Two new Lower Saucon Township Council members were sworn in Monday night, along with an incumbent who was re-elected to her long-held seat in November.
Donna Louder and Sandra Yerger–a former township councilwoman–were sworn in by Judge David W. Tidd, along with Priscilla deLeon, who has been a council member since 1988.
At the reorganization meeting that followed, Ron Horiszny was unanimously re-elected council president and Yerger was unanimously elected vice president.
The meeting was also noteworthy for being the first attended by councilman and former council president Glenn Kern in nearly a year.
Kern, who has battled health issues and suffers from hearing loss, was assisted with communication during the meeting by a layperson who acted as a liaison.
“My body’s not cooperating too well, but thank god my mind’s still there,” he said. “It’s real nice to be back.”
He also congratulated Louder and welcomed back deLeon and Yerger.