Dull steps down as supervisor; plans to still serve Indiana Twp.

| Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

George Dull left Indiana Township's board of supervisors after 16 years, but he continues to serve the community.

Balancing development demands with the traditional rural community continues to be his priority, said the Republican and 23-year township resident who served District 5. The area covers the center of the township, near Fox Chapel Road and Fairview Elementary School.

“There hasn't been much change to this area but as a whole, the township has changed slowly. There is more development coming in,” Dull said.

Dull didn't run for re-election, and Republican Michael Schurko was elected to replace him as the District 5 representative.

One reason that Dull has enjoyed serving as a township supervisor has been the consensus on the board.

The board, he said, agrees on the need to balance the budget and to balance development with the needs of a community that has many rural aspects.

“I enjoy working with people,” he said. “That's my background. I had some knowledge of the area and the township and the schools.”

Dull, who has a doctorate in education, was a teacher and counselor with the Fox Chapel Area School District. He retired from Dorseyville Middle School in 2002.

A major accomplishment during his time as supervisor, he said, was getting new sewers in District 5.

Dull said he is pleased with the soundness of the township's finances and the stability of the volunteer fire departments.

George and his wife, Susie, also a former employee of the school district, put a lot of effort into Indiana's Youth Day. The continuation of the event and its funding through donations and garden tours is important to the Dulls.

Dull wants the parks to expand, too, especially in the Rural Ridge District.

“Sixteen years is enough,” Dull said. “It's time to give someone an opportunity to get involved.”

Dull plans to continue his involvement at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, where he is an elder.

Also, he is active in the Fox Chapel Rotary and will be president next year.

Meanwhile, he and his wife will continue to travel. They have toured Australia and went on safari in Tanzania.

Dull would like to journey to Nepal and would return willingly to Hawaii, where he taught for two years.

Sharon Drake is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

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