Mayor Carl Magnetta, Jr.


As your Mayor, I am here to help you in any way that I possibly can. I am very visible, and

will be pleased to appear at any of your meetings or functions. I am very proud to represent the Borough of Tarentum, "The Crossroads of the Allegheny Valley".

Over the past forty-five years, I have served as Councilman, President of Council and Mayor for twenty of those years. I was elected to Council at the age of twenty-five and served fourteen years as Councilman, President of Council and Mayor. I didn't run for re-election, because of my work schedule in 1997. In 2002, I was appointed to Council and President of Council, being re-elected twice as Council at large since then.

Upon the death of my dear friend, and long time Mayor James E. Wolfe, I was appointed Mayor by Council on September 21, 2009. During my twenty years of service, I believe the experience I have gained is a great asset to you and me, and I welcome the opportunity to use this experience and knowledge to continue in serving the citizens of Tarentum.

As a member of Council, I have attempted to serve to the best of my ability. I have faithfully performed my duties and have striven for efficiency while paying close heed to the municipal purse. I have insisted on a full return in materials or services for every dollar spent. I have been aggressive, alert and particularly interested in rejuvenating the borough.

I am a fifty year life member of Summit Hose Company and Tarentum Fire Department. I'm currently involved with many organizations and serve as a representative on many local and county committees as Tarentum's representative. One of my pet projects is my involvement with our very active and hard working Tarentum Recreation Board.

Being life long residents of Tarentum, my wife, the former Barbara A. Staricek and I have raised our three children Carl E. "Butch", Carla A. Adams and Carrie Fox in this fine community. We enjoy being involved in the lives of our five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

I will continue to work to improve our community by obtaining grants from our county, state and federal representatives to be better Tarentum. As I previously stated, my office is open to all our citizens. I have office hours to help answer your questions and provide any help I may give you. I will always find lasting satisfaction in the knowledge that I was instrumental in carrying out projects which will benefit Tarentum citizens for many years to come. You can be certain I will endeavor to merit your continued confidence with new ideas and new zest.

I am proud to be your Mayor and hope to serve this wonderful town for many years.

With kindest personal regards, God Bless You All,

Carl J. Magnetta, Jr.

Mayor Magnetta holds office hours at the Borough Building on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 AM until 1 PM.


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