Russ Noll announces plans to resign
It looks like the board of com- missioners may have a new member even before the November election occurs.
Longtime Commissioner Russ Noll announced at the June 15 meeting that he is selling his Hanover Drive home and will move out of the area and so will have to resign his seat on the board.
“We’re downsizing and we had an opportunity to sell the house,” Noll told The Mercury.
His resignation, Noll said, will not be submitted until the sale of his house is closed, which may not happen until the end of August.
“But I just wanted to let the commissioners know,” he said.
Commissioners’ Chairman Elwood Taylor said he was unaware of what Noll was planning, but said until Noll submits an official letter of resignation and the board accepts it, nothing is official.
However, once that happens, the board has 30 days to act, he said.
And it can’t be as simple as appointing France Krazalkovich, who with Taylor won the two Republican ballot lines in the November election.
Presuming there are no Democratic candidates — and Upper Pottsgrove does not often have them — both he and Taylor are likely to win the two seats.
“Russ still has two years left on his term, so we will have to fill that vacancy for a two-year term,” Taylor said. “France is up for a four-year term, so appointing him to that seat would actually complicate things.”
Ironically, Noll was first appointed to the board in 2000 to complete the last two years of an unexpired term.
He is currently in the middle of his fourth full term.