The Philipsburg Borough Council unanimously appointed Chuck Moore to fill the vacant seat on council.
He was sworn in Monday night by Mayor John Streno after having sent a letter of interest, which council accepted during its October meeting.
Moore takes over for Wanda “Twigg” McDonald. Council received her letter of resignation in September.
Whenever a council member resigns, the borough advertises seeking letters of interest, said Shelley Walstrom, Philipsburg borough secretary.
Council President Barb Gette said she’s “very happy” to have Moore on board.
He’s a local businessman and has a family, Gette said.
Moore has apartments and owns several buildings in Philipsburg, Walstrom said.
While council received no other letters of interest for the position, Gette said he will be a “great asset.”
The term runs through 2017, at which point he will have to run if he wants to continue serving on council, Walstrom said.