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Pace for supervisor search picks up in Pa.

August 29, 2007|By ASHLEY HARTMAN

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township supervisors decided Tuesday to pick up the pace in their search for a replacement for supervisor Robert Whitmore, whose resignation from the board is effective Aug. 31.

"In the next two weeks, get a letter to us if interested and maybe send a résumé," Supervisor Scott Diffenderfer said during Tuesday night's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Whitmore, who served on the board for more than 15 years, resigned at the Aug. 14 meeting, citing time constraints with his job.

The board voted to immediately begin receiving applications for the job, and set a deadline of noon Friday, Sept. 7. This would allow the board time to review applications before the next meeting on Sept. 14, Solicitor John Lisko said.

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The board has 30 days from Aug. 31 to appoint a new supervisor to the board and that person will serve until Dec. 31. Franklin County's Democratic and Republican parties will have the opportunity to appoint candidates to run in the November election for the seat. The winner in November will serve from Jan. 1, 2008, until Dec. 31, 2009, Lisko said.

The decision followed a pair of 2-2 votes on unrelated issues at the meeting, prompting officials to emphasize the need to appoint a new supervisor so those type of votes do not continue.

"It's not good to have 2-2 votes," Lisko said. "Nothing happens (and) for subdivision plans, it (grants) approval."

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