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Morrisville to Hold Special Meeting to Approve Hiring New Borough Manager

The Morrisville Borough Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to appoint a new top administrator for the cash strapped municipality.

As exclusively reported by Lower Bucks Source, Judith Danko, who was recently the Community Development Director for Kutztown Borough has been chosen to by the borough’s chief administrator.

The position opened when former Borough Manager Scott Mitchell passed away due to cancer this winter.

Although his illness was kept private, Mitchell, shortly after his diagnosis,  suggested a plan be put into place to streamline a transition because his illness could impact his role as the head administrator for the borough.

Judith Darko
Credit: Kutztown Borough

Danko has served as Borough Manager for Slatington Borough (2017-2018), Freemansburg on two separate occasions for a total of 15 years and Bath Borough for just over 7 and 1/2 years, according to her Linkdin profile.

In April council agreed to create a interim managers position, which Micah Heitz has  occupied, along with his responsibilities as finance director until a new manager was hired.

The borough approved hiring David Woglom of the Robert B & Helen S Meyner Center for the study of state and local government at Lafayette College, to conduct search to fill the position for a fee not to exceed $6000.00 plus travel expenses, shortly thereafter.

Councilman Mike Yeager said last month he supported Danko’s hiring.

Councilman Justin Bowers said he would support a vote to hire a candidate council recommends

Danko will be faced with a number of challenging issues as she takes the helm; a proposed major development to Williamson Park,  bringing/creating new income streams in the form of business to keep resident taxes down, the potential hiring of a code enforcement officer, and dealing with the often ugly backdoor politicking faced by past borough managers.

As one community source said “she’s got a real tough jon ahead of her. I hope she’s ready for all of what Morrisville has to offer.”

Lower Bucks Source has been unsuccessful in attempting to reach Danko for comment.

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In unrelated borough business, the  civil service commission hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 14 at the municipal building beginning at 6:30 p.m. to hire new police officers as well as conduct any other commission related business.

Chief of Police George McClay recently asked council to hire four new officers and council approved the hiring of two officers at last months council meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morrisville to Hold Special Meeting to Approve Hiring New Borough Manager

The Morrisville Borough Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday night to appoint a new top administrator for the cash strapped municipality.

As exclusively reported by Lower Bucks Source, Judith Danko, who was recently the Community Development Director for Kutztown Borough has been chosen to by the borough’s chief administrator.

The position opened when former Borough Manager Scott Mitchell passed away due to cancer this winter.

Although his illness was kept private, Mitchell, shortly after his diagnosis,  suggested a plan be put into place to streamline a transition because his illness could impact his role as the head administrator for the borough.

Judith Darko
Credit: Kutztown Borough

Danko has served as Borough Manager for Slatington Borough (2017-2018), Freemansburg on two separate occasions for a total of 15 years and Bath Borough for just over 7 and 1/2 years, according to her Linkdin profile.

In April council agreed to create a interim managers position, which Micah Heitz has  occupied, along with his responsibilities as finance director until a new manager was hired.

The borough approved hiring David Woglom of the Robert B & Helen S Meyner Center for the study of state and local government at Lafayette College, to conduct search to fill the position for a fee not to exceed $6000.00 plus travel expenses, shortly thereafter.

Councilman Mike Yeager said last month he supported Danko’s hiring.

Councilman Justin Bowers said he would support a vote to hire a candidate council recommends

Danko will be faced with a number of challenging issues as she takes the helm; a proposed major development to Williamson Park,  bringing/creating new income streams in the form of business to keep resident taxes down, the potential hiring of a code enforcement officer, and dealing with the often ugly backdoor politicking faced by past borough managers.

As one community source said “she’s got a real tough jon ahead of her. I hope she’s ready for all of what Morrisville has to offer.”

Lower Bucks Source has been unsuccessful in attempting to reach Danko for comment.

*****************************************************************************************************************************************************

In unrelated borough business, the  civil service commission hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 14 at the municipal building beginning at 6:30 p.m. to hire new police officers as well as conduct any other commission related business.

Chief of Police George McClay recently asked council to hire four new officers and council approved the hiring of two officers at last months council meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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