New And Returning Officials Named To Positions In Nuangola

The newest member of Nuangola Borough Council has also been made vice president.

Thomas Williams, who unseated Regina Plodwick in November’s election, was sworn in on Jan. 2, and his fellow council members voted him vice president that same night.

Joe Tucker remains president, and Carolyn Lauer is president pro tem.

Before the meeting, District Justice Ferris Webby swore in Mayor Norman Rule for another term. At the beginning of the meeting, Rule then swore in Williams along with returning council members Tucker and Mark Gandzyk.

Council voted to reappoint Sabine Thomas as borough secretary, Jack Dean of Elliott Greenleaf as solicitor and William Bilby as sewage enforcement officer. Residents James Stook, Jeff Beck

and John DiRico were appointed to fill vacancies on the planning commission. DiRico was also named vacancy board chair.

David Cherundolo, a Scranton attorney, was named zoning hearing solicitor. The zoning hearing board currently has one vacancy.

Because the borough is small, it doesn’t hire a regular engineer, but council voted to use PennEastern of Wilkes-Barre on an as-needed basis.

After the reorganization meeting, council held its regular monthly meeting, where Tucker announced he had contracted with Geoff Penske Buick GMC in Reading to buy a truck for the borough, pending loan approval from First Keystone National Bank. The borough suffered a truck fire last year and is now down