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Young fills vacancy on supervisors board

September 12, 2007|By ASHLEY HARTMAN

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Fred Young of Greencastle was sworn in Tuesday night to serve on the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors until Dec. 31 to fill the vacancy left by Robert Whitmore.

"I believe that as we were making this decision, we had to remember this is just to the end of the year," said James Byers, chairman of the board.

"I'd like to represent the public, the taxpayers (and) help manage growth," Young said before he was appointed to the board.

Out of six candidates, four were present at the meeting. They were asked to make a brief statement. After the statements were presented, Supervisor Curtis Myers made a motion to appoint Young to the board of supervisors.

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"I read everyone's résumé very closely," he said. "Everyone put together a great letter and great rsum, but one person stands out. I personally would like to recommend Fred Young."

Supervisor Scott Diffenderfer seconded the motion.

Young, who has lived in Greencastle all his life, said he was in "shock and awe" to have been appointed to the position.

"I'm interested in what's facing the township," he said.

Although Young does not have experience serving in public office, he said in his cover letter to the board that, "I feel that my experience in serving on both the executive board for the Mason-Dixon Council Boy Scouts of America and serving for several years as the vice president of the Franklin County Penn State Alumni Association would be beneficial to my serving as supervisor."

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