Coaldale council has restored its three full-time police officer positions, with benefits, effective today.
During a meeting Tuesday, council members brought back their full-timers by a three-two vote; with Harry Hontz, Brenda Hosler and Linda Miller voting in favor of the move, and Thomas Keerans and Mike Doerr voting against it. Council President Angela Krapf, who is the wife of Sgt. Keith Krapf, abstained from voting.
Krapf, Charles Blesse and Todd Weiss, who have been working for the borough as part-time officers, will be full-time employees again. The three were furloughed by borough council in 2012, and have filed a lawsuit in Schuylkill Count Court seeking back pay.
That lawsuit is still pending.