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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Township decides supervisors should not also be paid employees.

After serving as a Ligonier Township roadmaster for eight years, Supervisor Tim Komar is out of a job.
During a reorganization meeting Monday night, the board of supervisors voted 4-1 to eliminate the roadmaster position. Komar cast the lone dissenting vote.
“I believe it is politically motivated, and I just have concerns that the public service is going to suffer because of it,” Komar said.
Township government has gone through several changes in the past year, including the addition of a township manager and financial and administrative assistant, and an expansion of its board of supervisors from three to five members. Additionally, a revamp of its zoning ordinance and a regional police study are in progress.
Komar asked for a roll call vote on the action, stating “this is a major change in the way the township has been structured.”

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