| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Elizabeth Township commissioners table appointment proposal

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Tim Karan
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 12:11 a.m.

Elizabeth Township commissioners on Monday tabled the first reading of an ordinance restricting commissioners from being appointed to a board, authority or commission or from being employed by the township for one year following the end of their term.

The ordinance was formally proposed during a workshop last month, but commissioners at the time said they wanted to bar relatives of commissioners from township positions as well.

Although commissioners asked Solicitor Matt Racunas if they could just amend the ordinance on the spot during Monday's work session, he advised against it.

“Maybe if it wasn't something that was substantive or if it was just a minor change,” Racunas said. “But adding something like this that I think is an important part, we should make sure that legally we go through the entire process.”

The amended ordinance will have its first read in November.

Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Police respond to Glassport domestic report; find guns, drugs
  2. District to operate Duquesne after-school program
  3. Homestead sets fee for renting antenna space
  4. PSU’s McKeesport campus nets $1.4M federal grant
  5. East McKeesport officers to receive paid training
  6. West Mifflin Area to celebrate newest graduate’s life, legacy
  7. Sewer system lease could dissolve McKeesport’s municipal authority
  8. McKeesport, school district shore up safety at dangerous intersection
  9. Homestead residents to get emergency alerts from borough in 2016
  10. Casey calling for Medicare Part B freeze
  11. Clairton man arrested on drug, weapon charges