PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council began the search for another person to fill a vacancy after receiving a resignation letter from council member Robert Reesman Thursday.
Reesman had served on council previously, but did not seek re-election because he was moving out of the borough. However, council President Larry Chenoga asked him to return to council when former president Susan Glessner resigned at the end of last year.
Reesman said he was putting his house up for sale and didnâ€™t think it would sell that fast. But as it turns out, it did, so he submitted his resignation to the borough this week.
The Reesmans are moving to Frostburg, where his wife, Sharon, grew up.
Chenoga said that he thinks a lot of Reesman and is sorry to see him leave.
â€śHeâ€™s an excellent council member and person on top of that,â€ť he said. â€śHe always used his head and gave a great deal of thought regarding the decisions he had to make whether they were big, small, good or bad.â€ť
Chenoga said he would like for any borough residents, no matter what political party, to submit a letter to him by May 11 at the borough office or his home at 212 South Main Street.
Council hopes to appoint Reesmanâ€™s replacement at its May 14 voting meeting. Whoever is appointed will serve the rest of Reesmanâ€™s term, which is a year-and-a-half.
Chenoga said council has 30 days to fill the position.