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Number IV Seen Purchasing Parking Meters and Ordinance Codification in Vandergrift, PA

from The Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Movie money spurs Vandergrift spending ideas


By Rossilynne Skena and Dale Mann, VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH

The borough received $15,000 for opening its streets in June to crews filming “I am Number IV,” an action-packed thriller.

Of the money received from DreamWorks, $5,400 has be allocated to parking meters. There are about 250 parking meters on the borough streets, and those meters need constant updates, council president Brian Carricato said.

The average parking meter costs about $110. Fifty new meters will be purchased and will go into circulation where meters are broken or missing.

Council will vote at its August meeting about how to spend the remaining $9,600. Carricato would like to see the full sum of the money remaining go toward the recreation committee. DreamWorks wants to see the money applied to something such as recreation, something the town can look back on in 10 years as an accomplishment, Carricato said.

Christine Wilson, a council member who serves as chairwoman of the budget committee, proposed another plan. She too would like to see the $5,400 go toward meters, and then allocate $6,500 to codify the borough’s ordinances, which haven’t been updated since 1998. The remaining $3,100 would go to recreation.

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Posted on July 19, 2010 by Editor

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