Crescent's Police Chief and Public Works Director Resign

The Crescent Township Board of Solicitors also discuss repairs to the McCutcheon Way landslide.

The last night accepted the resignation of former Police Chief Todd Miller.

Miller has been on leave from the department for two years due to an injury sustained while on duty. The township hired interim Police Chief Martin Zimmel in September 2010.

In June, Crescent solicitor Richard Start said the township had entered into mediation with Miller regarding a pension . A permanent successor to Miller has not been hired. 

The board also voted to begin applying for grants to help cover the costs of repairs to the  

In May, the hillside roadway, which leads to the township's Shouse Park, was closed due to concerns that it was sinking, cracking and sliding downhill. The township commissioned a geotechnical study to determine a remedy for the slide; the are not released.  

The slide has closed both the road and Shouse Park due to safety concerns. Repair estimates for the slide are roughly $200,000, according to township Manager Patience Eckhardt. 

The township will apply for an Allegheny County Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund grant as a possible means of covering the costs of repairs. 

The board also accepted the resignation of Public Works Director Samuel Tranter. Tranter, a candidate for the , was employed in the township for more than 30 years. 


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