Last updated: January 07. 2014 11:31PM - 1401 Views
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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HARVEYS LAKE — Michell’e Boice was elected Borough Council president at Monday evening’s reorganization meeting.

Boice, who is entering her third year of a four-year term on council, said that she is “looking forward to working with the other members, and to continue on the right path financially.”

Boice pointed out that two years ago the borough was experiencing a deficit that it has pulled itself out of. Councilman Edward Kelly said that he is pleased by the way council has “kept a good eye on the budget and the spending.”

Boice also said that “we (council) will continue to closely watch the finance and the budget.”

Councilman Thomas Kehler was elected vice-president of council.

Judge Jennifer Rogers of Harveys Lake swore in three new members of council: Carole Samson, who previously served as borough secretary for 17 years, and retired school teachers, Daniel Blaine and Bill Hilburt.

The newly elected members replace Fran Kopko, Boyd Barber and Larry Radel.

Attorney Charles McCormick resigned as the borough’s solicitor, and has been replaced by attorney Tom O’Connor.

Edward Kelly and Amy Williams remain as members of council.

In other matters, the tax rate will not see an increase, as it will remain at .804 mills. The 1 percent real estate transfer tax, the $5 per-capita tax, and the 1 percent Earned Income Tax Credit all have been reinstated at the same rates as last year.

The borough’s bank has been changed from PNC to Luzerne National Bank.

The next council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

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