Kobusky returns to Plymouth council

By Kevin Carroll - [email protected]
Ron Kobusky was named the newest member of the Plymouth Borough Council on Wednesday. Ron Kobusky was named the newest member of the Plymouth Borough Council on Wednesday. -

PLYMOUTH — In a special session Wednesday night, the Plymouth Borough Council voted to appoint Democrat Ron Kobusky to a vacant council seat.

Kobusky will fill the seat vacated by Clyde Peters, who resigned in October to move to Florida. The term will be for the remainder of Peter’s existing term, which is roughly 2½ years.

“I’m just excited to come back and help the rest of the council, and make Plymouth a better place to live,” said Kobusky after the session.

Kobusky previously served on council for 16 years, from 1998 to 2014. He’s been performing service for the borough for over 40 years.

“I missed it,” said Kobusky. “I saw what the council was doing for the town, and I got excited.”

This special session comes on the heels of Tuesday night’s elections, which saw councilmen John Thomas and Bill Dixon retain their seats, while Republican Alec Ryncavage defeated Adam Morehart for the third available seat.

Dixon, the council vice president and acting president after the promotion of Frank Coughlin to mayor, had nothing but kind words to say about Kobusky.

“I’m delighted, he has a lot of experience,” said Dixon. “He has a lot of knowledge and he could help us out in many ways. I think he’ll be a great asset.

Kobusky wasn’t the only name thrown into the ring for Peters’ empty seat.

Debra Williams, Laura Hudock and Morehart also submitted letters of interest to the council regarding the open seat, and the council put it to a vote to decide who the candidate would be.

Councilman Earl Cunningham made the motion to appoint Kobusky, and Thomas seconded the motion.

The next order of business for Plymouth will be to fill the empty seat vacated by Coughlin, which will be done at next week’s regularly scheduled council meeting.

“We expect it to be one of the three who put their name in for Peters’ seat, though we don’t know for sure,” said Mayor Coughlin.

Also up in the air is the seat of Alexis Eroh, who was incorrectly appointed to the council and discovered her own errant appointment. She will have to run for the seat in yet another special election, the date of which has yet to be determined.

Ron Kobusky was named the newest member of the Plymouth Borough Council on Wednesday.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/web1_Kobusky.jpgRon Kobusky was named the newest member of the Plymouth Borough Council on Wednesday.

By Kevin Carroll

[email protected]