Reserve manager Bob Kipp has stepped down, and Thomas Lavorini has been hired as interim manager.
Reserve commissioners accepted the resignation of Mr. Kipp, who is leaving to become manager of Canonsburg, at their July 8 meeting.
The Reserve board also voted unanimously to hire Mr. Lavorini of Butler Township as Mr. Kipp's interim replacement. Commissioner Ron Neurohr was absent.
Mr. Lavorini previously was city manager in Sharon for about a year, from 2009 to 2010. Before that, he was manager of Ross for 18 years.
"We are extremely happy to have his expertise," Reserve Commissioner David Barie said. "He will take this township where it needs to be."
Mr. Lavorini said after the meeting that he has not yet decided whether to apply for the job on a permanent basis.
He said he retired after leaving the job in Sharon. That city had a residency requirement, and he opted not to move there. He left the Ross manager job in 2008, when his tenure was abruptly ended during a change in leadership of that board and he was dismissed in a 5-3 vote.
Canonsburg council voted 7-2 last month to hire Mr. Kipp.
Reserve commissioners also authorized Unique Services Applications to refurbish the flag pole and monument of Marine Lance Cpl. William Raymond Prom at Pittview Avenue and Mount Troy Road.
Prom was a Reserve resident who died protecting soldiers in Vietnam in 1969. He received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor.
The renovation comes on the heels of a dedication ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday to rename the 31st Street Bridge the William Raymond Prom Memorial Bridge. The bridge links Pittsburgh's Strip District and Troy Hill, which is adjacent to Reserve's Mount Troy neighborhood. The state Legislature approved the renaming.
In other matters, Mr. Barie has been elected president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners. Previously, he served as vice president.
Roxanne Tuinstra, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.