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As police station nears completion, officials eye EMS site upgrades

The new police station in Robinson is set to completed by the end of the year.


By Garret Roberts

While many see December as a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, Robinson is looking to the future as they continue to update township facilities.

The new police station is on track to be completed by the end of 2021.

The updated facilities, which township officials proudly state are funded without any tax increases to property owners, are located next to the municipal center on Church Hill Road.

Township Manager Frank Piccolino said that once crews move in the new furniture, the final step will be bringing in the police department's technology, including computers and servers for officers.

“I think, realistically, Chief Westwood and the police department should be up there before the New Year,” said Piccolino.

“Once Comcast gets a guy from Duquesne Light, it's probably a one or two day install. It looks good.”

After the new police station is complete, officials have indicated the process of updating other township facilities will begin. This third phase will begin with addressing the EMS building.

After work is completed for emergency services, the township will then add a new roof onto the municipal building, and renovate their library facilities to give the community greater access to state of the art programs.

Ronald Shiwarski, commissioner’s vice president, said, “We are trying to do this in the most efficient manner so that we can do it without raising taxes and without spending money that we don't have.”

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