Sharpsburg adds new council member
By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer
SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Town Council members named one of their own vice mayor on Monday night and appointed a longtime resident to council.
Councilman Hal Spielman will be sworn in as vice mayor on Jan. 8 after his four colleagues voted to have him fill the post that has been vacant since Sept. 11. That was the day Vice Mayor Sid Gale took over as mayor after George Kesler resigned the post.
The council voted in a secret ballot to appoint Joseph "J.W." Eichelberger to fill Spielman's council seat.
Eichelberger received four votes and Marjorie Jamison received one vote, Gale said. During a discussion before the vote, Councilwoman Denise Troxell supported Jamison because that would give the council three women and three men.
Eichelberger, 34, of 114 E. Chapline St., works for the Maryland State Police in Montgomery County, Md. Before the vote, he told the council his work schedule could accommodate council meetings.