Manor Council picks its president for rest of year
In a split vote, Manor Council chose Dawn Lynn to be its president through the end of the year.
Lynn, 48, succeeds Brian Woy, who stepped aside from the presidency in August but remains on council.
Lynn, a Republican, is in her first term on council after being elected in 2011. She also serves on the borough's planning commission.
Bruce Hartman and Steve Ira unsuccessfully backed Jim Morgan, who will remain vice president, for the position.
Because voters will choose four council members in the November election, council will decide during a January reorganization meeting who will wield the gavel next year.
Fewer '14 meetings
In 2014, council will break a long standard by having only one public meeting per month.
Council traditionally has held meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month except during the summer, when members would limit their business to one meeting.
Council has yet to formalize its meeting dates.
Council is seeking a replacement for Carla Fabac, who is resigning as the borough office assistant after four years.
Fabac's last day on the job is tomorrow, Friday.
Until a permanent replacement is chosen, council approved the hiring of a part-time employee through a temporary agency.
Council capped the pay rate at $21 an hour, which would cover taxes and any recruitment costs an agency would incur for selecting the person.
Council agreed to continue paying a local assessment to the Westmoreland County Transit Authority to continue bus service through the borough.
During a brief discussion, officials pondered how many residents ride the buses but determined the $1,165 cost for the next year is reasonable.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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