Sinking Spring Borough Hires First Manager

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For the first time in its 100-year history, Sinking Spring has a borough manager.

Regina M. Shade, secretary/treasurer since 2000, was named to the new post by a 5-0 vote Thursday night. Councilmen George Butkus and Steven Suruskie were absent.

“She’s already doing the job without the title,” said Councilman Edward D. Oswald Jr., who made the motion to appoint Shade near the close of council’s monthly meeting.

“Where most municipalities have managers, we’ve been running as if it’s still 1963,” Oswald said.

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Wyomissing Seeking Borough Manager

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Wyomissing is in the market for a borough manager following the unexpected departure of Kevin R. Tobias after nearly six years at the helm.

Tobias recently submitted a resignation letter, and his final day as manager was June 13.

“It was to pursue other interests. That’s about all I can tell you,” Councilman Thomas M. Moll said of the reason for Tobias’ resignation.

Tobias could not be reached for comment.

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Lansdale Mayor Blasts Council/Manager Over Reprimand

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The Mayor of Lansdale, Andy Szekely, has published a lengthy letter in today’s Lansdale Reporter outlining what he is claiming to be an improper reprimand given to him by Lansdale Borough Council and Lansdale’s Borough Manager.

The crux of the disagreement is over the Lansdale Performing Arts Center which the mayor feels should be funded privately and the Council is funding with taxpayer money.  The mayor made public some details about coding for the performing arts center that were discussed in Executive Session.  According to the mayor, this discussion violated the Sunshine Law plus there is no code on the borough books authorizing Lansdale Borough Council to reprimand the mayor.

When presented with the written reprimand, the mayor was told there would be “consequences” if he failed to sign the document.  Whoo! 

You can read the mayor’s letter here:

http://thereporteronline.com/articles/2011/04/21/opinion/doc4daf56ae668da460052550.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Pottstown Borough Ward Meeting – Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

TriCounty Performing Arts Center, 245 East High Street, Pottstown, PA – Room A – 2nd floor

Residents are invited to present concerns to the Borough Manager and Department Heads in an informal setting and to give residents an update of what’s happening in the Borough.