Munhall has an interim borough manager, at least through the summer, following the abrupt resignation of its former manager June 17.
"He is on the job and we will vote on it at our next meeting," council President Joseph Ballas said.
Timothy Little, a former manager for Monroeville and Baldwin Borough, started in the Munhall job on June 27 and already has a full plate.
One of his primary duties will be to unravel why a 2011 borough audit was not conducted.
"For whatever reason, it was not done. We're trying to figure out why and get an auditor in there," Mr. Ballas said.
As it stands now, the borough could lose $300,000 in county sales tax revenue because an audit was not done.
"I'm in a state of flux now trying to figure out where we are at. We haven't given up on it yet, but it doesn't look good," Mr. Ballas said of the county funds.
"Right now, it looks like we lost the money," Mayor Ray Bodnar said.
Mr. Little, 59, of Monroeville, was a municipal manager there from 2010 to 2012 and in Baldwin Borough from 2005 to 2010.
He also served as manager of Robinson, Middlesex and Center and was Cranberry's director of community planning.
He holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
He currently teaches part time at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has the summer off.
Former manager Matt Galla, who became Munhall manager in December 2010, handed Mr. Bodnar his letter of resignation on June 17.
In it, he cited that he had become disillusioned, disenfranchised and less satisfied with his position as time went on.
Mr. Bodnar blamed council for the quantity of work it assigned to Mr. Galla and he also blamed himself and council for micro-managing.
Mr. Little will be paid the same salary as Mr. Galla, about $60,000 a year.
Mr. Ballas said he knew Mr. Little before he was hired as Munhall manager, and Mr. Little called him when he learned from newspaper articles that the borough was in need of a manager.
While other candidates were contacted through the Allegheny County Boroughs Association, Mr. Little was the only person who was immediately available.
Mr. Little is scheduled to teach fall classes at the University of Pittsburgh.
"Right now, he is here for the summer. I'm not sure if he is willing to go back to being a manager," Mr. Ballas said.
The issue of hiring a permanent manager is scheduled to be discussed at the borough's monthly meeting on Wednesday.
Margaret Smykla, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.