CURWENSVILLE — Sara Curulla was elected chairwoman and Harriet Carfley, vice chairwoman of Curwensville Borough Council at Tuesday’s reorganizational meeting.
Both Curulla and Carfley joined Ron Kuhn and Robert Moore as the four newly elected council members to receive an oath of office from new Mayor John Adams.
Dave Donahue was named president pro tempore. Autumn Norris was retained as the borough’s secretary/treasurer and along with assistant Secretary Sharon Gates will serve as the the municipality’s right to know officer.
During the votes for both the borough’s auditor and solicitor, Kuhn did not follow the majority of members and cast a dissenting opinion. He said he did not have any issue with either Walter Hopkins & Co LLP, Clearfield as auditor or Attorney Ryan Sayers of Clearfield serving as borough solicitor but said he wished council would have advertised both positions and accepted proposals before making its decision. “I voted no because I think it should have been bid and opened to the public,” Kuhn said following both votes.
Fellow Councilman Dave Donahue told Kuhn seeking proposals had created issues for council in previous years. “You have a good point but sometimes in the past doing that was a mess.”
EADS Group, Altoona was retained as the borough’s engineer. Tom Carfley was ratified as the borough’s code enforcement officer with the stipulation he takes training and seeks certification for the position. Carfley was appointed to the position at council’s December meeting.
Following the ajournment of the meeting, council moved immediately into an executive session. Member Tommy Wingard spoke on behalf of council when asked by The Progress whether it intended to take action following the executive session. Wingard said council did not intend to conduct any further business. Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the municipal building for its monthly business meeting.