Lawrence Township supervisors to consider hiring manager

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Johnston impeachment

Clearfield, PA

#1 Dec 19, 2012
Check it out on gant daily. The same guy that has been complaining the township has no money ( Glenn Johnston ) wants the tax payers and the supervisors to consider hiring a manager. Whats wrong with this guy. He never should have been voted in to start with. I'm guessing his deep pockets from his constuction business allowed him to buy more advertising than anyone else. How can he tell the tax payers that public safety is not in the budget for the township and then wants to hire a manager. The acting chief of police has said what he feels he needs for staffing to adequately protect the township. We are several officers below this currently. When is this guy up for re-election? Who can we get to run against him? What are the duties of the supervisors? Are they not the ones that should be "managing" the township? The best thing that can happen for Lawrence Township Taxpayers is for someone to take Glenn's supervisor position at the next election.
next township supervisor

Clearfield, PA

#2 Dec 19, 2012
Johnston impeachment wrote:
Check it out on gant daily. The same guy that has been complaining the township has no money ( Glenn Johnston ) wants the tax payers and the supervisors to consider hiring a manager. Whats wrong with this guy. He never should have been voted in to start with. I'm guessing his deep pockets from his constuction business allowed him to buy more advertising than anyone else. How can he tell the tax payers that public safety is not in the budget for the township and then wants to hire a manager. The acting chief of police has said what he feels he needs for staffing to adequately protect the township. We are several officers below this currently. When is this guy up for re-election? Who can we get to run against him? What are the duties of the supervisors? Are they not the ones that should be "managing" the township? The best thing that can happen for Lawrence Township Taxpayers is for someone to take Glenn's supervisor position at the next election.
I started a discussion last week about this Glenn guy. You will find it here on topix. The guy likes to hear himself talk, but nothing good comes out of his mouth. After reading the story you pointed out on gant daily, i came to a few conclusions. The first is when do we call a potential employee to see if they submitted an application? I would say that most businesses would not practice this, however choose from the applications they have in front of them. Is this so called missing application a way to hire a manager? What could the manager have done to keep the supposed application safe?
tax payer

Clearfield, PA

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Johnston impeachment wrote:
Check it out on gant daily. The same guy that has been complaining the township has no money ( Glenn Johnston ) wants the tax payers and the supervisors to consider hiring a manager. Whats wrong with this guy. He never should have been voted in to start with. I'm guessing his deep pockets from his constuction business allowed him to buy more advertising than anyone else. How can he tell the tax payers that public safety is not in the budget for the township and then wants to hire a manager. The acting chief of police has said what he feels he needs for staffing to adequately protect the township. We are several officers below this currently. When is this guy up for re-election? Who can we get to run against him? What are the duties of the supervisors? Are they not the ones that should be "managing" the township? The best thing that can happen for Lawrence Township Taxpayers is for someone to take Glenn's supervisor position at the next election.
The impact money must be burning a hole in Glenns pocket. Glenn, do yourself a favor and get the people of your township some police protection. The township has never needed a manager before you showed up. Think about that. It also sounds to me like Glenn wants to hand pick this officer. Maybe he has decided who it is going to be before even looking at the applicants qualifications. What does he know about law enforcement anyway. The police chief should make the recomendation of prospective candidates for the job and then maybe the supervisors vote. Maybe Glenn has the manager hand picked to serve him as well. Someone snap Bill and Ed out of this guys mind control or our township will crumble. Oh by the way Glenn you have told us all how you managed your construction company. Seems to me that you should be able to manage our township with the help of Bill, and Ed.
Good Ol Boy

Clearfield, PA

#4 Dec 19, 2012
If LT hired a manager could they operate without the working supervisors ? Glenn is not a working supervisor therefore saving the taxpayers thousands.In fact I think Lawhead is the only paid supervisor.I could be wrong but I think glenn and Lawhead voted Brown in as a non paid super after the last election.This really pissed off Brown because he needed the job.Anyways hiring a manager might not be a bad idea.After all folks we are talking about a township with a multi million dollar budget.A manager could be hired based on his business ability and not voted in office because he's one of the good ol boys. I have seen some very scary people in this position over the past years only because theyknew enough people to get the votes.
tax payer

