New Brentwood Council member picked
A long-time zoning hearing board member will fill the open seat on the Brentwood Borough Council.
Borough council appointed George Owens, in a 4-2 vote, to serve the remaining term of an open seat on Feb. 19. Council President Charlie Johnson and Councilman Pasquale “Pat” Carnevale were in the dissent.
Owens, a long-time resident, is a 12-year member of the zoning hearing board, coached community sports, volunteers at St. Sylvester School during lunchtime and served on the Allegheny County Intellectual Disability Board for the last 20 years, he said.
“I'm a pretty strong advocate for Brentwood,” Owens said. “I love our fierce independence. We stand alone.”
Last month, Councilman David Wenzel, who served as the group's president, submitted a letter of resignation, citing personal reasons. Candidates to fill the position included Owens and John Frombach, another long-time resident, who serves as the chairman of the July 4 committee.
Council members requested both men to speak publicly about their experience and answer several questions.
The term expires on Dec. 31.
Local elections in the fall will determine who is sworn in in January.
Laura Van Wert is a staff write for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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