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Council changes several committees


Middletown Borough Council has changed several of its committees for 2015. The change comes in part due to the resignation of First Ward Councilor Thomas Handley in December, and council voting to replace Handley with Councilor Michael Bowman.

All committee meetings are public, unless otherwise specified. For example, the labor relations committee has just one member - Councilor John Brubaker. The committee is council’s liaison to labor negotiations regarding borough employees, which do not have to be conducted in public under the state Sunshine Law.

Here are the committee assignments for 2015, followed in parenthesis by who was on each committee in 2014:

Public Works/Utilities – Brubaker, Robert Louer, Bowman (Louer, Brubaker, Suzanne Sullivan). The committee held its first meeting on Monday, Feb. 2 and elected Brubaker as chairman.

Public Safety – Christopher McNamara, Louer, Brubaker (Scott Sites, Brubaker, Louer). The committee held its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and elected McNamara as chairman.

Administration/Personnel – Sullivan, Vicky Malone, Anne Einhorn (same as in 2014).

Finance – Ben Kapenstein, Sullivan, Malone (same as in 2014).

Planning – Brubaker, Louer, McNamara (McNamara, Louer, Handley).

Community Development - Sites, Kapenstein, Einhorn (Einhorn, Sites, Handley). Labor Relations – Brubaker (Brubaker).