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AGENDA: Dormont Council to Discuss Union Contracts, Reserved Parking Spaces

Dormont Council will hold a voting meeting today, Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

Dormont Council will hold its regular business meeting today, Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in Dormont Municipal Center.

As per a vote taken in November, Dormont Council will now hold only one meeting per month. Council previously held two meeting per month—one for discussion purposes, and one for voting purposes.

The once-a-month meeting will be held the first Monday of each month and will follow the same format, but will include discussion and voting within the same meeting.

Borough manager Jeff Naftal said agendas will be posted no later than one week before the meeting, and will be posted earlier if possible. Public comment will be allowed at the beginning and end of each meeting as usual.

The Jan. 7 meeting agenda includes discussion of union contracts, as well as discussion of requests for reserved accessible parking places on residential streets.

The agenda and related documents are attached to this article in PDF format. The documents also are available on the Dormont Borough website.

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DSA January 07, 2013 at 01:16 PM
If they meet half as much they should probably get paid half as much.
Erin Faulk January 07, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Dormont Council members actually are not borough employees, so they are not paid. In some boroughs, council members receive a small travel stipend (not sure if this is the case in Dormont) but they are not paid any sort of salary.
DSA January 07, 2013 at 04:41 PM
They did used to get paid, small amount, but paid nonetheless. The borough has been more transparent in recent months and I hope this doesn't hurt that trend.
Drew Lehman January 07, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Council members and the Mayor are paid about $1,300 each per year. This has not changed that I know of. I am guessing that DSA is just kidding because when you take a look at all of the time that council spends doing one thing or another fulfilling their duties $1,300 is a bargain.
Erin Faulk January 07, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Thanks, Drew, I didn't know what the amount was. DSA, I don't get the impression at this point that it will hurt the transparency. The borough manager has told me he's going to continue updating the borough's website frequently, and that website is in much better shape than it used to be. Meeting agendas will be available online at least a week before the meeting, and the same amount of time will be allotted to public comment. I'll continue reporting the issues as usual, too.
Jason D Flaherty January 07, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Why do you have to have your vehicle registered to park during business hours on our side streets when the streets are empty but no need to have permits after business hours. I think if you own a vehicle registered in the borough you must have a permit or it is towed!
Ed M January 08, 2013 at 01:25 PM
If your vehicle isn't registered, you shouldn't be driving it.

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