GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Greencastle Borough Council member said members of the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors arranged a confidential meeting with members of the Borough Council weeks ago to discuss parts of the $29,750 management study that led to the dismissal of six township employees.
At the Tuesday Borough Council meeting, Council Vice President Duane Kinzer read a statement, saying he and President Charles Eckstine met a few weeks ago with Chairman Curtis Myers and Vice Chairman Fred Young for an "out of town" luncheon at which the four talked about potentially combining resources to fund an engineer and about the sale of township equipment.
Antrim Township supervisors used the report by a California-based firm to eliminate six positions from the township payroll. Included in the cuts was longtime Township Manager Ben Thomas.
"The Township Supervisors gave us, President Eckstine and myself the courtesy of a confidential meeting as Borough Officials, several weeks ago to discuss some items from this report (the township management study)," Kinzer wrote. "The meeting lasted about two hours and we paid for our own lunch."