A Boyertown resident who has had experience with borough procedures was appointed on Monday during a borough council meeting.
Barry Christman, who formerly served on borough council for 10 years, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Raynard P. Spaide who recently submitted his resignation. (The term will end in January 2011.) The decision was unanimous. Christman was sworn in by Mayor Marianne V. Deery.
Christman will chair the public communications, public utilities and public works committees.
He had resigned from the borough council in 2007.
'It's good to be back,' he said after the meeting ended. 'I like to stay involved and this town has a lot to offer.'
In other business:
Â€¢ Keith Endy, Frank J. Deery, Lorraine Carnes, Gene Gable and Terry Mest were sworn in by Mayor Deery during the meeting. Mayor Deery took her oath in December from District Justice Mike Hartman.
Â€¢ During the borough's reorganization, Frank Deery was selected as president and Endy was selected as vice president.
Â€¢ Charles Haddad, a member of the Boyertown Community Center's board, announced that a hearing in court for the center's sale on Jan. 13 at 1:40 at the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl will preside over the hearing.
The community center's board gave final approval for the sale on Dec. 17, Haddad said.
Boyertown Community Center is located at 314 West Philadelphia Avenue.
The property was willed to the borough by Mrs. Oliver Sabold in 1949.
According to the history of the Boyertown Community Center, written on May 1, 1987 by Erminie Hafer, the borough accepted the property on Feb. 10, 1950. Shortly after, the borough appointed an operating committee to manage the property, that according to the will, was meant to serve as 'a community center available to the local community organizations.'
On July 29, 1986, the borough no longer wanted to own the property, according to the history of the Boyertown Community Center, it would 'interfere with their obtaining certain grants.'