Wyoming names Michael Flanagan full-time police commissioner

By B. Garret Rogan - For Times Leader

WYOMING — The Wyoming Borough Council voted on some administrative changes and passed its 2016 budget during Tuesday night’s regular council meeting.

Michael Flanagan, who handles law enforcement administrative duties as the borough’s part-time police commissioner and health inspector, will continue his duties on a full-time basis in 2016.

In addition to Flanagan, Wyoming has a police roster three full-time and nine part-time officers.

The council’s unanimous decision to raise Flanagan to full-time status was followed by several other unanimous votes to establish a municipal appeals board.

The newly created local government body will serve any resident or contractor operating in Wyoming who feels that he or she was wrongly subjected to a fine for violating the municipal building code or the international property maintenance code.

Aggrieved parties can seek an appeal hearing at a cost of $250.

The appeals board will be comprised of Wyoming residents Robert James, Francis Kane and Michael Koharcheck.

Also on Tuesday, the council unanimously passed a balanced $1,452,941 budget for 2016 which will keep the local property tax rate at 1.7905 mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in assessed property value.

The borough council’s next regular monthly meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.

By B. Garret Rogan

For Times Leader

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