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.
Eliminating or curtailing academic programs should only be a last resort for closing the $2.1 million gap in the Gov. Mifflin School District’s draft 2012-13 budget, administrators told school board members Monday.
But if the district wants to keep that option open, it needs to get started soliciting state approval to make program changes.
Administrators suggested that board members vote next week to ask the state’s permission to scale back technical education, world language and family and consumer science programs, eliminating five teaching positions.
Editor’s note: Now this is a well thought out street tree philosophy. Imagine the idea that trees have a “life-cycle” and need to be replaced at a certain point. Wyomissing also employs two certified arborists to maintain their trees!
Driving through Wyomissing, one immediately notices the tall, sturdy trees that line the streets, providing shade and suburban character.
But Jim Babb, borough public works and property manager, wants to make it clear that some of these octogenarian red oak trees are nearing the end of their long lives.
Soon, they will have to be replaced by baby red oaks that will take decades to reach the height attained by the current trees.