Coates appointed to fill East Nottingham vacancy
● By Steven Hoffman
Gary Coates has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the East Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors and was expected to be sworn in during the first township meeting in April.
The vacancy has existed since November 2015 when Jane Ladley resigned from the board, leaving East Nottingham Township with four supervisors. The four supervisors could not reach a consensus on who to appoint to fill the vacancy. When supervisor Scott Blum subsequently resigned, leaving three supervisors, a Vacancy Board comprised of the remaining supervisors and the Vacancy Board chairperson was convened, but at that point this board was also comprised of four members and also could not reach a consensus.
Once the deadline for the township to fill the vacancy passed, the matter was sent to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Interested candidates had until March 18 to submit a letter of application to fill the vacancy. A hearing in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas took place on March 25.
Coates joins Art Rieck, Shelley Meadowcroft, Joe Herlihy, and Sam Goodley, Jr. on the East Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors.