Ford City Councilwoman Bish resigns
Ford City Borough Council members are hoping someone steps in to fill the seat recently vacated by Councilwoman Kim Bish.
Bish, who was absent during Monday's council meeting, resigned because of failing health. She represented the 1st Ward.
“It's not like I didn't want to serve — I just couldn't do it anymore,” Bish said Tuesday.
Bish was sworn into office in January 2012 and had two years remaining on her four-year term. This was her first term on council.
Bish has multiple sclerosis and said she resigned to reduce stress and to better manage her symptoms.
“I'm proud of what I did while on council,” she said.
She said she hopes council goes ahead with plans to build a proposed water plant because she believes it is what residents want.
“The town wants to stay independent,” she said, referring to the option of building a plant rather than contracting with Manor Township for water.
And even though she has stepped down from council, Bish said she plans to remain involved in the community.
Council voted 5-0 Monday to advertise for a registered elector of the 1st Ward to fill Bish's remaining term.
“I'm hoping someone will take my place who has the same passion as me,” Bish said.
Borough Secretary Lisa Bittner said council members have 30 days to appoint someone to the position. Candidates must live in the 1st Ward and have been a resident for at least a year. Letters of interest should be sent to the Ford City Borough Building, 1000 Fourth Ave.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.