Updated: Mar 10, 2021
By Jamie Wiggan
McKees Rocks council voted Feb. 25 to initiate litigation to prevent the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) from using the former Crivelli Chevrolet commercial property for purposes officials believe will harm the borough.
Having voted to retain Pittsburgh-based law firm Maeillo Brungo and Maiello to take on the case at a cost of up to $20,000 during its December meeting, council’s Feb 25 vote formally permits the firm to file in the court of common pleas.
Council approved the litigation unanimously. All were present bar Councilwoman Liz Delgado who left the meeting early.
ALCOSAN representatives have not publicly disclosed their plans for the site, however, borough officials say it may involve using the parking lot as a long-term operations base, and may also involve levelling the building, which could not be reconstructed without significant expense due to its position within the Ohio River floodplain.
Sanitary authority board directors approved the purchase of the former Crivelli lot during an Oct. 22 meeting at a sale price of $2.05 million.