Each of the five council members selected citiz ens in their ward who have made a difference. Awardees included members of nonprofit groups, cleanup helpers, youth football leaders and volunteers.
“They really do stuff with kids to bring them into adulthood to make them better citizens, but nobody would recognize them,” Councilman Richard Ford said. “They’re not recognizing people who are running down to the little league field and giving (players) a ride home, and making sure they g et equipment and a ride to the football game. T hese people do that kind of stuff out of their own pockets, and out of their own interest of the kids. They don’t get paid for it. They just do it.”
The outstanding citizens are Robert Alderson, William Bradford, Francie Scruggs, Paulette Bradford, Kathy Ulmer, Nick Nickolich, Domenic Virgona, Cathy White, Jeff and Robin Thompson, Bessie James, Janella Hamlin, May Sutton, Richard Ford, Wayde Killmeyer, Joyce Hammons, Pauline Long, Kathy Kovton, Ilene Rossi, Ross Tuttle and Rudy Sanutelli.
“I really felt every citizen in this town should have gotten this award,” Councilman Terry Julian said.
It was standing room only in the council chambers for the presentation.
“It was people supporting those people who were getting awards,” Ford said. “I said, ‘Hey, what did we do to get all these young people at the council meeting?’ It’s a good thing.”
Council approved the following appointments:
• Nicholas Nickolich to a five-year term on the Clairton Municipal Authority.
• Valerie A. Pavlick-Gnazzo to a four-year term on the planning commission.
• Marjorie A. Davis to a three-year term on the zoning hearing board.
• Donald Amzi Lightner to a four-year term on the vacant property review committee.
• Joseph Julian to a three year term on the zoning hearing board.
Council accepted proposals from Tri Eagle Energy to purchase electric generation services for various city accounts.
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