New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
A new face is at the helm in Pulaski Township.
Greg Carna of New Bedford has been appointed to take the place of David DeJohn, who resigned as a supervisor effective Oct. 31.
Carna was sworn in at the supervisor’s meeting this month. He will serve the rest of DeJohn’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2013.
DeJohn was elected to a six-year term in 2007. He tendered his resignation due to work obligations. He is employed at CSX Railroad.
Lori Sniezek, an elected supervisor and township secretary, said Carna is a lifelong township resident and has worked with the supervisors for the past five years as a volunteer at the municipal park.
She said he had expressed to her and supervisor chairman Sam Varano that he was interested in running for the post when DeJohn’s term expires next year.
“When David said he was going to resign, Sam and I immediately thought of asking Greg Carna if he would be interested in filling the vacancy,” Sniezek said, adding, “This is not an easy job.”
She said she believes Carna will run for the office next year when the term expires.
Once a vacancy occurs the supervisors have 30 days to name a replacement or one will be appointed by Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas court, Sniezek explained.
She said the supervisors have no obligation to advertise the vacancy or to hold it open for any specific period.
“Generally, we have to beg to get people to serve on committees,” she said. “Since we had an interested individual and we were in agreement, we saw no reasons to wait.”
Carna, 46, is employed by T.C. Redi-Mix. A registered Republican, he lives in New Bedford with his wife, Lisa, and daughters Mariah and Alivia.