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Former officer interested in Chambersburg Council vacancy

April 27, 2004|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A retired police officer has submitted a letter of interest to fill the Third Ward vacancy on the Chambersburg Borough Council.

Glenn K. Manns, a sergeant with the Chambersburg Police Department who retired March 30, submitted the letter Monday. Manns, of 332 Suelinn Drive, was a member of the police department for 28 years and has lived in the Third Ward for 26 years, according to his letter.

Third Ward Councilman Carl Helman resigned April 23 after buying a home outside of the borough. He recommended to the council that it name Kay Landman of 232 S. Main St. as his replacement. Landman is a former nurse and founder of Helping Hands Medical Services Inc., a home health care business she sold last year.

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In his letter, Manns cited his long employment with the borough and his experience working in the Third Ward, including 2,500 miles of foot patrols in the housing authority and Southgate Mall area.

"Every ward and every neighborhoods have some problems which are unique to them. I would like to serve in a position where I can again help solve these problems for the good of the Third Ward residents and the entire community," he wrote.

The deadline for receiving letters of interest for the position was Monday, but the council Monday night decided to extend the period people can submit letters to the close of business this Friday.

No date has been set for the committee to consider the applications and conduct interviews, but borough attorney Tom Finucane said if the committee holds a meeting it must be advertised and open to the public, including interviews with the prospective council members.

The council has 30 days from April 23 to make an appointment, or the task will go to a vacancy board, which would have another 15 days to name someone to the post.

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