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.