Lebanon City Councilwoman Amy S. Keller, who won a seat by three votes last November, has resigned.
Keller confirmed by text message to LebTown that she had submitted her resignation, effective Sept. 22, after moving out of the city.
Keller, a Democrat, was elected to her first four year term last November. Election night returns showed her losing to Republican Andrew Zidik by 10 votes, but a recount flipped the margin in her favor.
Mayor Sherry Capello read Keller’s letter of resignation to council at the Sept. 24 pre-council meeting. Capello and Council Chairman Wayne Carey thanked Keller for her service to the city.
It is expected that Council will formally accept Keller’s resignation at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 28.
Pennsylvania law requires remaining city council members to elect a replacement within 30 days of a vacancy. If no candidate get a majority of votes, the president judge of the court of common pleas selects a candidate to serve the remainder of the term.
The city will advertise the vacancy and accept applications to fill Keller’s seat through Oct. 8. Capello said that applicants will be publicly interviewed.
Council will vote on a successor at a special meeting to be held on Oct. 22, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.
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