Longtime West Cocalico official retiring

By on March 16, 2016

West Cocalico Township Supervisor Terry Sheetz announced his retirement at the board’s March 15 meeting. He has been a supervisor since August 2004.

Recent photo of West Cocalico Supervisors: (from left) James Stoner (JJ);  Jacque Smith (who retired in January);  and Terry Scheetz, who announced his retirement at the board’s March 15 meeting.

Recent photo of West Cocalico Supervisors: (from left) James Stoner (JJ); Jacque Smith (who retired in January); and Terry Scheetz, who announced his retirement at the board’s March 15 meeting.

He was a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1983 to 1994, preceded by Noah Wenger and succeeded by Leroy Zimmerman. Sheetz had served on the township planning commission beginning in 1979 and throughout his years in the state House.

Sheetz, 74, said he is recommending Leon Eby, a farmer and the chairman of the planning commission, to be appointed and assume his supervisor seat.

Sheetz went from the tractor seat to the legislative seat and was known to stand out among other representatives in Harrisburg because of his “heavy Dutch accent,” he said. He sold his farmland a few years ago to an Amish family and recently sold the attached house. Sheetz and his wife will be moving in a few weeks to Berks County.

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