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Mercersburg Council fills one of two vacancies

January 30, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Members of the Mercersburg Borough Council this week filled one of two council vacancies when they appointed Michael Shaub, a 19-year borough resident, to replace Ronald Simar, who resigned in December.

The council is still short one member, needing to fill the seat vacated by Thomas Suddeth in November, Councilwoman Michele Quattrociocchi said Wednesday.

The council missed the deadline to appoint Suddeth's successor, so now the issue goes to the Court of Common Pleas, Quattrociocchi said.

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Councilman Thomas Heefner said Mercersburg resident Josh Meyers expressed interest in submitting his name to fill Suddeth's seat this week. Heefner said the council would refer Meyers to the court for consideration.

Three of the council's seven seats come up for re-election this year, including those of Quattrociocchi, Jeanne Rader and whoever fills Suddeth's seat, Heefner said.

Also this week, Council President Roger Defibaugh said he doesn't want to serve another year as president. The Mercersburg Borough Council elects presidents to serve two-year terms, Quattrociocchi said.

A new president will be elected at the council's Feb. 11 meeting, she said.

Mercersburg borough has a population of about 1,700 residents, Heefner said.

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