Labor Disputes and Personnel Issues Lift Dormont Legal Fees
Santoni, Matthew, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Contract negotiations and disciplinary issues have led Dormont to exceed its annual budget for special legal services less than halfway through the year, and more legal bills could be on the way.
Borough Manager Gino Rizza said the total bill for special legal services -- including a labor lawyer, an arbitrator, a court reporter and a solicitor for the board hearing employee appeals -- was $37,912.94 as of June 30, well above the $30,000 the borough had budgeted for the entire year.
"About 50 percent of that has been for disciplinary matters," Rizza said. "Discipline is something you can't budget for. You can set a little aside ... but it's just like a snowstorm or …
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