Editor’s note: Interesting that this 18 square mile township of 27,000 people and 90 employees found a manager for $87,000. The new guy is starting at less money that than retiring manager’s salary. Guess the Spring Township supervisors don’t operate like Pottstown Borough Council and GROSSLY overpay their employees.
Thirty-six years ago, Leon W. Mazurie II came up with a clever plan to nab the job as Spring Township’s first parks and recreation director.
He vowed to find the money to pay the $9,500 starting salary.
Mazurie, then 24, called the township municipal office after reading an article stating that supervisors might start a parks and recreation department. He was a part-time community director for Reading’s Keffer Park at the time.
“I told the township I would assist them in finding federal money to pay for the director’s salary,” said Mazurie, now 60. ”I guess deep down I was hoping I would be selected.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: This is an awesome tool!!!
Of the four reported crimes in Birdsboro between March 20 and Tuesday, none was likely to be newsworthy.
The crimes reported to police, according to www.CrimeMapping.com, were a vandalism incident at East Second and Hook streets; a theft in the 300 block of Furnace Street; a burglary in the 900 block of Berks Street; and a drunken driver in the 400 block of East Eighth Street.
But just because these apparently unrelated incidents didn’t grab headlines doesn’t mean nobody besides the victims is interested.
English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Boyertown, PA - National Penn Bancshares Inc., the holding company that operates National Penn Bank, will move its corporate headquarters from Boyertown to Allentown and will build a new facility on Broadcasting Road in Spring Township, according to a company statement released this morning.
The new headquarters will be at Seventh and Hamilton streets in downtown Allentown, a Neighborhood Improvement Zone, and will house about 275 employees. It is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.
Spring Township-based UGI Energy Services Inc. has joined with Inergy Midstream LP and Capitol Energy Ventures Corp. to market and develop a $1 billion natural-gas pipeline known as the commonwealth pipeline.
The proposed 200-mile, 30-inch pipeline is expected to be in service by 2015.
Inergy Midstream, Kansas City, Mo., will build and operate the pipeline and be funded equally by the companies.
UGI Energy Services and Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., a subsidiary of WGL Holdings Inc., Washington D.C., are expected to execute the agreements to become anchor shippers on the line.
The Spring Township-specialty steel and alloy maker bought the 50-acre industrial property where General Motors vehicle frames were once produced from Reading Industrial Investments Corp., Ambler, Montgomery County.
What Carpenter got in the deal is about 40 acres of land and an additional area where four buildings are located, at West Robeson and Weiser streets, adjacent to Carpenter’s East Shore property.