Geistown Borough has a new council president, vice president and mayor.

Council member William Schrader is taking over as council president after Matt Sernell resigned to pursue business opportunities.

Council member Kim Mock became the new vice president, and Jake Morisi was appointed mayor after Paul Seitz stepped down. Resident Michael Oliver was appointed to fill the vacant council seat.

“We have major projects online,” Sernell said. “It’s a good time to get fresh ideas and fresh blood.”

Sernell joined the council in 2010 and became president in 2014. Before serving on the council, he spent four years as Geistown’s technology coordinator.

Schrader said council will stay focused on current projects, including the $1 million storm sewer project and repaving of Walters Avenue. All work is scheduled to be completed in 2020. The borough is searching for grant money for the project, according to Schrader.

“We’ll just keep plugging away and do the best we can with the money and resources we have,” Schrader said.

The borough also is preparing for the construction of a PennDOT-sponsored roundabout at the intersection of routes 56 and 756.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.

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