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Sept. 7 deadline for council applicants

| Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Pleasant Hills residents interested in serving on council have until Sept. 7 to submit letters of interest to the borough.

Council members are looking to fill a vacant seat created when council President Jeff Solomon resigned Aug. 20.

Solomon, who has served on council for five and a half years and has been council president for a year and a half, recently accepted a position as the director of curriculum in the West Mifflin Area School District. In his resignation letter, he cited a time commitment with the new job that would not allow him to continue to serve on council.

Borough council accepted Solomon’s resignation at a public meeting Aug. 20, said interim borough manager Sal Sirabella.

Residents interested in filling the open seat are asked to submit a letter of interest to Sirabella by Sept. 7. Submissions can be sent via email to or mailed to 410 East Bruceton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Envelopes must be marked with “Letter of Interest” on the outside.

Letters also can be dropped off at the borough’s administration department on the second floor of the municipal building between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Anyone interested in the position must have resided in the borough for at least one continuous year prior to appointment.

Council members plan to interview interested applicants during the week of Sept. 10, Sirabella said. Council then plans to appoint the person to fill the vacant seat at its public meeting on Sept. 17.

An election to fill Solomon’s unexpired seat will occur in November 2019.

Stephanie Hacke is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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