Parryville Council reorganizes; officers are sworn in for 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Parryville Mayor Dean Emrey, center, swears in, Sharon Keiser, left and Mike Grant, right, during Parryville's reorganizational meeting.
Parryville Council reorganized on Tuesday night with no changes in the council seats. Mike Grant was retained as council president and Sharon Keiser will remain as vice president.
Mayor Dean Emrey swore in Grant and Keiser who had regained their council seats during the November election.
Attorney Mike Greek will remain as borough solicitor and Barry Issett was retained as borough engineer and he will also continue to serve as the code enforcement officer.
The TIMES NEWS was retained as the advertisement agency.
Dana Brubaker will remain as borough treasurer.
Mayor Emrey was renamed a representative to the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission.
Dick Fedor will remain as the borough zoning officer.
Greg Hopstock, Scott Snyder and William McClure were retained as the Zoning Hearing Board.
Retained as Planning Commission members were Cathy Wolter, Adam Christman and Greg Wentz.
Council member Cathy Hawk was named primary representative and Sharon Keiser as alternate representative on the county tax collection committee.
The board also adopted a resolution to set the fees, schedule and permits for the borough's sewer collection and reappointed Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, as sewer engineers. Fee schedule will follow at a future meeting.
Grant said that since the borough was so small, he was not appointment committees, but asked all council representatives to continue to bring any and all issues directly to the board meetings as before.
Grant noted that the borough is "financially strapped" and "nearly wiped out" of liquid fuels account due to the building of the salt shed. The fund retains $15,000. He noted that the borough does have a street grant of $48,000 which will have to be used to repair Main Street if necessary because the road is breaking apart.