TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


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

Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Time to resign: Cheswick council members Jonathan Skedel and Neal Hohman haven't shown up for a meeting in about nine months. If they don't want to serve, they should get out — and quit collecting the $100-per-month pay. The council has no legal recourse to boot them from office and both have two more years on their terms.

Kudos: To Lindsey Rowe. The 18-year-old Leechburg Area High School senior stepped up to serve the unexpired term of a Gilpin Township supervisor who resigned. We think it's great someone so young wants to get involved in government and public service. We wish her well.

That said: We certainly question the wisdom of the Gilpin supervisors for appointing Rowe, considering her father, Dennis, is a sitting supervisor and she probably will resign in about six months to attend Mercyhurst University in Erie. Township officials said she was the only person who submitted a letter of interest, but we wonder how hard they looked for candidates and why they didn't wait a little longer.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Editorials

  1. The Thursday wrap
  2. Obama’s Cuba deal: More appeasement
  3. Pension reform should not be linked to a natural gas extraction tax
  4. An NLRB ambush
  5. Union ‘fairness’: The dues racket
  6. Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
  7. Picking winners & losers: Stop the idiocy
  8. Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
  9. A carbon tax? Cap it
  10. Sunday pops
  11. THE BOX
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.