Thursday, December 1, 2011
Spring City Borough Council Candidate, who has all but won the election for the third seat, Gene Sweeney took time to talk to Patch about his election and the future.
This year's race for Spring City Borough Council was ceratinly a tight one, with three republicans and three democrats going at it for three seats. Incumbents Mike Petak and Don Shaner, along with Eugene [Gene] Sweeney have all but won the election. They will take their seats in January, barring write-in ballots ousting one or more of them. If seated, Sweeney takes the place of council Vice President Rich Beard, who did not run for re-election. Sweeney took time to talk to LRSC Patch Local Editor Kevin Haslam about his election and the future, and to let the community get to know him a little better in this Q&A. LRSC Patch: Where do you come from? Why did you want to run? What was the premise behind your campaign? Gene Sweeney: I grew up …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A recap of the Nov. 7 borough council meeting.
The Spring City Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 7 at Borough Hall. Among the topics at hand were Pennhurst Asylum, the 2012 budget, sanitation and surface water and the condition of the police department building. In relation to the Pennhurst Asylum Halloween Attraction, council discussed the feasibility of East Vincent Township dictating the conditions and traffic on Spring City streets - more specifically Church Street and Pennhurst Road. The finance and ordinance committee is currently in discussions on how to proceed with the dealings in the future. Council also had a short discussion on the condition of the police station, which apparently needs walls pulled out for removal of fungus and mold. "It must be …
Monday, November 14, 2011
A letter to the editor sent in post-election 2011.
The following letter to the editor was sent in by republican Spring City Borough Councilman Don Shaner: To the Residents of Spring City: We would like to thank our friends and neighbors who placed their trust in us with their support on election day. Now that the election is over we will work hard to make Spring City a better place in which to live and work. Sincerely, Mike Petak - Spring City Councilman Don Shaner - Spring City Councilman
Friday, October 21, 2011
An overview of who is running this year.
The following are local candidates for this year's election: Joseph St. Pedro (incumbent, republican) Robert Siegel (democrat) Kenneth L. Wadsworth (incumbent, republican) Thomas R. Weikel, Sr. (incumbent, republican) John W. Kring (incumbent, republican) Donald Shaner (incumbent, republican) Michael Petak (incumbent, republican) Eugeene Sweeney (republican) Patty Dunwoody (democrat) Andrew Finkelstein (democrat) Eric D. O'Connor (democrat) Region 1 (2 seats) David Shafer (incumbent, democrat/republican) Bernard Pettit (incumbent, democrat/republican) Region 2 (2 seats) Julie Mullin (incumbent, democrat/republican) Dawn Heine (democrat/republican) Region 3 (1 seat) Mark Dehnert (incumbent, democrat/republican) Voting will be on Nov. 8.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The ball is in Arthur Brown's court now. The nominee is from Coatsville
The Spring City Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night. The big agenda item was the nomination of a new police chief. The council moved to nominate Arthur Brown of Coatsville for the position. The vote was a unanimous "yes." According to Mayor Michael Weiss and council president Lou DiGuiseppe, Brown is still working part-time at the East Coventry Police Department. He also does work in other areas. "Arthur has a full and diverse resume that makes him qualified for this position," said Weiss. DiGuiseppe noted that Brown must accept the offer before he is awarded the position and that there is still a possibility he could still receive counter offers elsewhere. "The Spring City Police Department faces several …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Missed some news this week? Here's your weekly recap.
Three words loom in everyone's mind as summer vacations begin to come to a close, the rain begins to pour, indicating the soon arrival of the changing colors of the leaves, and sports practices begin: Back to School. The SFASD board of education met for the first time since June to kick off the 2011-2012 school year and new superintendent Dr. David Goodin was officially introduced. The board is also awaiting approval for the new assistant superintendent, who was announced this week in a press release. Spring City borough council's Mike Hays chimed in on the bridge closure and Limerick Township is planning development projects that have the residents buzzing about the potential dangers to their homes. Missed something last week? Here are …