Husband-wife resignations leave Lincoln short-handed
Lincoln has two vacancies left by the resignations of a husband and wife.
Council voted on Tuesday 3-1 to accept the resignation of Councilwoman Ruth Kvasnak. It voted 3-1 to accept the resignation of her husband, Martin Kvasnak, from the borough road department.
Councilman Paul Vereb dissented in both votes. Vereb said he wished the Kvasnaks would not have left their posts.
Borough Solicitor Falco Muscante said the couple did not give a reason for their resignations.
Both resignations were effective April 7.
Borough officials said Martin Kvasnak was a former road supervisor and worked part time for 12 years.
Ruth Kvasnak was appointed to council in November 2011. She won a 2013 election to a two-year seat on council.
Councilwoman Tammy Firda said Ruth Kvasnak will be greatly missed, and declined to comment about Martin Kvasnak's departure. She said council will discuss the possibility of hiring a new road department worker to replace him.
Muscante said council has 30 days from April 7 to fill the vacant council seat or the selection goes to a vacancy board.
The vacancy board then has 15 days to make a decision on a new council person before the issue goes before Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for May 13, which is beyond the 30-day mark.
A special meeting is being planned for April 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the borough building.
Council president Mark Betzner said there should be no problem appointing a new person.
“There are multiple people showing interest,” he said.
Gordon Grimes was unanimously promoted to part-time road supervisor with a one-year probationary period. Grimes has worked in that department since January 2007.
Volunteers are needed for the borough's cleanup day on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can bring used electronics to the borough building for recycling. The borough's drug take-back program also is April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Council approved the proposal of Sailor Excavation & Paving Co. to pave a designated portion of Pierce Road.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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