Dormont Council could vote on proposed ordinance in October.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Without a procedure spelling out who has the authority to dismiss tickets, questions of how tickets are handled will continue, the office said.
UPDATES with comment from mayor. Dormont should develop a procedure for dismissing certain parking tickets to alleviate concerns of ticket fixing, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office. The office has not, as Mayor Tom Lloyd said in a recent email, indicated that certain people have the right to dismiss tickets, spokesman Mike Manko said Wednesday. Lloyd wrote in an email Friday to various borough employees that he and the president of the state mayor’s association had met with D.A. Stephen Zappala who “supported the mayor’s right to dismiss tickets and also to have some designees.” Lloyd continued, in capitals: “We will continue to follow the practice we have been using for the past number of years.” But Manko …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Richard Dwyer said disputed the mayor's claims the borough was without police protection Thursday and said his suspension—overturned by council—stemmed from his looking into ticketing dismissals.
Dormont’s acting police chief disputed the mayor’s claims that the borough was without police protection Thursday and said problems between him and the mayor stem from his looking into ticket dismissals. Mayor Tom Lloyd told Richard Dwyer on Monday that he was suspended for seven days without pay beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday over the incident, though council quickly reinstated him as of 8:30 a.m. The suspension—part of ongoing squabbles involving the mayor, the administration and police—stems from Dwyer’s decision not to keep daylight officers late while the three incoming officers were at hearings in Mt. Lebanon. Lloyd said Dwyer should have kept one or both daylight officers on with overtime pay. Dwyer said he’s trying to curb …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Council is looking into how many tickets are being dismissed. The mayor said he has reasons for doing so.
For years, Dormont Mayor Thomas Lloyd has been dismissing parking tickets issued by borough police. No one’s sure how many, or how much revenue the borough may have lost, but some on council want to put a stop to it. “The attitude out there is: If you know somebody, or are buddy-buddy, you get it dismissed,” Councilwoman Laurie Malka said at Monday’s legislative and finance committee meeting. While council doesn’t control the mayor, “we set policy,” she said. The borough doesn’t want to become a police state, she said, but parking policies need to be enforced. She wants to find out how many tickets are being dismissed and how much money is involved. And there’s a concern that police may not be issuing tickets because they know Lloyd may …