ShareThis Page

Vandergrift Council moves to allow police retirements

| Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 12:02 a.m.

Several Vandergrift police officers might retire in the next few months.

Council on Monday night amended the police pension fund to allow three officers to retire in the near future.

Policemen must have attained age 50 and have 20 years of service with the department to be eligible to retire.

Two officers and Chief Joseph Caporali would be eligible under the amended plan.

No deadline for the officers to accept a retirement package has been determined.

In another law enforcement related move, council accepted Patrick Riley's resignation as full-time school crossing guard.

He will be replaced by Janet Snyder, who will be promoted from part-time duty.

The position pays $300 per month with half the cost provided by the Kiski Area School District.

Kimberly Shirley and Stacie Rimmel were hired as part-time crossing guards.

Council is expected to discuss next year's budget Monday at the borough building.

• Borough Secretary Stephen Delle Donne and assistant Secretary Melissa Holmes will be the grand marshals of this year's Vandergrift Light-up Night parade.

Julie Martin, of the Vandergrift Improvement Program, said the parade, food sale and other activities related to the event are set for Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

Candy will not be thrown from vehicles this year. Officials are concerned about young people running out on the street to get candy while other parade vehicles are approaching. Elves along the curb will distribute candy.

• Council agreed to a one-year pact with Hoffman Kennels for animal control.

George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using 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.