Sanchez resigns as Delmont mayor
Delmont will have a new mayor next month.
Mayor Gill Sanchez resigned Tuesday, effective Feb. 27. Sanchez, who has been mayor for four years, recently sold his home and is moving to Greene County.
“It was not an easy decision,” Sanchez said. “Unfortunately, the house we fell in love with is not in the borough. This was a house we could not turn down.”
Sanchez, a former council member, was appointed to mayor in 2010 to replace Fran Jennings, who also resigned after moving out of the borough.
His resignation surprised much of council, who said they regretted his decision.
“This comes as a surprise,” council Vice President Andy Shissler said. “We appreciate all you've done here the past four years, working with the police department and bringing up issues from time to time.”
Sanchez said he never expected to enjoy the role as much as he has. He credits his biggest achievement as cultivating a relationship with police Chief TJ Klobucar.
“The last four years have been a real treat,” Sanchez said. “I never thought it was going to become what it became.”
The borough has until March 29 to appoint a new mayor, solicitor Dan Hewitt said. Applicants must be registered to vote and must have lived in Delmont for a year. Those who are interested can send a letter of intent to the borough building at 77 Greensburg St.
Hewitt said he hopes council will appoint a replacement at the March 11 meeting.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
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.
- Delayed Franklin Regional schedules sent by mail
- Murrysville considers Amish contractors to trim iconic tree sign
- Fun fuels the ladies of Pittsburgh East Roller Villains
- Murrysville drilling overlay district to stay
- Franklin Regional to hike lunch prices
- Work to affect Route 286 traffic for two weeks