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Deadline set to fill supervisors vacancy in Greene Township

December 21, 2004|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Greene Township residents have until 4 p.m. Thursday to submit applications to replace Supervisor Rob Kauffman, who will resign Dec. 31 to become the 89th District representative to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Three applications had been received at the township office as of Monday afternoon, said Dave Jamison, chairman of the Township Board of Supervisors. The person selected will serve out the final year of Kauffman's six-year term and will have to decide by February whether to run for election in 2005, he said.

"Our reorganization meeting is the first Monday of the year and we'd like to have a full complement of board members by then," Jamison said Monday.

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Although the township has 30 days after the effective date of Kauffman's resignation to fill the vacancy, Jamison said the appointment could be made as soon as the next meeting of the supervisors on Dec. 28.

If Jamison and Supervisor Glenn Shetter cannot agree on a candidate to replace Kauffman, Jamison said a township resident appointed as a member of the vacancy board could break the tie.

Supervisors are paid $3,250 a year for attending meetings, according to Jamison. He said it will be up to the applicants and the board as to whether that person also will be a working supervisor.

Jamison and Shetter are working supervisors as was, until recently, Kauffman. In addition to attending meetings, working supervisors plow snow, resurface and repair roads and do the other day-to-day jobs necessary to running the township, Jamison said.

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