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Weaver offers agreement to council

January 11, 2011

Sean Weaver

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Former Punxsutawney Borough Police officer Sean Weaver extended an olive branch in the form of a settlement to the members of Punxs-utawney Borough Council during Monday’s monthly meeting.

In August 2010, council did not offer Weaver and Pat Renwick full-time police employment at the end of their probationary periods. But during its Sept. 13 meeting, council hired Renwick but not Weaver.

Monday, Weaver spoke to council regarding a lawsuit he filed against the borough for not hiring him full-time.

“It was requested that I have my attorney, Jeffrey S. DuBois, draft an agreement to bring an amicable end to the lawsuit that I filed against the Borough of Punxsutawney in December, relative to my release at the end of my probationary period,” Weaver said. “Under the agreement, I ask for a fair and equitable solution to the matter. I urge each of you council members to accept the terms of the agreement and bring a fair and cost effective solution to this matter.

“As of yet, the details of the lawsuit have not been released to the media, and again, I urge you to accept the agreement despite all the false accusations made and let bygones be bygones,” he said.

Council President Susan Glessner replied that Timothy Morris, borough solicitor, was not present at the meeting because he was on vacation.

“On the advice of our attorney, there will be no comment or discussion on this matter due to the pending lawsuit,” she said.

In October 2010, Weaver appealed to the Punxsutawney Civil Serivce Commission to assist him in getting his job back.

At the Nov. 5, 2010, meeting, Jeff Lundy, the commission’s attorney, read in an opinion that the commission does not have jurisdiction as to a probationary officer’s challenge to the actions of borough council in not making a probationary officer’s appointment permanent.

Neither Weaver nor council offered further comments or deadlines following his statement Monday.

Weaver did not reveal who asked him to draw up the referred-to agreement.

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