Six apply for Antrim Township Board of Supervisors vacancy

September 07, 2007|By ASHLEY HARTMAN

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors received six applications Friday from those interested in filling the vacancy left by Robert Whitmore, who resigned Aug. 31.

Larry L. Eberly , Rodney L. Eberly and Robert H. Schemmerling, all of Greencastle; Dwight Thrush of Chambersburg, Pa.; and John F. Alleman of State Line, Pa., submitted their letters of interest and resumes by the noon deadline.

Fred Young III of Greencastle submitted his application after the deadline.

"(The supervisors) are going to try to fill this position on Sept. 11," said Renee Perrin, township secretary and treasurer.

The supervisors plan to review the letters of interest over the weekend, then vote at the Sept. 11 meeting.

Perrin said the supervisors will get the applicants' information as soon as possible, whether by regular mail or e-mail.

The candidate chosen by the supervisors will serve until Dec. 31, township Solicitor John Lisko said at the supervisors Aug. 28 meeting.


Because Whitmore resigned more than two months before the general election, the county's political parties each will nominate a candidate for the Nov. 6 ballot, Lisko said.

Whoever wins the general election will serve on the Board of Supervisors from January 2008 to December 2009 to finish off Whitmore's four-year term.

Larry L. Eberly also submitted an application to the Franklin County Republican Party, and he is the only applicant so far, Chairman James Taylor said Thursday.

"The meeting to take our nominee is on (Sept. 12)," Taylor said. "The members of the Franklin County Republican Committee who are residents of Antrim Township - they will form a committee to pick our candidate for Antrim Township."

The Franklin County Democratic Party still is searching for applicants.

"We are meeting this week on Thursday, and we're hoping that we'll have someone," party chairwoman Beth Shupp-George said. "The folks in the Greencastle-Antrim Democratic Club are looking around."

Shupp-George said the nominations for the November ballot are due Sept. 17.

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