Dunbar supervisors switch positions
By Mark Hofmann
Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 6:09 a.m.
Dunbar Township supervisors switched the vice chairman and secretary/treasurer positions during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Supervisor Ron Keller resigned as secretary/treasurer and was voted vice chairman. Supervisor Keith Fordyce resigned as vice chairman and was voted secretary/treasurer.
A few residents who attended the meeting had concerns about the move, claiming Fordyce has little to no experience compared with Keller as secretary/treasurer and should not be paid the additional salary of $1,800 per month.
Solicitor Tim Witt said the salary set forth by the township auditors is for the work involved as secretary/treasurer, not for any individual supervisor or whatever experience they bring to the table.
“The salary is based on work performed,” Witt said.
“His duties are no less than mine,” Keller said. “He's going to earn every little bit of that salary.”
Residents also expressed concern over the hiring of an office clerk who will be trained by Fordyce, instead of Keller as secretary/treasurer.
Some residents considered these actions a waste of money.
Fordyce, a former township worker, said the township will save money because when he was elected, they did not hire anyone to fill his position. And because it costs half as much to employ an office clerk with no benefits as a township worker with benefits, Fordyce said, the town will save approximately $50,000 per year.
As for extra time spent training the office clerk, Fordyce said, he will work with the clerk after hours or whenever needed.
Another resident questioned the need for an office clerk.
Supervisor John Tabaj replied that all three supervisors are roadmasters and rarely in the office to answer the phone.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or email@example.com.
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