Five to be interviewed for vacant council seat

February 10, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - One woman and four men will meet with members of the Waynesboro Borough Council tonight and tell why they want to be appointed to the seat being vacated by Councilman Ardie Winters.

Winters, 89, a 16-year council veteran who represents Ward 2, resigned effective Feb. 28. The council has 30 days after that to appoint a successor.

Applicants had to file their intentions with the borough by last Friday.

The five who applied are Lorena Newcomer of Tritle Avenue, Allen Berry of West Main Street, Ronald Rock of Frick Avenue, Scott Robinson of Fairmont Street and Jason Stains of Commerce Street.


Each will be given a half-hour interview by the council beginning with Newcomer at 6:30 p.m.

The interviews will be held in open session. The council is not expected to reach a decision tonight, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

The appointee will fill out the remainder of Winters' current four-year term, which ends Dec. 31.

If the appointee wants to stay on the council for a full, four-year term, he or she will have to file for the borough's May 19 primary and if successful in the primary, run in the general election in November.

The filing deadline for the primary is March 8.

The borough council is represented by two members each from three wards. The mayor serves at large.

Ward 2, the northwest section of the borough, runs west of Church Street and north of West Main Street.

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