West Pittston Borough Council appoints 3 new members

By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com | October 4th, 2016 9:10 pm

WEST PITTSTON — The borough council appointed three new members at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.

The council appointed Ellen Quinn, Barry Hosier and James Butera to fill the terms of former Councilman Kevin Lescavage, former council vice president Pete Musinski and former president Brian Thornton.

Their terms will expire Dec. 31, 2017.

Musinski and Lescavage both submitted their letters of resignation at the September public meeting while Thornton announced at the same meeting he would be resigning, but continued his duties as council president for one more month before submitting his letter hours before Tuesday’s meeting.

The meeting was run by Councilman Pete Albano.

Hosier is no stranger to serving on borough council, having previously served for six years on council. He was council president until 2014 when he had to step down due to health issues.

Hosier said he threw his name back into the fold to serve once more because he wanted to bring experience back to the council.

“The town needed direction I feel,” he said. “You can’t have all new people.”

Although she never served on borough council, Quinn once served on the county committee when she resided in Ridgewood, N.J., and also ran for state committee in Forest Hills.

Quinn is a founding member and former president of West Pittston Tomorrow and said she will remain on that committee.

Although he has no political experience inside or outside of West Pittston, Butera said he knows a lot of the council members and looks forward to helping them.

According to borough Manager Savino Bonita, council members will convene for a special public meeting to name a new president and vice president in the coming weeks.

In other business, council members approved:

• A resolution to temporarily close Susquehanna Avenue from the Water Street Bridge to the Fort Jenkins Bridge from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday for the Paint Pittston Pink Color Me Pink 5K Run.

• A resolution to temporarily close Montgomery Avenue from Wyoming Avenue to Warren Street from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 for the West Pittston High School Alumni Association all-classes reunion.

http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_TTL100516WestPittston-1.jpgQuinn Jimmy Fisher | Times Leader
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http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_TTL100516WestPittston3-1.jpgHosier Jimmy Fisher | Times Leader
New president and vice president not yet named

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