Sheffler will do double duty for Southwest Greensburg
Corry Sheffler will be taking on additional duties in Southwest Greensburg.
Sheffler, 58, the borough secretary since 2011, is expected to be named the borough manager early next year.
His appointment may occur as soon as Jan. 6, when council holds its annual reorganization meeting.
Sheffler also won election in November as the borough tax collector after running unopposed.
Sheffler said he is ready to take on his new duties — along with offering residents additional hours to do business with the tax collection office.
“I love my borough. It will be a busy year, but I'm looking forward to it,” he said.
In December, council adopted an ordinance establishing the post of borough manager.
“We're going to have him make day-to-day decisions,” said Jeff Tabita, council president.
Council will continue to make policy and related decisions, Tabita said.
Sheffler fields responsibilities beyond the normal scope of a borough secretary, and he has other strengths, including an expertise in finance, that make him a good choice as manager, Tabita said.
As borough secretary, Sheffler said, he was handling many of the duties a borough manager normally would shoulder.
“The big decisions will still be up to council,” Sheffler explained.
The borough manager duties, in particular, will involve the street and sanitation departments and possibly some personnel issues, Tabita said.
Sheffler won't be paid more to serve as manager, he said. He will get a small portion of the tax money he collects, based on a formula set by law.
Council has agreed to move the tax collection office to the borough building on Stanton Street, and the schedule for tax collection hours will be expanded, Sheffler said.
He will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
On Saturdays, the tax office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, Sheffler said.
At its meeting this month, council recognized departing Councilman Jim Smith, who has served for 28 years, all while taking on other community service.
Jeanne Davis, who formerly served on council, will replace Smith on the board.
In addition, council recognized departing tax collector John Biondi, who served for 13 years.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.
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.
- Artists showcasing work at Greensburg Art Center’s Snowflake Showcase
- Hempfield grad making her mark in health research
- Skaters twirl into ‘Holiday on Ice’ at Nevin Arena