Last updated: March 05. 2014 11:36PM - 2466 Views
By Susan Bettinger Times Leader Correspondent

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NANTICOKE — Jay Zupa on Wednesday night became Nanticoke’s new city manager by appointment of Mayor Richard Wiaterowski approved by City Council at an annual salary of $55,000.

He will take over for acting City Manager Donna Wall. The previous city manager was Pamela Heard, who reportedly was paid more than $68,000 a year.

As per home rule charter, Zupa will have one year to become a resident of the city.

City Council approved the appointments of Larry Butczynski and Gary Grodzicki to the Municipal Authority to the unexpired terms of Stephen Duda and Richard Wiaterowski, who have resigned from the authority.

The appointments will end in March 2016.

Council and those in attendance of the meeting stood for a moment of silence for former Nanticoke Mayor Stanley Glazenski, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the age of 82.

A meeting with PennDOT and engineers Borton-Lawson concerning the South Valley Parkway Roadway Project is scheduled for March 19 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

In other matters, the Honey Pot Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring an all you can eat breakfast March 30, 7 a.m to noon. Tickets for adults are $8 per person and $4 per child. For more information, contact Linda Prushinski at 570-735-0508.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles has made a donation to the Police Equipment Fund in the amount of $300.

The next council meeting will be March 19 at 7 p.m.

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