Greensburg Laurels & Lances
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
Laurel: To Jeannette's spirit. Despite challenges facing the city, not the least of which are crime and violence, about 150 people turned out at a rally this week to “take back” Jeannette. Their pride and can-do spirit are the most valuable resources the cash-strapped city has to turn itself around.
Lance: To Jeannette's status quo. Mayor Richard Jacobelli wasn't even sworn in before a controversy erupted over an estimated $1,000 in renovations for his office. Regardless of the cost (Mr. Jacobelli said he'll pay if it becomes an issue) or the “principle,” Jeannette's leaders have much bigger fiscal problems to resolve.
Laurel: To Jim Smith. The former Southwest Greensburg Council president, borough fire department ex-president, former board member with the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library and Greater Greensburg Sewage Authority, among other involvements, is retiring from council after 28 years. Mr. Smith, 83, says he believes community service is his duty. Sadly, his level of service is the exception these days.
On the “Watch List”: Unity's supervisor-roadmasters. Newly seated Supervisor Tom Ulishney, who campaigned against taking a full-time roadmaster position, reportedly will fill in during emergencies, which still leaves the township with a hole in its roadmaster schedule. What better time to re-evaluate the antiquated supervisor-roadmaster role, properly separating those responsibilities and bringing Unity into the 21 century.
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