Ligonier official steps down again
Ligonier borough councilwoman Kim Shaffer resigned from her post effective Jan. 9, the second time she has left a vacancy on the panel.
At council's monthly meeting on Thursday, president Judy Hoffer read a letter of resignation from Shaffer, who was not present at the meeting.
Shaffer did not provide a reason for her resignation in the letter. She had taken her newly elected seat at council's reorganization meeting Jan. 6.
Shaffer had announced her resignation from her previous term at an Oct. 29 meeting, but council adjourned before voting on it.
At council's Nov. 14 meeting, councilmen Robert Helterbran, James St. Clair and Tom Freeman voted to accept the resignation, while Hoffer, Bob Bell and Jim McDonnell voted against accepting it. Mayor Ormond Bellas broke the tie, voting to accept her resignation.
Shaffer responded to the vote by stating she had intended to take back her resignation that night.
According to the state borough code, council must fill the vacant seat within 30 days. Those wishing to serve on council may mail letters of interest to Hoffer at the borough building, 120 East Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Hoffer said council is also accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the zoning board.
Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 to vote on both appointments.
Nicole Chynoweth is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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