MANCHESTER - John A. Riley, manager of Hampstead for six years, will fill the unexpired Manchester Town Council seat vacated last month by Diane D. Maddox.
Riley, 61, assumes the $500 a year post immediately.
The appointment was made after Mayor Elmer C. Lippy Jr. highly recommended Riley to the four members of Town Council, who unanimously approved his appointment.
This will be the second time Riley, a town resident for many years, has served as a councilman here. He also served as manager of Manchester for seven years in the 1970s.
Riley faces re-election this spring.
The former Black & Decker Corp. employee was chosen from among four other candidates including Charlotte B. Collett, former chairwoman of the town's planning and zoning commission and John Timberman, president of the town's Board of Zoning Appeals.
Riley has not said whether he will seek election in May.
Riley has said that his desire to serve on the council was prompted by a concern over development in the town, development which has increased significantly in the past two years.
With Hampstead undergoing similar strains -- it has gone through a period of annexations, water-system expansions and stepped-up home construction -- Riley said that his experience as town manager would be valuable to the Town Council.
Lippy -- who may end up being replaced as mayor should he win his bid for a County Commmissioner's seat in November -- said that Riley "was selected unanimously because of his experience. I welcome him aboard as a Manchester councilman."
Copyright The Baltimore Sun 1990