2019-01-10 / Front Page

Mayor Swears In New Borough Council Member

By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Ryan W. Earley is sworn in as a McConnellsburg Borough Council member at council’s Jan. 2 meeting. Earley will fill the seat recently vacated by Adam Gress until the next municipal election. Pictured, left to right: McConnellsburg Borough councilmen Dave Washabaugh, Patrick Booth, Mayor Michael Chilcote, Borough Council inductee Ryan Earley, President Rick Buterbaugh, Travis Bard, and Borough Council secretary Jack Fields. Ryan W. Earley is sworn in as a McConnellsburg Borough Council member at council’s Jan. 2 meeting. Earley will fill the seat recently vacated by Adam Gress until the next municipal election. Pictured, left to right: McConnellsburg Borough councilmen Dave Washabaugh, Patrick Booth, Mayor Michael Chilcote, Borough Council inductee Ryan Earley, President Rick Buterbaugh, Travis Bard, and Borough Council secretary Jack Fields. McConnellsburg Mayor Michael Chilcote swore in Ryan W. Earley as a new Borough Council member at council’s monthly meeting Jan. 2. Earley will be filling the seat recently vacated by Adam Gress, who resigned due to no longer living within borough limits. Earley will fill the remainder of Gress’s term until the next municipal election.

Council appointed Andy Washabaugh, Rev. Neil Ray, and Kirk Cover to the borough’s Zoning Board.

Borough Council secretary Jack Fields was approved to purchase the needed supplies for the heating of the Fulton House throughout the rest of the winter.

Correspondence was received from DSS Law (Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Fry) advising the council of the price of their retainer fee. After discussion, council members voted to replace Stanley J. Kerlin’s Law Offices with DSS Law as their solicitor. Solicitor Kerlin will be retiring shortly.

Keller Engineering sent a request to allow the firm the continuing engineer designation for 2019, which the board approved.

Correspondence was received by Councilman Travis Bard, alerting him and the council that McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Pete Lynch is requesting a meeting to discuss worker’s compensation. President Buterbaugh informed Bard to notify the council once a meeting date was set.

The un-bagging of the borough parking meters will begin the weekend of Jan. 4, and electricity for the utility pole Christmas lights will be shut off shortly thereafter.

During regular business, council approved December payments totaling $40,669.10. Revenue for the same period was $110,708.39, leaving a January 1 balance of $93,311.56.

Borough Council members present at last Wednesday’s meeting were President Rick Buterbaugh, Pat Booth, Travis Bard, Dave Washabaugh, new council member Ryan Earley, and secretary Jack Fields. Also present was Mayor Michael

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