Sunday, July 17, 2011

Trib; Mt. Lebanon residents continue to battle 'The Beast'

For three-and-a-half years, neighbors of Mt. Lebanon's Robb Hollow Park have fought "The Beast."

About 30 of them attended a public hearing Tuesday night to decry the noise and exhaust from Mt. Lebanon's two-story grinder, called "The Beast" by its manufacturer, that is used to chop up branches, debris and leaves at the municipal golf course and at the composting yard in the heart of the park.

The Mt. Lebanon board of commissioners considered three bills on Tuesday that would significantly affect how the municipality could use The Beast during curbside leaf pickups each fall. And one commissioner is seeking a deal with a private contractor to do the work somewhere other than in Mt. Lebanon.

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