Bridgeville solicitor resigns

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Richard Ferris, who has been Bridgeville borough's solicitor for decades, has resigned his position effective January 1.

Council accepted his resignation at a meeting on tonight. Mr. Ferris did not attend the meeting.

Council president Nino Petrocelli Sr. said Mr. Ferris, who served as Bridgeville solicitor since 1970, "did a fantastic job," and recent criticism of him was "unprofessional."

Mr. Ferris drew the ire of some residents at previous council meetings for his handling of a lawsuit filed against the borough by Bedner Farms Estates, the developer of housing plan in Upper St. Clair, along the border with the Bridgeville.

Settlement of the lawsuit in July gave Bedner Farms Estates access to Main Street in Bridgeville by allowing construction of a connecting road into the development.

The settlement also permitted the developer to tap into the borough's sewer system in return for $70,000 to pay for sewer system upgrades.


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