Leesport Coun­cil wel­comes new mem­bers Reimer and Madeira

Martin Goetz voted to serve as coun­cil pres­i­dent

The Hamburg Area Item - - Local News - By David Reimer Sr. Leesport Bor­ough Coun­cil

On Jan. 2, Leesport Bor­ough of­fi­cials held their bian­nual re­or­ga­ni­za­tional meet­ing at Bor­ough Hall to swear in those elected in Novem­ber and to elect a coun­cil pres­i­dent and vi­cepres­i­dent.

District Jus­tice Brian K. Strand of­fi­ci­ated the swear­ing in of Mayor Granville Sandridge and Coun­cil- men Ron­ald Strause, David J. Reimer Sr., Martin Goetz, Charles Berger, and Cody Madeira. This will be first terms for Coun­cil­men Reimer and Madeira.

In a roll- call vote, Martin Goetz was unan­i­mously elected to serve as coun­cil pres­i­dent.

Goetz praised out­go­ing Pres­i­dent An­ge­lis by say­ing, “I’ve been with Dori for 12 years and she did a fine job. We’ve dis­agreed at times but we’ve al­ways got around it.”

An­ge­lis replied by say­ing, “Marty, you’ll be a great pres­i­dent.”

Charles Berger was then unan­i­mously re- elected in a roll- call vote to serve as coun­cil vice pres­i­dent.

In other busi­ness, Bor­ough Man­ager San­dra L. Weiser- Pas­sav­age re­ported that a fire hy­drant on Chest­nut Street had been struck by a ve­hi­cle and that bor- ough em­ploy­ees were work­ing on re­plac­ing it.

Coun­cil­man Berger sug­gested that ev­ery­one keep their eyes open for flow­ing or stand­ing water in the streets that might in­di­cate a bro­ken water main. Bru­tally cold tem­per­a­tures can be dis­as­trous to the un­der­ground lines.

With no other busi­ness, Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Goetz closed the meet­ing by stress­ing the im­por­tance of work­ing to­gether for the com­mu­nity.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO - CHRISTINA ST­EFFY

District Jus­tice Brian K. Strand of­fi­ci­ated the swear­ing in of Leesport Bor­ough Mayor Granville Sandridge and Leesport Bor­ough Coun­cil­men Ron­ald Strause, David J. Reimer Sr., Martin Goetz, Charles Berger, and Cody Madeira.

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