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Council voted 4-2 on Aug. 13 to hire Edna Morris as administrative secretary.
Councilwomen Susan Demko voted no, and Carol Covi voted by saying "present."
Ms. Covi went on to say, "I believe she's qualified, but think the interview process was flawed from the beginning and the borough needs some type of nepotism policy."
Theresa McCann was offered a part-time school crossing guard position, subject to the required background checks, physical exam and ratification by the Carlynton School Board.
Carnegie still needs to hire one guard.
• Councilman Patrick Catena announced that the borough released $7,000 in monthly payments that it has been withholding since April from the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.
Mr. Catena added that officials still have grave concerns about the structure and leadership of the library, but that they don't want to deprive it of necessary operating funds.
In June, Carnegie gave the library $5,500 for childrens' summer math and reading programs.
• Officials ratified an agreement in which the borough will continue to provide police, fire and EMS services to Pennsbury Village from Jan. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2015.
• A grant application that will be submitted to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County for a study of the Campbell's Run Road watershed was approved, too.
• The borough manager was directed to advertise the sale of borough-owned property at Mansfield Boulevard and Broadway Street. The minimum asking price for the 27,282-square-foot parcel is $27,282.
Residents should be on the lookout for some new signs in the township.
Commissioners on Aug. 8 approved the $19,458 purchase of an electronic message center from Visual Information Systems, Inc.
The sign will be installed at the driveway entrance to the municipal complex on Hilltop Road.
Also, the first two streets signs bearing the township logo have been installed on McMichael and Baldwin roads.
"They look good," board president Bob Schuler said.
New street signs on other township streets will be erected within the next few years.
• Officials approved the payout of nearly $1.3 million in contracted work for the new 72-acre Collier Park on Nike Site Road. The majority of the work involved landscaping and grading.
First Published August 23, 2012 5:41 am