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Board appointments made

May 28, 1998|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Waynesboro Mayor Louis Barlup Jr. was appointed Tuesday to serve on the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Housing Authority.

The Franklin County Commissioners also reappointed Levester Taylor of Chambersburg to another five-year term on the five-member board. Taylor said the board manages about 400 low- and moderate-income housing units in Chambersburg and at the Mount Vernon Terrace apartment complex in Waynesboro, Pa.

Barlup will replace Audrey Sipes of Waynesboro, whose term expires at the end of the month. Sipes reapplied for a position on the board, but Commissioner G. Warren Elliott said Barlup got the appointment "because of the position he holds with a direct link to the borough."

Elliott said the Board of Commissioners received six applications for the two vacancies on the board. While the county appoints the authority's board members, the board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the housing complexes.

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The board is also looking for a new director. Chairman Samuel King said Lauren Zeger was appointed director of the authority about a year ago, but recently submitted her resignation.

She chose to go back to her former position as program manager for Section 8 federally subsidized housing for the authority, King said.

King said the board will come up with a temporary management plan until a new director is hired.

The commissioners said Tuesday they will also recommend that a representative from the Chambersburg Area School District be appointed to fill a vacancy on the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority and the Franklin County General Authority.

The vacancy was created by the resignation of Stephen Rice of Mercersburg, Pa. Rice, the president of Whitetail Ski Resort, resigned to take a position with a resort in another state.

Elliott said the board is recommending the Development Authority appoint someone from the school district because it is trying to acquire a 250-acre tract at Letterkenny Army Depot for an agricultural and environmen-tal education center.

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