Montgomery Township Manager’s Contract is Amended
The Montgomery County Supervisors have amended their employment agreement with Township Manager, Larry Gregan. The change brings it into compliance with a state law that requires agreements of this type to run no longer than an election cycle. The idea is to not saddle future supervisors with a manager that lacks their confidence. Supervisor Chairman, Joe Walsh says the amended employment agreement does not increase the salary of the township manager but it does include a provision that might help him sleep better.
“The reality is Mr. Gregan is an employee of will. He can be terminated with or without cause at the board’s discretion, but there is a provision in there about a severance package in the event he is terminated.”
Gregan has been Township Manager for about two-and-a-half years and earns 130-thousand dollars.
Should The Patriot Act Be Given a Second Look.
Local Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick would support a Re-evaluation of the Patriot Act. The 8th District Congressman Republican says, the National Security Agency has overstepped its use of surveillance.
“I was not in Congressman when the Patriot Act was passed. I was there for its 1st reauthorization, four years later. I expressed some fairly significant concerns that I had. I wanted to make sure that they were not gathering mage-data information on average American citizens where there was no suspicion, but it was being used as a law enforcement tool.”
Fitzpatrick voted against reauthorization of the Patriot Act several years after it’s original passage in the wake of 9-11.