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Harrison’s interim manager leaves, permanent hire expected soon

Brian C. Rittmeyer

Harrison has lost its interim manager, but a permanent one could be hired in about a week.

Commissioner Bill Heasley said Richard Hadley’s last day as Harrison’s interim manager was Friday.

Hadley had started working for the township on Aug. 22. He was being paid $100 per hour for up to 20 hours per week.

Heasley said Hadley terminated his services due to “personal reasons” he would not specify.

Hadley, a supervisor in Cranberry Township and former manager of Reserve, did not immediately respond to an email for comment.

“He worked well,” Heasley said. “He helped us out a great deal in the time that he was here.”

Harrison is working to bring on its first township manager. From a field of nine to 10 applicants, Heasley said three finalists have been interviewed twice.

“We have some well-qualified candidates,” he said.

Heasley said he hopes a manager will be hired when commissioners hold their voting meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.

In the meantime, and in the wake of the retirement of longtime township Secretary Faith Payne on Aug. 31, Heasley said the township is considering bringing in someone to help in the transition to a new manager.

Heasley would not identify the person officials have in mind, but said that person has done work for the township in the past.

Heasley said that person, if hired would be part-time. How much he or she would be paid is not yet known.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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