Moyer is often a vocal contributor to the goings-on at the meetings, sharing his opinion on everything from the need for a traffic light at Church and Main streets to the controversial battles between former Macungie Mayor Rick Hoffman and borough police.
Typically, Moyer has been known to side with Macungie Police in these debates.
Now, the 25-year Macungie resident will get the chance see what it feels like to sit on the other side of the table, both figuratively and literally, having been chosen by council to fill an the seat left open by Linn Walker’s resignation on Sept. 3.
Council appointed Moyer at Monday night’s meeting by a vote of 4-1, according to Borough Manager Chris Boehm. Councilmembers Joseph Sikorski, David Boyko, Christopher Becker and Greg Hutchison cast the affirmative votes and Councilwoman Debra Cope voted against Moyer’s appointment.
Prior to Moyer’s appointment, Cope had made the motion to appoint Roseann Schleicher to the vacant position, Boehm says, but, there was no second to her motion.
Moyer and Schleicher were the only two applicants for the open seat.
Following his appointment Moyer was sworn into office by interim Macungie Mayor Gary Cordner and took his seat on council. He will serve until Dec. 31, 2013, according to Boehm.
Schleicher is on the November ballot in the race for Macungie Borough Council, one of four candidates running for four open seats. Moyer is not on the ballot for the general election.
Councilwoman Jean Nagle was absent from Monday’s meeting.