With all councilors in attendance, Columbia Borough Council reorganized Monday night with new officers and reappointments of other borough officials and members. Councillor Kelly Murphy was elected president of council to fill the position vacated by Mike Beury. Councillor Mary Barninger was elected vice-president, and Dr. Sherry Welsh was elected president pro tem. Also sworn in by Mayor Leo Lutz were Councillors Barry Ford and Cleon Berntheizel. In addition, Gregory Sahd was reappointed as borough manager and borough secretary/treasurer, and Georgianna Schreck was reappointed assistant secretary/treasurer. Council also reappointed Robert L. Pfannebecker to represent the borough as solicitor for 2016. Pfannebecker is the managing partner of the law firm of Zimmerman, Pfannebecker, Nuffort & Albert. Council also reappointed engineering firm CS Davidson as borough engineer. Other borough authority, board, and/or commission members (shown in the agenda below) were reappointed to their respective positions.
Council also thanked Mike Beury and Jim Smith for their years of service on council.
Council announced vacancies on the Civil Service Commission, Police Pension Board, and Tree Commission. Anyone interested in applying for any of these positions should contact Borough Manager Greg Sahd.
Mayor Leo Lutz (right) swore in: (left to right) Councillor Barry Ford, Council President Kelly Murphy, Councillor Cleon Berntheizel, and Council Vice-President Mary Barninger.
Mayor Lutz also swore in Greg Sahd as borough manager and borough secretary/treasurer, and Georgianna Schreck as assistant secretary/treasurer.