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White Oak Borough Welcomes New Borough Manager

Dear Residents:

From reviewing Facebook, there is quite a bit of communication regarding the hiring of our new Borough Manager, Mr. John Palyo. Mr. Palyo's hiring was by a unanimous vote of Council. It is both Council's and the Mayor's belief that a Borough Manager is needed especially when we were advised of an associate that will be retiring in the coming year.

Please be aware that Borough Caucus Meetings as well as the Monthly Borough Meeting are all open to the public. Council welcomes attendance at both meetings. Unfortunately, with the lack of a local newspaper, we are unable to easily circulate information.

For your convenience, please find listed some of John's accomplishments at the Council of Governments. The Council and the Mayor look forward to his tenure with our Borough.

Accomplishments:

Mr. Palyo brings with him 25 years' worth of experience working with both Twin Rivers Council of Governments as well as the Steel Rivers Councils of Governments. Twin Rivers Council of Governments merged with the Steel Valley Council of Governments to form Steel Rivers Council of Governments. During John's tenure with the Council of Governments, he has been responsible for the following:

  • Developed a financial restructuring of the Twin Rivers Council of Governments when he took over as Executive Director transforming a budget deficit of $60,000 to a budget surplus of $190,900 over an eight year period.

  • Participated in the preparation and submission of numerous grant applications which resulted in the granting of awards to he member municipalities of the Council of Governments. The most noteworthy were two grants in excess of $600,000 which enabled multiple communities to upgrade their park facilities and a grant request campaign that resulted in four fire departments receiving grant money to fund 10 projects in excess of $1,020,000.

  • While at the Twin Rivers Council of Governments, the organization received the 2001 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence for developing a driver's proficiency training course for police and also the 2004 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence for developing a regional comprehensive plan for 14 municipalities which included model Zoning and Subdivision and Land Ordinances (SALDO).

  • John fostered inter-government cooperation by planning and organizing an average of 20 community events for each year of these 25 years of service to both the Twin Rivers Council of Governments and Steel Rivers Council of Governments.

  • In 2015, John received the Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence for exemplary service and dedication to local government.

Once again, Council and the Mayor look forward to John's joining the Borough Family and hope that you will see the value that he will provide our community.

Sincerely,

White Oak Borough Council and White Oak Mayor Ina Jean Marto

Recycling Plastics

The following plastic items are recyclable.

Resin Identification Symbol 1 Soft drink bottles
Water bottles
Salad dressing bottles
Peanut butter jars
Jam jars
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Juice containers
Grocery bags
Bubble wrap
Cling film for non-food use
Resin Identification Symbol 4 Frozen food bags
Squeezable bottles (condiment bottles)
Flexible container lids
Resin Identification Symbol 5 Reusable microwaveable ware
Kitchenware
Yogurt containers
Margarine tubs
Disposable plates
Disposable cups
Resin Identification Symbol 6 Egg cartons
Packing peanuts
Styrofoam cups
Styrofoam take out containers
Disposable cutlery
Styrofoam trays
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