Brookville, PA – A new member was appointed to Brookville Council last night to fill an unexpired two-year term.

Following a review of applicants, Randon Bartley, long-time editor of the Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper was selected. Bartley now gets to see what it’s like on the other side of the table after covering council the past 25 years.

He’ll be retiring from the newspaper at the end of the month.

Bartley fills an open seat that was won by fellow councilman Ken King in last year’s election.  King also won a full four-year term and opted to give up the 2-year seat.

In other business, council made its committee appointments for the new year. They include the Public Safety Committee to be chaired by Ken King; Public Works, chaired by Bill Kutz; the Personnel and Finance committees, both headed by Karen Allgeier; and the Property and Stormwater committees, both chaired by Dave Ferringer. Council still needs to appoint a member to head the Community Resources Committee.

At the end of its meeting, council held an executive session for personnel matter. Following the session it approved advertising for the Chief of Police position internally within the police department. Current Chief Jason Brown is leaving Feb. 16 for the job of Safety and Security Coordinator at the Monroe County School District in the Florida Keys.

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