Dormont Code Enforcement Officer Hired
A final roundup of items Dormont Council discussed and approved at Monday’s meeting.
Dormont Borough has a new code enforcement officer, although the person who formerly held the responsibilities of that position won’t be leaving the borough’s administrative office.
On Monday, Dormont Council approved hiring Monica Dahlkemper as code enforcement officer for the borough of Dormont. For the past eight years, Dahlkemper has served the same department for the City of Pittsburgh, completing code enforcement duties and building inspections for the city. Her first day with the borough will be Monday.
The borough’s building official, Pat Kelly, who has been responsible for both code enforcement and building official duties, will now perform only building official duties.
Also during the meeting:
- Council voted 6-1 to allow residents to put fences in the front yards of their homes. Borough residents will be allowed to put fences in their front yards, but an application process through the planning commission would have to be completed and approved before the fence could be constructed. Councilman Gene Barilla voted against the motion.
- Council voted 5-2 to increase the allowable area for temporary special event signs and restrict the number of signs to one per property. Borough manager Jeff Naftal said council would work with both the Keystone Oaks band and the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department to allow them to continue to post signs at the Christmas tree sale and Fourth of July car raffle, respectively, as they have in the past. Councilmen Barilla and John Maggio voted against the motion.
- Council also approved the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for Dormont Borough. Click here to see an article about the budget, and attached budget documents.
- In addition, council will hold a special meeting on Dec. 19 to discuss the proposed #1 Cochran redevelopment plan. Click here for details.