News from Town Hall by Joe Kauer, Borough Manager06-Jun-2017
Instead of purchasing one new fire engine this year at the price of $600,000 unequipped, the Borough Council was able to purchase four slightly used fire vehicles and all of the equipment needed on them for the same $600,000 budget. As part of the 2016 Bond Issuance, the Borough purchased a new-to-us ladder truck, two pumpers and a new squad vehicle. The upgrades are the first replacement of fire equipment in over 25 years and replaces fire engines that are over 44 years old.
Ambridge Council and Mayor are also proud to announce that SBC Building Systems at the corner of 14th Street and Duss Avenue that employs 100 hardworking local people will be staying in Ambridge. They were recently purchased by Iowa-based Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh based developer, A.M. Rodriguez Associates, attended the May Council Meeting and presented information that they are pursuing state tax credits that would build 52 new units of residential senior housing on New Economy Drive across from the 9-1-1 Center.
Ambridge Borough was recognized by the Military Order of the Purple Heart as a “Purple Heart Community” for our efforts that support our military veteran population. The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a nonprofit organization that fosters an environment of goodwill among the combat-wounded veterans and their families, promotes patriotism, supports legislative initiatives and most importantly– makes sure we never forget. As a token of appreciation, the area in front of the Honor Roll at PJ Caul Park was renamed Ambridge’s Purple Heart Plaza.