Cambria services district director resigns to take job in New York

Cambria Community Services District Director Frank DeMicco announced his resignation at the board’s monthly meeting Thursday.

DeMicco said he was stepping down, effective that day, due to a job he took in August as senior construction manager for a major municipal construction project in New York City.

The remaining four directors set a special meeting for Nov. 29 to decide whether to appoint or hold an election for a replacement director. Because of the cost of an election and the proximity to the next regular election in November 2012, appointment is considered the more likely choice. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

The board could either decide to appoint someone outright, possibly other candidates in recent elections, or to ask for applications and then chose from among those applicants, as it has done with the most recent board vacancies.

DeMicco was elected to the Cambria Community Services District board in 2008 and would have been up for election in 2012. Whoever is appointed or elected to fill the vacancy would serve the remainder of his term.

The civil engineer said in his resignation letter, dated Nov. 14, that he was leaving the board “with great regret.” He praised the board and thanked members of the community.

“The scope of the project, its demands on my time and its remote location from Cambria has severely affected my involvement in day-to-day interaction with the community,” he wrote, adding that his new job has made attendance at mid-week regular, special and committee meetings impossible.