Clearfield, PA

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Good Ol Boy wrote:
If LT hired a manager could they operate without the working supervisors ? Glenn is not a working supervisor therefore saving the taxpayers thousands.In fact I think Lawhead is the only paid supervisor.I could be wrong but I think glenn and Lawhead voted Brown in as a non paid super after the last election.This really pissed off Brown because he needed the job.Anyways hiring a manager might not be a bad idea.After all folks we are talking about a township with a multi million dollar budget.A manager could be hired based on his business ability and not voted in office because he's one of the good ol boys. I have seen some very scary people in this position over the past years only because theyknew enough people to get the votes.
If the township supervisors vote on whom they are going to hire then we still may end up with "one of the good ole boys " for a manager. Being Glenn is not paid then that should show us he is there for his own peosonal reasons. It has nothing to do with trying to do whats best for the tax payers. How many of us work for free? The supervisors have managed the township for years without a manager. I say put Ed Brown on the payroll and let him manage and supervise at the same time. I think it would be ok for Glenn to say he did not want to be paid, but what kind of person would vote for Ed not to be paid? I hope this was not the case. If it was speak up Ed and find us a new supervisor candidate to replace Glenn.
Fat Girl

Springfield, OH

#6 Dec 19, 2012
Good Ol Boy wrote:
If LT hired a manager could they operate without the working supervisors ? Glenn is not a working supervisor therefore saving the taxpayers thousands.In fact I think Lawhead is the only paid supervisor.I could be wrong but I think glenn and Lawhead voted Brown in as a non paid super after the last election.This really pissed off Brown because he needed the job.Anyways hiring a manager might not be a bad idea.After all folks we are talking about a township with a multi million dollar budget.A manager could be hired based on his business ability and not voted in office because he's one of the good ol boys. I have seen some very scary people in this position over the past years only because theyknew enough people to get the votes.
Please take Leslie Stott away from the Borough.
Good Ol Boy

Clearfield, PA

#7 Dec 19, 2012
tax payer wrote:
<quoted text>If the township supervisors vote on whom they are going to hire then we still may end up with "one of the good ole boys " for a manager. Being Glenn is not paid then that should show us he is there for his own peosonal reasons. It has nothing to do with trying to do whats best for the tax payers. How many of us work for free? The supervisors have managed the township for years without a manager. I say put Ed Brown on the payroll and let him manage and supervise at the same time. I think it would be ok for Glenn to say he did not want to be paid, but what kind of person would vote for Ed not to be paid? I hope this was not the case. If it was speak up Ed and find us a new supervisor candidate to replace Glenn.
I dont know Ed Brown so I cant comment on his ability to manage the township.If he has the credentials then he should at least apply for the job if they decide to go that way.But again there is a lot of responsibility that goes along with managing a multi million dollar budget.I would like to see the supers to agree on more issues as there seems to be some friction. Lawhead is about to retire and Glenn is just there to provide some direction so I think Brown would be a good candidate to try the manager thing. Just a thought....
Common Sense

Springfield, OH

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Good Ol Boy wrote:
<quoted text> I dont know Ed Brown so I cant comment on his ability to manage the township.If he has the credentials then he should at least apply for the job if they decide to go that way.But again there is a lot of responsibility that goes along with managing a multi million dollar budget.I would like to see the supers to agree on more issues as there seems to be some friction. Lawhead is about to retire and Glenn is just there to provide some direction so I think Brown would be a good candidate to try the manager thing. Just a thought....
If you knew Ed Brown you would change your mind. If the Twp. chooses to go the manager route they need to find a QUALIFIED person, preferably with no ties to any of the supervisors.
GOB Network

Clearfield, PA

#9 Dec 19, 2012
If Johnston is advocating a manager, you can pretty much bet he already has someone in mind.
Common Sense

Springfield, OH

#10 Dec 19, 2012
GOB Network wrote:
If Johnston is advocating a manager, you can pretty much bet he already has someone in mind.
Boyfriend perhaps?
Homie

Duncansville, PA

#11 Dec 19, 2012
I think that a lot of people assume that because someone is elected that they are qualified for said elected office. Show me the benefits of a manager Glenn. You couldn't before and you can't now. You may want to get your current Township employees in order first. The road crew runs the show, not the lone Road master.
Johnny See

Clearfield, PA

#12 Dec 20, 2012
Common Sense wrote:
<quoted text>If you knew Ed Brown you would change your mind. If the Twp. chooses to go the manager route they need to find a QUALIFIED person, preferably with no ties to any of the supervisors.
Sorry, small town politics makes it common sense that the guy suggesting the new position will have some knowledge of the person he or she has in mind for the position. This whole deal with a missing application sparking the need for a manager is bull$h!t. We currently have 3 supervisors that were not able to keep track of this so called missing application. We don't even know the application existed to start with. What are we going to do have the manager get the mail each day and keep it under lock and key. I don't think so. Sounds like Glenn can't run the township the way he said he could during his election campaign and needs some help. Do us all a favor Glenn and don't run for re-election. Oh yehh Gleenn I forget to mention that you built without a building permit, but want the rest of us to follow your rules. Seems to me that someone in the construction business would know you need a building permit.
Layman

