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Seven vacancies exist on Lehighton panels

Published September 07. 2013 09:00AM

Brenda Koons, secretary of Lehighton Borough Council, said letters of interest are being accepted for the following positions:

• Zoning Hearing Board - 5-year term.

• Sewer Authority - 5-year term.

• Water Authority 5-year term.

• An Alternate position on the Property Maintenance Board - 5-year term.

All the above positions pay a yearly stipend.

In addition, there exists:

• A vacancy on the Vacancy Board - 1-year term.

• Two vacancies on the Central Carbon Municipal Authority to fill unexpired terms ending December 2013 and December 2016.

These are volunteer positions only.

Koons said any interested resident of the Borough may apply by sending a letter of interest to the Borough Secretary at P.O. Box 29, Lehighton, PA 18235 by September 30, 2013.

Three of the vacancies happened during the most recent meeting of the Lehighton Borough Council.

Chase Carpenter resigned from the Sewer Authority.

Former Borough Manager John Hanosek resigned as a representative of the borough on the Central Carbon Municipal Authority. He has been a member of the authority since its inception.

Dr. William Howlands announced his resignation from the Water Authority.

Last month, councilman John Bird told the council he no longer was interested in attending meetings of the Central Carbon Municipal Authority.

In other borough matters, the council:

• Agreed to donate $200 to the Lehighton Area Halloween Parade.

• Refused to renew a lease for Checkered Flag, a garage located along Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard near the Lehighton Hi Rise.

• Approved a new contract with Lehighton Area School District regarding security at football games. It was noted that the contract mandates reimbursement to the borough from the school district regarding security. Reimbursement always occurred, but this is the first time there is a contract regarding it.

The contract calls for two police officers from either Lehighton borough or surrounding municipalities to be present at football games.

• Two letters were received praising the Public Works Department.

One was from Clark A. Ritter of North Fourth Street regarding the repairing of potholes in his neighborhood.

Ritter wrote, "My letter to you is to tell you want an excellent job that crew did and while I don't know the names of the men on the crew, they deserve 'a job well done.'"

The other was from Barbara J. Belon, president of the Trinity Lutheran Church Council, for the assistance from borough employees with mounting new church signs at four major entrances to the borough.

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