Borough must wait to fill seat on council

August 21, 2004|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Members of the Waynesboro Borough Council will have to wait until Aug. 31 before they can begin to choose a replacement for Councilman Janathan Cain, even though Cain left town more than three weeks ago.

Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger told the council this week that it cannot accept Cain's resignation until it becomes official Aug. 31, the date he listed in a letter that his resignation would take effect.

Cain, 29, of 107 W. King St., was elected to the council in November in Ward II and took office Jan. 1. He was chairman of the council's Personnel Committee and a member of its Property and Public Safety Committee.


He said when he announced his resignation July 30 that he had lost his job with a contractor at Letterkenny Army Depot the day before.

Cain said he was moving back to his native California with his wife, Melodee, and the couple's four children. He said he and his family would stay with relatives there until he finds a new job.

Cain also said he doubted that he would return to Waynesboro. His wife probably would come back for household belongings once the family found a new residence in California.

The council has 30 days after Aug. 31 to appoint a replacement for Cain, Hamberger said.

If they fail to do so in that time, the council's vacancy board would appoint someone.

The council is asking residents interested in the seat to send a letter to Borough Hall at 55 E. Main St. by Sept. 8.

To qualify, candidates must live in Ward II and be a registered voter of the borough. The job pays $150 per month

Councilman Ardie Winters is the other Ward II representative.

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