Jenkintown Borough officials said that they parted ways with their borough manager, Carolyn Hanel.
The decision came after Monday’s borough council meeting.
Borough Council President Allyson Dobbs said yesterday that the borough is looking to “reorganize the office to get the optimal effectiveness.”
“We agreed to part ways, and I’m not prepared to say anything else,” Dobbs said. “We wish her well.”
Dobbs said the borough’s relatively new director of code enforcement George Locke will serve as the borough’s interim manager, though the borough has an assistant borough manager, Chris Bashore.
“Chris [Bashore] has been with us for less than a year,” Dobbs said. “Chris is definitely a valued employee of Jenkintown, but he is just out of school, so we decided to go with George [Locke] because of his full history with the borough and with other municipalities.”
Dobbs said the borough is looking for applicants for the borough manager position; she added that borough services won’t be interrupted.
Hanel’s salary was $85,000.
Bashore wouldn’t comment and directed questions to Dobbs.
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