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Greencastle Borough Council likely to have two new faces

November 08, 2011|By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Early numbers at the polls indicate that two new faces will join Greencastle Borough Council come Jan. 1, 2012.

According to unofficial results with two precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Jim Farley led the race with 407 votes, followed by two newcomers, Republican Frank Webster Jr. and Democrat Wade G. Burkholder, with 340 and 333 votes, respectively. Incumbent Duane Kinzer, Republican received 268 votes.

The top three vote-getters will win four-year seats on council.

Farley, 71, of 79 Celestial Terrace, was appointed to the council in January to replace Councilman Mark Singer,  who resigned. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1989 and has lived in Greencastle since 2003.

He said one of his biggest concerns on the council is continuing to work with Antrim Township supervisors to purchase the township's water system and combine operations with the borough's current system.

Kinzer, 67, of 463 E. Baltimore St., is seeking his third term on the borough council. He is an employee of Century Inc. of Greencastle.

In May, Kinzer said a major issue facing Greencastle is how to maintain and/or improve the borough's real estate tax base while keeping taxes affordable.

Webster, 60, of 155 Addison Ave., is a retired, disabled auto mechanic who believes that there are too many "multiple property owners on borough council."

Webster, who said he had no specific agenda if elected, acknowledged the work done by current council members, but said it's time for some new faces and points of view.

Burkholder, 65, of 235 E. Baltimore St., has worked in marketing for WJEJ radio in Hagerstown for more than 20 years and is a co-owner for Wade-Lin Properties.

A regular attendee of council meetings since the beginning of the year, Burkholder said quality-of-life issues and financial accountability were two major factors in his candidacy.

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Greencastle Borough Council
Top 3 win seats
James Farley (R)     407
Frank Webster Jr. (R)     340
Wade G. Burkholder (D)    333
H. Duane Kinzer (R)    268
With 2 of 2 precincts reporting

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