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By Stacy Lee
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:56 a.m.
 

Homestead has hired Keith Evers as its full time code enforcement officer.

Council voted on Thursday to make Evers the building code official/zoning officer for $20.67 per hour beginning April 29.

The borough has already been contracting with Evers' company Consulting LLC for part-time code enforcement services the past several months.

“We're expecting him to go around and make these property owners clean up the debris,” council vice president Barbara Broadwater said. “I'm sure we're going to see our borough cleaned up.”

The majority of Homestead council terminated the borough's last code enforcement officer Thom Betz on July 26. He filed a lawsuit against Homestead on Sept. 6, claiming council was retaliating against him for distributing business privilege tax applications on Jan. 9, 2012 to three jitney stands along Ann Street in the borough. Betz claimed two councilors, Zaneta Hines and Ron Blount, were jitney drivers.

In court papers, Homestead officials deny this and say it was for work-related issues.

Council also hired Luke Taylor through the Local Government Academy Internship Program to be a summer intern for $10 per hour.

Borough manager Ian McMeans said Taylor will primarily be writing grants.

Stacy Lee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or slee@tribweb.com.

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