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Bustleton Civic officers unopposed

This year’s elec­tion of Great­er Bustleton Civic League ex­ec­ut­ive of­ficers pretty much will be a form­al­ity later in May.

No more than one can­did­ate per seat was nom­in­ated dur­ing the league’s April 24 meet­ing at the Amer­ic­an Her­it­age Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on’s Car­riage House on Red Li­on Road.

No one op­posed in­cum­bent pres­id­ent Jack O’Hara, vice pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate John McK­eever, in­cum­bent treas­urer Joan Rhodes, in­cum­bent cor­res­pond­ing sec­ret­ary Brendan Glackin or Jack Bon­ner, can­did­ate for re­cord­ing sec­ret­ary.

It was dif­fer­ent last year when there were con­tests for four of the ex­ec­ut­ive board’s five seats. O’Hara, then vice pres­id­ent, de­feated McK­eever, then the in­cum­bent pres­id­ent. Rhodes, the in­cum­bent treas­urer, was de­feated by Bob Hall. Maur­een Greene won a con­tested spot as cor­res­pond­ing sec­ret­ary and Mar­lene Markow­itz won re­cord­ing sec­ret­ary. Hall, Greene and vice pres­id­ent Harry Haberkern, who was un­op­posed in 2012, all resigned earli­er this year.

Rhodes came back when Hall quit. Glackin was ap­poin­ted to re­place Greene. Joe Guerra was ap­poin­ted vice pres­id­ent. Markow­itz and Guerra did not seek terms this year.

The elec­tion will take place dur­ing the next league meet­ing, 7 p.m., Wed­nes­day, May 22, at Amer­ic­an Her­it­age.

In oth­er busi­ness on April 24,  City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill presen­ted the league with a $2,000 activ­it­ies grant to cov­er some of its ex­penses.

O’Hara said the league suffered a loss in an April 10 Zon­ing Board of Ad­just­ment hear­ing. The zon­ing board ap­proved sev­er­al vari­ances that would al­low a used-car busi­ness at 9900 Bustleton Ave. League mem­bers had over­whelm­ingly op­posed the vari­ances. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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