Allegheny Report Voices - October 25, 1999

1st-class ideas, 2nd-class cash

"This is a first-class township. So if you want a first-class library, I can't imagine running a library on $85,000 a year. ... I'm not an accountant but I'm not stupid either." - Janet Beerhalter, Scott Township commissioner about funding a library in the township.

Taking no responsibility

"If taxes go up in Scott, the library isn't going to be the main culprit." - Ellen Souders, member of the Scott Township Library Committee.

Withstanding the test of time

"The bank has been here since 1934 ... and through all the redevelopment. Wilmerding has been turned into a gem, with no empty lots and new housing." - Lawrence Ukryn, Vice president of Compass Federal Savings Bank about the loss of a Wilmerding police force. North Versailles Township is providing public safety services in the borough.

Mountain out of a molehill

"I think people are making a big deal out of nothing." -Becky Caliari, sales clerk at the Deli-Icious Delicatessen on Station Street responding to residents' complaints about council disbanding the Wilmerding police force.

No problems to mention here

"Wilmerding is clean, has no real crime to speak of and good people." - Tom Setz, owner of Station Brake Cafe and Deli-Icious Delicatessen lauding the borough.

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