The president of West Reading Borough Council said Wednesday that council hopes to decide soon on who will lead the police force.
The statement from Kevin M. Conrad put the kibosh on rumors that council had hired a new chief Tuesday night.
“It’s been long, and I know people are getting very antsy about it, and I fully understand that,” Conrad said by phone. “It’s an important position for the borough. We’re not going to take chances on just hiring the first person. We’re looking for someone that is going to have a future in the borough.”
The West Reading Recreation Commission met at borough hall Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, rumblings among residents were that council had hired a chief during a secret meeting.