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By LorettaRodgers


ith the exception of Chester City, reorganization meetings of local government leaders in the surrounding area remained relatively routine, except in Brookhaven Borough.

The city’s power shifted from Republican to Democrat and the majority swing in Brookhaven was seismic from Democrat to Republican. Brookhaven’s changes affected the positions of Council president, vice president, solicitor, engineer, code enforcement officer, building inspector, planning and zoning commission chairs; and even volunteer committee positions.

Magisterial District Judge Walter McCray, III presided over swearing-in ceremonies for new Republican Council members Susan Rendler-Truesdale, Donna Fooks and Daniel McCray, earlier this month. The McCrays are brothers.

McCray and Councilman Benjamin Linowski were appointed president and vice president of Council, respectively. Councilwoman Denise Leslie was appointed president pro-tempore.

Other appointments include: Mary McKinley, borough secretary; Natalie Pino and Mary Jo Ruth, clerks; Delilah McDade, treasurer;  Michael Maddren, solicitor; Catania Engineering, borough engineer; Nick Sanbe, building inspector; Al Sanbe, Sr., zoning officer; Jon Grant, code enforcement officer and electrical inspector; Rob Grant, plumbing inspector; and Charles Leslie, fire marshal.

In Aston, newly-seated Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder presided over swearing-in ceremonies for commissioners Mark Osborne, James McGinn and Michael Higgins. Commissioner Michael Fulginiti was unable to attend the ceremony, and will be sworn-in later.

During reorganization James Stigale and Higgins were re-appointed president and vice president, respectively.

Other appointments include…

For the entire story pick up this week’s Chester Spirit (Volume 3, Issue 8)

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