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L. Towamensing supervisors honor Mendez; new member sought

Published April 10. 2019 12:33PM

At the beginning of the Lower Towamensing Township supervisors meeting, they took a moment of silence out of respect for late Supervisor Bernard Jesse Mendez.

Mendez had been a supervisor for Lower Towamensing Township since 1987. He passed away on March 26.

“He was dedicated up until the last three days before his passing,” said Brent Green, chairman of the supervisors. “He still wanted to have a council meeting.”

Township solicitor James Nanovic said, “He will be sorely missed.”

Over his 32 years of service, Mendez served as chairman, roadmaster, and “pretty much in all capacities,” Green said. He was involved in getting the new municipal building and creating the Stoney Ridge Park and Recreation Center.

“We hope the next appointee will be as diligent,” Green said.

The supervisors are accepting letters of intent from any registered voter in Lower Towamensing Township who would like to serve the remainder of Mendez’s term. The letter would provide information about why he or she would like to serve as supervisor, and the resident’s background and how that can be applied to their service.

Letters will be accepted now until 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 when the supervisors will meet at the municipal building on Hahns Dairy Road for a special meeting to select a replacement. The letters can be dropped off at the municipal building or brought to the special meeting. All applicants are welcome to attend the special meeting to answer any of the supervisors’ questions.

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