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Delmont councilwoman appointed

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Daveen Rae Kurutz | Murrysville Star
Delmont Councilwoman Ann Lantz, left, takes the oath of office, which was administered by Mayor Alyce Urban. Lantz fills the vacancy that was created when Urban resigned from council to replace former Mayor Gil Sanchez.

Delmont has a full set of borough officials again.

Last month, officials appointed Ann Lantz to fill a vacant position on borough council. Lantz, a health care worker, has lived in Delmont for 17 years.

“I would love to be an advocate for the Delmont committee,” Lantz said. “I believe that getting the residents involved, specifically the younger generation, would help Delmont thrive and prosper.”

Lantz replaces Alyce Urban, who resigned to accept an appointment as the new borough mayor. Lantz will serve on council until January 2016 to complete the end of Urban's term.

Lantz was one of three residents to apply for the appointment, along with David Piper and Tracy Searight.

War memorial

Councilman Carl Boyd said he wants someone to make repairs to the borough's Vietnam War Memorial.

“It needs some professional care,” Boyd said. “Someone put caulking in there as a Band-Aid. It was a temporary fix that didn't work.”

The monument was donated by the American Legion, Boyd said.

Council Vice President Andy Shissler, who monitors the borough's budget each month, suggested that council should try to not absorb all of the expense of repairing the monument.

“Let's work out something to help share the costs,” Shissler said.

Apple 'N Arts

The Apple 'N Arts festival committee gave the borough a $1,250 payment for use of borough-owned Shields Farm for the annual autumn event.

Council began charging groups for use of the property this winter, beginning with the annual Christmas at Salem Crossroads program. Even though the arts festival took place before the fee was in place, the committee decided to pay for last year's use of the park.

Solicitor Dan Hewitt said the money was rent for using the parking-lot area. The committee will be charged for using the property in future years, Hewitt said.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or dkurutz@tribweb.com.

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