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 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 29, 2016

Mt. Oliver takes care of business, 'Up on the Hilltop'

Details of a Dec. 3 Holiday Jubilee in the 100-200 blocks of Brownsville Rd. was a highlight of the brief Nov. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Absent this evening were Mayor James Cassidy and Councilwoman Tina Reft. Called “Up On the Hilltop,”...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 25, 2016

Public safety issues, Brownsville progress before boro council

Vandalism, trespassing along with foul and threatening language by groups of teenagers leaving Ormsby Park at night brought two Church Ave. residents to the Oct. 17 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. “We are victims,” said one woman, who has had...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 27, 2016

Boro officials concerned with route school buses take to Arlington K-8

Concerns about the dangers created by school buses on Otillia St. transporting students to and from Arlington PreK-8 School were discussed at the Sept. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Borough Council. The school is the renovated, former Phillip Murray...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 23, 2016

Mt. Oliver adds to property code for maintenance issues

The August 15 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured updating the property maintenance code to prohibit unkempt grass and weeds; hazardous tree limbs, hedges, shrubs, and trees; and weeds or other vegetation growing in sidewalk cracks. Councilman...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 26, 2016

Brownsville Rd. project continuing, new sidewalks are coming up next

The July 18 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the police report for June.  Mayor James Cassidy said there were 692 total calls and 62 drug-related arrests, the latter for the seizure of marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    June 28, 2016

Mount Oliver boro awards contracts for sewer, pavement maintenance programs

The June 20 Mt. Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new Zoning Board member Deborah Viglione. He also swore in two new part-time police officers, and a promoted officer.  The two new officers are Karra White and Brett...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    May 24, 2016

Boro approves contracts for paving, sidewalk programs

The May 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council meeting began with the report of Mayor James Cassidy. He said a new police officer began working a week earlier, and another will start of June 11. The additional officers will get the force up to the desired...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 26, 2016

Borough awards contracts for sewer work, demolition

A new leash law, a borough real estate purchase, and a pavement maintenance plan were among the topics at the April 18 Mt. Oliver council meeting. Council members President Amber McGough and Vice-president Nick Viglione, and Mayor James Cassidy, were...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 5, 2016

Mt. Oliver to change procedures after $22K in unauthorized change orders on handicap ramp project

Lessons learned from unauthorized work, and the need for site inspectors, was a focus of the March 21 Mt. Oliver council meeting, which had borough officials pledging to do better going forward. At issue is the Brownsville Rd. handicap ramps with an...

 
 Government    April 5, 2016

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Charles Davis and Gayle H. Dobbs, Taft Avenue, 18th Ward, Continued Code 302.4. • Linda Macsurak, 621...

 
 Government    March 29, 2016

Housing Court hearings for April 5, 6 and 7

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Charles Davis and Gayle H. Dobbs, Taft Avenue, 18th Ward, Continued Code 302.4. • Linda Macsurak, 621...

 
 Government    March 22, 2016

Housing Court hearings

The following Housing Court cases are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Magisterial District Judge Richard King’s Courtroom: • Ralph DeGregory, 952 Industry Street, 18th Ward, Continued Codes 307.1, 302.4, 302.3, 304.10. •...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 23, 2016

Keener returns to borough council, pavement program being finalized

Mayor James Cassidy was busy at the Feb. 15 Mt. Oliver council meeting as he swore in a new council member and two new part-time police officers. Council voted to appoint former council member Barbara Keener to fill the vacant seat created by the...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 26, 2016

Councilman's resignation accepted, officers recognized at boro council

A councilman’s resignation, and recognition for two borough police officers, kicked off the first regular Mount Oliver council meeting of 2016. It began with council voting to accept the resignation letter of Frank Bernardini. Mr. Bernardini had...

 
 Front Page    January 12, 2016

Borough reorganization meeting

Change came once again to the Mount Oliver Borough Council when three new members and a new president were sworn in at the council's Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 4. Sworn in for their first...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    October 27, 2015

Mt. Oliver borough to take action against disruptive properties

At the Oct. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council, an ordinance was adopted that adds a disruptive property clause, and a disruptive property appeals board clause, to the borough code. With the disruptive property clause, if arrests or citations/summons...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 29, 2015

Mt. O. Boro making changes to office, residential policies

In the mayor’s report which began the Sept. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council, Mayor James Cassidy said there are no major issues for the police department. Council member Billie Michener was absent. In the public safety report, Mr. Cassidy...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 28, 2015

Street paving is in Mt. Oliver Boro's future this year

The borough’s parks, a new trick-or-treat day, and loitering outside businesses were among the topics at the July 20 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Absent were council members Billie Michener and Amber McGough, and Mayor James Cassidy. In the eng...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    April 28, 2015

Mt. Oliver Boro hires first manager, gets update economic development

The hiring of the borough’s first ever manager -- project manager Ricky Hopkinson -- kicked off the April 20 meeting of Mount Oliver council. He was sworn in by District Justice Richard King. Mr. Hopkinson’s contract begins on May 1 and runs...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    February 24, 2015

Mt. Oliver trash hauler reports to boro council

There were just enough council members at the Mt. Oliver Borough Council meeting of Feb. 16 for a meeting to occur on the snowy, freezing evening. Absent were: Billie Michener, Nick Viglione, and Barbara Keener. Mayor James Cassidy was also not...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    January 27, 2015

Mount Oliver Borough shows progress in 2014

Two new members of borough commissions were sworn in by Mayor James Cassidy at the Jan. 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver Council. Justin Viale was appointed to the Planning Commission, and Councilwoman Amber McGough was appointed to the Civil Service...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    November 25, 2014

Boro council fires police chief, hears of safety concerns

Frank Mosesso was fired as the Mount Oliver police chief by a 4-1 vote by the borough council at its Nov. 17 meeting. Voting to fire Mr. Mosesso were President Darnell Sains, Amber McGough, Dave Lowe, and Nick Viglione. Frank Bernardini voted no....

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    September 23, 2014

Boro council hears updates on arsonist, robocalling for trash

An update on a convicted arsonist fighting a local fire, robocalling on late garbage payments, and a vote on a full-time public works hire were among the topics at the Sept. 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    August 26, 2014

Boro council meeting cut short after repeated outbursts by member

A raucous August 18 Mount Oliver council meeting marked by shouting and procedural challenges ended abruptly with President Darnell Sains calling for adjournment before the agenda was completed. Council member Amber McGough was absent. The meeting...

 
 By Margaret L. Smykla    Front Page    July 29, 2014

Officer promoted, consultant hired in Mt. Oliver Boro

A police promotion, a fundraiser for last month’s fire victims, and the hiring of a consultant to provide financial and managerial directives were among the news items at the July 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council member Billie Michener was...

 

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