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Valley News Dispatch

Tarentum meeting set, but borough manager said he won't resign

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Mike Gutonski
Mike Gutonski

Tarentum Council has scheduled a Friday meeting to accept Manager Mike Gutonski's resignation, the borough's solicitor said, but Gutonski insists he's not quitting.

Reached late Monday, Gutonski said, “The only thing I can say right now is I am definitely not resigning.”

Solicitor David Regoli said Tarentum Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to accept Gutonski's resignation, although the reason was not immediately clear.

“That's a personnel matter,” Regoli said Monday. “I've instructed council members and the mayor that they should leave it at that. They're not authorized to comment on a personnel issue.”

Gutonski has been borough manager since May 2015, when he was hired at an annual salary of $54,000.

He was hired to succeed Bill Rossey, who retired in November 2015.

Gutonski served on council for 15 years, and also was council president.

Mayor Carl Magnetta and Councilwoman Carrie Fox both said Monday the meeting has to do with a personnel issue and declined to comment further.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702,, or on Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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