New Borough Manager’s First Days on the Job; Secures Library Roof Funding, as She is Off & Running
New Morrisville Borough Manager Judith Danko hit the ground running in her first two weeks as lead administrator for the borough
Danko in an e-mail exchange Thursday, described her “first 13 days on the job as an exciting time with and for the Borough of Morrisville.”
The recently hired Danko, sources have said, has been working the phones, attending meetings and getting acquainted with her new employer and its surroundings.
In her first days on the job, Danko was able to secure funds for the roof to be replaced at the Morrisville Library from the Community Grants Block Program.
“It was a team effort with staff, engineering, and the County CDBG staff,” she said.
Dank said she didn’t have the exact details in front of her on the grant, but they would be made public soon.
Danko whose salary is prorated, according to borough documents obtained through a open records request, begins at $135K annually with a performance review clause. If approved by council, that will bring her yearly salary to $140,000.00 annually.
Recently passed away borough manager, Scott Mitchell was paid $109.500.00, annually, according to records obtained through a Right-to-Know request this month.
Danko’s contract automaticley renews from year to year until its terminated by borough officials and has a cell phone allowance of $50 monthly (if she continues with her own), health and medical plan, gas reimbursement for up to $200 monthly, and the approval of travel and subsistence expenses by officials.
Danko declined to answer question related to traveling back and forth from Morrisville to her home, in the Bethelhem Pa area, and the contract does not spell out the specifics of that pay-back plan.
Danko has over 20 years of borough management experience to her credit, serving 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.
With the borough needing new cash flow streams, a proposal to redevelop Williamson Park and council’s recent interest in voting on a earned income tax, for residents, are among the issues Danko with council will be tackling in the coming days.
She did say, that her first 13 days (now 14) have been welcoming, so far.