Board OKs retirement terms for Carnegie Borough Manager and police Chief
Carnegie Borough Manager and police Chief Jeffrey Harbin will officially retire Aug. 9, though his last working day is June 28.
The Carnegie Borough Council officially accepted Harbin's retirement at its meeting on Monday night. Harbin will use his accumulated vacation days from June 29 through Aug. 8.
Stephen Beuter, borough project assistant, will serve as interim borough manager. He was also appointed open records officer.
Council held closed interviews Tuesday with three Carnegie police sergeants who have applied for the chief's position. A special meeting will be held June 24 to discuss personnel matters.
Council President Rick D'Loss encouraged the board to act quickly but not hastily in naming Harbin's successor. The hope is to have a replacement before Harbin leaves the area to ensure a smooth transition.
Council voted to award the excavation-related portion of the sewer repair contract to Soli Construction for $381,165. A lining contract was awarded to State Pipe Services for $142,025.
A motion to award a specialty contract to Independent Enterprises was removed from the agenda because the totals of the first two contracts took up a majority of the 2013 sewer budget. Councilwoman Sue Demko said that public works officials are trying to scale down the cost of the two contracts so to free up money for the $32,000 specialty contract.
Council approved a 2013 millage rate of 5.37 mills.
This rate complies with the state law dictating that communities must sustain a revenue-neutral millage rate in the year following property reassessments – that is, the borough cannot generate more than 105 percent of the property taxes it did this year.
The borough is petitioning the state to allow more than the 105 percent. If that is allowed, the tax rate would be set at 6.23 mills.
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