Special meeting set for Monday in Oakmont to hire new borough manager
Oakmont officials may have found their new borough manager.
A special meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday at the borough building to approve the new hire. A workshop meeting will follow.
More than 70 people have applied and s dozen were interviewed since the original announcement of the manager search last year. The borough manager’s salary is listed in this year’s budget at $108,000.
The hiring committee consisted of council Vice President Patricia Friday, Councilwoman Carrie DelRosso and Councilman George Coulter.
“The five-month process to field and identify a borough manager for Oakmont was complex, yet rewarding,” DelRosso said. “All worked to provide a candidate recommendation to council who we felt could preserve our historical Oakmont and continue to move the borough forward with sustainable growth.”
Council President William Benusa said council wanted to appoint a new manager early in the month instead of at its regular May 20 meeting so that person would have more time getting acclimated.
Council previously wanted to have a manager in place by the end of January, but opted to appoint retired Avalon Manager Harry Dilmore as its interim administrator and re-post the position.
Dilmore is expected to be around for a few more weeks to help with the transition. Dilmore was hired to replace former interim manager Kevin Flannery.
Flannery, a retired Sewickley borough manager, helped Oakmont out for a few months after longtime manager Lisa Cooper Jensen called it a career in November after more than three decades.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .