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Local governments elect new officers, swear in members
Commissioners Sam Abatta and Dr. James Mancini were elected and sworn in Jan. 6, by Magistrate Carla M. Swearingen.
Abatta was unanimously voted as chairman of the board.
Mancini, elected to his second term, was one of the founding members of Robinson EMS.
He was also a paramedic with Robinson EMS for 33 years and said he has always had a positive relationship with the police and fire departments.
Staff raises frozen until further discussion made
By Jamie Wiggan
McKees Rocks councilmembers found a temporary fix to the contentious issue of staff raises by adopting a preliminary budget Jan. 2 that froze non-union salaries at the 2019 level until further discussion.
The preliminary budget requested raises exceeding six percent for the manager, building inspector and code enforcer. In the face of pressure from outgoing councilwoman Maribeth Taylor and several vocal residents, the council voted unanimously to pass the budget while delaying approval of the raises.
Council was originally expected to pass the budget at a meeting called for 8 a.m. on Dec. 31, however, it had to be rescheduled for Jan. 2 when a quorum was not reached.
Councilwoman Sarah Harvey named 2019 Person of the Year