ShareThis Page

New Eagle council fills vacancy — again

| Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, 12:06 a.m.

New Eagle is hopeful that when it comes to the position of borough secretary/treasurer/administrator, three's a charm.

Council on Thursday hired Diane Anthony to fill the vacancy.

During the special afternoon session, council also accepted the resignation of Steve Kenyon to the same post.

Kenyon, who had been hired Jan. 16, resigned because of his commitment with the Monongahela police department, where he is a part–time officer.

Both votes were unanimous.

Linda Hall held the position for 33 years before retiring at the end of the year.

In August, council voted to hire Vickie Shurgott as a part–time borough secretary at a rate of $10 an hour for 20 hours a month.

Over the last five months, she learned the position from Hall.

Shurgott took over full time on Jan. 2.

But shortly after 9 a.m. Jan. 3, she contacted council President Jack Fine, telling him she couldn't work any longer for the borough.

Council then hired Kenyon, who was also a former Charleroi Regional Police officer. He was officer–in–charge for the Fallowfield Township police department when it was dissolved in 2010.

Anthony began training for the job this week, even before council made her appointment official.

Council President Jack Fine said he is confident they found the right person to replace Hall.

“This is her third day on the job – the others lasted two days, so I guess we're good,” Fine said with a laugh.

“I'm sure she going to do a good job. She's doing a heck of a job already.”

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or cbuckley@tribweb.com.

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.