township and preferences for its direction.

Supervisor Al Burick III asked residents, who received the surveys by mail, to turn them in “as soon as possible.”

The results will be compiled by Olsen and Associates and used when the township creates its comprehensive plan.

The supervisors also voted to rescind or revoke the transfer of the South Hills Athletic Association property to the township.

The vote was 2-0, with Burick and Bill Albertini acting. Supervisor Russell Riley did not attend the meeting.

Township solicitor Lou Perrotta said, “We did our due diligence and found it wasn’t feasible.”

The non-profit group’s charter provided that if the association ever broke up, the property in the 2200 block of Martha Street would revert to the township.

Resident Bill Alexander complained about the meetings being changed to 6 p.m. after being at 7 p.m. for many years. Burick said the change was because of a scheduling problem.

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