Harner is the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, a position he held since 2008 until being selected as a replacement for Ronald Tomalis.
The ongoing debate over stricter gun control measures in the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has prompted millions of gun enthusiasts to buy more guns and ammunition.
Public meetings and congressional hearings on proposals to ban assault-type rifles, limit magazines for semi-automatic rifles and pistols to 10 rounds and institute universal background checks, have caused a run on wholesale and retail firearms, ammunition and accessories.
President Barack Obama addressed gun control in his State of the Union speech Tuesday and spoke to the media Friday about the fatal shooting of a young girl from his hometown of Chicago who had marched as a drum majorette in his inauguration parade.
One result of the focus on gun control is an ongoing shortage of ammunition for consumers and some law enforcement agencies.
Editor’s note: We can only hope that whom ever is selected, and paid a very large salary, will be allowed to do their job. We would expect this person to have formidable expertise for the price tag. Why spend this kind of money if you are just going to hire a sock puppet, yes man/woman? It’s a complete waste of taxpayer money! Based on the previous history in Pottstown, certain people try and “run the show” and circumvent the staff. If this practice will continue, and I have NO DOUBT it will, then this is an exercise in futility.
POTTSTOWN, PA — Tomorrow is the last day for those interested in becoming Pottstown’s next borough manager to apply and anyone who does will find themselves up against 35 to 40 who have already applied.
Borough Council President Stephen Toroney told council Wednesday that the applications have come from all over the country.
“Some are local, some come from all over the United States and there are some very qualified individuals among them,” he said. “So the process is moving forward.”
Wednesday, council agreed in principle that the process will include a background check costing the borough between $2,500 and $3,000.