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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr.Re-elected Catasauqua Borough Council member Brian McKittrick joins newly elected members Paul Cmil and Cameron Smith for the oath of office at the Jan. 6 council reorganization meeting. Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr.Re-elected Catasauqua Borough Council member Brian McKittrick joins newly elected members Paul Cmil and Cameron Smith for the oath of office at the Jan. 6 council reorganization meeting.
Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel, right, congratulates Tammy Hauser on her appointment to the planning commission during the Jan. 6 council reorganization meeting.Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr. Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel, right, congratulates Tammy Hauser on her appointment to the planning commission during the Jan. 6 council reorganization meeting.Press photo by Bill Leiner Jr.

Catty Borough reorganizes

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Vince Smith retains council president role

Newly elected Catasauqua Borough Council members Paul Cmil and Cameron Smith, along with re-elected Councilman Brian McKittrick, took the oath of office during the borough council reorganization meeting Jan. 6.

Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel had the gavel as she ran the election of council president and vice president.

Vince Smith was nominated without an opponent and received a 5-2 vote for the office of president.

Brian Bartholomew and Brian McKittrick were both nominated for the seat of vice president, setting up a contested election. Bartholomew was nominated first, followed by McKittrick.

According to Jeff Dimmich, borough solicitor, the first to receive four votes won the office. Bartholomew received three votes in favor. McKittrick received four votes.

By a vote of 4-3, McKittrick was elected council vice president.

After various appointments were made, the meeting was adjourned.