East Greenville Borough Council is taking another swing at dismantling the municipality's police department. At 8 p.m. on Friday, council will host a special public meeting to trigger that process.
The members will possibly vote to authorize the solicitor to prepare an ordinance to disband the East Greenville Police Department, according to a legal notice published in the current edition of the Town and Country newspaper.
Council called for the special meeting because it failed to eliminate the three-officer department earlier this month, according to Mayor Keith Gerhart.
"We want to get it done and out of the way," he said late Tuesday afternoon. "It's taking up a lot of time, and we need to get it behind us one way or another."
According to Gerhart, council is expected to ...
After one public meeting, Eric Grubb is leaving East Greenville Borough Council. Grubb, who submitted his letter of resignation Jan. 3, admits that the timing could be perceived as curious. "I don't know what else to do," he said the following day.
Grubb cited health concerns for his decision. He said he has not been able get his illness under control and cannot handle the "stress of what needs to be done" on borough council.
"I have a severe health problem that I need to take care of," Grubb said. "I can't do that and be on council. People need to understand that."
Municipal officials plan on disclosing the resignation during council's next public meeting, according to Mayor Keith Gerhart.
One week after winning election to council on a platform of returning the Upper Perk Police Department to East Greenville, Grubb ...