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Mumma named to fill Waynesboro Council vacancy

September 16, 2004|by DAVE McMILLION

WAYNESBORO, PA. - Local businessman Harold Mumma was selected Wednesday night by the Waynesboro Borough Council to replace Jahnathan Cain on the council.

Mumma was a longtime employee at Landis Tool Co., once overseeing the apprenticeship program at the company, said Mayor Louis Barlup.

Mumma and his wife operate a landscaping business from their home on West King Street, Barlup said.

Mumma, 67, was one of three people interviewed for the job, Barlup said. Council members unanimously named Mumma to the job at their meeting Wednesday night.

Cain announced in July that he was resigning his seat effective Aug. 31 because he lost his job and planned to move to California, where some of his family members live.

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Contacted after the meeting, Mumma said he has been active in several community groups, such as the Waynesboro Historical Society.

"I just feel with my background, I can bring forth some ideas. Hopefully, some can be successes," Mumma said.

Mumma said he interviewed for the position after people in and outside of Ward 2 urged him to try for the job.

Cain ran unopposed for the council seat in November. He succeeded Douglas Tengler in Ward 2 and took office in January.

The council had 30 days after Cain's resignation to find a successor. Cain was chairman of the council's personnel committee and a member of its property and public safety committee.

Council members serve four-year terms. Mumma said Wednesday night he was uncertain of the length of his term.

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