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South borough council chooses new mayor

A 26-year police veteran will be the next mayor of South Williamsport.

Marlin Angelo was approved by borough council Monday night to fill the vacancy left by the death of David Lechniak.

Angelo, resident of Baird Street, said he is a retired police officer who also owns a car lot and some rental properties.

As mayor he will preside over the borough police department, said Steven W. Cappelli, borough manager.

Angelo also is the one who votes to break a tie among council, and has authority to officiate in marriages, said Joe Orso, borough solicitor.

In other business the council approved a salary for Norman Hager as officer-in-charge to be $59,780 or $28.70 an hour.

This is not a collective bargaining position but an at-will job and it will be in place until the city until the borough hires a chief of police, Orso said.

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