By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - The Borough of Mahanoy City approved the hiring of a part-time police chief 4-1 at their March council meeting Tuesday, and he's no stranger to the post.
Mark Wiekrykas was hired to the post at a rate of $26 an hour. He had previously served as borough police chief from 1999 to 2013, when he retired.
Voting for were council president Thom Maziekas, vice president Francis Burke, and members Pat Mullins and Diane Rachuck. Voting against was member Thomas McCabe.
Wiekrykas succeeds Ken Zipovsky, who resigned after taking the same post with Rush Township last year. In the interim, Corporal Charles Kovalewski has served as Officer-in-Charge.
Prior to the meeting, the borough heard a presentation on their pursuit of a home rule charter.
In other business, borough council: