Jul 26, 2014

McLaughlin Resigns from Moon Township's Board of Supervisors

The township also has hired a new planning director.

McLaughlin Resigns from Moon Township's Board of Supervisors

Moon Supervisor Timothy McLaughlin resigned Wednesday from his position on the township  

Board chairman Jim Vitale announced the resignation at the board's monthly meeting. McLaughlin, whose job with U.S. Airways was ., did not attend the meeting.

Supervisor Frank Sinatra indicated at the meeting that McLaughlin's out-of-state job transfer was the reason behind his resignation. McLaughlin's home at 111 Snell Drive, which has been listed as for sale for much of the year, was recently  sold, according to county property records.

The Pennsylvania Township Supervisor's Handbook requires that supervisors reside in the townships they serve. 

"He was dedicated to this community," Sinatra said at the meeting. "I'd just like to thank him for his service." 

McLaughlin, who has been absent for most of the board's meetings in recent months, that he had no intention of resigning from his position despite placing his home on the market. Some for his resignation after learning he had moved out of the state. 

The board is seeking to appoint a person to serve for the remainder of McLaughlin's six-year term, which expires at the end of the year. Interested applicants must submit a resume to township Manager Jeanne Creese by Aug. 19. 

Also Wednesday, the board hired Thomas J. Connelly as township planning director, at an annual salary of $59,000. He will begin work in the township on Aug. 29.  

Supervisor Marv Eicher said the township interviewed 10 applicants for the position. Connelley did not attend the meeting. 

Connelly will replace former , who resigned in April to relocate to New York City. 

"I believe they made a good choice," said Eicher at the meeting of Connelly's hiring. 

Other items of interest: 

  • The meeting was the first program to air on the new The station, which will serve as a sister station to , now airs on Comcast channel 18 and Verizon FiOS channel 37. The station will also cover and Coraopolis Borough Council meetings.
  • The board approved preliminary development plans for construction projects at , including an addition to Hale Hall and a new on-campus storage facility. 
  • The board accepted a bid of $55.83 per ton as a salt bulk delivery from Pittsburgh-based  Cargill Inc.
  • Amherst Acres resident Nelson Kletzly addressed the board regarding ongoing concerns over a on Greenlea Drive. 

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