Nuangola appoints new council member

By Tom Huntington - For Times Leader

NUANGOLA — Borough council this week filled a vacant seat when it voted 5-0 to appoint Jeff Beck to serve as a council member.

Beck, who also serves as secretary/treasurer of neighboring Rice Township, submitted a letter of interest and council moved swiftly to install him.

It was stated by solicitor Jack Dean that Beck will have to go before the voters in the 2019 primary to try to retain the seat.

Besides the council post, Regina Plodwick, former council member, submitted a letter of interest to fill a long-open vacancy on the zoning hearing board. The letter was read into the record.

But council president Joseph Tucker later noted that applications for the position are still open and may be acted upon at council’s October meeting.

In other recent business:

• Tucker also stated that delivery on a new GMC pickup truck purchased from the Penske dealership in Pottstown is expected in October. The truck was purchased through a $60,000 grant.

• In discussing street issues, Tucker said that pothole patching will continue until the end of September and that tree-cutting is scheduled for Gay Avenue.

• In response to questions on nuisance properties, solicitor Dean said legal work is continuing. In another case, Tucker said a Gay Avenue structure has been scheduled for demolition.

By Tom Huntington

For Times Leader