Kittanning Council Votes to Lay Off Street Worker

 

Kittanning First Ward Councilman David Croyle led the motion to lay-off one worker in the Street Department. The motion was approved by a 5-2 vote.

Kittanning First Ward Councilman David Croyle led the motion to lay-off one worker in the Street Department. The motion was approved by a 5-2 vote.

from the KP NewsDesk

Kittanning will be without one street worker before the end of this month.

Borough Council voted last night to lay-off one street worker as soon as allowable by union contract.

First Ward Councilman David Croyle made the motion. No employee was named specifically, but rather would be decided by the recent union contract. The latest contract was ratified late last year and is a four-year agreement.

Croyle, in calling for the lay-off, stated that the Borough is not in a financial position to sustain all of its workers during the winter months when the amount of work for street workers is less. He stated the lay-off was for an indefinite period of time.

The street workers are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1515. The union could not be reached for comment prior to press time.

Council members Kim Fox, Gerald Shuster, Chris Schiano, and Wilbur Stitt joined with Croyle in voting for the lay-off. Angelo Turco and Betsy Wilt voted against the motion. Councilman Andy Peters was not at the meeting.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • By ktown_kid, January 10, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

    Does this mean the layoff will put some fire under the rears of the remaining workers? When will our streets get plowed or salted? Why should we have to clear our sidewalks when the Boro won’t even send a truck out to take care of the streets? How about the river banks? Spend millions to make it look nice but lack of maintaining it has it looking like crap. The sidewalks leading under the bridge are being eroded also. Throwing alittle rip rap in front of it is not the fix.

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