Lehighton council to make use of borough supervisor's new employer to search out her substitute

LEHIGHTON, Pa. – Lehighton Borough Council voted Tuesday to make use of the Lafayette Faculty assume tank that its borough supervisor resigned to take a job with to search out her substitute.

Council additionally selected a short lived substitute to fill its open police chief job till a everlasting substitute is discovered.

Borough Supervisor Nicole Beckett introduced at a particular April 13 assembly that she is going to step down Might 20 to turn into affiliate director of public service on the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Heart for the Research of State and Native Authorities at Lafayette Faculty.

Council voted unanimously Tuesday to simply accept a proposal from the Meyner Heart for recruitment companies to fill the borough supervisor job.

The work might be performed by the middle’s David Woglam, whose place there Beckett will fill. Beckett, by her selection, won’t be a part of the method, Councilman Ryan Sanders mentioned.

Beckett was not at Tuesday’s particular assembly.

Woglam has 27 years of expertise in municipal administration in southeastern Pennsylvania, together with 20 years because the borough supervisor in Quakertown, in accordance with the Meyner Heart web site.

Beckett has been Lehighton’s borough supervisor for 11 years and began because the borough treasurer in 2010.

Beckett now could be paid $97,031 a 12 months, however council didn’t announce a wage vary for her substitute.

Council additionally voted unanimously to simply accept a proposal from Intercounty Investigations and Options of Quakertown to do background checks on borough supervisor candidates.

Council is also utilizing the Meyner Heart to seek for a police chief to exchange Brian Biechy. That was the primary time the borough used the middle, Sanders mentioned.

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Biechy gave discover at council’s Dec. 6 assembly that he would retire after serving within the division for 34 years. He turned chief in 2013.

Council, additionally unanimously, voted Tuesday to nominate a present worker because the division’s officer in cost, beginning April 27, till a brand new chief is chosen.

It recognized him solely by an worker quantity. Council President Grant Hunsicker referred questions in regards to the appointment to Mayor Clark Ritter, who oversees the division. Ritter was not on the assembly, and reached by cellphone at his house afterward mentioned he would announce the selection Wednesday.

Biechy’s wage this 12 months was $88,400 a 12 months. An commercial posted in March for the place listed the wage vary at $90,000 to $100,000 a 12 months, and mentioned not less than 15 years of legislation enforcement expertise, with 5 in a command place, is required.

Together with the chief, the division has 11 full-time officers.