GREENCASTLE, Pa. — They already had a Foley. Now they have a Farley, too.
On Monday night, the Greencastle Borough Council voted 6-4 to appoint James R. Farley to serve a one-year term replacing Mark Singer who resigned the seat to take a state job.
Farley, of 79 Celestial Terrace, was picked from two other applicants: Wade G. Burkholder and Frank L. Webster Jr. All three were interviewed in open session, as was the vote naming Farley immediately following the interviews.
Council members who voted for Farley were H. Duane Kinzer, Paul T. Schemel, Craig D. Myers and Council President Charles R. Eckstine.
Harry R. Foley and Matthew D. Smith voted for Burkholder.
According to Eckstine, Farley was appointed for a one-year term. As a condition to his appointment he agreed to run for re-election to fill out the remaining two years of Singer’s four-year term. That will require a run in the May primary, if there are party opponents, followed by a run in the general election in November if he survives the primary, Eckstine said.