TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

5 apply for Latrobe council spot

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Latrobe City Council will consider five people to fill a two-year vacancy after Mayor-elect Rosie Wolford is sworn in next month.

Two are council members who lost in the November election — Richard Jim and Robert “Stuffy” Forish, who were seeking second terms.

Forish said in his application letter he wanted to be considered for the vacant position to continue the progress he has assisted with in the past four years.

“I look forward to working as a team as we move ahead in anticipation of city growth and development,” he wrote.

John “Jack” Murtha, a councilman from 2001 to '07, applied for the position, along with Madalyn Smith, a 25-year city tax office employee, and Eric Bartels, a social studies teacher at Norwin High School.

Applications were due Dec. 20 for the appointment, which council may fill at its Feb. 10 regular meeting, city manager Alex Graziani said.

The term will last through Dec. 31, 2015.

Council will convene a special meeting on Friday to finalize an increase in the earned-income tax from 0.63 percent to 0.9 percent, which was a part of the 2014 budget passed on Dec. 9.

Council plans to finalize the elimination of the $10 city per capita tax, which applied to residents between the ages of 18 and 65.

At council's next regular meeting on Jan. 13, members plan to consider the appointment of an auditor, a cable franchise agreement with Comcast and removal of permit parking on West First Avenue from the alley west of Ligonier Street to Polk Street.

Graziani said the parking was permitted from a time when hospital employees were known to use the spaces.

Public Works Director Joe Bush said the spaces will not be metered, but designated as on-street parking for residents.

“It's just like what we've been doing, getting rid of some signs, cleaning things up in that area,” Bush said.

Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or sfederoff@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
  2. Spirit Airlines puts Chicago on its flight path
  3. Restitution payments top record in Westmoreland County
  4. Unity planners OK proposal for Route 30 retail development
  5. Harsh February leaves Westmoreland communities short on road salt
  6. Westmoreland historical society holding antiques appraisal
  7. Hempfield man to plead guilty to posing as policeman
  8. West Newton ponders adding to emergency call list
  9. Court in the Classroom program provides insight for Norwin High School students
  10. North Huntingdon man accused of road rage altercation in Westmoreland
  11. Mt. Pleasant Glass Museum to kick off Speaker Series with stories of Jeannette