Council vacancy

Avalon will need a new third ward council representative soon, as the resignation of council member J.P. McFeeley was accepted at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

McFeeley was appointed to council in June of 2017, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of John Vetterly. In the November general election that year, he was elected to a four-year term on council.

He said that he is resigning from council effective April 1 because he and his family are moving to Cranberry, where he will be closer to his work as a teacher and coach with the Seneca Valley School District.

The new third ward representative will serve only until the end of this year. Because this is a municipal election year, the borough will have to declare a two-year term vacancy that will be filled in the November general election, with candidates nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties.