West Manheim Twp. without a manager


West Manheim Township is searching for a manager after its former one left for a job south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Kevin Null resigned his post of township manager/chief operating officer recently to become administrator of Garrett County in Maryland.

His first day with the county was Monday, and now township officials are left seeking a new manager.

"I think he has the perfect demeanor to be successful working in Garrett County and that the public will enjoy working with him. He truly is a great fit," Paul Edwards, a Garrett County commissioner, said in a news release.

Null, who holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master of business administration, also served on the New Windsor, Maryland, town council for 12 years, the release says.

New manager: There's no timeline for when the township just south of Hanover wants to fill the position, said Harold Hartlaub, chairman of its board of supervisors.

"We'll fill the position once we get the one good person who's qualified for the job," he said.

The new manger will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the township — population about 8,000 — and will oversee its roughly $6 million budget, according to an ad for the position.

The township maintains a full-time police service as well as emergency medical services, public works, code enforcement and utilities services comprising a staff of 22 full-time and nine part-time employees, the ad says.

Township officials are looking for someone who has experience managing a municipality and developing and managing a municipal budget. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in public administration or related field and/or at least five years of experience in local government administration are preferred.

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