Godshall, Loux named to Souderton board
Richard Godshall and Triston Loux may be new faces to Souderton Borough Council, but neither one is new to the town.
Godshall, who was appointed to the board Aug. 6, is a lifelong resident, and Loux, who was chosen to be junior councilor, is part of a family of longtime residents.
Godshall was chosen to complete the unexpired term of John Young, who has moved out the borough. That term runs through Dec. 31, 2013.
Loux, whose term runs through June 30, 2013, was appointed to replace Brian Barr, who has graduated from high school. The junior coun- cilor position is open to high school seniors or juniors who live in the borough. The position does not have a vote, but the junior councilor attends council meetings and can take part in discussions.
Both appointments were made without discussion at the Aug. 6 meeting. At a July 16 meeting, during which Godshall was interviewed by council members, he was described as knowledgeable about the borough, a longtime member of the zoning hearing board, a lifelong resident, having had more than 30 years experience in the waste disposal business and having been a leader in this year’s spruce up of Souderton Community Park.
In an application letter written by Loux, he described his family as longtime residents and listed community involvements including Grace Community Church, Souderton Summer Swim Team, Souderton Area Community Aquatic Club, Souderton Area High School swim and water polo teams and his current position as a lifeguard at Souderton Community Pool. He is going into his junior year in Commonwealth Connections Academy, a virtual charter school. His parents are Randy and Amy Loux.
Following the Aug. 6 vote to appoint the two, each was sworn in by Mayor John Reynolds. Karen Godshall, Richard’s wife, held the Bible for his swearing in. Randy Loux, Tristan’s father, held the Bible for his swearing in.
In a separate matter, the winners list and photos from a gardening contest held as part of this year’s 125th anniversary celebrations in Souderton are posted on the borough’s website at www.soudertonborough.org.
In the Patriotic Garden category, first place went to Beverly Holzer, second to Generations of Indian Valley and third to Joyce Smeltz.
In the Multi-Cultural Garden category, Don and Kathy Zebrauskas got first, Elaine Derstine second and Paula Oerth third.
First-place winners received $100 gift cards to County Line Nursery, second place a commemorative wreath and third place a commemorative windsock. Each of the 12 entries received a framed Garden Contest plaque.
Souderton police Chief James Leary, left, and Telford police Chief Randall Floyd race to the finish line with children’s bikes during Franconia’s National Night Out Tuesday evening.