Couple's move creates vacancies

Shawn Hardy

A husband and wife with leadership roles in the Greencastle-Antrim community are moving to Hagerstown, creating vacancies on borough council and the school board.

Jim and Linda Farley both submitted their resignations last week. He has been on borough council for 7 1/2 years and she has served on the school board for about five years.

"It's been an honor and a privilege to make a little bit of a difference," Jim Farley said at the Oct. 1 council meeting. He said the councilmen he's served with "agree to disagree without disliking the people we disagree with."

Steve Miller, council president, was among those who thanked Farley for his service and cited his mentorship and standards of integrity.

"I'm going to miss you," Linda Farley said at the school board meeting Oct. 4. "I'm a native Hagerstownian and in two weeks will be back in Hagerstown."

"I appreciate all you've done," Tracy Bear, school board president, told Linda Farley, who received a certificate of appreciation.

Specifics about applying for either vacancy will be advertised soon.

Miller said council will formally accept James Farley's letter of resignation at the Nov. 5 meeting and will immediately try to fill the post.

Bear said interviews will be conducted at the Oct. 18 school board work session with an appointment at the Nov. 1 meeting.