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Dunn resigns from Greencastle Borough Council

April 08, 2008|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Borough Council on Monday accepted the resignation of Councilwoman Nancy Dunn with "much regret."

Dunn resigned from the council effective March 19, because she felt it was a conflict of interest to be on council and part of the group of borough residents from Moss Spring Estates that is suing the borough for action against developer Frank Plessinger.

Dunn took office in January after running unopposed for her council seat.

She chose to run, because she said she wanted to work for proactive change in Greencastle.

Council Vice President Paul Schemel publicly thanked Dunn for her service Monday after the four-member council moved and voted to accept Dunn's resignation with "much regret."

Borough Solicitor Melissa Dively said the borough has 30 days to fill Dunn's seat. However, she said the law is grey on whether the council has 30 days from the effective date of resignation or from the council vote to accept.

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Dively advised the council that the safest choice would be to fill the vacancy by April 18, which is before its next regularly scheduled public meeting.

Borough Manager Kenneth Womack said the borough advertised for letters of intent to be submitted by interested residents by April 17.

Schemel said Council President Charles Eckstine will need to decide whether or not to host a special meeting to fill the vacancy.

Eckstine and Councilman Duane Kinzer were absent.

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