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February 25, 2013

Redevelopment chief fired

Administrative assistant also steps down

JOHNSTOWN — Ronald W. Repak was fired today as the executive director of Johnstown Redevelopment Authority.

The redevelopment authority board met in special session at noon to officially fire Repak and accept the resignation of Deborah Walter, administrative assistant.

Both long-time employees, along with board secretary Lisa Wirfel, were placed on administrative leave Feb. 13, with full pay and benefits.

Wirfel’s job status was not addressed at today’s meeting.

For full details, see Tueday’s editions of The Tribune-Democrat, in print and on line.

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