It might not be long before Lehighton again has a borough manager and a chief of police.
At a meeting of the borough council, it was noted that about eight applications have been received for the position of borough manager. The deadline for applicants was this past weekend.
Regarding the chief of police, council said it will look into hiring from within the present police department.
The council has been without a borough manager since last Sept. 10, when then manager John C. Wagner resigned. Wagner had been the manager for two years. He received a salary of $75,000.