KULPMONT — Northumberland County Judge Hugh A. Jones has ordered Bruno Varano and Bernard Novakoski to give up their positions on the Kulpmont-Marion Heights Joint Municipal Authority and affirmed Kulpmont Councilmen Robert Slaby and Stephen Bielskie as the appointed board members that will replace them.

The order comes in response to a legal complaint filed at the county courthouse in September by Slaby and Bielskie, which claimed Varano and Novakoski were illegally reappointed by Kulpmont council during an October 2016 meeting.

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We were not illegally appointed. The proper terminology is improperly appointed.


Walter Lutz made the motion to reappoint Varano and Novakoski and voted to reappoint making the vote unanimous. The reappointment process has been done this way since the board was created in the 80's. Currently the 2 members from Marion Heights were appointed the same way and should also have to relinquish their positions.

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