By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg residents tonight will hear members of the Borough Council explain why they want to downsize local government by eliminating the borough manager's job.
The council also is considering an ordinance calling for elimination of the $500 annual salary of Mayor Thomas Ralston. As mayor, Ralston's job is supervising the town police department, a responsibility he said he will keep. He said he may not attend council meetings if he loses his salary.
Judith Chambers, borough manager for the last eight years, said Tuesday she is not being forced out of her job. "Had the council wanted me to leave, all they had to do is ask. I'm an at-will employee. I made the decision to leave."