Delmont, Export councils reorganize for new year
Two local boroughs will have some new leadership this year.
During reorganization meetings Monday evening, Export and Delmont councils elected new vice presidents, while retaining council presidents.
In Export, Melanie Litz will serve as vice president, while Barry Delissio was re-elected president. Litz replaces longtime vice president Dave Pascuzzi, who will continue to serve on council.
Pascuzzi left the council meeting after being removed from the public-works committee, which he led or participated in for several years.
“When I came on Export Borough Council, I was appointed head of public works, and I bought top-notch equipment at low prices,” Pascuzzi said. “Me not being appointed to public works, that's not right. I'm going to evaluate my situation with the borough. I'm the most qualified one on council to do this.”
In Delmont, councilman Andy Shissler was appointed vice president. Mayor Gill Sanchez broke a tie between Shissler and former vice president Randy Cupps after Cupps abstained from the vote. Council president Jim Bortz was re-elected.
In Murrysville, Joan Kearns was re-elected as president, while Regis Synan will continue to serve as vice president. Council committee liaison appointments will be made later this month.
Local municipal governments must meet the first Monday of January after a municipal election to reorganize, elect officers and swear in new council members. All three local communities welcomed new council members — Jimmy Mahinske in Export, Loren Kase in Murrysville, and Carl Boyd and Debbie Jobe in Delmont.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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