New Castle council regains ex-member |

New Castle council regains ex-member

A face from the past is rejoining the New Castle Town Council, and a newcomer will fill a seat on the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission.In a special meeting Tuesday night, Pam Bunn, who served on the town council for eight years, was appointed to fill the rest of Sharon Owen’s term, which ends in 2008. Owen resigned from the council after moving out of town. Bunn sought re-election to her council seat in April 2004, but lost by a narrow margin.Council chose between three candidates for the council seat: Bunn, Brendon Bolton and Bruce Leland.”It was a very difficult decision,” Mayor Bill Wentzel said. “Between the three, they were very qualified candidates. But Pam does have past experience with the downtown and the council, and we felt it was important to keep a strong voice for the downtown and the council.”Bunn is owner and operator of the New Castle Cafe on Main Street. She said she wanted to serve on council again to help New Castle’s downtown grow and prosper.”I felt with my eight years of experience, it was time to give it back to the town again,” Bunn said. “New Castle is continuing to grow in every aspect – both in residential and commercial. I know I can’t do anything on my own, but with everybody working together, New Castle can become everything we’ve dreamed of.”Bunn was sworn in Tuesday night and begins her term immediately.Leland, who also threw in his hat at the last minute for the vacant council seat, was instead appointed on the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission. He will serve a term on the seven-member board until April 2008.

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