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Council’s Lubas resigns after Nov. 25 PFA arrestat McKees Rocks home

By Elizabeth Perry

McKees Rocks is down two council members.

Jeffrey Dusch has moved out of his ward. Joe Lubas was arrested twice for allegedly violating a protection from abuse order.

The resignations were accepted by council at the borough’s Dec.13 meeting.

Lubas, of Ward 2, stepped down Nov. 26.

“I need to step down to take care of my health and family matters,” wrote Lubas, who had been arrested outside his Gardner Street home in McKees Rocks on Nov. 25 for allegedly violating a PFA order against his wife. On Nov. 29, Lubas was arrested again on Fiddleback Street in Kennedy Township for violating the temporary PFA.

Dusch said in his resignation letter he was resigning since he was no longer a resident of the third ward. He tendered his letter on Nov. 28 and had been absent from the Dec. 7 meeting.

Lubas and Dusch served in their positions for less than a year, each being sworn in on Jan. 3 of this year.

The council has 30 days from the date the letters of resignation were accepted to replace board members.

For anybody who wishes to become a member of council, letters of interest must be received no later than Jan. 9, 2023. Council will review all applications and consider motions to fill the vacancies at the Jan. 10 council meeting. Send letters of interest to McKees Rocks Borough, 340 Bell Ave. Applicants must be residents of McKees Rocks who have lived in Ward 2 or Ward 3 for at least a year.


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