Winters honored for his service to borough

February 17, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ardie Winters, who announced his resignation from the Waynesboro Borough Council in January, attended his final council meeting Wednesday, ending a 19-year run with a pewter plaque signifying his service to the community.

Winters, 89, said he was leaving the council for health reasons. He represents Ward 2.

His resignation officially takes effect Feb. 28.

Last week, the council interviewed five candidates who submitted applications to replace him.

The council is expected to name its choice in March. It has 30 days from the effective date of Winters' resignation to do so.

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


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

If the successful applicant wishes to stay on the council after that, he or she will have to file for the borough's May 19 primary. If successful in the primary, the nominee will run for the seat in the November general election.

The filing deadline for the primary is March 8.

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

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