Nancy Greenland will retire as White Oak's secretary and open records officer after 46 years of service to the borough.
At this month's council meeting, Mayor Ina Jean Marton recognized Greenland for her dedication to the residents of White Oak Borough. Greenland will retire at the end of the month.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the elected officials, both past and present, and I hope that in the future everyone continues to work together to keep White Oak a great community and keeps us growing,” Greenland said.
In other business, Councilman David Pasternak reported that a committee of council members are working on rental and usage agreements and fees for the White Oak Community Center, which is expected to open soon.
- Approved a motion by Councilman Edward Babyak to contact the borough's elected state officials in support of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 251, which would allow the use of radar by local municipalities.
- Named borough Manager John Palyo as White Oak's delegate to the Allegheny County South East Tax Collection Committee, replacing Greenland. Council re-appointed councilmembers Ronald Massung and David Pasternak as alternates.
- Gave its approval under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) to the purchase of the Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport by Pennsylvania-American Water Company.
- Authorized refunds for property owners who have overpaid their property tax.
During the public comments section of the meeting, resident Linda Johnson said that while the municipal building is decorated nicely for the holiday, she would like to see more Christmas decorations throughout the borough and along Lincoln Way.
Cami DiBattista is a freelance writer from North Huntingdon Twp. who is covering Duquesne and White Oak news for Tube City Almanac. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published November 26, 2017.