Weissport Council names a new president
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Weissport Mayor Jonathan Troutman, center, swears two council members who won the November election, Arland Moyer, left; and Sue Pywar, right.
Weissport Council reorganized and the end result was a president voted in by the board.
Taking over as chairman was Gene Kershner. Sue Pywar will remain as vice president. Kershner replaces Tim Rehrig, who had served as chairman.
As part of the proceedings, Mayor Jonathan Troutman swore in Pywar and Arland Moyer, who won the November election.
Kershner said that he wants to change the names of the borough committees to better reflect the committee's duties.
He then named chairmen of the committees: Street and Flood Levee, Moyer; Parks and Recreation, Sue Pywar; Police and Safety, Paulette Watson; Finance, Rehrig; and Property, Kershner.
Kershner said that he will name committee members at a later date.
Attorney Michael Greek was renamed solicitor and Benesch Engineers of Pottsville was named as the borough's engineers.
The TIMES NEWS was named the borough advertising agency.
Council retained M & T Bank, Mauch Chunk Trust and PLIGIT as the financial depositories.
Dana Brubaker was retained as treasurer.
Kershner was named primary and Moyer was named alternate representatives on the tax committee.
Sue Pywar was named representative to the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission.
Rehrig was renamed representative to the Central Carbon Municipal Authority.
The board tabled naming a local code enforcement officer and also tabled naming a zoning officer and alternative zoning officer.
Rusty Schoenberger was named to the Weissport Municipal Authority and Rehrig was retained as a member of the Weissport Municipal Authority.
Naming a representative to the zoning hearing board was tabled.
The board also voted to suspend a separate Internet service agreement for the police department and purchase a wireless router so that the secretary and police can share Internet services.
Weissport currently pays $60 a month for the police Internet connection.
Secretary Brubaker said that the borough will recoup the cost of the router after one month's non payment of Internet service for police.
Mayor Troutman also approved Weissport Recreation's request of dates to use the park for the spring and fall yard sales, egg hunt and Weissport Redneck Festival.
Moyer noted that as soon as he can get approval by the Department of Environmental Resources to construct a temporary bridge, he will remove the debris that is clogging the island.