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Antrim could name administrator Friday

January 15, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting today at 4 p.m. to discuss personnel matters and possibly announce a new township administrator.

Fred Young III, supervisor and interim special projects coordinator, said the board possibly could name its choice for township administrator at the close of the meeting.

The board met in executive session for almost two hours Tuesday to discuss personnel. It held similar executive sessions after most of its regular meetings this past fall.

Hiring an administrator has been a top priority for the board since it underwent a drastic reorganization in August, eliminating six upper-level staff positions.

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Based on the recommendation of a $29,750 management study conducted by Dhillon Management Services of California, the board said in a letter to the taxpayers it chose to reorganize because it would increase township efficiency, save taxpayer money - as much as $400,000 in salary and benefits - and stay in line with a pledge the board made to them in 2008.

The board has interviewed dozens of applicants, reviewed more than 100 rsums and made at least one offer for township administrator, Young said.

In December, the board readvertised the position on its Web site under the title Township Director of Operations.

Young said at the township's Dec. 31 meeting a quorum of the board decided to rename the position to attract additional candidates.

Curtis Myers, board chairman and interim township administrator, said the board has worked diligently to find not just any township administrator, but the "right township administrator."

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