WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The entrance to the Waynesboro Borough Council's meeting room is becoming a revolving door.
Since August, two councilmen resigned, two were made lame ducks in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary and one more resigned Wednesday night.
Councilman Andrew J. Benchoff, elected to represent Ward 3 in November 2003, sent a letter to the council announcing his immediate resignation.
He was not at the meeting Wednesday. His letter was read by Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger.
Benchoff, an attorney, explained in his letter that when he was sworn into office in January 2004 he worked for a Waynesboro law firm that did not require him to practice in areas that affected the borough or other area municipalities.
In February 2004, Benchoff and attorney Donald Kornfield formed a new law firm.
"Since that time, I have focused my practice on many areas impacting and involving municipalities while being careful in my official duties to the Borough to avoid potential conflicts of interest ...," his letter said.