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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... — Updated 1/11/2016


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... — Updated 10/26/2015


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,... — Updated 9/28/2015


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... — Updated 7/29/2015


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... — Updated 4/27/2015


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... — Updated 2/23/2015


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... — Updated 1/26/2015


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... — Updated 11/24/2014


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... — Updated 9/22/2014


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... — Updated 8/26/2014


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... — Updated 7/28/2014


Sains takes reins in borough, Michener resigns presidency

A new council president, vice-president, and committee assignments headlined the June 16 meeting of Mount Oliver Borough council. The meeting began with a newspaper reporter asking about former police Chief Frank Mosesso, who was... — Updated 6/23/2014


Michener walks out of boro council meeting, Sains new vice-pres.

The May 19 meeting of Mt. Oliver council featured a new council member, new council vice-president, and an early exit by council president Billie Michener. The meeting began with Mrs. Michener nominating Councilwoman Barbara Keener... — Updated 5/26/2014


Boro councilman resigns, is then hired for public works dept.

Resignations submitted by a council member, the tax collector, and the meter enforcer highlighted the April 21 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Councilman Corey McGough submitted his letter of resignation prior to his being hired... — Updated 4/28/2014


New trash hauler for borough working out the kinks

Garbage collection and payment, a new regional police task force, and a pending full-time borough hire were among the issues addressed at the March 17 meeting of Mount Oliver... — Updated 3/24/2014


Mt. Oliver collects on past taxes, swears in three full time officers

Snow and the salt to clear it was a primary topic at the Feb. 17 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Councilman Nick Viglione was absent. The evening began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new full-time police officers Adam J.... — Updated 2/24/2014


Keener sworn in, collections up in Mt. Oliver Boro

The Jan. 20 meeting of Mt. Oliver council began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in Barbara Keener to a two-year term on council. She fills a vacancy created because Vanessa Talley, who was on the November ballot and won, no... — Updated 1/27/2014


Borough swears in mayor and three councilmen

Mount Oliver Borough Council held its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, swearing in Mayor James Cassidy and three councilmen. The evening opened with Magisterial District... — Updated 1/13/2014


'New' is the word of the day for Mt. Oliver Council

“New” was the focus of the Dec. 16 meeting of Mt. Oliver council: the borough’s new monthly newsletter; and for 2014: a new garbage service, four new full-time police officers, and two new council members. The evening began w... — Updated 12/22/2013


No tax increase in boro for 2014, police agree to three year contract

Adoption of a 2014 budget with no tax increase, and a new three-year police contract, headlined the Nov. 18 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council members Barbara Keener and Dave Lowe were absent. The balanced budget of... — Updated 11/25/2013


Boro swears in another new council member, picks new trash hauler

A new council member, new garbage service, and Civil Service testing for police officers for the first time in decades topped the news from the Oct. 21 meeting of Mt. Oliver council. Council members Corey McGough and Christine... — Updated 10/28/2013


Boro seeks new council member, starts newsletter

The launching of a borough magazine, and the search for a new council member, were the lead agenda items from the Sept. 16 meeting of Mount Oliver council. Council members Corey McGough and Darnell Sains, and Mayor James Cassidy,... — Updated 9/23/2013


Boro to demolish houses damages by mine subsidence

Like last month’s Mount Oliver council meeting, the Aug. 19 meeting began with news of Frederick St. Council members Dave Lowe and Vanessa Talley were absent. In July, several... — Updated 8/26/2013


Mine subsidence discussion delays borough council

Before the July 15 meeting of Mount Oliver council began, the focus before a packed chambers was on 12 houses on Frederick St. that slid from their foundations days earlier due to an abandoned underground coal mine. Borough ordinan... — Updated 7/22/2013


Mount Oliver council has public safety theme, adds police officers

The June 17 Mount Oliver council meeting began with Mayor James Cassidy swearing in new part-time police officers Adam Candiodo, Patrick Lucas, Tom McCarthy, and Darnell Young. All... — Updated 6/24/2013


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