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Redman, Heyser, and Moon elected to Gettysburg Borough Council positions

After hearing short presentations from four candidates for the interim borough council member position that will last until January 3, 2022, the Gettysburg Borough Council elected Nicholas Redman to fill the seat vacated by former council president Jake Schindel.

Redman said he had been a resident of Gettysburg for 9 years, 4 of them as a student at Gettysburg College and had recently purchased a house on Ridge Ave.

Redman, Moon, and Heyser

“I’ve really felt like I’m a member of this community and I was looking for a way to give back,” said Redman. Redman said he had been a member of several committees at the college, and had held a position drafting legislation for the New York State Legislature. Although acknowledging the borough council was its own challenge, Redman said “the principles are the same – members of the community working to serve their fellows.”

Chad-Alan Carr, Brian Hodges, and Robert Krummerich were not selected, although Carr and Hodges said they will be running in the November election to serve the remainder of Schindel’s term, which ends in 2003.

In a unanimous vote Wes Heyser was nominated and unanimously voted to serve as council president until January 2022 and Matt Moon was unanimously voted to serve as vice president.

Redman’s election went through three rounds of voting. 

On the first round, Redman received 2 votes (Butterfield and Lawver), Kummerich received 2 votes (Heyser and Berger), and Carr received 2 votes (Moon and Lawson).

For the second round of voting Hodges was removed from consideration. Redman received 3 votes (Butterfield, Heyser, and Lawver), Kummerich received 1 vote (Berger), and Carr received 2 votes (Moon and Lawson).

For the third round, Kummerich was removed and Redman received the necessary four votes (Berger, Butterfield, Lawver, and Hyser).  Lawson and Moon voted for Carr.

Council members thanked all of the candidates and encouraged them to stay involved in local government.

Butterfield said she thought “all of the candidates brought positives.”

Heyser said he did not choose either Carr or Hodges because he thought the council might be seen as influencing the political process, given they would be running for the position while in office.. 

Moon said “I’m not voting against anyone; I’m voting enthusiastically for Mr. Carr.”

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1. Chad-Alan Carr

2. Nicholas Redman

3. Brian Hodges

4. Robert Krummerich

B. Election of At-Large Council Member to Fill Vacancy Until January 2022

Process: Vice President Heyser will ask Borough Secretary Sara Stull to call the

roll. Upon which each member of the Council will verbally state their first

preference vote. If a majority for a candidate is not reached in the first round of

voting, then the candidate with the least number of votes will be eliminated and

the Council will again cast their vote verbally on the three remaining candidates.

A third round of voting is possible if a majority is not reached in the second

round.

Tie Vote Scenario: If a tie vote is achieved in any round of voting, the tie

will be broken by vote of Mayor Streeter. Upon which a winner is declared.

C. Swearing In

The newly elected member of the Borough Council will be sworn in by Mayor

Streeter and immediately seated with the Council.

V. Reorganization

A. Election of President Vice President Heyser

Vice President Heyser asks for a motion to elect a Member of Council to serve as

President until January 2022. After the motion has a second, Vice President Heyser will

ask if there is any discussion on the motion. After discussion, Vice President Heyser will

ask Borough Secretary Sara Stull to call the roll. If the motion fails, a second motion

must be made, repeating the process until a President is elected.

B. The newly elected President of Council assumes the Center Chair and Takes Control

of the Gavel

Borough of Gettysburg

Borough Council Special Meeting – Council Appointment & Reorganization Agenda

Monday, August 23, 2021– 6:00 PM

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C. Election of Vice President President of Council

President of Council asks for a motion to elect a Member of Council to serve as Vice

President until January 2022. After the motion has a second, President of Council will

ask if there is any discussion on the motion. After discussion, President of Council will

ask Borough Secretary Sara Stull to call the roll. If the motion fails, a second motion

must be made, repeating the process until a Vice President is elected.

Tie Vote Scenario: If a tie vote is achieved in any round of voting, the tie

will be broken by vote of Mayor Streeter. Upon which a winner

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