Thomas J. Denike has been appointed to City Council, replacing DavidE. Wantz, who resigned late last year after moving across the borderto Pennsylvania.

Denike, 41, sat through his first council meeting Monday. Although several candidates were considered for the position, Denike was the only resident who officially applied for the position, said Neal W. Powell, city manager.

Wantz, who was elected to office in 1989 on a pledge of open and responsive government, stepped down after moving with his new wife toCarroll Valley, Pa.

Denike, a service sales manager for the Washington branch of Robertshaw Controls Co., will serve the remainder of Wantz's term, which expires in 1993. Denike has been a city resident for about seven years.

He said he sought the position, which pays $30 per meeting, because he wanted to become more involved in the community.

In other matters, the council approved the rezoning of an 8-acre tract on East Baltimore Street from residential to general business. The rezoning was sought by Leonard Wantz Jr., who plans to relocate his Chevrolet business from West Baltimore Street.

There wasno opposition to the rezoning request.

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