Scottdale appoints 2nd Ward councilman
Jim Pallygus is the newest Second Ward councilman in Scottdale Borough.
At its meeting Monday night, council unanimously approved the nomination put forth by Second Ward Councilman Troy Soberdash to have Pallygus fill the seat vacated with the resignation of Alesia Chiaramonte.
Three individuals submitted their names for consideration, but Pallygus was the first one nominated and then approved.
Pallygus, who ran against Chiaramonte in the last election, told members that he has always had an interest in serving on council. He moved to the borough about 10 years ago and over the last six years has been involved with the Scottdale Kiwanis and has served on the parks and recreation committee, most recently as chairman.
Following his appointment to council, he had to immediately resign his position on the parks and recreation committee. He said he felt comfortable doing that, because he believes things have taken a turn for the better with the parks commission and progression is evident.
In other business, after much debate and discussion, council awarded the new garbage contract to low bidder Advanced Disposal, with a bid of $1,716,243.13.
The five-year contract, which begins June 1 and continues through May 31, 2018, will maintain the current status of pickup. For example, if a resident is currently getting garbage picked up in an alley, that will continue; if a resident has curbside pickup, it will not change.
• Agreed to award the infield renovation project of Loucks Park to S & S Processing of Pittsburgh at a bid of $11,178.32.
• Approved the proposed Eagle Scout project of Charles Echard to place several bluebird boxes along the bike trail near the municipal building. Echard plans to install at least six pairs of boxes along the trail. The boxes will be cleaned each year and as needed after the brooding season, with bleach by family and other organizations.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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