Councilwoman to leave Lock Haven council

LOCK HAVEN – A Lock Haven City councilwoman announced Monday she expects to step down before her term ends.

Councilwoman Lynda A. Carey plans to move to Dunnstown, which is outside the city limits. Once she leaves her Lock Haven residence, she cannot serve on council. She said she does not have any particular date in mind to switch residences.

She is midway through her term of office, which expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Council has the authority to appoint her replacement once the seat is vacant. The past practice has been to ask for letters of interest from the public, then to interview candidates.

In recent years, council has filled any vacancy with someone from the same party as the council member who was elected to that seat. Carey is a Republican.

If council cannot agree on a candidate, the Court of Common Pleas would have the authority to name a replacement.

Carey is serving as council liaison this year to Downtown Lock Haven Inc., Clinton County Solid Waste Authority Recycling Program, the Code Enforcement Board of Appeals and Review, and the Cable TV Advisory Committee. She also is council’s alternate on the Clinton County Sewer Authority.