From The Wednesday,
November 13, 1991 Edition
Of The Press And Journal
Election Effect Settles On Lower Swatara Township’s Officials
On the surface it seemed that it was business as usual for the Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners at its November workshop meeting last Wednesday, but the tone of the meeting was noticeably different in light of last week’s election, which dramatically changed the composition of the Board.
As a result of last Tuesday’s elections, only Janet Wells, president of the Board, retained her seat on the Board.
The Board, which had been composed of all Democrats, will see Republicans, Frank Linn and Thomas Clark serving four-year terms along with Wells. In addition, Republicans Lauren Levan Williams and Ronald A. McAlpine won two-year terms.
Unseated in the election were Dolores Kelly, Willian Frazer, Warren “Skip” Guenther and Ronald Kain.
“I’ll keep attending meetings and working with the Township,” Commissioner Kelly promised. She had assumed the commissioner’s post vacated when former Commissioner George D. Hinkle resigned in October 1990. Kelly, well-known for her volunteer work particularly in recycling, is currently the Board’s liaison to the fire department and a representative to the Olmsted Regional Recreation Board.
Wednesday’s meeting focused attention on hearings from department chairmen as the Township gears up the annual round of budget meetings. Following the meeting, Ron Kain Jr., budget and finance chairman, said the date would soon be announced which Lower Swatara’s 1992 budget will be disclosed.