Frank Webster Jr. named borough council president

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot
Greencastle borough council members took the oath of office Jan. 4. Pictured, from left: incumbent Frank Webster Jr., new member Duane Kinzer, and incumbent James Farley. Webster was also elected council president.

Former vice president Frank Webster Jr. was elected Greencastle Borough Council president at the Jan. 4 biennial reorganization meeting. The vote was  unanimous, including Charles Eckstine, Larry Faight, Matt Smith, Craig Myers, James Farley and Duane Kinzer. Myers was elected vice president 6-1, with Faight in the negative.

“I am overwhelmed and honored to be chosen,” said Webster. “I ask your indulgence as I learn my role in this new endeavor.”

He welcomed citizens to contact him with any concerns.

Webster was elected to his second four-year term in November, and summarized the responsibility of council.

“We are the policy-makers. Borough manager Susan Armstrong and police chief John Phillippy are the enforcers. They are the employees of the citizens of Greencastle. We need to let those in charge of the borough be in charge.”

Webster said his goals were to develop better rapport with Antrim Township, look into a school resource officer with shared funding from the township, and annex a piece of land near exit 5. He also said he wanted the borough to live within its means.

“We don’t need another tax increase.”