McDonald Borough Parks and Recreation Board will once again sponsor a Summer Tennis Program at Heritage Park. Classes begin on June 11th and will be held each week until August 6th. Classes are for children ages 5 - 17 years and also classes for adults. Adult classes are Monday evenings and children's classes are Tuesdays. Please pick up a registration form for exact times. Forms are available at the Borough Office, McDonald Pharmacy, Heritage Library, and the China Dragon. Cost is $60/Adults, $40/child, $20/child for each additional child in the same family. For more information please call (724) 926-4617. Please register by May 27th
McDonald Borough Parks and Recreation Board has a new program available to area residents called Dedicate-a-Tree at Heritage Park. A variety of trees and shrubs are available to order for planting at the park and along with them comes an engraved brick to be placed at the base of the tree/shrub. This is a wonderful way to not only beautify the Park but also to honor a relative, a loved one, or to celebrate a special event. Please contact the Borough office at (724) 926-8711 for more information or to place your order. All trees/shrubs will be professionaly planted and you will be contacted with the location and planting date. Special thanks to Bedner's Greenhouse for supporting this program.
The McDonald Trail Station is now open for weekend visitors from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The Heritage Public Library is looking for members to serve on their Friends of the Library committee and Library Board. The Friends of the Library meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the Library Board meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call 724-926-8400.
Next regular monthly Borough Council meeting is June 3, 2013 7:00 p.m.
A children's summer reading program called Dig Into Reading will be held on Friday's at the Library beginning June 21st through August 16th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more information please call (724) 926-8400. Business sponsorships are available for this event, please call the Library for information.
The McDonald Area Redevelopment Assoc. (MARA) is always looking for new members. Both business owners and residents are welcome. MARA meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the McDonald Trail Station.
The Property Tax in the Borough for 2013 will remain at 40.75 mills with no increase. The 40.75 millage consists of 29 mills = General Services, 5.0 mills = Debt Service, 2.5 mills = Fire Service, .75 mills = Library, 2.0 mills = Street Lighting and 1.5 mills = Recreation Maintenance. Should you have any questions regarding the payment of the Property Tax you may call the Borough Tax Collector, John Bracall at (724) 926-8284.
McDonald Police will provide police service in 2013 to Independence Twp. This agreement is for a one year term and will give Independence Twp. 60 hours of police services per week. In addition to this contract, McDonald Police currently serve and protect the McDonald Boro, Robinson Twp. Midway Boro, and Burgettstown Boro.
McDonald Boro has begun an extensive sewer project. The Sewage Authority received a $958,000 grant along with a $4,221,746 low interest loan to enable the Sewage Authority to separate lines for sewage and storm water. Over 60% of the Borough will be effected by the construction of the new lines. All roads that are involved will be repaved and sidewalks restored. Work will be completed by R & B Contracting & Excavation Inc., of Homestead.
The Washington County Transportation Authority (Washington Rides) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons and the Giant Eagle. Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n' Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service will operate 7a.m. - 7p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit www.washingtonrides.org.
Parking in the Borough on Saturdays is free at all meters. Also, with regards to parking, area business owners who are interested in permit parking may contact the Borogh Police Department. The cost is $25.00 per month and there is a limit of 2 permits per business. Permits would allow merchants to park at any meter throughout town.
The McDonald Police department employee, Diana Daniels, is a Certified Technician in Child Restraint Safety and residents may schedule an appointment to have their child car seats inspected, which also includes teaching parents proper installation. The inspection takes approximately 1/2 hour. To schedule an appointment, please call the Police Department (724) 926-2105 or Diana is available by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.