Former Council President Shane Kinsey has resigned from borough council.

Kinsey, who served as council president last year, was not present at the council meeting Monday night, where his resignation was read by council President John Ware.

"The recent unexpected changes in my life will severely limit my abilities to attend council meetings," Kinsey's resignation letter read in part. "I feel it is in the best interest of the residents of the borough that I resign my position on council."

Ware had not had any prior notice of the resignation.

"Mr. Kinsey had a lot of expertise and some of it was quite well-based," Ware said. "He and I did not always agree, but we did not always disagree. I assume other members of council will join me in my distress."

Kinsey, a Republican, was not involved in the November elections that brought three new members to council - Democrat Ron Hershey and Republicans Leda Widdoes and Sherry Andrews.

To fill Kinsey's spot, council will contact the Republican and Democratic committees for their recommendations. Also, the vacancy will be advertised on the public-access cable channel.

The item on council's agenda that brought two East Nottingham supervisors and other residents to the meeting was an agreement enabling the borough to provide police services to the Oxford School District campus buildings that are outside the borough limits.

It also includes a provision that the borough may provide police services to the new high school in the township, but it does not obligate it to do so.

During the hearing for the ordinance, Joe Scheese, of East Nottingham, wanted to comment on how the costs of police service to the new school should not be the burden of the township, or the borough.

He was cut short on that topic as council stressed that the ordinance does not include any provisions for a financial agreement with the school district.

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