The Tribune-Review’s Jim Spezialetti offers some perspective on how many people were interested in filling the council seat left vacant by the death of Bill Colussy:
Bridgeville Council meetings usually draw a dozen or so people. The same number were recently interested in serving on council.
Council voted 5-1 to appoint Bert Cherry, who had previously served on council in the 1980s, to fill the 18 months remaining in Colussy’s term. Neil Lyons cast the dissenting vote.
For the 11 people who didn’t get the seat on council, there will be plenty of opportunity in 2017—five council seats will appear on the ballot:
Council President Michael Tolmer said all the applicants were qualified and asked that those who were not selected to stay involved in the community. In the next municipal election, five seats will be on the ballot, including the seat that Cherry will occupy for the remaining 18 months of the term.
Here’s the full video of the special meeting council held to make the appointment:
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review