By David Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Shenandoah Borough Council has a new president after reorganizing during Monday evening's meeting.
After a moment of silence to honor late Council President Don Segal, who passed away on April 25., Councilman Leo Pietkiewicz was appointed to the position. Pietkiewicz was previously Council Vice President.
Councilman Robert Mychak was appointed Vice President.
In other business, during the public portion of the meeting, residents requested an update on the efforts to demolish multiple dilapidated properties on North Race Street in the Glover's Hill section of the borough.
According to the borough solicitor, the case is currently in Commonwealth Appeals Court awaiting resolution. However, neighbors would like to see action taken sooner.
"Why don't we just seize the property like the judge okay'd over a year ago?" James Paulaconis, who lives across the street from the property, asked.
"Judge Miller issued his decision to demolish the property, issued a bonding requirement. The bonding was not posted, so the supersedous that was put in place is gone. We have the ability to move on the property if we wish. It's our recommendation that they don't do that at this point" Borough Solicitor Baranko responded.
In other business, letters were read from the following organizations:
Gordon Slater requested permission for the Shenandoah Memorial Day Parade on May 29th, and for a police escort for the parade, which was granted.
In other business, Shenandoah Borough Council approved