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Mayor won't break tie for S. Hill appointment

Published March 03. 2011 05:00PM

The appointment to fill a vacancy on the Summit Hill Water Authority is going to have to wait a couple of more weeks.

Summit Hill Mayor Paul McArdle declined to break a tie by the borough council regarding the appointment.

Instead, the matter will go back to the council for a vote at their regular meeting on March 14.

The term of Chet Maholick, who had been the chairman of the authority, was up on Dec. 31. Maholick indicated to the council he wants to be re-appointed.

The council also received a letter of interest for the position from borough resident Jim Yusella, a professional plumber.

In January, the council took no action on the appointment, postponing it until the February meeting.

On Feb. 14, three members of council favored re-appointing Maholick while three voted for Yusella. Absent at that meeting of the seven-member panel was councilman Michael Kokinda.

Under borough regulations, when a knotted vote occurs by the council, the mayor is asked to break the stalemate.

At a special meeting called recently for this purpose, Mayor McArdle opted to return the matter to the council for a decision.

Council members who sought the re-appointment of Maholick were Harry Miller, John O'Gurek, and Ken Boyd.

In favor of appointing Yusella were Michael Alabovitz, Bill Chapman, and council president Joe Weber.

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