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Wheeler resigns as police chief

Middletown Police Chief Steven Wheeler resigned on Monday, April 1 after a little more than a year at the post, according to Mayor James H. Curry III, who will be in charge of the police department until a replacement is named.tinywheelerWheeler


Curry said Wheeler indicated in his resignation letter that he was pursuing a more lucrative career opportunity elsewhere. Wheeler’s last day of work as police chief will be Friday, April 11.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:08

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Petition asks that post be abolished


A resident presented a petition with 187 signatures that asks Middletown Borough Council to abolish its $50,000-a-year position of director of communcations, proposing the borough instead use the money to hire a codes enforcement officer.


Dawn Knull told council on Monday, April 7 that she obtained the signatures in nine hours of circulating the petition.


Council took no action. Last month, it voted 5-4 to keep the position.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:04

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Supervisors to hear public on proposed ag zoning change

Londonderry Twp. will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at the township building for residents to voice opinions regarding land use within the Agricultural Zoning District, which encompasses 84 percent of the township’s total land use.

Township supervisors will consider a proposed ordinance that would allow land normally used for farming purposes to be used for more commercial purposes, like bed and breakfasts, golf courses and airports, among other business facilities. The ordinance is available for viewing on the township’s website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:20

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Council switches pension plans for employees

After a request from a full-time employee, Royalton Borough Council has decided to change a pension plan for full-time workers.


After some discussion, as well as interest from other full-time employees, council voted 7-1 to approve the switch to a 457 plan, as well as a one-time fee of $600 to draft the plan.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:04

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Council fills committees openings

Middletown Borough Council appointed councilors to borough committees during a meeting on Monday, March 17.

Action items that come before council will be developed through the committees once they are fully established, according to council President Christopher McNamara.


The committee appointments include:


Public Works/Utilities Committee: councilors Robert Louer, John Brubaker and Suzanne Sullivan


Planning Committee: councilors McNamara, Louer and Thomas Handley, with borough manager Tim Konek serving as committee secretary and Jonathan Andrews of McNees, Wallace and Nurick serving as solicitor


Finance Committee: councilors Victoria Malone, Benjamin Kapenstein and Sullivan


• Community Development Committee: councilors Anne Einhorn, Scott Sites and Handley


Administration and Personnel Committee: councilors Sullivan, Einhorn and Malone


Public Safety Committee: councilors Brubaker, Sites and Louer


Homestead Loan/Executive Committee: Councilor Einhorn


Labor Relations Committee: Councilor Brubaker


Olmsted Regional Recreation Board: councilors Kapenstein and Einhorn



Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:06

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