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NV Twp. Manager Retiring, New Head Named

Commissioners OK 2022 budget, no tax increase

By Kristen Keleschenyi
The Tube City Almanac
December 31, 2021
Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

After serving North Versailles Twp. for more than two decades — most recently as township manager — Patricia Logo is now preparing to retire.

At the December commissioners’ meeting, board President Frank Bivins thanked Logo for her efforts to guide the township through a period of financial difficulty. “Since she’s been here, she’s done a wonderful job,” Bivins said. “We were in the hole when she got here and she brought us up to where we’ve got a surplus.”

Logo’s last day will be Jan. 28.

Commissioner Sam Juliano added there hasn’t been a tax increase during Logo’s tenure as township manager. “We don’t publicize enough the good things that we do, and that is something we all should be proud of,” he said.

In a separate vote, commissioners voted to hire Joseph Varhola as township manager, effective Jan. 24. Varhola currently serves as Munhall’s borough manager.

Solicitor Greg Evashavik said salary and terms of employment will be finalized at the January commissioners’ meeting, before Varhola can start work, Evashavik said.

In other business

Township commissioners adopted a budget for 2022 in the amount of $8.5 million and maintained the current property tax rate of 7.25 mills, plus 0.5 mills for the fire tax fund.

The garbage fee for the year is set at $185 with a $5 discount if paid in full before March 31, 2022 and the hall rental rate has been changed to a flat fee of $300 instead of separate rates for residents and non-residents.

Kristen Keleschenyi is a freelance writer in North Versailles Twp. and one of the hosts of the Kristen & Amber Show on Tube City Online Radio at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. She may be reached at kbishop25@hotmail.com.

Originally published December 31, 2021.

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