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Mayor of Honesdale Resigns

HONESDALE —Honesdale’s mayor told Newswatch 16 he has resigned effective immediately.

Ed Langendoerfer says he is sick of the conflicts with borough council over police hiring.

The now-former mayor said council has added too many positions to the department and it’s a waste of money.

“‘We had a police chief, a lieutenant and one patrolman. Now that we have a police commissioner, we have a police commissioner, a lieutenant, a sergeant and a patrolman. So we have an extra person on staff for no real reason whatsoever,” said Langendoerfer.

The former mayor said the police commissioner hired by borough council is not certified to be a police officer and says he can only do office work.

Langendoerfer also said Honesdale borough council president Jim Brennan will serve as acting mayor.


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