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West Homestead Office

456 West Eighth Avenue
West Homestead, PA 15120
412-461-1844 ext. 1
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

West Homestead Council Committees

Community Affairs

Members

  • Barb Ferson-Chairperson
  • Joe Baran-Council
  • Dave Harhai-Council
  • Donna McMichael-Borough Secretary

Meetings

Third Tuesdays, 6:00 P.M. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Plans community events, such as Memorial Day, Community Day, Veterans Day, Halloween, Night of Lights, Holiday Parade to ensure maximum participation and community involvement.
  • Provides oversight for recreation programming, including establishing policies and fees for use of the Community Park; researching opportunities for Borough-sponsored recreational activities; and identifying funding streams to sustain Park activities and maintenance.
  • Ensures implementation of the Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan.

Personnel

Members

  • Rose Scolieri-Chairperson
  • Joe Baran-Council
  • David Harhai-Council
  • Bill Etherington-Borough Manager

Meetings

On an as-needed basis. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Works with the Borough Manager to develop, and update as needed, personnel policies and job descriptions for all Borough employees.
  • Ensures that employees are appropriately evaluated.
  • Conducts the evaluation of the Borough Manager.
  • Supports the Borough Manager in hiring and termination, and in any employment-related matters, such as Workers Comp claims and lawsuits.

Property (Blighted & Vacant)

Members

  • Rose Scolieri – Co-Chairperson
  • Dave Harhai – Co-Chairperson
  • Barb Ferson-Council
  • Frank Guzzi-Council
  • Donna McMichael-Secretary

Meetings

On as needed basis. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Identify and work with Tax Collection or Keystone Collections Group on blighted properties, vacant properties not owned or owned by the borough.
  • Primary objective is to move properties back on the tax-roles to increase tax revenues and improve/beautify the borough landscape.

Public Safety

Members

  • David Harhai-Chairperson
  • Frank Guzzi-Council
  • Bill McLaughlin-Council
  • Vacant-Police Chief
  • John Dindak Jr.-Fire Chief
  • John Dindak-Mayor
  • Dan Churma-Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Glenn Guckes-Public Works

Meetings

First Tuesdays, 5:00 P.M. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Committee members work together to provide seamless response to public safety issues.
  • Identify personnel and equipment needs on short-term and long-term basis.
  • Ensure effective deployment of both human and material resources.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place.
  • Identify programs for both internal (personnel) and external (community) education and provide oversight for program implementation.

Public Works

Members

  • Bill McLaughlin-Chairperson (Operations)
  • Bill Etherington-Manager (Administrative)
  • Glenn Guckes-Public Works Foreman

Meetings

On an as-needed basis. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Committee members work together to provide seamless response to Public Works issues.
  • Identify personnel and equipment needs on short-term and long-term basis.
  • Ensure effective deployment of both human and material resources.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place.

Sewer Management

Members

  • Ashley Cain-Chairperson
  • Barb Ferson-Council
  • Ray Fonos-Council
  • Bill Etherington-Borough Manager
  • Bill Roth-Engineer
  • Mark Brashear-Engineer

Meetings

Second Mondays, 5:00 P.M. (Scheduled by Chairperson)

Responsibilities

  • Review the Borough’s Sanitary/Storm/Combined System operations, sustainability, and financial impact on the Borough Finances.
  • Work with Engineering on Consent Order requirements and determine feasibility of maintaining current systems or outsourcing operations.