Newtown May Add Borough Manager

Newtown Borough may soon be hiring.

Newtown Borough Hall. File photo.

Newtown Borough now has the flexibility to search for a borough manager and bookkeeper.

On Wednesday evening, Newtown Borough Council approved advertising for borough manager and bookkeeper jobs.

Council President Tara Grunde-McLaughlin said the approval gives the borough the ability to advertise for one or both positions, but it doesn’t mean the borough is hiring a borough manager and bookkeeper at this time.

Also at the meeting, the council approved an ordinance that would create the borough manager position, one that presently doesn’t exist.

If hired, a borough manager would oversee day-to-day operations for the 2,200-resident town.

At the present time, council members, the borough secretary, and Treasurer Patricia Ours carry out the business of the municipality.

Earlier this summer, Charles Machion, a former Newtown Borough councilman, raised concern the addition of a borough manager would increase the borough’s budget.

Ours submitted a letter to council in June that she will be resigning by November 1. She has handled the financial operations for the borough for more than 25 years.

A new bookkeeper will be needed to take over many of Ours’ duties.

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