Who Wants to be on Borough Council?

Councilman Raj Gupta has resigned, it appears, from Borough Council and the Borough is seeking letters of interest from residents of the 1st Ward. Council members will interview the prospective council members and then take a vote for Gupta’s replacement. Since Gupta is a Democrat and five out of the six of the remaining members of Borough Council are Democrats, a Democrat will most likely be selected. The appointed person will serve through 2015, when the seat is up for election.

If you are wondering if you live in Ward 1, we are here to help you. Ward 1 is on the west side of Fayette Street from the riverfront to West 4th Avenue and all the way down to the Plymouth border. Below is a map of the wards:

ward map 2

Ward 1 is currently a redevelopment hot spot. A new apartment complex was approved last year for West Elm and Corson Street, there is another apartment community moving through the approval process just to the west of the bridge on Washington Street and then there is the hotel, office tower, rehabbed fire house and eight story parking garage at West Elm/West First Avenue and Fayette Street.

If you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring, how to be considered in outlined in the posting below from the borough’s website:

The Borough of Conshohocken is taken (sic) Letters of Interest for the vacant Councilperson’s seat in Ward 1. Any interested residents in Ward 1 should submit a Letter of Interest to Francis J. Marabella, Borough of Conshohocken, One West First Avenue, Suite 200, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Letter of Interest must be received from Thursday March 6 through Thursday March 13 at Noon.

So who wants to be a councilperson?