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Decision to designate assembly seats could go to voters


The borough assembly amended ordinance #2019-01 on Monday in its second reading, which would put the decision to designate assembly seats on the ballot in October’s municipal elections.

If the voters were to pass the ordinance, borough election ballots would no longer allow voters to choose which candidates they want to fill the open assembly seats, but instead, the candidates would choose a specific seat to run for.

Vice Mayor Jeigh Stanton Gregor, who made the motion to amend the ordinance, said that although he is in favor of designating the assembly seats, residents have been split...

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