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By Brittany Goncar
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, 10:27 p.m.
 

Michael Green resigned as mayor of Jefferson Hills after eight years.

Board President Christopher King read Green's resignation letter to the public at Monday's borough council meeting. Green did not attend the meeting and could not be reached for comment.

“It has been a pleasure working with borough council and administration and especially the Jefferson Hills Police Department,” Green said in a written statement. “I will truly miss our chief and the officers. Jefferson Hills is a great community, and I extend my best wishes for a prosperous future.”

Green notified council last week of his intentions, King said.

“He's been trying to attend meetings as frequently as he can,” King said, “but we certainly respect the fact that his job takes precedence and he did everything that he could to be here.”

The mayor hotline number, 412-653-0979, has been disconnected.

His field of work is construction, said Andrew McCreery, finance director and acting borough manager.

According to borough code, King will take over the responsibilities of interim mayor and council vice president James Weber will be interim president, according to solicitor William Shimko.

The borough council has 30 days to fill the vacancy for the mayoral position and expects to appoint someone at the Sept. 9 meeting. The appointee will then finish Green's term, which ends in December.

Green was not seeking re-election for next term.

Janice Cmar, a Democrat, received 182 write-in votes on the Republican ticket for mayor. She filed as a Democrat in the primary and received her party's nomination with 612 votes.

In other business, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new public works facility on Sept. 9. Council approved plans on July 8 to construct the $4.15 million facility along Old Clairton Road behind the borough offices and near Jefferson Elementary School.

Brittany Goncar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5803 or bgoncar@tribweb.com.

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