WAYNESBORO, PA. - The process of finding a replacement for Washington Township Tax Collector Richard E. "Dick" Ambrose, who died Sunday, was put in motion Monday night by the Washington Township Supervisors.
The supervisors held a moment of silence for Ambrose, 75, who has held the post since 1990.
Township Manager Michael A. Christopher called Ambrose, "An excellent fellow who was a pleasure to work with all these years."
The supervisors set May 21 as the deadline for submitting applications for the tax collector's job. They will conduct interviews May 26 and make their selection the same night, Supervisors Chairman Art Cordell said.
The supervisors have 30 days to find a successor for Ambrose. If they don't do so, the responsibility goes to the township's vacancy board, which has 15 days to act. After that, the decision on Ambrose's replacement goes to Common Pleas Court.