Clearfield, PA

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Do the boro a favor and hire Stott
kma G J

Clearfield, PA

#14 Dec 20, 2012
Johnny See wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, small town politics makes it common sense that the guy suggesting the new position will have some knowledge of the person he or she has in mind for the position. This whole deal with a missing application sparking the need for a manager is bull$h!t. We currently have 3 supervisors that were not able to keep track of this so called missing application. We don't even know the application existed to start with. What are we going to do have the manager get the mail each day and keep it under lock and key. I don't think so. Sounds like Glenn can't run the township the way he said he could during his election campaign and needs some help. Do us all a favor Glenn and don't run for re-election. Oh yehh Gleenn I forget to mention that you built without a building permit, but want the rest of us to follow your rules. Seems to me that someone in the construction business would know you need a building permit.
I have been in the community since i was a child. I have never seen so many people unhappy with an elected official. I hope Glenn was not looking for a long political career. The problem us township residents are faced with now is how many things can he mess up before he loses the next election, and who do we get to replace this guy. How about the $1000.00 sewer fine penalty he voted in? How about the deal where he had the township pay for dust control on his dead end road. This guy is a joke, and obviously has gotten his own way where he came from. My final question is why did a man in a succesful construction business walk away from it to come to our quite little township? Maybe it has something to do with what "common sense" wrote above me in this post.
pipeline

Clearfield, PA

#15 Dec 21, 2012
Homie wrote:
I think that a lot of people assume that because someone is elected that they are qualified for said elected office. Show me the benefits of a manager Glenn. You couldn't before and you can't now. You may want to get your current Township employees in order first. The road crew runs the show, not the lone Road master.
Elections become popularity contests. Glenn may have won last time, but i'm guessing anyone the runs against him will win next year.
No drama

Bellefonte, PA

#16 Dec 21, 2012
Hiring a manager is certainly worth looking at. In some cases some outside contractors or consultants (Engineer & attorneys) fees can be reduced. Plus someone dedicated to the Twp management can possibly locate additional grants or programs that provide long term benefit.

As far as the sewer system, the Twp, needs to crack down on those that have illegal connections (downspouts, french drains) to the public sewer. A drainage or water problem on PRIVATE property should not become the PUBLIC'S problem at the sewer plant.
ccc

Clearfield, PA

#17 Dec 24, 2012
GOB Network wrote:
If Johnston is advocating a manager, you can pretty much bet he already has someone in mind.
This guy has done more to help himself than he has the taxpayers. He is using his public office to make things better for himself. We can not allow him to hire a friend as manager when we don't even have a sufficient police force.

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Since: Aug 12

Bellefonte, PA

#18 Dec 25, 2012
The article on gant is complete garbage. It suggests that there is funny business at the twp offices, in this case someone deliberately misplaced an application for employment. Johnston's response is ridiculous--anyone who wants employment with the twp should get it? With unemployment the way it is, you'll probably get 100 applicants for each position. So he's going to employ all these people because they want to work for the twp? It does seem like a not so clever attempt to get someone he wants into this newly minted position. Gant needs some writers who can write comprehensible articles.
bravo

Clearfield, PA

#19 Dec 26, 2012
economy inn resident wrote:
The article on gant is complete garbage. It suggests that there is funny business at the twp offices, in this case someone deliberately misplaced an application for employment. Johnston's response is ridiculous--anyone who wants employment with the twp should get it? With unemployment the way it is, you'll probably get 100 applicants for each position. So he's going to employ all these people because they want to work for the twp? It does seem like a not so clever attempt to get someone he wants into this newly minted position. Gant needs some writers who can write comprehensible articles.
Glad to see there is intelligent life at th economy inn.
ccc

Clearfield, PA

#20 Dec 27, 2012
economy inn resident wrote:
The article on gant is complete garbage. It suggests that there is funny business at the twp offices, in this case someone deliberately misplaced an application for employment. Johnston's response is ridiculous--anyone who wants employment with the twp should get it? With unemployment the way it is, you'll probably get 100 applicants for each position. So he's going to employ all these people because they want to work for the twp? It does seem like a not so clever attempt to get someone he wants into this newly minted position. Gant needs some writers who can write comprehensible articles.
Take a ride out to Glenns place the next time we get hit hard with snow. The supervisor using his pull has his dead end township road looking as good a summer while the rest of us struggle on our own township roads with lots of tax payers living on them. Anyone have a hard time getting around the township last night and this morning? As long as we take care of that dead end road i'm sure the road crew stays on his good side. Come on road crew, grow a set and leave him snowed in next time!!!!

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