Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
W. Donegal hires manager
BY KEN BRANDT, Correspondent
West Donegal has a new township manager.
Eugene Oldham, who has been serving as interim manager since May, was hired as full-time township manager and engineer, effective Monday. Supervisors approved the move on Jan. 28.
Oldham, 63, of Middletown, will be paid an annual salary of $85,000, plus a bonus of $5,000 if his engineering work results in savings.
Prior to joining West Donegal, Oldham was associated with D.C. Gohn Associates for more than 25 years.
As a professional engineer and land surveyor with managerial skills, Oldham will be an asset to the township, Supervisor Ralph Horne said.
Supervisor Nancy Garber added that the time Oldham spent as interim manager makes him a very good fit.
In a related move, the supervisors voted to no longer keep Hanover Engineering on retainer, which was costing about $1,500 a month. Supervisor Roger Snyder said Oldham will handle most of the work Hanover did.
The supervisors also agreed to contract with the new Lancaster SPCA on stray dogs at a cost of $300 per dog and an initial $500 to formalize the agreement.
Garber said the township has budgeted $1,800 for the service, based on six stray dogs were reported last year.
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