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Richard D. L. Fulton

(1/11/2012) Fairfield council reorganizes

The Fairfield Borough Council reorganized at a special meeting held January 3, swearing-in new and re-elected members of its council, and establishing the council hierarchy.

Four incumbent council members were re-elected to their seats in the November 8 election, but one council seat remains unfilled.

Re-elected council members sworn-in at the January 3 meeting included Patricia Gilbert, Amelia Rodriguez, Carroll Smith, and Patricia Smith. All were re-elected to four-year seats.

Patricia Smith was further re-elected by council to serve as the council president. Carroll Smith was named as the councilís vice president.

Councilman Frank Cool was re-named as the borough zoning officer, while Susan Wagle was reestablished as the borough secretary and treasurer.

Also effective for 2012, the borough Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m., instead of the former meeting time of 7:30 p.m.

Hamiltonban prepared for 2012

The Hamiltonban Township Board of Supervisors reorganized at their January 3 meeting, although there were not any new members of the board as a result of the November 8 election.

The board had two six-year terms open and one two-year term, and incumbents prevailed in all cases, with Supervisor Bob Gordon garnering 310 votes and Supervisor Coleen Reamer receiving 261 votes, thus retaining their four-year seats.

Incumbent Harry Rood maintained his two-year seat, which was contested only by 41 write-in votes. He received a total of 363 votes.

At the January meeting, Gordon was re-elected by the supervisors as the board chairman, with Reamer re-elected as the vice-chairwoman. Deborah K Feiler was again named as the township secretary and treasurer.

CV regroups for coming year

The Carroll Valley Borough Council reorganized its structure at a special, reorganization meeting held January 3.

During the recent November 8 election, no incumbent council member was displaced, although a new councilwoman was elected essentially as the result of then Councilman Frank Buhrmanís decision to not run.

All of the council positions up for election in November were four-year seats.

Sworn-in at the reorganization meeting was elected council member Janis Ashman. Also sworn in were victorious incumbent council members Neal E. Abrams, Tammy Lytle, and William K. Reinke.

In addition, Councilman John VanVolkenburgh was re-elected by the board as council president and Dan Patton was re-elected as vice president.

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