| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Carnegie council, firefighters at odds over bookkeeper

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, 9:01 p.m.

Weeks after it appeared relations between Carnegie Borough Council and its volunteer fire department were improving, another snag came along.

After months of negotiations, borough council last month hired Peekz Consulting, an accounting/bookkeeping service firm in Pittsburgh. This was done, council said, following a verbal agreement with fire department officials.

At borough council's caucus meeting Monday night, borough councilman Mike Sarsfield said the two sides had a verbal agreement on the bookkeeper, which would conduct monthly bookkeeping services for the department at borough costs.

“All I can tell you is that I am shocked, dismayed and frustrated,” Sarsfield said.

Carnegie Solicitor Joe Lucas will meet with fire department solicitor and Carnegie attorney Dan DeMarco in the coming weeks in the hopes of resolving the situation, Sarsfield said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins lose hard-fought game to Blue Jackets in overtime
  2. Unsung backups provide boost for Steelers defensive line
  3. Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Colorado Planned Parenthood
  4. $170.4M AmEx charge yields whopping perk for Chinese billionaire
  5. Town Talk: South Fayette couple welcomes a boy to the family
  6. Nimble Regal ready for winter with all-wheel drive
  7. Former Pirates pitcher Happ agrees to $36 million, 3-year deal with Blue Jays
  8. Robert Morris falls to Tennessee Tech, drops to 0-6
  9. Gilbert, son of ex-Pitt football standout, commits to Panthers
  10. Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close
  11. Run game needed for balance vs. Seahawks