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Springetts nearing end of township manager search

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
The Springettsbury Township Offices building in Springettsbury Township, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Springettsbury Township officials are nearing the end of their search for a new manager after the previous one "mutually separated"  from the municipality in May.

Township officials received 27 applications for the position. The application period opened in June and closed July 11.

The township's former manager, Ben Marchant suddenly left the job May 4, though officials have not  said why. 

Springettsbury Township manager Ben Marchant said there is no risk to the township if they provide nonprofits, and other entities, conduit financing. (Submitted/photo)

To aid in selecting a manager, an advisory committee made up of five volunteers will be assisting the township's Board of Supervisors, said Supervisor Charles Wurster.

"The township is utilizing an advisory committee who will review the resumes and will forward selected resumes to the Board of Supervisors who will interview the candidates selected," Wurster said via email. 

Though Wurster did not give an exact time frame for when officials would select the new manager, he said the selection will be done in a "timely fashion."

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According to Springettsbury Township's website, the township manager acts as the chief executive officer for the municipality and is responsible for the "proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Township."

Marchant was hired for the position in 2016. At the time of his departure, his salary was $131,968.75 per year.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.