Sharpsburg police handled record number of incident reports last year
The Sharpsburg police department kept busy in 2013.
The year-end police report cited 4,329 incident reports for the year. Police Chief Leo Rudzki said that is the highest number of reports in the department's history.
The annual report cites “miscellaneous disturbances” as the most frequent call for officers.
James Sharp Landing
A sign for the newly named James Sharp Landing cost the borough $1,670.
Officials approved payment to Gray Sign Advertising on Monday. The area is off of 13th Street and includes a fishing pier that is accessible to people with disabilities. A contest to select a name was held during the borough's annual Guyasuta Days Festival.
Sharpsburg officials plan to streamline their committees in the new year.
Officials will combine the fire and police committees into one public-safety committee, add the water committee to the public-works committee, and create a zoning and planning committee.
“The plan of action would be consolidate and maybe modernize our committees,” Councilman Matthew Rudzki said.
The finance committee and personnel committees would stay the same.
The health and recreation committee will be renamed “health and property.”
The next council meeting is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the borough building on Main Street.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates’ Worley tosses 4-hit shutout vs. Giants
- Westmoreland women stole thousands to finance dog show appearances
- Pirates expect high prices in trade market
- Steelers notebook: Team hasn’t called on Keisel, Harrison yet
- Pittsburgh Brewing tries to reconnect with region, return to glory days
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Southern Beltway extension gets funding
- Glassport Scout completes Eagle Project
- Police say naked woman stabs three women during street fight in McKees Rocks
- 1 intruder killed, other shot and wounded in Carrick home invasion
- Steelers hoping that youth movement breathes life into team
- White Oak man ordered to pay fine in gambling ring case