Irwin seeks new police chief
Irwin Council hopes to find a new top administrator for the borough's police department.
Council plans to find applicants to become the full-time police chief by advertising in newspapers and trade publications, following a 5-1 vote. Council president John Cassandro dissented. Councilman Bob Wayman was absent.
Cassandro declined to discuss his reasons for dissenting.
“This is a matter that we need to continue discussing in an executive session,” he said.
The position has been vacant since January, when council terminated former chief Joe Pocsatko.
During that time, Officer Dan Wensel as the department's officer in charge, covering the chief's administrative duties, council Ppresident John Cassandro said.
Wensel said he does not know if he will apply for the position.
Officials did not set a timeline to hire for the position, but could begin interviewing within the next several months.
Council has not discussed a salary for the new police chief, Cassandro said. Pocsatko received an annual salary of $44,994.
In other news…
Irwin Council awarded its summer road paving and resurfacing project to Oakmont-based A. Folino Construction, which was the lowest of four bidders, at $194,346.
The program will address seven roads — Pennsylvania Avenue, Fifth Street, Walnut Street, 10th Street Extension, Western Alley, Iroquois Street and drainage on Oak Street.
Officials pared the list down from 14 roads to meet its $200,000 resurfacing budget, engineer Lucien Bove said.
“I'm pretty confident we will be able to keep the project within the borough's budget,” Bove said.
Public works superintendent Jim Halfhill said he is unsure of exactly when A. Folino Construction will begin the project, but expects work to begin within the next two months.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, 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.
- Military experience helps North Huntingdon native in Red Cross role
- North Huntingdon residents voice concern about possible removal of stop signs