MONT ALTO, Pa. - The full house on the Mont Alto Borough Council didn't last long.
Longtime Councilwoman Mary Lowson resigned this week, she said, so she could have more time to care for her 3-month-old grandson.
"I want to be with him. That's what grandmothers are for," Lowson said.
Having a full board is not something the Borough Council has been accustomed to in recent years.
The board was beset with resignations last year. In addition, none of the incumbents chose to seek re-election. The borough went into the November election without a candidate on the ballot.
Borough voters saved the day when about 40 percent of them wrote in candidates' names, enough to keep the council going after the write-ins accepted appointments at the beginning of the year.