Charles Boyd Jr. takes over for 12-year incumbent Jeanne Blaum, who died on Sunday.
Times Leader 3/10/09
LAFLIN – Effective today, borough residents have a new tax collector, replacing Jeanne Blaum, who died Sunday evening.
Council asked Charles Boyd Jr if he would be willing to take over Blaum’s term, as he was familiar with the borough’s financial issues, and he was sworn into the post during Monday’s council meeting with immediate effect.
If Blaum, the 12-year incumbent, had died after the monthly meeting, the borough could have been without a tax collector during the busiest time of the tax year for a month, and the borough needs the revenue, council members noted.