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December 08, 2016
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Honesdale has new mayor, council vacancy

Bishop retired in 2013 from 12 years of service with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, his second career. Prior to that, he spent 31 years teaching special education in the Wayne Highlands School District, also serving as principal of the Lourdesmont School for Children. He accepted the council’s appointment with a gracious nod to the other three candidates, stating that any one of them would have been an equally worthy choice for mayor, and he urged them all to support Honesdale through service on one of the borough’s many committees.

The council then disposed of two administrative tasks by passing resolutions to advertise for candidates to fill the council vacancy created by Kominski’s resignation and to bring the borough into compliance with state law regarding unclaimed property policy. State law stipulates that found property will be held in police or borough custody for 90 days. If unclaimed within that period, it will be turned over to the finder.

Meeting minutes and full text of resolutions can be found at