Longtime Antrim Township employee quits, citing firings

October 08, 2008|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The recent restructuring of Antrim Township has driven at least one employee to resign.

Township Secretary Treasurer Renee Perrin submitted her resignation Tuesday after nearly 15 years with the township, citing the township's actions on Aug. 21 as her main reason for leaving.

Perrin wrote in her letter that the board's decision to restructure its government by removing the positions of Township Manager Ben Thomas, Utilities Director Charlie Goetz, Utilities Superintendent Larson Wenger, Roadmaster Paul Barnett, Assistant Roadmaster Robert Wible and Finance Secretary Eileen Strausner had such an impact on her position that, "I find it necessary to resign my employment with Antrim Township."

Perrin's last day on the job will be Friday.

Perrin said she has plans for her future but would not disclose them. However, she did say her plans are not the reason she resigned.


Perrin said she enjoyed working in Antrim Township.

"I loved my job, I really did," she said. "In November, it would have been 15 years I was here."

Supervisor Fred Young asked the board on Tuesday if it could reject her resignation.

"I don't want to second it," he said of the motion by Chairman Curtis Myers to accept Perrin's resignation.

Myers said that while it was regrettable to see Perrin leave, the board had to let her go.

With Perrin's resignation accepted in a 4-0 vote, Young said the township code requires a township secretary treasurer and advised that the board advertise for a replacement.

Until the position can be filled, the board appointed Administrative Clerk/Receptionist Joyce Nowell to serve as the interim secretary treasurer with Assistant Zoning Officer/Public Works Inspector Lynda Beckwith filling in should Nowell be absent.

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