Michener named president of Mt. O. Borough Council
Mr. Perich served in the role for more than 20 years.
For the new vice-president, both Mr. McGough and Mr. Farneth, the current vice-president, were nominated. Mr. Farneth received yes votes from Christine Brendel, Mr. Farneth, and Mr. Malloy, and no votes from Mrs. Michener, Mr. Sains, Mr. McGough, and John Smith.
Mr. Sains was chosen as president pro-tem by a 7-0 vote. The president pro-tem chairs council meetings in the absence of the president and vice-president.
The same council members voted yes for Mr. Gabriel, giving him the position by a 4-3 vote.
Long-time borough engineer Ruthann Omer, of Gateway Engineers, will continue in the role.
Borough employees retaining their current positions are Joanne M. Malloy as secretary; Diane C. Holzer as treasurer; Charles Knaus as building inspector/building code official/fire code official; Ron Smith as street commissioner; and Steve Wilharm as ordinance officer and emergency management coordinator.
In other unanimous actions, Building Inspection Underwriters/Middle-Atlantic Inspections, Inc. is the borough's official electrical inspection company; the South Pittsburgh Reporter is the official advertising agent for 2012-2014; Northwest Bank is the official depository for 2012-2014; and Beynon & Company is the official bonding company.
The next council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on January 16.