Plum Residents Call for PBAA to Step Down
Zapf, Karen, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Some Plum residents at Monday night`s council meeting called for changes in the Plum Borough Athletic Association including the resignation of board members.
"It`s time for change," said Mike Norcutt, a member of the athletic association, also known as the PBAA, for six years. "I`m not pointing any fingers. But for the better of the organization, it would be better to step down and start over. There is no reason why some people are on the board anymore. They have not had any kids in the organization for 20 years."
The comments came as the borough and a group of PBAA members who are not on the executive board are working to hammer out an agreement that addresses accountability, cooperation and transparency on the part of the PBAA.
Council had planned to terminate the nonprofit group`s lease of eight borough fields Oct. 15, saying the PBAA did not obtain permits to build structures and perform other work on the fields. Council last week pulled back on the termination plan after the two sides met and Manager Michael Thomas drafted a proposed agreement. Both sides continue to review the points in the proposal, Thomas said Monday night.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala is conducting an investigation into whether the nonprofit group underreported income to the Internal Revenue Service.
About 70 PBAA members attended the council meeting with several speaking out for changes. …