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Township manager to step down Nov. 11

October 27, 2005|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

QUINCY, Pa. - Quincy Township Manager Dave Witmer announced at Wednesday's Board of Supervisors meeting that he will be resigning effective Nov. 11.

Witmer became the township's first manager in May. He told the board he is leaving the position "with much-mixed emotions."

"I'm not disgruntled. There's been no issues," Witmer said after the meeting. "I've been offered an unexpected opportunity that I cannot pass up."

Witmer said his new job is not in municipal management and is outside the area. He said he has accepted a position in the car show business.

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He told the supervisors that work on the township's 2006 budget will be completed before he leaves.

"I was keen on coming here and being the first township manager," Witmer said. "This township has a lot of dynamic things happening in it ... The next five years are going to be an exciting time for Quincy Township."

Witmer also serves as the zoning enforcement officer for the township. Supervisor Robert Gunder said he is willing to do some of the field work for that position until a new manager is hired or someone else can be brought in to do zoning enforcement on a temporary basis.

When Witmer was hired for the $48,000-a-year job, the supervisors said the township needed a manager to run its increasingly complex affairs, including a new sewer system, increasing development, writing grants, staying up to date on planning and zoning issues, and managing the day-to-day operations of the municipality, which was incorporated in 1780.

Witmer, of Carlisle, Pa., was the borough manager in Dillsburg, Pa., in York County before accepting the Quincy job.

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