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Dingler Receives Appointment to East Greenville Council
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
2021-07-07

            East Greenville Council's newest member is also on the ballot in November. On Monday night, council unanimously approved a motion to appoint John Dingler to fill a vacant seat.

            Dingler succeeds Lon Brinckman II, who resigned from council in June following an unsuccessful run for mayor. Brinckman submitted his letter of resignation June 4, one day after county election officials announced his unofficial defeat in the Republican primary election.

            Council did not interview Dingler during the meeting. President Angie Fegely described him as the only citizen to submit a letter of interest to fill the position. Mayor Stephen Wescott swore in Dingler near the beginning of the 36-minute meeting.

            Dingler, one of three Republican candidates for a seat on council, received 152 votes during the May 18 Primary Election. He will likely run unopposed in the November General Election.

            Brinckman accused Fegely, Member Joe Rock, Dingler and Wescott of   mounting "an apparently successful clandestine write-in campaign" for Wescott, the incumbent mayor. Brinckman wrote that the manner in which they acted "cast a stain" on borough council. Rock did not attend Tuesday's meeting.

            In other news, the members approved a motion to fund repairs on sections on two alleys in the borough. They voted not to spend more than $21,300, the financial threshold by which council does not need to bid the projects, to resurface Long Alley from Second Street to Front Street and Cherry Alley from Cherry Street to Long Alley.

The blacktop on the alleys is breaking apart, according to Manager Jim Fry. 

"They need some work," he said after the meeting.

            Fry expressed hope that the work could be completed by the end of the summer or the middle of November. He said construction on two other alleys could be pushed back to 2022.
Municipal officials identified four alleys - Long, Cherry, School and Green - that required repair. They solicited bids from two local contractors for all four.

            Floyd Hersch, Inc, a contractor from Marlborough Township, submitted a bid of $127,373.50 to complete the work on all four alleys. Spear Excavating, LLC, of Red Hill, submitted two bids: $54,201.50 to complete the work together and $58,096.30 to repair the alley separately. The members decided to contract with Spears to improve Long Alley and Cherry Alley unless they received a more favorable bid by Monday, July `12.

            The Borough of East Greenville Police Department responded to 114 incidents in June, according to information provided by Chief Randy Morris. They included 28 incidents of traffic, 17 for public service, five each for assists and parking, four animal incidents, three for fraud and three thefts, two accidents and one warrant, according to a monthly police activity report posted on a bulletin board outside the meeting room.


 

 

 

 

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