To the citizens of Coaldale:

Due to the extensive coverage by the media, I'm sure that everyone is aware of my personal legal problem. I must inform everyone that my attorney has given me strict instructions not to discuss my position regarding this problem with anyone. This I intend to continue to do. However, in order for our council to be able to carry on the very necessary business of running the borough with as little unnecessary distraction as possible, I will not attend council meetings until this matter has been put to bed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Regards,

Richard P. Corkery, Mayor