Mount Penn Borough Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to reopen merger discussions with Lower Alsace Township.
In a separate matter, they also accepted the resignation of Mayor Joshua Nowotarski and appointed a new mayor.
Lower Alsace Township supervisors sent a letter to Mount Penn officials last month asking that they resume discussions about the municipalities merging or pay merger study fees the township incurred.
Councilman Thomas Smith said he felt the discussions should continue, but suggested Mount Penn appoint a committee to speak with Lower Alsace supervisors instead of the entire council participating. Council members agreed, settling on a three-member committee.